Cynthia Wells RIP

It is with great regret that we must inform you that Cynthia Wells, our Hon. Editor of The Villager magazine, and a past Chairman and Hon. Secretary of The Pinner Association, has died. 

Thanks to the support of medical staff and carers, and her family and friends, Cynthia was able to be at home with her husband Jack until the end and our thoughts are with him in his bereavement.

Jack has asked us to thank all those who sent Cynthia cards and messages congratulating her on the award of the BEM in the New Year’s Honours.  This recognition of the love and respect in which she was held by so many in Pinner had helped them through her final days.

A full obituary will be published in the March The Villager magazine.


The Pinner Association Committee.

20th January 2022.

Planning – Harrow Council Small Sites Design Code Consultation – Ends 7 February 22.

Harrow Council is consulting on a new draft Small Sites Design Code, which will provide design guidance for future small site development in the borough.
The Government and the Mayor of London have identified the need to increase the development of new homes on small sites (less than 0.25ha), in a bid to meet London’s housing needs. Harrow Council has produced a draft Design Code to provide design direction for small sites in the borough. Planning applications which comply with the guidance in the Small Sites Design Code would be likely to be granted planning consent, so it is important that this document reflects the views of the local community.

The draft Harrow Small Sites Design Code is aimed at planning applicants, designers and developers, to proactively support them in ensuring well-designed, new homes on small plots and for residential extensions (replacing the Harrow Residential Design Guide SPD). The draft Design Code seeks to provide Harrow-specific guidance, taking into account the local character and context, to ensure designs are of a high quality and appropriate for the area.
Once finalised, the Harrow Small Sites Design Code will be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document, to support the housing requirements set out in the Harrow Local Plan, and the London Plan (2021).

The Council is seeking the views, ideas and comments from the public on the draft document. The link to the consultation is here:

The consultation ends on 7th February 2022.

This is your opportunity to have your say on how Pinner develops in the future – do not miss this chance to express your views and aspirations for the place you call home.

New Year Honours.

It is with great pleasure that I announce that Cynthia Wells has been awarded a B.E.M in this New Years Honours List. This is for services to the community in Pinner.

Congratulations and well deserved.

Cynthia as well as being our Honorary Editor of The Villager Magazine since 1997, has been a committee member since 1992 and for many years was the Honorary Secretary of The Pinner Association Committee. From 2001 to 2004 she was Chair of The Pinner Association.

She was one of a team of people instrumental in getting the West House and Heath Robinson Trust off the ground which resulted in the refurbishment of West House and the Heath Robinson Museum becoming a reality. It is only recently that she has stepped down as Chair of the West House and Heath Robinson Trust.

She was a trustee of Pinner House Association for over 16 years and is still a trustee of Beauclere (a sub-charity).

In 2016 she won the Harrow Heroes award for ‘Bringing people together”.