Moss Lane and North Way telecom mast “Prior Approval” planning applications refused.

The Pinner Association, and a great many local residents, wrote objection letters regarding two “Prior Approval” planning applications for the installation of new telecom masts and associated equipment cabinets on sites in North Way Pinner and Moss Lane Pinner.

We can now report that both these applications have been refused by Harrow Council’s Planning Officers, on the grounds of “The proposed telecommunications mast by reason of its siting and excessive height and prominent location would be visually obtrusive in the streetscene, to the detriment of the character and appearance of the area,” and “The proposed telecoms cabinets, by reason of quantity, height and siting would result in visual clutter and be visually obtrusive in the streetscene, to the detriment of the character and appearance of the area,

The Pinner Association has sent an objection letter to the current “Prior Approval” planning application for the installation of new telecom mast and associated equipment cabinets on a site in Albury Drive on a designated open space within the Pinnerwood Park Conservation Area.

Shopping Safely Online

Dear Watch Member,

Action Fraud and the National Cyber Security Centre are urging everyone to protect their accounts, check before they buy, and use secure payment methods this shopping season. Here are their top tips to help you shop securely:
• Where to shop: Buying online from a store you haven’t used before? Do some research to check they are legitimate. Read feedback from people or organisations that you trust, such as consumer websites.
• Protect your accounts: Set up 2-step verification and use strong passwords to prevent criminals from gaining access to your shopping, bank and email accounts.
• Pay securely: Use a credit card when shopping online, as most credit card providers protect online purchases and are obliged to refund you in certain circumstances. Using a credit card (rather than debit card) also means that if your payment details are stolen, your main bank account won’t be directly affected. Also consider using a payment platform, such as PayPal, Google or Apple Pay. When paying, look for the closed padlock in the web address bar to check your connection is secure.
• Phishing: Messages about great offers may contain links to phoney websites. If you’ve received an email you’re unsure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service at [email protected]. If you receive a suspicious text, forward it to 7726 (free of charge).
• Advice: More information about shopping online can be found on the NCSC website: Shopping online securely – NCSC.GOV.UK

If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, contact your bank or card provider immediately and then report it to Action Fraud at Contact us | Action Fraud or by calling 0300 123 2040.

If you need to reply regarding this message, tap on this email address: [email protected]

Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 8721 2775

Cuppa with a Copper – Friday 25th November


Dear Watch Member,

Join us at The California Kitchen, High Street, Pinner this Friday between 2pm – 3pm.

It is your opportunity to speak with local officers about any concerns you have regarding anti social behaviour and crime in Pinner.

We will also be giving out crime prevention advice, and maybe even some free goodies!

As well as chatting to us, you will also be supporting a local independent business.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email: [email protected]

Planning application for a new telecom mast in Albury Drive.

The Pinner Association is aware of the planning application for new a new 20 metre high 5G telecom mast and three accompanying cabinets on the grass verge alongside the green open space in Albury Drive.  We are examining this “prior approval” application and will submit our comments to the Harrow Planning Services department.

Link t:o the Harrow Council Planning webpage for this application:


Prevent Doorstep Parcel Theft

Dear Watch Member,

With Black Friday and Christmas fast approaching there will be increased parcel deliveries to many households across Pinner.

Not only do unattended parcels attract opportunist thieves, they can also indicate to burglars that a home is unoccupied.

Reduce the risk of doorstep parcel theft with these tips:

  • track your parcel to ensure you or someone else is at home for the delivery;
  • install a video doorbell; this can be connected to your mobile so you are notified immediately of any delivery, and is easier to install than a full CCTV system;
  • install a security light;
  • arrange for your parcel to be delivered to a trusted neighbour, or other family members who will be at home; if you live in a flat, is there a concierge who could accept the parcel for you?;
  • use an off-site locker service for frequent deliveries, or for expensive items; these parcel boxes are more likely to be in busy, safer locations – such as supermarkets – rather than secluded areas which could be targeted by thieves.

For more home security advice go to:

If you need to reply regarding this message, tap on this email address: [email protected]

Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email: [email protected]

Join the Fire Cadets

We operate with 16 Fire Cadets per unit per academic year, with each unit running from 6pm to 9pm one evening per week. Harrow unit will run on a Monday evening starting in January

Success Stories

1. 90 Cadets and Volunteers have progressed onto employment within the London Fire Brigade.
2. A further 10 Fire Cadets and Volunteer Cadet Instructors have progressed onto employment with other Fire & Rescue Services.
3. Over 2,000 young people have passed out as Fire Cadets since our creation.
4. We’ve played key roles in Firefighter Memorial events, Remembrance Sunday parades, the London Marathon, the London Fire Brigade Carol Concert, Queen’s Golden Jubilee and London Fire Brigade training exercises.
5. Work closely with our Youth Organisations in Uniform (YOU) partners including the Volunteer Police Cadets, all branches of the Military Cadets, St John Ambulance, and the Scouting/Guiding Network.

What happens at Cadets?

Keys Skills
Fire Cadets main purpose is to develop the key transferable life skills every young person needs to achieve and succeed in life:

1. Communication
2. Teamwork
3. Leadership
4. Resilience
5. Pride
6. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
7. Self-Discipline
8. Positive Community Action

Harvest Quiz – Answers

For our members who have been scratching their heads over the answers to our harvest Quiz.

Wait no longer! Below are the answers!  I hope you enjoyed the quiz.

1. Autumn

2. Threshing = separating the grain from the stalks and husks, usually by beating. Winnowing = separating the grain from the chaff by a current of air.

3. 2,500

4. Corn Dollies

5. Hunter’s Moon

6. A group of sheaves, usually 6 – 10, leaning against each other.

7. Van Gogh

8. The Archers

9. £700m

10. End of the salmon fishing season

11. Grapes

12. Thanksgiving

13. The Roman and Greek goddesses of the harvest

14. Harvest Mouse

15. 2,500

16. John Keats

17. Pumpkin

18. Wheat, barley, rapeseed

Pinner Remembers.

Lord Finkelstein, Sharon Pink and David Simmonds MP
Lord Finkelstein, Sharon Pink and David Simmonds MP

This morning Pinner remembered the fallen in all conflicts.

Thank you to everyone who help and attended.

A special thanks must go to Sharon Pink who helped organise this. Nitin Mehta & Cllr Norman Stevenson who were part of the organising committee.

We could not have done this without the sponsorship and support of local businesses.

  • The Queen’s Head for being our control centre
  • Turquoise Kitchen for the tabards
  • Robsons for printing the order of service and graphics
  • Café Amici for paying for the printing of posters etc.
  • The California Kitchens for refreshments for the stewards
  • The Print Shop for such excellent quality leaflet and poster printing