Beware – card scammers operating in the Chapel Lane car park!

PADCA, the charity which runs The Pinner Village Hall, has brought to our attention that scammers are targeting those who pay for parking in the Chapel Lane Car Park using their credit/debit card.  Scammers may appear like other motorists waiting to pay.  The machines are retaining credit/debit cards, whilst the scammers are attempting to obtain the PIN number.

Please see this article in the March 25th 2022 News at Harrow Online:  Scammers target Harrow motorists that visit Chapel Lane car park in Pinner – Harrow Online

Please stay vigilant and where possible pay by cash or using the PayByPhone App:  Parking mobile app & payment solution | PayByPhone

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.

Pinner Street Christmas Tree lit by the Mayor of Harrow.

The Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Ghazanfar Ali, was at the top of Pinner High Street at 4.45pm on Thursday 25th November to officially turn on the lights of the Pinner street Christmas trees in a small ceremony arranged by Cllr Norman Stevenson (Pinner Ward) to support the new “Visit Pinner” organisation which is aiming to support the independent traders in Pinner.

Photo by David Elliott, “Pinner Local” website.

The Mayor made a short speech in which he praised the community spirit in Pinner and thanked The Pinner Association for organising and sponsoring, with some assistance with the funding from Harrow Council, the festive street lights and street Christmas trees in Bridge Street and the High Street.  He hoped the festive lights and Christmas trees would lift the spirits of all who see them and wished everyone in Pinner a “Happy Christmas”.

Photo by Norman Stevenson, “Visit Pinner”.

The Mayor with Tim Owen, Ruth Boff and Alison Whitehead of The Pinner Association Committee.

Photo by David Elliott, “Pinner Local” website.

The Mayor and Cllr Stevenson with a background of the High Street Festive lights.

 

 

Wreath Laying by Mayor of Harrow at the Dove of Peace War Memorial, Peace Garden, Pinner Memorial Park.

On Wednesday 27th October 2021 the Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Ghazanfar Ali, laid a poppy wreath at the Dove of Peace War Memorial in the Peace Garden in Pinner Memorial Park in memory of all those who have fallen serving their country or as a result of conflict.

The Dove of Peace was designed in 1995 by pupils of Nower Hill School for the Peace Garden which was created in that year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII.  It is an officially registered war memorial:  https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/11098

The Peace Garden is an area for quiet contemplation within Pinner Memorial Park, which itself was purchased for the community by public subscription as an enduring war memorial and amenity for Pinner at the end of WWII.

Harrow Council Electoral Services Annual Canvass

Harrow Council Electoral Services are currently conducting the Annual Canvass.  As part of the Annual Canvass, we will be emailing certain properties where we hold an email address this Monday 6 September 2021.

This email will be sent from [email protected] 

This is a genuine email sent out on behalf of the Council and is not spam.

Any resident who receives this email sand has further queries they can email  [email protected]

Free Stall for Harrow Businesses at the Pinner Welcome Back Market

Applications are now open to Harrow businesses to apply for a free stall to trade at the Pinner Welcome Back Market on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October.

Further details can be found on the council’s website via the link below:  

https://www.harrow.gov.uk/news/article/10970/pinner-town-centre-welcome-back-market-call-for-local-businesses-to-be-traders-for-the-weekend

 

Thank you Julie and all the volunteers for the Summer Band Concerts

A huge Thank You all the volunteers who helped us to put on our 2021 season of Summer Band Concerts in Pinner Memorial Park on the last four Sundays.  We carried on despite the weather and enjoyed four wonderful performances from the Harrow Steel Band, the Fats Rollini Jazz & Blues Band, the Stardust Big Band and today from Simply Gray.   Our audiences obviously enjoyed these free open air concerts in the lovely surroundings of the park, as the generous donations to the West House and Heath Robinson Museum Trust charity who were collecting at the last two concerts demonstrated.

There is one person without whom none of the concerts would have happened – from obtaining the necessary permission from Harrow Council to use the park and booking all the bands to picking up litter, putting up and taking down the equipment, and litter picking before and after each concert, Julie Waller, Chair of the Pinner Association has been indefatigable and managed to keep smiling come rain or shine – so a special “Thank You” Julie from us all.