Harrow Council and TfL are consulting on proposals for changes to the cycling route between Harrow-on-the-Hill Station and Pinner Station which would involve alterations to the carriageway and parking in Marsh Road.
The section in central Pinner would seek to create “clear continuous cycle tracks from the proposed 20mph zone in Cecil Park to Station Approach, new public realm scheme outside Jubilee Parade, new or revised parallel zebra crossing across Marsh Road and Station Approach, and renewed and improved pavements, rain garden and other greening“.
Further information and the link to the consultation survey may be found here: https://talk.harrow.gov.uk/harrow-to-pinner-cycleway
The consultation deadline is 23:59 on 11th December 2023. Everyone with a view on these proposals is encouraged to participate in the consultation so as the opinions of as many Pinner residents as possible are heard.
The cost of this project if enacted would be provided by ringfenced funding from TfL.
Can you help?
We are holding our annual “Concerts in The Park” this year.
30 July, 6, 13 & 20 August @2pm – 4:30pm
The concerts are held in Pinner Memorial Park.
We need volunteers to help:-
- Steward whilst the concerts are being held. We will be able to provide a seat for our stewards.
If you would like to know more about the stewards role Band Concert Steward’s Instructions 2023
The concerts may not take place if there are severe weather warnings.
Harrow Council are consulting on whether to implement specific restrictions in our town centres and urban centres and parks and opens spaces such as:
- Intimidating and/or aggressive begging
- Obstructing access to business premises during opening hours
- Leaving commercial waste in public spaces for an unreasonable length of time
- Use of amplifiers or loud speakers without permission
- Financial Agreements on the Street from a set stand only
- Placing of tables, stands, or other furniture / fixings
- Distribution of leaflets
- Illegal or Unauthorised Street Trading
- Feeding of Birds and Vermin
For more information see:
Harrow Public Spaces Protection Order | MyHarrow Talk
As part of the consultation process, Harrow Council Environmental Health Officers will be in and around Pinner town centre on:
- Tuesday 18th April 10:30 – 12:30
Officers will be walking around the area engaging with residents and sharing a QR code for residents/businesses to scan to access the above consultation.
Information on the changes to the methods of paying for on-street and car park parking from Harrow Council:
The council is encouraging people to use cashless transactions to pay for its services.
Car parking is one of the areas affected, with suspension of traditional pay and display from late January. One-hour-free parking will be introduced across all council car parking spaces at the same time.
The easiest way to register your parking session and get your free hour will be with the PayByPhone app – available from all app stores.
PayByPhone also offers text, call and online services. You can set up an account to use these at paybyphone.co.uk or by calling 0208 039 1101.
See more information including how-to guides at the PayByPhone website or YouTube channel
When parking in the majority of our spaces the option to pay with cash will still be available.
This can be done via the network of PayPoint convenience stores. Details of the nearest one can be found on signage in car parks and near our on-street bays.
PayPoints offer ticketless parking, with no need to return to the car. You will need to quote your vehicle registration and the PayByPhone location number shown on nearby signage.
Where we’re not yet able to provide this facility within a five-minute walk, a pay and display machine accepting contactless card payments will be available instead.
The Pinner Association, and a great many local residents, wrote objection letters regarding the “Prior Approval” planning application for the installation of a new 20 metre high telecom mast and associated equipment cabinets on a site in Albury Drive, on an Designated Open Space in the Pinnerwood Conservation Area.
We can now report that both this applications have been refused by Harrow Council’s Planning Officers, on the grounds of “The proposed telecommunications pole, by reason of its siting, excessive height and prominent location would be visually obtrusive in the streetscene, to the detriment of the character and appearance of the Pinnerwood Park Conservation Area and the Designated Open Space,” and “The proposed telecoms cabinets, by reason of quantity, height and siting would be visually obtrusive in the streetscene and designated Open Space and result in visual clutter which would detract from the amenity value of the Designated Open Space for local residents, to the detriment of the character and appearance of the Pinnerwood Park Conservation Area, the designated Open Space and residential amenities of local residents,”.
From the end of January 2023 Harrow Civic Centre will close.
With 99% of “customer interactions” now online or over the phone, everyday in-person transactions from the end of January will move to Greenhill Library, off College Road. Staff there will offer residents help to do things digitally, including setting up cashless payments for rent, fines, Council Tax and more.
Complex and urgent in-person enquiries for housing and social care will move to a new customer reception, on Gayton Road in the town centre. Offices next door will become the new home of Citizens Advice Harrow.
From Spring 2023, registering of births, deaths and marriages will move to ‘The Pavilion’ – offices next door to Greenhill Library. Civil marriage and citizenship ceremonies will also be performed at The Pavilion.
The Mayors Parlour will relocate to Harrow Arts Centre and Council and committee meetings have already been relocated to new venues.
Most Council staff, including those who manage the thousands of digital interactions from residents, now use an office building at the Council’s depot on Forward Drive as their base.
For further information go to: https://www.harrow.gov.uk/council/closing-harrow-civic-centre
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.
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:
The Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Janet Mote, laid a poppy wreath at the Dove of Peace War Memorial in the Peace Garden, Pinner Memorial Park, on the afternoon of 31st October 2022: