Planning Application for telecom monopole in West End Avenue.

There is a current planning application for the installation of a 15m high monopole supporting 6 antennas and 3 dishes (3G And 4G) and the installation of 6 equipment cabinets in West End Avenue, near to the junction with Marsh Road:

This monopole would replace the monopole and cabinets currently in situ in front of the “Churchill Retirement Flats” in Marsh Road.

The planning application may be viewed on the Harrow Council Planning Services website:

using the “Application Number” reference:  P/3805/19

The planning application is out for the statutory public consultation and comments may be entered on the website for this application.   Any comments should be submitted to Harrow Council by 24th January 2020.


HS2 Drop In Meeting – 9th December

HS2 are to hold another “Drop In” meeting on the afternoon of Monday 9th December at the Cannon Lane Methodist Church Hall (Cannon Lane Methodist Church, Cannon Lane, Pinner) from 2 to 5pm, at which residents of the roads that will be affected by the forthcoming installation of a high capacity electricity supply cable through parts of Pinner South may ask questions and express concerns about these works.

The affected roads in Pinner South are sections of:

Rayners Lane
Roundabout at Rayners Lane/
Whittington Way /Suffolk Road
Whittington Way (the route will cut across a road, rather than travel along the length of these roads)
St Michael’s Crescent
Cannon Lane
Cannonbury Avenue
Rushdene Road

Further information from HS2 about the proposed route may be found here:

Information from HS2 about how the works in our area will be undertaken is here:

We are expecting the work to start early in 2020.

Waxwell Lane Car Park Development – Update on planned work on the site.

Development Site

The Pinner Association is being briefed at regular meetings with the Project Manager and Contractor (AMAC) for the development of twenty three storey mews style houses on the site of the now closed Waxwell Lane car park.

We have been informed that the work to strip the old tarmac off the areas of the site to be built upon is to start next week (the week beginning 9th December 2019).  This will involve the movement of two large lorries in and out of the site per day, and these vehicles will approach and leave Waxwell Lane via Bridge Street.

In January the piling work will start for a period of approximately two weeks, and this may cause some noise audible outside the site.  Work will not start before 8 am and will end by 6 pm (Monday to Friday) and 1 pm (Saturday).

When very large equipment is being manoeuvred on and off the site the parking bays outside the Police Station in Waxwell Lane will be temporarily suspended.

The AMAC  have assured us that they will be abiding by the requirements of the “Considerate Constructors Scheme”.

Remembrance Sunday Service 10th November 2019

The sun shone brightly on Pinner High Street this morning where a large crowd gathered at the War Memorial to attend the Remembrance Sunday Service, observe the two minute silence and see wreaths laid by representatives from local government, the armed services, the local police and fire service, local community organisations and the local scouts and guides and schools.

The Pinner Association assisted the United Services Club in the organisation of this annual act of remembrance, and we wish to particularly thank Caroline Ennis, our volunteer who so kindly undertook much of the administration for the event.

Bridge Street Gardens

Volunteers from the Pinner Association have, with the consent of Harrow Council, renovated a disused “flower bed” in the Bridge Street Gardens in central Pinner.   The bed was dug over and weeded and the soil was found to be in pleasingly good condition.   A selection of evergreen flowering shrubs and plants and spring flowering bulbs have been now been planted, which we hope will grow into a compact display which will enhance this small but important open space for many years to come.   Our volunteers will continue to maintain this bed, as we do for the Pinner Station flower beds.

The plant list for the new bed is:

  • Choisya ternata
  • Choisya ternata “Sundance”
  • Choisya x dewitteana “Aztec Gold”
  • Choisya x dewitteana  “White Dazzler”
  • Yucca gloriosa variegata
  • Chamaecyparis pisifera filifera nana
  • Ophiophogon planiscapus “Nigrescens”
  • Narcissus “Jetfire”
  • Narcissus “Minnow”

All the costs of the planting were paid by Pinner Association funds, which come from our members’ annual subscriptions.  Details of how you can become a member and help us to continue to enhance life in Pinner may be found on the Membership pages of this website.

Waxwell Lane Car Park will be permanently shut from the end of October.

The Pinner Association have been informed by Harrow Council that the Waxwell Lane car park will be closing at the end of the month with the main contractor for the building works, to construct twenty mews style town houses, taking ownership of the site with immediate effect.   This will mean that access will be unavailable for any vehicles and persons from 31 October 2019, apart from the contractor’s staff working at the site.

We have been told several times previously that the Waxwell Lane car park was to close, and on each occasion the closure has been delayed.  However, this time it appears that the car park really will shut permanently at the end of this month.


Filming in Pinner Recreation Ground, West End Lane – 25th October.

The Pinner Association have been informed by Harrow Council that filming will be taking place within the children’s playground area at Pinner Recreation Ground, West End Lane, on Friday 25th October 2019 from approx. 8 am until 2 pm in the afternoon.

The filming will sequence two actors sitting on the swings in dialogue and will be supported by a small film crew using handheld cameras with two technical vehicles parked on the hard standing pavement.

Notices will be displayed in advance to forewarn users of the park.

Filming in Pinner High Street Saturday 5th October

Filming will be taking place within a café on High Street Pinner on Saturday 5th October 2019.

A film crew will be filming a commercial for a well-known car company.  The majority of the filming will take place within the café but cameras will be positioned on the pavement to film a car pulling into a suspended row of bays.

Harrow Council do not anticipate any disruption to normal traffic but pedestrians walking on the footway directly outside the café maybe asked to hold during these filming sequences.

Approx. 40 bays within Waxwell Lane Car Park will not be available for public use on Saturday but the remainder of the car park is open to the public as normal.

Flood Warning in Pinner

River Pinn and Woodridings Stream

Flood alert in force now

Flooding is possible – be prepared

We are currently seeing some heavy rainfall in the London area. There are further showers expected later this evening that will clear overnight into tomorrow, Wednesday 02 October. Most rivers in the Pinn catchment have fallen back to normal levels, although some still remain high. Further rain could cause levels to increase again, although no flooding to properties is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue Flood Warnings if required. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are continuing to monitor river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages in the rivers. This message will be updated by 10am tomorrow or earlier if the situation changes.

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Public Consultation on the Proposal for a new Pedestrian Crossing in Love Lane Pinner

Harrow Council are consulting the public on a proposal to install a new pedestrian “zebra” crossing in Love Lane Pinner:

The proposals include the following:

• Footway widening – wide eastern footway to improve visibility between pedestrians and oncoming vehicles

• Re-arrange Pay & Display bays – remove one Pay & Display bay from outside no’s 9-11 to accommodate the zig-zag marking on the approach side of the proposed crossing. This is necessary to improve visibility for safer pedestrian crossing

• Re-locate Disabled bay – relocated disabled bay from outside no’s 7 to outside St Luke’s Catholic Church

• Loading bay – reduce the length of loading bay outside no’s 8-10 from 12m to 10m to accommodate zig zag markings on the exit side of the crossing• Associated lining and sign works – road markings and traffic signs will be amended accordingly to reflect these proposals

Link to consultation information on Harrow Council website:

The Public can submit any comments by using the questionnaire on-line by visiting    which will direct you to a page containing the survey named ‘Love Lane, Pinner – Zebra crossing Proposal’. You may be asked to register your details before completing the survey.

The consultation closes on Friday 13th September.