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.


Santa and his Sleigh, our popular Christmas float touring the streets of Pinner.

It’s that time of year again and Pinner Rotary are looking forward to bringing the magic of Santa and his Sleigh to a street near you.

This year we are collecting for ORCHYD, a local Chidren’s charity supporting severely disabled children, and other Rotary supported charities.

Dates and Routes are listed below, starting each evening at 6:00pm and ending at around 8:00pm, except for the first route on Wednesday 11th December, see below. 

Wednesday 11th December      map
6pm – 6:30pm: the Sleigh will be parked on Crossway near the junction with Pinner Hill Road, please come and visit us!
6:30pm – approx 8:15pm: Albury Drive – Blythwood Road  – Murray Crescent – Marsworth Avenue – Woodhall Gate – Evelyn Drive

Thursday 12th December     map
Love Lane – Avenue Road – Barrowpoint Avenue – Barrow Point Lane – Moss Lane – Grange Gardens

Friday 13th December     map
Church Avenue – Downs Avenue – West Avenue – Central Avenue – The Avenue

Monday 16th December     map
West Towers – East Towers – Cannonbury Avenue – Hill Road – Glover Road – Lawrence Road – Rosecroft Walk – St Ursula Grove – Hill Road

Wednesday 18th December    map
Grove Road – Northumberland Road – Lincoln Road – Mount Drive – The Ridgeway – Lincoln Road – Lankers Drive

Thursday 19th December     map
West Way – West End Lane – High View – Cuckoo Hill Drive – North Way – Northfield Avenue – Hillcrest Avenue – West End Lane – West End Avenue

Why doesn’t Santa’s Sleigh visit our road?

2014 was the first year that the Rotary Club of Pinner started touring the streets with Santa’s Sleigh. Although many residents remember a sleigh in their street years ago, that was probably either the Lions or Round Table. It’s a large undertaking for our Rotary club, from designing and building the sleigh and planning the routes, through finding enough volunteers each year to deliver flyers and take the sleigh around the streets. We would always welcome volunteers to help us each year.

Our Sleigh routes are very carefully selected and are reviewed each year. Our overriding concern is to ensure the sleigh can travel safely. So, we consider a number of issues such as the width of streets and the number of parked cars – so we can manoeuvre the sleigh – and wherever possible we avoid bus routes or main roads. It’s also important to limit how far Santa’s helpers have to walk during the evening’s trip.

Each year since we started Santa’s Sleigh, residents have contacted us asking if Santa can visit their road or can we offer sleigh rides, or can they book Santa’s Sleigh for private events or can we take our sleigh to other towns! Sadly, we can’t consider most of these requests. We just try to visit as many streets as we can in the weeks leading up to Christmas as we know it brings a lot of happiness to the children of Pinner.

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”.