Covid Community Webinar – Harrow Council. Wednesday 24 February, 6.30-7.30pm

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Covid Community Webinar, Wednesday 24 February, 6.30-7.30pm

The vaccination rollout is going really well in Harrow and across the country and I want to thank you again for everything you’re doing to try to help us break the chain of infection, protect our loved ones and help the NHS.

Cases are dropping in the borough, which is thanks largely to all you are doing to adhere to the restrictions in place. We have done so well following social distancing and wearing masks – but the way out of Covid is to keep testing and vaccinating. The great news is that with every jab we’re a step closer. While we will have to continue to take personal responsibility and people may still get the virus, it will significantly reduce the risk of having to go into hospital.

Both of the Covid-19 vaccines are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. They were trialled on nearly 100,000 people of all ages and ethnicities. Whether you have the Astra Zeneca or Pfizer vaccine, with more than 15 million people having been vaccinated with their first jab, we can be sure that the vaccine is safe.

Now is the time to encourage members of your community, friends and loved ones who have not yet had their vaccination to consider having it. Many are nervous about having it or unclear how it can save their lives. Please talk to them and explain the benefits.

Better still, encourage them to join our Covid Community Webinar next week. We are holding another of our popular information sessions next Wednesday, 6.30-7.30pm, to discuss the situation in Harrow, address their concerns about the vaccine and get people to ask their own questions.

There will be a Covid-19 update from director of Public Health Carole Furlong and details about the vaccine rollout from Dr Genevieve Small, Chair of NHS Harrow CCG. Dr Ameet Bakhai, Consultant Cardiologist and Research Director, and Cultural Historian Patrick Vernon, Independent Adviser on Equality Diversity and Inclusion for Harrow Council, will also be on the panel – and there will be addresses from CEO Sean Harriss and myself.

This important webinar is open to everyone in Harrow – please circulate this letter and the meeting details widely to all your congregation/members/service users.

Join the webinar here or phone 0330 088 5830 (webinar ID: 951 9006 7547, passcode: 559647).

Hope to see you there.

In the meantime, please continue to test regularly to fight Covid and help protect your loved ones.

I’d be grateful if you could help us to get this important message out to your network too. To help we have resources available, including information in a range of community languages. For further information about testing please see the council’s website.

Please stay safe and take every precaution to do so.

 

Best wishes,

 

Cllr Graham Henson

Leader of Harrow Council

All your Covid questions answered!

Harrow Council LogoHarrow Council are holding another COVID Webimar.

 

Want to know more about the coronavirus figures here in Harrow? Wondering when you’re likely to get the vaccine?

Have all your Covid questions answered at our next Covid Community Webinar on Tuesday 19 January, 6.30-7.30pm.

There will be presentations from Director of Public Health Carole Furlong and Chair of NHS Harrow CCG Dr Genevieve Small, as well as updates from CEO Sean Harriss and Leader Cllr Graham Henson. Please click here to join the Zoom webinar next Tuesday, or dial in on 0208 080 6592  (webinar ID: 984 9179 7343, passcode: 781109). Read more

Tithe Farm Club becomes Covid-19 vaccination centre in Harrow

From Harrow Times Reporter Joseph Reaidi.

A second vaccination centre in Harrow has launched in a push to protect those in high-priority for a Covid-19 vaccination.

The grounds for Rayners Lane FC, the Tithe Farm Club, has begun to operate as a vaccination centre from today (January 8).

Time slots will be four-hour slots and seven days a week.

Car parking at the site is said to be limited, and only the patient (and if necessary one carer) will be allowed into the building.

Vaccinations are issued by appointments only through GPs based on the NHS prioritisation list.

Harrow West MP. Gareth Thomas met with chairman of the club Martin Noblett, in a meeting before the opening.

This marks the second vaccination centre in the area, after The Hive London, home of Barnet Football Club in Cannons Park, launched one earlier in December.

And as part of a bid for more Covid-19 support in the area, St Ann’s Shopping Centre opened up as a Covid-19 testing centre on January 7.

The new vaccination centre is currently looking for volunteers to help administrate the vaccine, anyone who can help out is asked to contact [email protected]

 

Covid Community Meeting: Tuesday 15 December at 6pm

Immediate action is needed to stop us moving into Tier 3 and a potential lockdown and more death in the new year. Join us at a community meeting to find out what you can do to help make a difference.

Tune in at 6pm on Tuesday 15 December to hear from the Leader, Cllr Graham Henson, Chief Executive Sean Harriss and Director of Public Health Carole Furlong about the situation in Harrow. Tune in at 6pm

Join the event on zoom

A Message From The Queen’s Head

 

 

 

We have received this message from the publican at the Queen’s Head.

“We are in full lockdown as you know.  However, I left the benches out at the front of the pub as a kind of civic amenity.  However, this has been terribly abused (a) by people buying cheap alcohol from the local supermarkets and drinking at the front of the pub in groups that were clearly not one household and (b) by people who daubed the benches with graffiti and left large amounts of takeaway litter on the pavement at the front of the pub.  All of these activities could bring the pub into disrepute or even endanger it’s license.  I have therefore reluctantly decided to put the benches and umbrellas into storage until we re-open and can monitor the activities outside.”

Now you know why the benches have disappeared.

Lockdown 2 – what our retailers are doing!

We have been busy updating our COVID-19 Pages with the status of our local retailers.

Whilst we endeavour to provide the correct information. If you discover that it is incorrect please email us on [email protected]

Visit COVID-19 Section to find out who is doing what in the next lockdown.

We have introduced a colour system so that you can easily see what information has been updated
Example of Coding system

Shop Local in Pinner

We have recieved notification of a new facebook group that has been created.

“It’s been created reflecting the concern which all of us living here feel for how Pinner’s shops and other ‘bricks and mortar’ businesses will cope with the recession, with help from another local resident I have just started a Page on Facebook, ‘Shop Local in Pinner’, https://www.facebook.com/ShopLocalinPinner/ to promote the shops, hospitality and other service businesses with customer premises in the centre of Pinner.

Their aim is to publicise on this Page these businesses’ latest news and activities to as many people as possible in Pinner and neighbouring areas, to encourage them to come and use these businesses!”

Pinner Library Re-opening

Harrow Council LogoThis is a message from Harrow Council

I am pleased to confirm the plan to re-open Pinner Library from Tuesday 18th August 2020 following the Covid-19 lockdown. This follows the re-opening of Stanmore and Wealdstone Libraries on the 14th July.

The priority will remain ensuring the health and safety of both staff and customers. In light of this there will be a limited service offer available initially as has been the case for Stanmore and Wealdstone Libraries.

In order to reduce close contact and avoid group activities the following services only will be available initially:

  1. Returning of books and other stock items that are currently on loan
  2. Collecting books and other stock items that have been reserved in advance
  3. Public computers (a restricted number in order to maintain social distancing)
  4. Collecting ‘Ready Reads’ bags of surprise collections of books by type of stock (for example Crime Fiction)
  5. Enquiries – Enquiries can also be made by email or telephone. 

The intention is to re-introduce further services as soon as it is safe to do so.

As is the case with Stanmore and Wealdstone Libraries, Pinner Library will also have revised opening hours in operation initially as follows:

Mondays – Closed
Tuesdays – 10am to 2pm
Wednesdays – 10am to 1pm
Thursdays – 10am to 2pm
Fridays – 10am to 1pm
Saturdays – 10am to 2pm

Weekly Round up 10 August 2020

First of all a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who is disposing of their litter responsibly in the Pinner Memorial Park, it’s appreciated.  I sure it makes everyone’s visit much more enjoyable.

 

 

 

On to important things……..

The following places have signed up to the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme. (Note this doesn’t cover takeaway meals). If I’ve missed of any restaurants taking part in the scheme – please let me know & I’ll update the list

  • Ahimsa The Vegan Café
  • Augustina’s Tearoom
  • Brooks
  • Caffè Amici
  • Capacity Istanbul
  • CKC cafe
  • Costa Coffee Pinner
  • Daisy’s in the Park Pinner
  • K5 Lounge
  • Pinner Hill Golf Club
  • Queen’s Head
  • Silver Grill cafe
  • Sakee Bar & Restaurant
  • Sougtani Restaurant
  • Starbucks Pinner
  • Subway
  • Zaza

The Heath Robinson Museum is gearing up to reopen Thursday to Saturday. Initially it will be for friends of HRM. Everyone will be required to book a time slot. From 16 August the general public will be able to book a slot for visits between 21 – 30 Aug. You will be able to turn up and buy tickets for a defined time slot. Visit https://www.heathrobinsonmuseum.org/ for full details.

Got an old bike gathering dust in the garden shed? A young local couple are looking to repair then and donate them on. Interested? Visit https://reuseyourbike.wordpress.com/