The Chairman of the Pinner Pantomime Committee Ian Archer has confirmed that due to the current pandemic the event will not be held this year and the committee will carry forward the funds to next year 2021.
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:
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
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
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/
“After careful consideration we have decided to cancel this year’s Village Show scheduled for 12th September.
The government’s current guidelines would need to be relaxed significantly for us to be allowed to hold the event. In the time remaining between now and September, it seems unlikely that sufficient change will occur for us to plan a safe and secure event, even one much reduced in size.
The Show has become a regular feature of the community’s calendar and we’re disappointed that we can’t host our usual day of fun and entertainment.
We plan to arrange a local event when conditions allow, with the next target being our traditional Santa’s Sleigh tours. Let’s hope this will be possible in some format.
I trust you are keeping well.
With best wishes,
Rotary Club of Pinner
Well what can I say; Pinner Memorial Park is considered the worst park for litter in Harrow by the Green Team that empties the bins. This isn’t something to be proud of. If the bins are full please take your rubbish home. (In case you ask, they are visiting all parks more often with a reduced team)
We have placed posters at the key entrances to the park with the help of The Heath Robinson Museum and talked to most of the local take away outlets – they were happy to display a poster provided for them reminding people to dispose of their litter responsibly.
Having emailed Graham Henson – Leader of the Council, he informed me “The enforcement officers are visiting the parks and if they see people dropping litter, or even leaving it by the side of the bin, they will face a fine. They will also be checking receipts left in the rubbish and sending fines through the post, which will hopefully educate them of the error of their ways. “ Let’s not be No 1 for fines!
Questions have been asked about the status of the closed shops and restaurants on the High Street.
Carluccio’s and Café Rouge have been confirmed as shutting. Pizza Express had stated that they planned to reopen at the end of July, sadly I don’t think this will be the case. Zizzi have stated that “there are no plans to reopen their Pinner Restaurant just yet”.
Thank goodness for The Queens Head, Café Sombra, Shaketastic and Foodiewuwdies for bringing some vibrancy to the High Street. Thank you.
After waiting patiently to complete their refit, Code Ninjas replaces Luke Ormsby as the new kids on the block.
Welcome to Pinner guys!
Code Ninjas Pinner will open on Saturday (18th July), on Bridge Street in Pinner. The business is owned by four local dads and long-term friends, Prasad Prabhakaran, Srinivasa Rao, Sridhar Bhat and Sharath Iyer.
Some of local residents might have been sheilding during the current lock-down but that hasn’t stopped then raising money for Harrow Foodbank.
This is a message of “thanks” to every one that has donated from Janet Mote.
“Just wanted to say a big thank you to all those people who have helped Capt Tom & Harrow Food Bank.
My husband and I have shielded since the beginning of March so empting cupboards & Growing extra tomatoes about 75 altogether & 20 Cauliflowers to put on our wall. With no Charity shops open and us shielding our only way of helping the community is by putting goods on our wall ! We will continue as life progresses so look out for more goods!”
Well, sorry to start with this reminder but I think it’s required.
I know that the parks have been the saviour of a lot of people during lock down and that as a local amenity they are being used more than ever.
The council have put on additional collections to empty the bins in the parks but it’s also up to you.
If the bins are full, don’t leave your rubbish in bags next to the bins as the foxes, magpies etc. have a field day and the litter is scattered around the park. Take your rubbish home with you. One person commented to me on Sunday as I collected five bags of litter from Pinner Memorial Park that it was “embarrassing the amount of rubbish scattered across the park”.
The parks are for the enjoyment of everyone; I know that I wouldn’t enjoy sitting amongst the rubbish. Thank you for your understanding.
On a business front
Code Ninjas on Bridge Street are opening for business this weekend. Code Ninjas Pinner will teach kids aged 5-14 how to code, build video games, robots and drones. Maybe something for the summer holidays! Welcome to Pinner.
Most of our Nail bars have reopened for business; don’t forget that you will need to ring for an appointment.
Natural Healthcare has reopened but are appointments only as are Herbs and Acupuncture
Charity shop wise. Barnados and Oxfam have reopened for business. RSPCA and St Luke’s Hospice will be reopening next week. Please don’t leave donations outside the shops and ring then before making a donation. Before you ask, I haven’t heard back from “St Mary’s living and giving”
Lines of Pinner and Raydel Carpets are open for business by appointments only
Not to be forgotten are the local business that reside on the High Street or Bridge Street. A lot of these have been busy working from home. Collins & Hoy are now open by appointments only. Another new discovery is that T.P. Law have taken up residency above Andrew Pearce – again welcome to Pinner.
You might have noticed that Pinner has gone continental as tables and chair adorn our pavements. Thanks to the council for allowing this to happen.
Ahmisa the Vegan Café, Augustina’s, Silver Grill Café & La Cucina have at last reopened.
Friend’s restaurant and the Thai Villa have not yet reopened for table service but are still doing takeaways and deliveries.
|Wow, what a week this has been: on a personal front, my father had to have an emergency operation after he fell and broke his hip. I told him it was a bit of an extreme way to get a change of scenery and food. He did agree.|
Welcome back everyone.
So many businesses have reopened so I’m going to do this by categories.
I know that from tomorrow we will start to see people again with smart haircuts as most of our hairdressers are reopening. You will need to ring them for an appointment.
We also welcome our latest hairdressers Luke Ormsby who at last is able to open
Details of what they are up to can be found on our COVID-19 Hairdressers etc. page Hairdressers
I have had confirmation that the following restaurants are reopening on the 4 July again you will need to book a table. Some might be fully booked.
Unfortunnatley we have had confirmation that Cafe Rouge and Carluccio’s will not be reopening. I’m still trying to find out what Zizzi are doing.
Full details of all of our cafes, restaurants & takeaways can be found on our COVID-19 Restaurants etc. page Restaurants etc
With so many of our local retailers have reopened that I don’t want to bore you with the complete list! Here are a few that have reopened.
BrOOK’s attended the virtual book awards this week as the London Regional Independent Book retailer of the year. Unfortunately they didn’t win but we must be proud of their achievement in such a short space of time.
For all other changes to do with our retailers visit COVID-19 Local Retailers
All things health
Many of our opticians are again open but strictly appointments only. We have also received notification that the Pinner Osteopath is again operating.
Dentists are open but like West House Dental, it’s strictly appointments only
Full details of the changes can be found All things health
My Dream Kitchen, Mobalpa & Dream Doors have reopened
Kaylex have extended their opening hours.
Full details of the changes can be found Trades & Kitchens
Unfortunately banks are yet to extend their opening hours
Last but not least.
All of the local pubs are scheduled to reopen on 6 July so you will have to wait a bit longer to test out the new rules.
In case you have forgotten the names of our local pubs here they are.