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Riverside Park

Hatch End Riverside Park

The Hatch End Association in conjunction with Harrow Council and the Harrow Arts Centre are in the process of creating a new Riverside Park. We have initial funding but require the support of local residents to help design the Park and support the area when completed. We plan to call the volunteers ‘The Friends of the Riverside Park’.

See below a link to the first (July 2022) Newsletter of the Friends of the Riverside Park.

Friends of Riverside Park newsletter 1 010722

Hatch End Riverside Park

Hatch End Riverside Park ~ Improvements

Principles of Design Engagement Event: Consultation

21 March 2022 at 1pm-4pm
at 
Hatch End Suites, Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, HA5 4EA

 

What’s going on?

We are consulting on ideas to reinvigorate this currently underutilised green space, to build a stronger connection to the River Pinn while creating a more ecologically rich environment for the enjoyment of the community. This is the first engagement event for the project and we would like to hear the thoughts of local people from “blue sky thinking” to practical concerns. We would be particularly keen to get your thoughts around:

  • Current use and aspirations
  • The potential for natural play
  • The potential for food growing
  • How the space might relate to the performing arts

Location of park

Directly west and south of the Harrow Arts Centre in Hatch End. Located on google maps here.

Going forwards

Going forwards it is intended to develop this into a community project with a friends group perhaps the Friends of Hatch End Pinn Park, to look after the enhanced park and maintain it in conjunction with Harrow Council.

The Hatch End Association welcomes all residents and anyone interested in this project attend the consultation. 

Julian Maw, Chair, 13 March 2022

Fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is a problem throughout the borough of Harrow. Joe Hannon, Enforcement Officer at Harrow Council has produced a Q&A video on YouTube on fly-tipping that the HEA thinks might be useful for residents of Hatch End.
Log on to https://youtu.be/oOAfzK27_5w to tune in.

The takeaway message is report any fly-tipping on the council website. This enables Joe to build up a map of known trouble spots and target them strategically.
February 2021

Old Pizza Express

LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE – RESULT OF MEETING ON 15 FEBRUARY 2021
Moka Pan Asian, 246-248 Uxbridge Road

Please find PDF of the licensing approval by Harrow Council to the application by Moka Pan Asian, subject to various conditions as a result of representations by local residents and the Hatch End Association.

Moka Pan Asian

Pinner Library

After being closed during lockdown, Pinner Library has reopened but with new opening hours, some restrictions and some services that will not be available.

Opening hours
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday: 10am – 1pm
Thursday: 10am – 2pm
Friday: 10am – 1pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: closed

Services NOT available
Full browsing
Study space and research resources
Photocopying
Meeting room space
Library events
Public toilets and baby changing facilities
Newspaper and magazines

Services available
Order and collect: members can request up to 10 books based on their reading preference which will be selected by library staff. You can give a preference, eg preferred authors, genres, subjects, age ranges. Only titles in stock within Harrow will be available. Once the order is ready, you will be contacted by a member of staff to arrange a date and time to visit the library.
Ready reads: Library staff can also prepare collections of 6 books that will be mixed fiction, genre fiction, cookery, gardening biographies. These will be put in carrier bags and members can take a lucky dip of a bag. However, titles can’t be swapped for others.
Reservation service: This is still in action from the library catalogue. Log on to: https://llc.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/harrow

How to order
Orders can be placed by email, phone or in person to Pinner or Stanmore libraries.
You need to give the following: name, library membership number, contact phone number and preferences.

Contact Pinner and Stanmore libraries
Pinner: 020 3714 7718 and pinner.library@harrowlibraries.org.uk
Stanmore: 020 3714 7728 and stanmore.library@harrowlibraries.org.uk

Schools Street Projects

Harrow Council is going ahead with developing four ‘school streets’ to enable low traffic conditions by implementing restrictions on traffic entering streets leading up to schools during the opening and closing times. The aim is to enable more safe walking and cycling at and around schools and improve the public health of children, the school community and local residents. One of the projects is Grimsdyke School in Sylvia Avenue. This will become permanent on 14 February.
Sylvia Avenue will be restricted to road traffic between Colburn Avenue and Lyndon Avenue , 8.15am to 9.15am and 2.45pm to 3.45pm, creating a pedestrian and cycle only zone.
How it works:
Residents within the restricted area are exempt from these restrictions. Blue badge holders, emergency vehicles and carers will also be allowed vehicular access. However, to limit road danger and maximise space for physical distancing, the council asks that you try not to drive in the school street(s) during the times of the restrictions.
How to apply for an exemption:
The school street will be camera enforced and signage has been installed warning drivers of the closure times. Non-registered vehicles will be fined if they enter the school street during restricted hours. You will need to register all vehicles which you would like exempt from the restrictions by visiting www.harrow.gov.uk/SchoolStreets. If you have carers visiting your home at the time of restrictions please ensure you register their vehicle as well.
See below the Traffic Management Order and map of the designated area from Harrow Council.

2020-13 TMO Plan Grimsdyke School

Traffice Management Order 2022-01

S6 Made Notice

3 February 2022

Useful contacts

Useful Contact Information for Hatch End households
Emergency Services and Utility Suppliers
Emergency Services
Ring 999 in a life-threatening emergency for Police, Fire, Health


Local Police
Hatch End Ward, Safer Neighbourhood Team
Address: 155 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Harrow, HA5 4EA [NOT a public access office]
North West Command Unit
Email: Hatchend.SNT@met.police.uk; Tel: 020 8421 2998
Follow on Facebook: Hatch End Police; on Twitter: @MPSHatchEnd [For local news]

Metropolitan Police (general)
Local crime stats, complaints and general information: Visit www.met.police.uk.

Non-emergency incident reporting: Call 111
Anonymous Crime reporting]: Crime Stoppers – Call 0800 533 111
Online watch link, OWL: Visit www.owl.co.uk

Find your local Neighbourhood Watch: Visit www.ourwatch.org.uk

Local Fire Brigade
Local station: 500 Pinner Road, HA5 5RW
Website:  www.london-fire.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8555 1200
Home inspection available – see website
London Fire Brigade Head Office: 169 Union Street, London, SE1 0LL.

Utilities
Electricity Emergency (power cut [outage] report & information) Tel: 0800 316 3105 or 105
Electricity for supply past your meter: contact details on your supplier’s bill.
Network provider: UK Power networks, website: www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk
Tel: 0800 783 8838.

GAS Emergency (smell gas) Tel: 0800 111 999
Gas for supply past your meter: contact details on your supplie’s bill
Distribution network provider: Cadent Gas, website: https://cadentgas.com/home

Emergency off property: Tel: 0800 316 800; Non-emergency enquires: Tel: 0345 835 1111

Water Emergency (Clean water [no water or burst water main]) Tel: 0345 357 2407
Waste water (Drain and sewers) Tel: 0800 316 9800
Clean water provided by Affinity Water: For information, visit www.affinitywater.co.uk

Tel: (meter account) 0345 357 2401 or (non-metered account) Tel: 0345  357 2402
Waste water provided by Thames Water and billed by Affinity Water
For information, visit www.thameswater.co.uk Tel: 0800 316 9800

HEA Summer Bulletin 2020 – Issue 210

Due to Covid-19 and problems with distribution, the Hatch End Association committee decided to publish a digital-only version of the Summer Bulletin. Please click on the link below to read the Bulletin. It is a much slimmer edition due to the fact that any event we might have organised or attended, and consequently reported on, has had to be postponed or cancelled. We are hoping to be back to normal with our Winter Bulletin.

 

HEA e-bulletin issue 210 Summer 2020

Grimsdyke Road Area CPZ

At the TARSAP (Traffic and Road Safety Advisory Panel) meeting in August the results of the Grimsdyke Road Area Parking Review were issued. The statement from the Panel is below:

The results clearly indicate that there is no support for the introduction of parking controls in the form of a CPZ in any of the roads within the consultation area. It is therefore recommended not to take forward any proposals to introduce a CPZ in these roads and to take this opportunity to introduce double yellow lines at junctions, bends, turning heads and narrow sections of road which are proposed for safety or access reasons in accordance with the Highway Code regardless of whether a CPZ goes ahead or not throughout the agreed consultation area and to inform the residents of this decision.

The response rate was 63%, which is considered good and to give the results a great deal of validity.

17.9.20

Harrow Council is reviewing the parking arrangements in the Grimsdyke Road area as a result of a petition in 2018 from residents of Grimsdyke Road, Hillview Road and Hallam Gardens to introduce a CPZ (Controlled Parking Zone). A public consultation will open on 12 June until 2 July. Residents who will be affected have received a questionnaire to fill in (see PDF below) and post back to this address by 2 July: Head of Services – Traffic, Highways and Asset Management, Harrow Council, PO Box 39, HA1 2XA.
To comment online: click on the link ‘consultations open’ and then ‘Grimsdyke Road Area Parking Review’ and follow the instructions to make your comments.

Grimsdyke Road Parking Review

10.6.20

Litter Pick-Up 2022

The Hatch End Litter Pick-Up is now being run jointly by 1st Hatch End Scout Group and the Hatch End Association. The dates for 2022 are:
* Saturday 21 May – please note start time is 9am for this event and finish at 11am
* Saturday 8 October

Details as follows:

  • 10am-12 noon
  • Start outside 1st Hatch End Scout Group HQ, off the car park between Leeway Close and Grimsdyke Road (behind Kwik Fit), HA5 4JB
  • Collect a litter picker, gloves, a bag and tabard, or use your own equipment if you have it
  • Pick up litter wherever you like in the local Hatch End area
  • Return bags to designated place (TBC) for collection by Harrow Council
  • Refreshments are kindly offered by Fr David, vicar of St Anselm’s Church from 12 noon onwards at St Anselm’s Church, Westfield Park, Hatch End HA5 4JL

Please come and help – all are welcome. We had a great turnout on Saturday 12 March (see Summer Bulletin for a full report). Help us keep Hatch End a pleasant place to live and work.

Julian Maw – Chair