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Christmas tree light-up on The Broadway

There will be a Christmas tree and festive lights in The Broadway again this year, courtesy of the Hatch End Association and the new Hatch End Traders Group. The lights will be switched on by the Mayor of Harrow on Thursday, 1 December at 4.30pm. Meet on The Broadway at 4pm to sing carols with members of the Harrow Apollo Male Choir. Your local MP, David Simmonds CBE will be there to meet residents. There will also be street food provided by Hatch End restaurants including The Steak Restaurant and Social Dhaba. All are welcome. See you there!

Sheila Reid, 18 November 2022

Local Events

If you want to find out what do or see in the local area, take a look at our Local Events page where you will find many interesting plays, talks and exhibitions.

If you would like your organisation’s event published please contact us via this website or at editor@hatchend.org.

Panto – Harrow Arts Centre

This year’s Panto at Harrow Arts Centre is Jack and the Beanstalk, from 10-27 December.

 Immersion Theatre is thrilled to return to Harrow Arts Centre with a GIANT amount of Fe-fi-fo-FUN as they proudly present Jack and the Beanstalk, a magical pantomime of epic proportions! Packed with comedy, music, audience participation, and all the trademark ingredients audiences have come to love and expect from the HAC annual pantomime, this hilarious and action-packed adventure promises to be a joyous festive experience. Duration is 2 hours including a short interval. Price: £18 / £15 concessions / £60 family/group ticket. Children ages 2+ need their own seat tickets. Under 2s are permitted on parent/guardian laps free of charge. For performance times and to book call the Box Office on 020 3773 7161 or visit www.harrowarts.com.

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’. If you would like to participate in the Friends’ Group, email heacoms@aol.com or leave message on the website.

See below a link to Newsletter 1 (July 2022), Newsletter 2 (August) and Newsletter 3 (October) of the Friends of the Riverside Park.
Newsletter issue 3 (October 2022)

Friends of Riverside Park Newsletter 2 – 220819

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.
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