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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

Sponsorship of planters on The Broadway

Hatch End – The Broadway

The planters on The Broadway are blooming – thanks to the generous sponsorship of businesses in Hatch End and its environs.We are delighted to say that all the planters have sponsors now. The names of the sponsors are attached to the planters and troughs on the railings.

1/8/22 – Sheila Reid, Gardening sub-committee, Hatch End Association

Pinner Police Station

The month of May 2019 saw the arrival of two new Police Constables to Pinner Police Station; veteran Kevin Brooks brings a wealth of experience to the Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) and Laura Muzikeviciute joins Pinner South SNT from Brent borough.

Contact information: Pinner / Pinner South SNT Tel: 020 8721 2775 / 2991
Emergency number: 999 Non-emergency: 101
Follow on Twitter @MPSPinner and @MPSPinnerSouth

Hatch End Station

Hatch End Station’s booking office has had a reprieve. Following a consultation, the booking office will now be open from 7.30-10am on Monday to Friday. This also applies to Headstone Lane station. Gareth Thomas MP, the HEA, the unions and passengers had campaigned to keep the booking office open.

Pinner attack

Man charged with the murder of Pinner shopkeeper

“A man has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a shopkeeper in Marsh Road Pinner early on Sunday, 24 March. Alexander Stephen Gunn, aged 31 and of no fixed abode, was charged on Thursday, 4 April with the murder of 54-year-old Ravi Katharkamar.  He was also charged with robbery. Gunn appeared in custody at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 5 April.  He had previously appeared at the same court on Monday, 1 April charged with burglary, theft from a motor vehicle, possession of an offensive weapon and driving whilst disqualified. This arrest follows an investigation by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, Metropolitan Police.”

Chief Superintendent Sara Leach responsible for Pinner and the North West, sends a personal message to local people:

“I know there may be some concern in the community of Pinner over the shocking attack on 54-year-old Ravi Katharkamar in the most audacious manner, my thoughts and sympathy goes out to his family and friends at this difficult time. I completely understand the alarm and concern this has caused for those who live and work nearby.

“The murder team lead by Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe are doing everything they can to arrest those responsible. I have stepped up patrols in the area and I hope this has provided some reassurance. The officers are there to talk to local people and listen to any concerns you have. The local Safer Neighbourhood officer for Pinner is PC Babur Aziz and he can be contacted by emailing

“The victim, Mr Katharkamar is believed to have been opening up the shop early on Sunday morning when he was attacked by a male who stole the till. A black Vauxhall Astra was parked in Cecil Park prior to the murder and was driven off at speed, south down Cecil Park immediately after the attack.  Please get in touch if you:
• saw the black Astra
• were in or around the area at the time of the attack
• have seen a discarded till
• you saw someone using lots of loose change some time after Sunday morning
• you think you may have any other information that could help us progress this investigation

“There are a number of ways to get in contact. You can call the murder investigation team on 0208 358 0200, you can also contact us on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Remember in an emergency always call 999.

“I would reiterate that although the incident at the weekend was shocking, Pinner is still a safe place and my officers will continue to work hard, with your support, to ensure it stays that way. Yesterday I met with councillors and some community representatives to share details of the investigation and our response. I was touched by the high levels of cohesion within Pinner and reminded of the devastating impact this has had on all of our lives.”



During the month of October 10 burglaries occurred in the Pinner area. These offences took place at different times during daylight hours and after the hours of darkness. Methods of entry to properties varied from forcing open a front door, a rear or side ground floor window or rear patio doors. Access to the side or rear of a property is often gained by climbing over low gates using unsecured bins in driveways. As the clocks have now gone back and the dark early evenings are with us, it can be easier for burglars to identify if a house is unoccupied. Burglars often knock or ring at the door first, before making efforts to enter the property. So, however you feel safest responding to an unexpected visitor at your door, please do answer it as your presence could be enough of a deterrent. For those of you who don’t want to answer the door to unwanted cold callers, consider purchasing a video doorbell that detects movement outside your home, improves its security and allows you to answer the doorbell remotely. Please take some time to read the attached burglary prevention advice leaflet and consider what, if any, security vulnerabilities need to be addressed at your home.

Lee O’Brien PCSO 7562QA, Pinner / Pinner South SNT
020 8721 2991 or

How Safe is your Home Leaflet

Hatch End in Profile

A profile of Hatch End in images
As part of its annual report, Public Health Harrow profiles all the wards in Harrow. If you want to know details about Hatch End, such as population numbers, births per year, population age, number of children, crime statistics and much more, click on the link below to view the PDF.
Julian Maw

Harrow Recycling Centre – Covid-19

New guidelines for using the Harrow Recycling Centre

The Harrow Recycling Centre has changed how you visit the centre. As from 29 June you will need to book a slot online if you wish to visit. Booking a visiting slot is free and can only be used by Harrow residents. Each slot will last for 30 minutes and you can only book one slot per household at a time. A slot can be booked 14 days in advance and you must show your booking confirmation number when you arrive. ID and proof of residency checks will be carried out on arrival.
To book a slot you need to log on to
You will need to provide:
* the time slot and date you wish to book
* your contact details including your name and address
* the registration number of the vehicle you will be bringing on the day
You will be emailed a booking confirmation which you will need to show on the day.
When you arrive at the Harrow Recycling Centre for your time slot make sure you bring:
* Your booking confirmation (this will be emailed to you)
* Valid Photo ID (driver’s licence preferred)
* Proof of address such as a utility bill or council tax bill




Outdoor theatre – Pinner Memorial Park

For the first time in many years, an outdoor theatre company will perform in Pinner Memorial Park. The new Heath Robinson Museum has invited the  Illyria Theatre Company to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the evening of Sunday 28 August. Illyria uses only five actors for all the parts and with minimal props, they perform the entre play uncut and at a brisk pace, as they believe Shakespeare would have wished it.

Tickets are £14 for adults and £8 for five to 14 year olds. They are available from The Village Gallery, High Street, Pinner or Gibbs Gillespie, Chapel Lane or online (booking fee applies) at Entrance is at 6.30pm and the show begins at 7pm. People coming should bring a rug or chair, warm clothes and a picnic. Heath Robinson cards and books, including his stunning illustrated version of the play, will be on sale.

The illustrations which William Heath Robinson produced for A Midsummer Night’s Dream are widely regarded as some of his finest work. In the year of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Museum trustees are keen to celebrate the association between these two great representatives of British culture. This event is part of the run up to the Museum’s opening on 15 October 2016. Other events include comedy nights and children’s activities at West House, the cultural hub next door to the new Museum.

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