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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

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

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 2023

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 2023 will be confirmed soon:


We had 50 people at our final litter pick-up of the year on Saturday 8 October – adults and Scouts and youngsters. They collected a resounding 50 bags of rubbish! Do join us next year.

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