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.
After being closed during lockdown, Pinner Library has reopened but with new opening hours, some restrictions and some services that will not be available.
Tuesday: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday: 10am – 1pm
Thursday: 10am – 2pm
Friday: 10am – 1pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Services NOT available
Study space and research resources
Meeting room space
Public toilets and baby changing facilities
Newspaper and magazines
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanmore: 020 3714 7728 and email@example.com
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
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.
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
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
Hatch End – The Broadway
The planters on The Broadway are blooming – thanks to the generous sponsorship of businesses in Hatch End and its environs. The names of the sponsors are attached to the planters and troughs on the railings. There are still a few without sponsors, so if anyone would like to become a sponsor please contact the Hatch End Association via the website or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.