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Irresponsible parking

It has been reported in the press that residents living near schools in Harrow, including Grimdyke and Hatch End High, have been experiencing irresponsible parking during school drop off and collection periods. This usually involves cars being parked across driveways. If anyone experiences this they can contact Harrow Parking Control on 020 8424 1858 and a warden should arrive. On weekends and after hours, the number to call is 020 8863 5611.

Pickwick Walk – Appeal

Pickwick Walk Appeal


Objections need to the proposed Pickwick Walk development and appeal need to be in writing to The Planning Inspectorate in Bristol by 10 December. Please find below what to do.


Write to:

The Planning Inspectorate

Room 3/14 Eagle

Temple Quay House

2 The Square

Temple Quay

Bristol BS1 6PN


Quote references.

Their reference APP/M5450/A/2207790

Harrow Council reference P/0681/13


Say it is about:

Pickwick Walk

Uxbridge Road

Hatch End HA5 4HS


Send three copies of your letter to Bristol (one for The Planning Inspectorate, one for Harrow Council and one for the Apellant).


Description of the planning Application is:


Change of Use of Units 1-10 from shoe repair shop, nail bar, café, mini cab office, barbers and dressmaker/seamstress to a retail unit and café.


If you have already sent in an objection at the planning application stage to Harrow Council in the summer, your objection will be automatically sent to Bristol by Harrow Council.

Car Park Scam

If you park your car in Grimsdyke car park be careful of strangers approaching you. A shocking incident happened to a shopper last Saturday. As she went to her car a man came up to her and pointed to a £20 note lying on the ground and asked if it was hers. She said no but the man insisted she look in her purse and then her credit card wallet. Saying that the money was not hers she took her wallet out. The man tried to grab it but only touched it before she was able to put it away.

On the Monday she discovered that £500 had been taken from Morrison’s ATM, then £490 and later £120 in Barking. Other withdrawals had been tried without success. Somehow the man had removed her debit card.

Please be vigilant and do not pull out your purse or wallet containing your cards in front of a stranger no matter how insistent they are. If you see anyone acting suspiciously call the police

Morrison’s Supermarket – Application Granted

The Morrison’s Supermarket Application for a part-single decked car park in conjunction with their previous permission to extend the store, was granted 13 March 2013. It was subject to the completion of a legal agreement as follows:-

1. A contribution towards tree planning and landscape enhancement.

2. A contribution towards cycle land and cycle parking improvements.

3. The submission of a Car Park Management Plan.

4. A contribution towards highways improvement in the area.

5. A contribution towards public realm improvements including the provision of public art.

6 A contribution towards improving the linkage between the store and nearby bus stops.

7. A contribution towards implementation of Harrow Arts Centre way finding signage within the site.

8. The submission of a Green Travel Plan.

9. A Planning Administration Fee.

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