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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

Hatch End Post Office: proposed move & consultation

The Post Office is proposing to relocate Hatch End Post Office to Mili News at 365 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, near to Tesco Express. The new opening hours would be:
Monday to Friday: 6am to 8pm
Saturday: 7am to 8pm
Sunday: 7am to 2pm.

The Hatch End Association has spoken to both Hatch End Post Office and Mili News. Hatch End Post Office are happy with the new arrangement once their contract runs out. They plan to continue as a newsagents. Mili News plans to rearrange their shop with the Post Office counters at the front and the retail section towards the back.

The Post Office is inviting customers to give their comments on the move in a public consultation. The consultation will close on 2 December 2020. Customers can share their views during the consultation online at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 164020. Submissions can also be made by email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, by post to Freepost YOUR COMMENTS, or by telephone 03452 66 01 15 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.

Separate to expressing your views on the above to the Post Office, the Hatch End Association would like to know your views regarding the moving of the Post Office next year. You can write to us via this website or send an email to info@hatchend.org.

24/10/20

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. This is for a trial period of 6 months.The scheme is due to become operational during the week commencing 2 October with a two-week period to allow residents time to register their cars to apply for permits and for the council to test system.
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.
For further information about School Streets, visit www.harrow.gov.uk/schoolstreets or email: travelplanning@harrow.gov.uk. During the first 6 months of the scheme residents can make comments on the scheme by using the engagement portal at:

https://harrowstreetspaces.commonplace.is/ 

 

 

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

Local deliveries

During lockdown for Covid-19 with most of our familiar shops and restaurants closed for customers, it is great to know that many shops will deliver and many restaurants will do takeaways. See the link below of a list of local businesses that do this. The list has been compiled by Rita O’Brien of Open Door and Sarah Horner-Sigré of Woody Watch and our thanks go to them for their work in doing this. If you know of any others local to Hatch End that should be included, please let us know by emailing edtor@hatchend.org. If you could give us as much information about them as possible that would be helpful.

Deliveries v2

Coronavirus – Covid-19

The Pinner Association has compiled a list of local information that includes health services, local retailers’ home deliveries and shop opening hours, trades persons willing to do emergency jobs and bank branch’s opening hours in the hope that it will be of use to residents including the “vulnerable” members of our community or their relatives trying to assist them remotely. The link is given below:

COVID-19 – Local Amenities

Litter Pick-Up 2021

It has been decided to cancel our Litter Pick scheduled for 19 September. Even though there has been easing in the assembly regulation caused by Covid -19 we do not feel we can ensure a safe protected environment. We are not in a position to sanitise the equipment used in the litter pick-up. We also feel that there would be concern in maintaining the 2 meter distancing during the picking and it was scheduled close to the children’s return to school. It is therefore with regret that the Litter Pick-up is cancelled.

However, we are hopeful that we will be able to return to normal next year. The planned dates are:

  • Saturday 20 March
  • Saturday 19 June
  • Saturday 18 September

The Association organises litter pick-ups three times a year on Saturday mornings to clear up rubbish in Hatch End where other services do not reach. We provide gloves, protective tabards and ‘pickers’ together with sacks for the rubbish. St Anselm’s generously provides much-needed refreshments.

Please come and help – all are welcome
Meet at Hatch End Station car park
10am till noon or for as long as you can manage
We provide gloves, pickers and a safety tabard. When you are finished,
St Anselm’s Church is offering a rewarding refreshment at the church
Help us keep Hatch End a pleasant place to live and work

Julian Maw – Chairman