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London Youth Choirs-free half term event


London Youth Choirs are holding a Free Event at Harrow Arts Centre on Thursday 15 February, 10.30am to 12 noon. This friendly workshop is for families with children ages 6-11 years to enjoy singing together. No experience is necessary. Free refreshments will be provided. 

For more information, contact Ishani at engagement@londonyouthchoirs.com or 07549 435102 or visit www.londonyouthchoirs.com/free-family-come-sing-in-harrow.

New trees in Hatch End

This year various trees in Hatch End were felled by the Council as they were deemed unsafe or dead. Some 22 trees are being planted in the season November 2023 to March 2024. A further 22 will be planted in the next season. The first 22 trees will be planted in the following streets:

STREET                      LOCATION                SPECIES
Anselm Road               outside no 16             Prunus sargentil Rancho
Anselm Road               outside no 26             Koelreuteria paniculata
Cedar Drive                 outside no 4               Prunus cerasifera Nigra
Cedar Drive                 outside no 6               Koelreuteria paniculata
Derwent Avenue          outside no 5               Prunus sargentil Rancho
Derwent Avenue          outside no 31             Koelreuteria paniculata
Derwent Avenue          outside no 36             Hibiscus x Resi
Evelyn Drive                between no 3 & 5       Prunus kanzan
Evelyn Drive                outside no 21              Prunus Shirofugen
Evelyn Drive                between no 25 & 27    Prunus Shirofugen
Hillview Road              outside 98                    Prunus sargentil Rancho
Hillview Road              outside 65                    Hibiscus x Resi
Lyndon Avenue           left of no 2                    Acer negundo Flamingo
Lyndon Avenue           between no 25 & 27     Ligustrum japonicum
Pinewood Close          side of no 6                  Prunus Shirofugen
Royston Park Road     outside no 31                Koelreuteria paniculata
Sylvia Avenue              between no 21 & 23     Acer negundo Flamingo
Sylvia Avenue              outside no 52                Acer negundo Flamingo
Sylvia Avenue              outside no 84                 Koelreuteria paniculata
Uxbridge Road             outside no 469               Acer platanoides Crimson King
Woodhall Drive             outside no 20                   Prunus Shirofugen

SR 21/11/23

Parking in Hatch End

In Harrow, you can’t park across a driveway, on the pavement or grass verge. If you see this happening you can report it to the Council. Sending in a photo is also helpful. The easiest way to report violations is via Harrow Council website: : https://www.harrow.gov.uk/parking-permits/report-illegal-parking. But they can also be reached by phone on 020 8424 1858, Monday to Saturday, 8am-7pm. There is an out of hours number too: 020 8863 5611. And there is an email address:  parking.operations@harrow.gov.uk.

Sheila Reid 17/5/23

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.

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 2022), Newsletter 3 (October 2022), Newsletter 4 (April 2023), Newsletter 5 (July 2023) and Newsletter 6 (November 2023) of the Friends of the Riverside Park.

Friends Newsletter – issue 6 (November 2023)

Friends Newsletter – issue 5 (July 2023)

Friends Newsletter – issue 4 (April 2023)
Newsletter issue 3 (October 2022)

Friends of Riverside Park Newsletter 2 – 220819

Friends of Riverside Park newsletter 1 010722


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

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
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.
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.
See below the Traffic Management Order and map of the designated area from Harrow Council.

2020-13 TMO Plan Grimsdyke School

Traffice Management Order 2022-01

S6 Made Notice

3 February 2022

Litter Pick-Up 2024

The Hatch End Litter Pick-Up is run jointly by 1st Hatch End Scout Group and the Hatch End AssociationPlease join us for the three dates in 2024.

The dates for next year are:
9 March

15 June
5 October

Our last litter pick- up was in October 2023 which was very successful with 26 adults and children attending and more than 26 bags of rubbish collected. What this space for the dates for 2024.

Details as follows:

  • 10am-12 noon – but you don’t have to come for 2 hours. If you can only make half an hour, it is still worth it.
  • 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. 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