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Review of Polling Districts & Stations

The London Borough of Harrow is undertaking the 2021 statutory review of its
polling district and polling stations. See below an announcement from the Council.

“Under the provisions within the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, the previous statutory review of all the polling districts and polling places
in Harrow was undertaken in 2019. The Local Government Boundary Commission has since reviewed all of the ward boundaries in Harrow. The number of wards will increase from 21 to 22. As
a result of this a further review of the polling districts is required before the changes are implemented and in time for the Local Elections to be held on Thursday 5 May 2022.

The proposals presented as part of this consultation have been developed by a
cross-party working group of Councillors and a Co-opted Member, working
closely alongside Council officers. We are therefore looking for feedback on any
aspect of polling district or polling places proposed and invite representations
and comments from interested persons. Views are invited from residents, political parties and local councillors, persons or groups possessing particular expertise in relation to access to premises or facilities for persons who have different forms of disability and local community
groups.

Your comments on current arrangements or representations on proposed alternative arrangements should be sent to us through the consultation website, in writing or via email to the address below by Friday 23 July 2021.

Polling District and Places Review
Electoral Services
London Borough of Harrow
PO Box 71 Civic Centre
Station Road Harrow
HA1 2XQ

Email: polling.districts@harrow.gov.uk

The aim of the review is to ensure that:

  • All electors have reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the
    circumstances; and that
  • So far as is reasonable and practicable that the polling places are
    accessible to all electors (including disabled persons) having regard to
    the accessibility needs of disabled persons.
  • To attempt to take into account current polling districts forming new
    polling districts or a major part thereof, where this can be achieved to
    ensure continuity where possible;
  • To attempt to take into account natural boundaries for example railway
    lines, major roads and rivers.

Note: The formal consultation period will end on 23 July 2021.

See the PDF document below which shows the proposed polling stations and polling districts within Hatch End ward.

Hatch_End_2021_Complete_Pack

Electric Vehicle Rapid Charging Points – Consultation

Harrow Council is proposing to site two Electric Vehicle Rapid Charging Points near Hatch End station. A Statutory Consultation process has commenced. Copies of the proposed Traffic Orders, Notice of Intent and plan can be viewed on the Traffic Order page of the Harrow Council website at www.harrow.gov.uk/trafficorders or in Greenhill Library, Perceval Square, College Road, Harrow, HA1 1GX between the hours of 10am and 2pm Monday to Saturday. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Transportation Service at transportation@harrow.gov.uk. Persons desiring to object to any of the proposed Orders should send a statement in writing of their objection and the grounds thereof, to the Head of Traffic, Highways and Asset Management at transportation@harrow.gov.uk quoting reference 21-15, before 23 June 2021.

Posted 7 June 2021

Grimsdyke School Street Scheme/LTN

 

GRIMSDYKE SCHOOL STREET SCHEME
Last year Harrow Council chose four school areas for an experimental scheme as they suffer from traffic and parking congestion, causing environmental and road safety problems for residents and school children. Grimsdyke School was one of them. The Council is now conducting a six-month review and wants residents from Harrow to have their say, even if you don’t live beside the scheme. The deadline is 31 March. Log on to:
https://harrowstreetspacestrials.commonplace.is/overview

LOW TRAFFIC NEIGHBOURHOOD
Last year Harrow Council introduced several low traffic neighbourhood schemes to create space for people to socially distance and encourage walking and cycling while public transport was at reduced capacity. The schemes were implemented using experimental traffic regulation orders (ETRO) for trial periods of six-months. As the Council nears its six-month review, it would like residents’ views as to how to progress with the schemes. All Harrow residents can express their views. The roads in question are:
Headstone South
Vaughan Road
Francis Road

To give Harrow Council your view, visit www.harrow.gov.uk/ltn.

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 2021

The Hatch End Litter Pick-Up is now being run jointly by 1st Hatch End Scout Group and the Hatch End Association. The next date is:
* Saturday 19 June

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. Due to COVID restrictions refreshments will be outdoors.

Please come and help – all are welcome. Help us keep Hatch End a pleasant place to live and work

Julian Maw – Chairman

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. 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 info@hatchend.org.