Get set for street party

HCRA will be hosting a street party in Woodlands Road to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, it has been confirmed.

Outline plans for the party were agreed at the association’s last meeting following a survey of HCRA members.

Woodlands Road will be closed for the party, which will take place on Tuesday, June 5 from about 3pm.

Neighbours will bring food to share and the event will feature live music, fancy dress and games for children.

Anyone who would like to get involved, make suggestions or add their name to our Jubilee party mailing list should email

Dump run fun

A team of HCRA volunteers once took to the streets yesterday to pick up litter and take unwanted junk to the town dump.

This year’s “dump run” event was a great example of neighbours working together to make a difference in their local community.

Helpers of all ages picked up litter, cleared fly-tipping and carted away vanloads of junk.

Other residents made donations towards the hire of the tipper truck and provided delicious refreshments for the team.

HCRA’s annual Spring clean

Volunteers will help ferry unwanted furniture and junk to the two dump today (April 21) as part of HCRA’s annual Spring clean.

The popular “dump run” event sees a team of helpers cart away vanloads of rubbish in an effort to stop mouldy mattresses piling up in front gardens.

The event will start at around 9am in Woodlands Road and progress to Rosslyn Crescent and Frognal Avenue later in the morning.

Residents are asked to leave any rubbish they’d like taking away clearly labelled on the pavement just outside their house.




Bike stolen

Neighbours are warning others to be vigilant after a bike was stolen from a back garden in Woodlands Road.

Householders reported seeing an intruder lurking in back gardens in the area at around 10pm.

For advice on burglary prevention from the Metropolitan Police click here.

New website for Harrow town centre

Harrow town centre has a new website that allows visitors to “review” local shops.

The new site at features information about shops, restaurants and bars plus local news and events.

It was launched by Harrow Council as part of efforts to showcase local shops and boost business during the recession.

Shoppers can find special offers and also leave comments in a “reviews” section with the chance to win prizes for the best reviews.

Another website for North Harrow has been launched at