Harrow’s first foodbank appeals for donations

Harrow’s first foodbank is launching next month and is appealing for donations from local people.

The foodbank will be based at Holy Trinity Church in Wealdstone and provide emergency food to local families in crisis.

It will rely on items of non-perishable food being donated, which are then made into food parcels to provide three days’ of food to those in need.

There will be a collection point at reception in the Civic Centre on Station Road until Friday, May 24.

Residents who want to get involved are being asked to contribute items from this shopping list:

Powdered or UHT milk

Tinned meat, fish, vegetables or fruit

Fruit juice (long life cartons)



Pasta sauces

Tinned rice pudding or sponge pudding

Instant coffee/hot chocolate

Instant mashed potato


Peanut butter

Biscuits or snack bars

Lentils and pulses

Cash donations are also welcome and the foodbank is also on the lookout for volunteers.

The aim is to set up a network of foodbanks around Harrow. For more information click here or email info@harrow.foodbank.org.uk or call 020 8863 6131 (office staffed part-time).



Big appetite for Big Lunch?

We’re planning to invite everyone round for a bite to eat as part of the national Big Lunch event on Sunday, June 2.

The event would be fairly informal with everyone bringing their own food and drink along – a great chance to socialise and share with your neighbours.

We’re still working out the details including which road our Big Lunch will happen in – either Woodlands Road where we held our Jubilee Street Party or in Frognal Avenue.

It would be great to get an idea of how many people are up for taking part in this fun community celebration.

If you’re able to help us organise our Big Lunch or simply want to come along on the day then please email chair@hcra.org.uk

Accordion open day in Rosslyn

Residents are invited to view a small exhibition of vintage accordions, including one that starred in an Elvis film, at a special open day in Rosslyn Crescent today.

The event is hosted by local personality and accordion collector Paolo Arrigo from the company Seeds of Italy based in Rosslyn.

Neighbours can pop along to Seeds of Italy’s warehouse at the Phoenix Business Centre from 1pm to 8.30pm to see the instruments and even try one out.

Children are welcome if supervised by parents.

For more information about the event and the collection click here.