Charity puts in new application for former court

The charity that owns the former magistrates’ court in Rosslyn Crescent has put in a second planning application for changes it made to the listed building, which included the removal of many original features.

The Jaspar Foundation made a series of unauthorised alterations to the Grade II listed 1930s courthouse.

But its application for listed building consent was turned down by Harrow Council’s planning committee and is now the subject of an appeal

Under the new application the Jaspar Foundation has promised to restore some of the features it removed. However, most of the unauthorised changes will remain.

Residents have three weeks to comment on the revised plan. You can view the documents by going to the Harrow Council website and searching for planning reference P/1228/14

 

 

Mosque plans to minimise disruption

Harrow Central Mosque has pledged to do everything it can to minimise disruption to residents during the month of Ramadan.

The month of fasting, which starts on June 28, will see up to 300 people attending the mosque on the corner of Station Road and Rosslyn Crescent at peak times, according to mosque leaders who met with HCRA this week.

The busiest times this year are likely to be around 9.30pm and later on between 11pm and midnight with Fridays and Saturdays set to be busier than weekdays.

The mosque committee said it would encourage worshippers to disperse quickly and quietly when they leave the building.

Meanwhile the local neighbourhood police team has promised to step up patrols in the area to minimise the risk of anti-social behaviour.

Harrow Council is allowing mosque-goers to use the car park in Milton Road and the car parks directly in front of the Civic Centre for free, which should deter people from parking in residential streets around the mosque.

Mosque leaders said they were urging people not to park in Rosslyn Crescent and Frognal Avenue.

Stewards will patrol streets near the mosque and will ask anyone who parks illegally  or inconsiderately to move on. They may also place leaflets on car windscreens.

Mosque leaders said current issues with the air conditioning should be fixed by the time Ramadan started so windows could remain closed during late-night prayers.

Mosque prepares for Ramadan

Harrow Central Mosque is gearing up for the Muslim festival of Ramadan, which will see an increase in worshippers attending the building in Station Road.

The month of fasting takes place from June 28 to July 29 when more people will attend the mosque especially in the evening.

In a letter to residents, the mosque management committee said it was working hard to minimise disruption during this busy time.

Measures include regular reminders to mosque-goers about observing parking regulations and keeping noise down.

At peak times the mosque will deploy stewards and security guards outside the mosque.

The committee has set up an emergency text number in case of any urgent problems, such as cars parked in front of driveways, on 07784 927045.

Residents can email the mosque at neighbours@harrowmosque.org.uk

Parking issues can also be reported to Harrow Council’s parking enforcement team on 020 8424 1858 during normal working hours and 020 8863 5611 out of hours.

HCRA members will be attending a meeting at the mosque on June 19. If you would like us to raise any particular issues with the mosque committee then email us at chair@hcra.org.uk

 

 

Free compost this Saturday

Gardeners have the chance to bag some free compost this Saturday at a compost give-away event at Pinner Park School.

The compost giveaway is being co-ordinated by West London Waste and the Rubbish Diet and runs from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, June 14.

Compost will be given out on a first come, first served basis with each resident limited to about 100 litres.

The event is part of the school’s summer fair so there is an entrance fee of £1. The school is in Melbourne Avenue, Pinner.