Friends of Pinner Village Gardens

Working together to improve this beautiful park.

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About Pinner Village Gardens

Pinner Village Gardens are owned by the London Borough of Harrow, located in the borough’s Pinner South Ward on the outskirts of Pinner town centre, and have entrances from Rayners Lane, Compton Rise, Whittington Way and Hereford Gardens. They are a 10-minute walk from Pinner tube station on the Metropolitan Line, and provide 6.58 hectares for informal recreation.

The Gardens were laid out at the same time as the development of the suburb in the 1920s. It is unique in that it contains a medieval narrow rig ridge and furrow field in the south part of the park, a feature usually found on poorly drained soil where ploughing had been carried out for a relatively long period. Harrow Borough Council in the mid-eighties intended to level this field to make it easier for them to cut the grass, however an archaeological survey was carried out to determine whether these features really represented ridge and furrow or whether they were later drainage features. No field drains were found and all the evidence pointed to the earthworks being ridge and furrow of the type commonly known as narrow rig. It is the nearest surviving ridge and furrow to central London and the images below show that the ridges can still be seen to this day.

Click on the link for a detailed map of Pinner Village Gardens, kindly produced by one of our members.

About the Friends

Friends of Pinner Village Gardens was formed in October 2015 to ensure Pinner Village Gardens remained accessible to the public, and to give park users and local residents a say on its future development.

So far we have achieved...

Become a member

To become a Friend, an annual payment of £5 (individual) or £10 (organisation) is required. You can become a life member by paying £50. This payment can be made by electronic transfer of funds, cheque or Paypal, the bank account details being:

If paying by electronic transfer of funds, please use your name or that of your organisation as a reference. We would be grateful if you can send us an email after becoming a Friend using the contact form below or emailing friendsofpinnervillagegardens@gmail.com. This allows us to thank you for becoming a Friend and to keep you updated with all the latest news and events.

If paying by cheque, please send it to - Friends of Pinner Village Gardens, 11 Lincoln Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA2 7RQ.

We also accept payments via PayPal. You don't need to have a PayPal account to pay your membership fee this way as you can use a credit card. To do so click on the Donate button below.

Please note your membership will be oriented to our financial year, which runs from 1st April to 31st March. If you choose the £5 annual membership you can expect a 'please renew' email in mid-March.

Irrespective of payment method, any additional donations help with our effort to improve the park and are much appreciated.

Events

February 2019

Work Party - Tuesday 5th February 9:30am - 12:30pm

For details on meeting point, tasks etc., please email friendsofpinnervillagegardens@gmail.com or phone 03303 558 866.

March 2019

Race night - Friday 1st March 7:30pm - 10pm

Join us at the Pinner Arms on Whittington Way for a fun packed evening! You can bet on pre-recorded horse races, shown on the big screen, and win money and prizes. Entry is free, and all proceeds wil go towards general park improvements.

Work Party - Tuesday 5th March 9:30am - 12:30pm

For details on meeting point, tasks etc., please email friendsofpinnervillagegardens@gmail.com or phone 03303 558 866.

April 2019

Work Party - Tuesday 2nd April 9:30am - 12:30pm

For details on meeting point, tasks etc., please email friendsofpinnervillagegardens@gmail.com or phone 03303 558 866.

Playground Plans

The Friends believe that our children deserve a better playground, so we are now hard at work fundraising and chasing grants to pay for new play equipment, picnic benches and fencing. You can take a look at some of the proposed ideas for equipment by clicking on this playground plans link. Through a series of events and other fundraising methods we have so far managed to raise over £13,000, but we still have a lot more to raise.

Harrow council placed an order for phase 1 of the project for three pieces of equipment: a basket swing, accessible to all rocker and a roundabout. The installation of this new equipment has now been completed. We have also installed new accessible picnic benches. We hope to raise the rest of the money required for phase 2 through various grants.

How To Donate

We have a justgiving page, thanks to the generous support we have received so far we have exceeded our initial target of £1000 but you can still donate via just giving. Alternatively, visit our Members section for a list of other ways you can donate to us.

Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme

The playground improvement project has won the Tesco Bags for Life scheme which means we received £4000 from Tesco! Thank you to everyone who voted for us.

Summer Fair in Pinner Village Gardens

Despite the clash with England's world cup quarter final game the turn out was good and we raised approximately £600 to go towards the playground appeal. Thank you to all the volunteers and visitors who came and supported us.

We're happy to hear from you

You can also contact us by telephone on 03303 558 866.