Please find below a link to a petition launched by the ‘Stop the Development of Canons Park Station Car Park Group’, calling for Harrow Council to reject planning application P/0858/20 for the development of 118 flats in three seven-storey blocks on the site of the station car park in Donnefield Avenue. Each person in your household can sign the petition, for which the direct link is: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/canonsprk
This pressure group strongly objects to the plans for buildings, which are far too high, bulky and totally out of character with the surrounding suburban area. They will have a detrimental effect on the views across Grade 2 listed Canons Park and the loss of 100 commuter parking spaces will have a major effect on the locality, especially on Wembley and local event days. This will be compounded by the application for the development of Stanmore station car park.
As well as signing the petition we ask you to forward it to friends, family and other contacts, together with the attached poster and a request for them to put it in their windows and/or display it wherever they can to spread the word amongst their neighbours.
We urge you to act now as we have no time to lose!
A local resident is raising funds to provide a heart defibrillator for installation along the Canons Parade in Whitchurch Lane. Please visit via this link in order to donate towards this vital project.
Canons Park is nestled between the borders of Edgware and Stanmore and has a fascinating history dating back hundreds of years.
The park boasts wide open spaces for walking, sports, picnicking; shady woodland walks with wonderful displays of spring bluebells and wild garlic (from late April to early May).
Our parkrun event (every Saturday at 9am throughout the year) regularly attracts over 200 runners and walkers of all abilities. (As of 21 March parkrun has been cancelled until further notice, due to the Covid-19 virus.)
The park boasts a family friendly area with an adventure playground, climbing boulder, basketball hoop and green gym.
GOOD FRIENDS CAFE
Only good friends meet @ The Good Friends Café, where there is a wonderful selection of teas, coffee, ices and sweet and savoury snacks on offer. Table Tennis bats can be hired from the cafe for use on the tables in the playground.
A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM SHAW TRUST, WHICH IS A CHARITY BASED IN CANONS PARK
Shaw Trust is selling bedding plants to the public on weekdays only. Closed for Christmas they will re-open on January 4 2021.
INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY IN CANONS PARK
Some events are currently on hold until the virus has abated but please check 'Events' online or watch out for poster around the park to see if we have any new activities in the pipeline.
Hopefully by next year we will again be able to hold our annual Kids' Fun Day, musical events and bird watching walks as well as other popular activities.