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C A P R A
Canons Park Residents Association
CAPRA NEWS UPDATE June 2020 Due to the current coronovirus and lockdown situation we have been unable to prepare, print and distribute the May Issue of CAPRA News. There are also major issues with circulation of any news update as CAPRA only has email contact details for less than half of our membership, even though we have been asking for this for over two years. This makes it difficult to keep members updated in the present circumstances as our committee is small and with a number of isolating, inactive and older people. If you know your neighbours are members please ask them if they have received this communication and if not ask them to contact us at contact@capra.org.uk . We are also looking for extra volunteers to help with deliveries and join the committee. We would like to extend our communications via social media but need someone to help us set up and manage it. Can you help? Certainly our area has been much quieter than usual with the exception of the park, with many people walking, exercising and gathering especially during the good weather. However, there are some issues that are now occurring. Shirley Sackwild (Hon Sec) Canons Park Station Car Park Redevelopment The planning application for this proposed redevelopment by TfL/Catalyst to build 118 flats in three 7 storey blocks (P/0858/20) went live on 8 th  June with a six week consultation period. Comments should be made on-line via the Harrow website planning portal. If you object to this proposal it is imperative to make comment to the L B Harrow even if you also make comment to TfL / Catalyst / Commonplace as responsibility for approval lies with Harrow Council Planning Committee. Any objections should be solely on planning grounds eg character of the area (suburban low level), height, bulk, density, overlooking, intensive use of the site, detrimental to residential amenity of the area, accessibility, the detrimental effect to the views to and from Canons Park, loss of parking provision and lack of local infrastructure. _______________________________________________ Roads and Transport  One of the few upsides of the lockdown has been the quietness on the roads. It has been easier to cross roads, easier to hear bird song, and one hopes that perhaps we can avoid going back totally to the way it was before. Harrow Council has implemented the new parking scheme in Buckingham Road and Whitchurch Avenue despite the lockdown. With traffic volumes lower than normal it is difficult to say whether it has finally cured the congestion at the eastern end of Buckingham Road. There is now very little available daytime on street parking at the western end of the road, fortunately most residents here have off-street parking. Matthew Rooum From the Friends of Canons Park Canons Park has been flooded with visitors since lock down began, with the vast majority of people behaving responsibly and really enjoying their time in the park. However, a few incidents earlier on, together with repairs still pending for the shelter in the Memorial Garden, have prompted the council to close it to the public until further notice.  The Friends have been allowed access to water the plants and carry out weeding with social distancing being observed. They, together with a number of park visitors, have been litter picking regularly so the park was not looking too neglected whilst the council struggled to provide maintenance due to staff absences and illness.  Grass cutting has now been resumed and litter bins are being emptied but the toilet is still closed.  The cafe has been open since the beginning of April and has had a steady stream of visitors who have greatly appreciated the newly-launched vegetarian and vegan food and ice cream options. Shaw Trust remains closed to visitors at this time and the vast majority of plants that have filled the Bothy yard with colour are already allocated for Harrow Council hanging baskets throughout the borough. Sharon Graham _____________________________________________ Food Stall at 174 Whitchurch Lane You may have noticed this food outlet which has been trading recently from the front of the property. We have been advised it is registered as a food premises, not trading illegally but does not have planning permission. The council has been contacted and are keeping the situation under review on a regular basis for safety and food hygiene and he has been warned that he is trading without planning permission.
LOGOTYPE
C A P R A
CAPRA NEWS UPDATE June 2020 Due to the current coronovirus and lockdown situation we have been unable to prepare, print and distribute the May Issue of CAPRA News. There are also major issues with circulation of any news update as CAPRA only has email contact details for less than half of our membership, even though we have been asking for this for over two years. This makes it difficult to keep members updated in the present circumstances as our committee is small and with a number of isolating, inactive and older people. If you know your neighbours are members please ask them if they have received this communication and if not ask them to contact us at contact@capra.org.uk . We are also looking for extra volunteers to help with deliveries and join the committee. We would like to extend our communications via social media but need someone to help us set up and manage it. Can you help? Certainly our area has been much quieter than usual with the exception of the park, with many people walking, exercising and gathering especially during the good weather. However, there are some issues that are now occurring. Shirley Sackwild (Hon Sec) Canons Park Station Car Park Redevelopment The planning application for this proposed redevelopment by TfL/Catalyst to build 118 flats in three 7 storey blocks (P/0858/20) went live on 8 th  June with a six week consultation period. Comments should be made on-line via the Harrow website planning portal. If you object to this proposal it is imperative to make comment to the L B Harrow even if you also make comment to TfL / Catalyst / Commonplace as responsibility for approval lies with Harrow Council Planning Committee. Any objections should be solely on planning grounds eg character of the area (suburban low level), height, bulk, density, overlooking, intensive use of the site, detrimental to residential amenity of the area, accessibility, the detrimental effect to the views to and from Canons Park, loss of parking provision and lack of local infrastructure. _______________________________________________ Roads and Transport  One of the few upsides of the lockdown has been the quietness on the roads. It has been easier to cross roads, easier to hear bird song, and one hopes that perhaps we can avoid going back totally to the way it was before. Harrow Council has implemented the new parking scheme in Buckingham Road and Whitchurch Avenue despite the lockdown. With traffic volumes lower than normal it is difficult to say whether it has finally cured the congestion at the eastern end of Buckingham Road. There is now very little available daytime on street parking at the western end of the road, fortunately most residents here have off- street parking. Matthew Rooum From the Friends of Canons Park Canons Park has been flooded with visitors since lock down began, with the vast majority of people behaving responsibly and really enjoying their time in the park. However, a few incidents earlier on, together with repairs still pending for the shelter in the Memorial Garden, have prompted the council to close it to the public until further notice.  The Friends have been allowed access to water the plants and carry out weeding with social distancing being observed. They, together with a number of park visitors, have been litter picking regularly so the park was not looking too neglected whilst the council struggled to provide maintenance due to staff absences and illness.  Grass cutting has now been resumed and litter bins are being emptied but the toilet is still closed.  The cafe has been open since the beginning of April and has had a steady stream of visitors who have greatly appreciated the newly-launched vegetarian and vegan food and ice cream options. Shaw Trust remains closed to visitors at this time and the vast majority of plants that have filled the Bothy yard with colour are already allocated for Harrow Council hanging baskets throughout the borough. Sharon Graham _____________________________________________ Food Stall at 174 Whitchurch Lane You may have noticed this food outlet which has been trading recently from the front of the property. We have been advised it is registered as a food premises, not trading illegally but does not have planning permission. The council has been contacted and are keeping the situation under review on a regular basis for safety and food hygiene and he has been warned that he is trading without planning permission.