Upcoming FoPVG Annual General Meeting

The Friends of Pinner Village Garden’s 2021 Annual General Meeting is set to take place over Zoom on 14th June. Papers were sent out to all members this past Monday.

At the meeting, we will give updates to the work taken place in the park over the last two years, along with a financial update and the current membership status. We will discuss the current five year plan for the park, and hold the election for the committee members.

While all posts are up for re-election, we would like to highlight the following vacancies should you think that you could help improve the park through one of these posts and would like to stand:

Communications Lead
Manage FoPVG Facebook, website, Twitter, and newsletter. Manage communications with outside media sources.

Volunteer Coordinator (50% of role as part of a job share agreement)
To support, advise and encourage current members. Organising work parties/ liaising with /recruiting new volunteers. Record volunteer hours /report this to Chair. Must be available to attend events and recruit new members.

Junior Ambassador
Support/encourage/ recruit younger members

Should you wish to stand for these or any other roles on the committee, you will need to be a member first. To sign up, please go to our Become a Member page for further information.

If you’d like any further information about these, any other roles, volunteering in general or the AGM process, then please do Contact Us.

Can the Pinner Local Community Bring a Junior Parkrun to Pinner Village Gardens?

The Friends of Pinner Village Gardens, local running club Metros and members of the local community are keen to establish a Pinner junior parkrun within Pinner Village Gardens.

Junior parkrun is a free 2km event for children between the ages of 4 and 14 of all running standards, which will take place every Sunday at 9:00am in Pinner Village Gardens.


Junior parkrun offers an opportunity for all the family to get involved and come together on a regular basis to help improve their health and fitness whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of this beautiful park. Everyone can jog, run, skip or walk together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all, and best of all, it really is free for participants! The organising team is working hard to achieve the various goals needed to bring the junior parkrun to Pinner.One of the main challenges to starting a junior parkrun is obtaining the £4,000 funding for the start-up fee which is essentially the purchase of a perpetual license to operate parkrun. This will include the provision of essential equipment needed to operate the parkrun (license, insurance, signage, etc.)  as well as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

The team are investigating several avenues to gain funding and the Friends of Pinner Village Gardens are eager to make a donation towards the effort.
If any of our members or the broader community wish to make a contribution towards establishing the junior parkrun, you can do so by electronic fund transfer using reference: Pinner parkrun

·          bank – Co-operative
·          account name – FRIENDS OF PINNER VILLAGE GARDENS
·          sort code – 08-92-99
·          account number – 65792256

In addition, the FoPVG and colleagues at Nower Hill School, are hoping to organise a sponsored 2km event on Sunday 25th July. More information on that in the near future.

If anyone would like further information on the junior parkrun or are interested in occasional volunteering, please contact:

Glyn Watkins – glynwatkins11@gmail.com

Emma Rackham – emma.rackham@parkrun.com

Our Upcoming Summer Event

The Friends of Pinner Village Gardens are pleased to annouce that we are hosting a summer family event on Sunday 27th June, between 11am and 3pm. This will be held next to the climbing rock in the middle of the park; details have been added to our events calendar.

There will be a plant sale, nature activities for children and families, and we are pleased to announce that our 2022 FoPVG calendar will go on sale on the day. Members of the FoPVG Committee will be in attendance and ready to answer all your questions about upcoming projects and plans for the park.

We are also delighted to have local women’s signing group Capital Connection who will be singing from 12pm and looking for new people to join their fabulous group.

Announcing Our 2022 Calendar Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the photography competition for our 2022 calendar competition. We had a huge number of entries from both our members and our Facebook followers. After whittling that down to a shortlist of 20 finalists, we put it back out to our members and on our Facebook page to select the 12 winners.

The voting was tight for several seasons, and we would like to thank all our entrants. We hope this will be such a success that we run it again next year, so be sure to keep taking photos throughout the year ready for when the competition re-opens once again next spring.

Without any further delay, here is a preview of our calendar, which we hope to have printed and ready for purchase soon.

Our New Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website – pinnervillagegardens.org.uk, which will enable us to keep visitors better informed about the activities in the park, including how to get involved. Please do get in touch and Contact Us with feedback, thoughts and ideas on how to improve the site. What do you want to see, what do you want featured – this website is here to inform you, so let us know what you’d like to see.