This page is dedicated to the Ruislip, Northwood & Pinner constituency and the wards contained within.
Please visit for regular updates on your area.
Your UKIP constituency representative is Gerard Barry
Harefield Ward Update – May 2016
It was good to meet so many local residents during our recent street stall on Harefield High Street.
The branch were joined by UKIP London Mayoral candidate Peter Whittle and GLA assembly candidate David Kurten, who spent some time on the stall before heading down to HOAC to meet representatives from the Stop HS2 campaign. (below)
Both Peter and David are now elected members of the Greater London Assembly (GLA) and will give a voice to residents in our area.
Dangerous collapsed drain on the High Street
We spotted this during the stall event and reported to the maintenance team at Hillingdon Council. We received a reply on 20th April to say that this will be dealt with (Ref 5052014)
Proposed Youth Centre, Ash Grove, Harefield
Ward rep Gerard Barry has been in touch with Residents on this issue and is in full support of the petition that went in to the Council to oppose it.
Whilst we support a Youth Centre in Harefield, this is obviously completely the wrong place to site it.
This has been covered recently in the local Gazette
Do you have an issue that you would like us to look at? Please feel free to contact via the website www.ukiphillingdon.com
Your Parliamentary candidate for the 2015 General election is Gerard Barry
Dear Mr Barry,
Congratulations and well done.
My name is Stephen Collett and I am a husband and father of 2 girls living in Harefield (Mossendew Close). You are a great candidate and represent the only political party with any common sense. The HS2 for example. It’s the equivalent of not being able to pay the mortgage and buying a train set for £2000! The wife would NOT be happy, right?!
I could go on, but just wanted to say well done as you politicians get a bad name sometimes but you only do the job because you care!
Please keep up the good work as you can count on my vote.
All the best and I hope you have a great weekend!!
Wine & Buffet Evening
The Harefield Library, Park Lane, Harefield, UB9 6BJ
Thursday 26th March 2015 at 7.30pm
Dear Members and Friends
You are cordially invited to join me, Gerard Barry, UKIP’s parliamentary candidate for Rusilip, Northwood and Pinner to a ‘UKIP Members’ Get Together Evening at the above venue.
A tasty buffet and some excellent wine will be provided for you and I very much look forward to meeting you. We will also be holding a raffle of some fun items.
07712 868 736
Meantime Mixed Case of Beer (12 x 330 ml bottles of beer)
Magnum of Laurent-Perrier Champagne
Various bottles of Champagne
Vouchers for John Lewis & House of Fraser etc
Posted Monday 26th January 2015
Dear Friends and Colleagues
I am writing to you as members of the public and to fellow UKIPpers in Hillingdon to do two things. Firstly to introduce myself and secondly, to invite you to a UKIP Public Meeting in Harefield on the 11th February 2015 at 7.00pm.
Venue: St Mary’s Church Hall, High Street, Harefield, UB9 6BX.
Public Meeting – Weds 11th February
Hillingdon branch are proud to announce our latest public meeting.
This will commence at 7pm on Wednesday 11th February at St Mary’s Church Hall on Harefield High Street and will feature –
A resident of Harefield, Gerard will outline his vision for the area and how UKIP can make a positive difference to the community
There will be a Question and Answer session from the floor immediately after speeches where you can quiz the speakers on the issues that affect you.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Parliamentary Candidate update
On the 28th October 2014, UKIP Hillingdon held the hustings for the Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner constituency and I was selected by the members present to become the Approved Candidate.
The purpose of the Public Meeting on the 11th February is to meet as many local people as possible together with UKIP Members, to introduce myself and ask for your support in the upcoming General Election.
The meeting will also provide an update on HS2 and UKIP’s position with an expert speaker in the form of Cllr Chris Adams while Richard Barnes will provide a further insight in to recent developments locally.
The flyers for the meeting will be printed off shortly and I hope that you will help me spread the word about the meeting by distributing these flyers locally. Perhaps you will also encourage a friend, colleague or neighbour to attend the meeting.
If you are available to help with leafleting and canvassing please let me know by return:
My contact details are:
M: 07712 868 736
I look forward to meeting you at some stage.
On Monday the 13th October 2014 UKIP’s Harefield representative attended the Harefield Tenants and Residents Association meeting to hear from the Borough planning officer on the contentious planning application.
The meeting was extremely well attended with a packed room and standing room at a premium. Congratulations to the Committee for their tireless and selfless work in acting on behalf of everyone in Harefield.
We were there to hear from the borough’s planning officer on the planning application submitted to develop a dementia village on the Medi Park site with over 400 residential units proposed.
Clearly this is a major planning application and its implications for the village are enormous hence the level of interest. The general tone of the meeting was one of distrust in that this application is a potential stalking horse for what the site owners really want, a dense residential development delivered at maximum profit and with scant regard to the local constraints.
This application is being viewed as another battle in the ongoing war to protect greenbelt land and the residents were quick to point out the numerous inconsistencies, fallacious statements and lack of clear and concise detail in the application.
For example the offer of a swimming pool for the benefit of the village was seen for what it was, a weak attempt to portray a benefit to the people of Harefield. In fact the fine print, which was identified by an eagle eyed resident stated that any swimming pool would only be available to the general public on a very limited basis.
Confidence in elected officials and borough professional staff appears weak in that one of Harefield’s own elected councillors, Henry Higgins (CON) presides over the Major Planning Committee and he was not present.
There was a feeling that the electorate continue to be treated with some disdain by the developers and the only hope is that the will of the people of Harefield will be represented by our councillors when the application is to be discussed at the Public Meeting.
If residents were hoping for some satisfaction or direction as to how this application will be dealt with then they were sorely disappointed as the borough official was only able to discuss the planning process itself and was unable to comment on the chances of it being refused. He will prepare a report for the Councillors to consider and it is these councillors we should be focusing on to ensure that the local concerns are heard.
For my part I queried whether the council will have any consideration for the financial standing of the party applying for planning permission as they do not own the land, we do not know what their legal and business relationship with the landowner is and we can only guess as to their eventual end game.
It is interesting to note that Comer Homes fought Harrow Council for years for permission to build Bradstowe House in Harrow town centre and when they eventually got planning they built the frame only leaving the site an eye sore to this day in the heart of Harrow.
The application was withdrawn on the 23rd December 2014 by the agents for the developers just 6 days before a decision notice was due.
This is not the end of the battle and no doubt the HTRA will remain vigilant and keep the village informed as and when another attempt to secure planning permission is made.