I would like to compliment the work done by the few volunteer staff at the Pinner Association, who I know have the interest of us all in the area but are short on time and numbers to promote their excellent work.

We have had the support from Geoffrey Wheel and James Kincaid and appreciate the insertion in the last edition of The Villager. We want the Pinner Association to do well and be the voice of Pinner.

We need to think of the future of Pinner and be aware of developers that are trying to come into the area and like a dentist's drill, cherry picking certain cavities, I mean properties and drill away the existing houses and build new homes and flats not in keeping with the area.

Some of you would have seen our placards which were stolen by the anti-development faction.

Clearly our campaign is irritating developers. The Pinner Association has visited our development and has written supportive letters to the editor and we are appreciative.

If residents want to save Pinner's uniqueness and avoid an Uxbridge Road or Northwood style look, then we have to work together and fight or the developers will find a way of purchasing a site and making it a test case. Some of you will know about our campaign as well as Capel Gardens.

How many of you know about the proposed developments which have not yet hit the planning department?

If the Association is to provide a proactive service to residents on planning issues, as opposed to a reactive one, we residents need to be vocal and advise the Association early enough of what is going on so proper advice can be given.

We as a group cannot and are unable to run every anti-planning campaign.

Edwin Lucas