It was launched in 1984 as part of the Harrow & Wembley Observer series of weekly tabloids published by Trinity Mirror Southern for north-western Greater London. For its first year of publication it was known as the Pinner & Harrow Observer.
The editorial offices of the series moved from Harrow to Uxbridge in early 2009.
The titles in the Observer series were all paid-for newspapers until October 2010, when the Harrow Leader ceased publication. The Pinner Observer went from being the second-smallest title (by some distance) of a series of four, to the largest in a series of three. However, its circulation’s been cut back in 2012; it’s now just slightly larger than the Wembley Observer, leaving the Harrow Observer well ahead.
All the titles in the series share a common website, with local community mini-sites; the link below is to the Pinner, Hatch End & Wealdstone community pages.
It comes out on Thursdays.