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Clean up team 13 April 2019 Opera in the Dell
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If you live in Mapesbury (roughly between Willesden and Kilburn stations and Cricklewood Broadway) and care about the area, this is your web site. We welcome comments; see contacts page
News / Local Events
MapRA Open Gardens Day was a great success. comments and pictures on sandra's blog.
Opera in the Dell on Sat 15 June was again a great community success despite some rain early on. Picture above thanks to artists: Oscar Castellino (above), Julieth Lozano Flora McIntosh, and David Freedman, pianist Mark Troop. Thanks to Mark and David who jointly organised the event.
Brent Connects - Willesden. Wednesday 26 June 7pm at Willesden Library
MapRA AGM report.
Tree-in-Tanks project by WG Town Team working with Brent Council to improve the High Road. Report of meeting.
Advice about distraction burglary
Local Police Crime Prevention advice for Xmas (most generally applicable)
Local police December newsletter
Report on MapRA meeting with council reps on refuse and recycling. Link to report
Watling Gardens Dementia Garden opened by Mayor and leader of Council, last Saturday 22 September. Picture above and see video
MapRA 2018 Front Garden Awards.
The initial road by road judging took place in late June and the final best gardens were chosen in mid-July, so it depended very much on what was looking good then as to who was chosen. There were lots of very good gardens this year and the judges reported finding it difficult to make the final choice.
Willesden Shopper. July 2018 edition of newsletter about shops and activities in Willesden Green.
The Mapesbury Conservation Area Design Guide has been completed. Link. It is more detailed than the previous one, providing good guidance area on all matters relating to development and alterations in the conservation. This note summarises the key aspects of the guide.
Cricklewood Community Library has succeeded in reaching its target of £114,000 by the deadline. Can still donate to help for future work.
Anti-social behaviour - report to Brent Noise Pollution Team (0208 937 – 5252 / Out of Hours 0208 937 1234), For long-term nuisance, keep a record. Form
Hate Crime. For what to do if you believe you are a victim of hate crime; see link
Reports of spate of graffiti; best report to Veolia with by photo app on smart phone (download app by link).
Courier Fraud awareness. Link to note by local Police
Culture in Brent July Newsletter
Brent Council April Newsletter
Local Mapesbury Councillors contacts and surgeries:
Lia Colacicco (Labour); Ahmad Shahzad OBE (Labour)
Tariq Dar (Labour)
Link to details on Brent council site
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Membership is open to all residents of the electoral ward of Mapesbury who share our aims and objectives. MapRA is a secular organisation.
MapRA charges a yearly membership fee which covers administration of the Association and assists in the running of events.
Mapesbury Dell. Gold Award winning small park in NW2
Tree Pit's flowers. If you would like to 'adopt' a tree pit near your home, advice and free plants are available from MapRA and the gardening club. For details, along with hints and tips, see guide here.
Police twitter. Follow our local SNT PC Jimmy O’Sullivan on twitter @MPSMapesbury
Queens Park day 2016 - juicing apples
Watling Gardens garden after planting
Alistair's sheep in Cricklewood