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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


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MapRA Open Gardens Day 2019. 23 June. Join us for great social event of the year.  More


Police Safer Neighbourhood Panel. Report of meeting on 15 April.


Tree-in-Tanks project by WG Town Team working with Brent Council to improve the High Road. Report of meeting.


Consultation on proposed changes to Mapesbury Ward. You can see the proposals

and make comments at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/. MapRA's objections (to reduce the size of the ward and no of councillors; to change the name to Cricklewood). can be seen here

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


MapRA Open Gardens Day this year will be Sunday 23 June


Watling Gardens Dementia Garden opened by Mayor and leader of Council, last Saturday 22 September. Picture above and see video

MapRA February Newsletter (summary of last 3 months for members not on email)

MapRA 2018 Front Garden Awards.

  • Overall Best Front Garden  - 32 Dartmouth Road

  • Runner up  - 58 Chatsworth Road

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 edition of newsletter about shops and activities in Willesden Green.

Willesden Green Residents Association set up. Minutes of inaugural meeting

MapRA Privacy policy. Mapesbury Residents Association undertakes to collect and use your personal data in compliance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) which came into force on 25 June 2018. More

MapRA AGM was on Wed 25 April 2018. Report here. New constitution was accepted.

MapRA annual report is now out. You can see a soft copy here

110 Walm lane. Application (no 18/0210) to demolish and replace by 5-storey residential block. MapRA objection. This has now been refused by Brent.

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. 


Dementia Friendly Mapesbury. Two Summary reports on the project so far by Dr Mary Tilki - the clinical adviser to CAD-Brent. Dementia friendly Mapesbury; Whole street of support


MapRA Open Gardens Day last year was great success. Thanks to all (over 80 people) who were involved in making it happen. For description and pictures , see Sandra's blog.


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

Making Mapesbury Dementia friendly. Funding for facilitate Mapesbury Ward as first  dementia friendly ward in Brent. Get in touch. And try Ashford Place Dementia Café.; very good place for support. Flyer

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

Links to Mapesbury Dell site: newsletter

              Ashford PlaceThings to do at AP

              Culture in Brent March Newsletter

          Brent Council April Newsletter

              Willesden Green Town team;

           Cricklewood Library

           Friends of Gladstone Park; Gladstone Park Wildlife

           Creative Cricklewood;   Clitterhouse Farm project. Email

           Willesden Shopper newsletter         


Useful local Information:                          

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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