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If you live in Mapesbury (roughly between Willesden and Kilburn stations and Cricklewood Broadway, including Chatsworth Road) and care about the area, this is your web site. We welcome comments; see contacts page

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RISE2020 opening  free evening for Brent’s year as Borough of Culture. Today 18 January 7pm-745pm at Wembley Park (Olympic Way – in front of the stadium. Weather looks clear though will be pretty cold. More and some photos at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKBRENT/bulletins/27663bc


Queensbury (110 Walm Lane) The public enquiry inspector has reported (appeal, covering letter) and allowed the appeal. This means that the development will go ahead. This is disappointing to most of us who have campaigned against it and especially the Save the Queensbury group.

Application for tool storage for WGTT gardening work on Willesden Green station platforms.  Thanks to those who supported it; successful.


Brent Police Newsletter. Link to first newsletter. The Police very keen to get feedback on the newsletter and what you would like in next edition.


Police Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel. Report of meeting on 22 July. Next meeting Monday 28 November.


MapRA Open Gardens Day was a great success. comments and pictures on sandra's  blog.


Advice on cold call fraudsters.


Brent's Flyer on reporting crime.


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.


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


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


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


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 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

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.


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


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

Links to Mapesbury Dell site: newsletter

              Ashford PlaceThings to do at AP

              Culture in Brent November Newsletter

          Brent Council Bulletin

              Willesden Green Town team;

           Cricklewood Library

           Friends of Gladstone Park; Gladstone Park Wildlife

           Creative Cricklewood;   Clitterhouse Farm project.

           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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