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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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Community skip. Saturday 10 Aug from 10-12am. 28 Temple Road. Flyer.


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.


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.


Brent Connects - Willesden. Wednesday 26 June 7pm at Willesden Library

Agenda; Action notes from last meeting. Community safety strategy update; CIL presentation


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 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 2018 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

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 (2017) 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


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 July 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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