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Brent Cross Thameslink consultation. Tuesday 25th April (4pm-6pm) or Monday 8th May (6pm-8pm): Holiday Inn Brent Cross, NW2 1LP. Details

West Hampstead events.

  • Latin dance workshop Saturday 29 April. 430. Learn Salsa and Meringue. Poster.

  • West Hampstead bookshop, famous childrens' author. Tues 9 may 5pm. Poster

  • CAWH 17 Dornfell St - 13 May 330. to celebrate mothers, see and try Indian Bollywood moves and learn to tie a sari. Poster

Bird Walks. organised by Gladstone Wildlife; Gladstone Wildlife. Poster

  • Sunday 30 April. 10am

  • Saturday 27 May, 10am

Join Andrew Peel of the RSPB and Marylebone Birdwatching Society to find out what birds are singing in the park.  Bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them. Meet at the old house footprint by the walled garden

  • Saturday 6 May, 10am. NIGHTINGALE WALK

Andrew is also leading a walk to hear nightingales sing. Meet at Cheshunt Station ticket hall, overground from Liverpool Street/Tottenham Hale stations.  Four mile walk taking four hours.  Bring lunch.  Queries:  Andrew:  07415 509522

Latin Dance Beginners workshop. Merengue and Salsa – Saturday 29th April 4.30pm – 6pm at Emmanuel Church Lyncroft Gardens, NW6 1JU. Buy tickets on the door £5 (Not couple dancing). Events leaflet

Willesden Triathlon. Willesden Triathlon Club’s spring event (an aquathlon) will happen at Willesden Sports Centre on Sunday 21 May, and is now open for registration. There will be two races: a 400m swim and 5k run, and a 200m swim and 3k run. See http://willesdentriathlon.co.uk/willesden-triathlon-events/ for information, and a link to the registration page.

Keyes Rd/ Walm lane cycle scheme. diagram

Exercise class. Jenny’s class at Willesden Sports Centre. Started Thursday 12 Jan but join any Thursday 12.45 to 1.45. 'Slow the aging process, improve your strength, energy levels, balance and all over fitness in a friendly session for the older adult. Free – just turn up.

Anthya Cohen's Autobiography "Overture and Beginners Please. An Autobiography in Five Movements" is available for sale on Amazon. Anthya, who has lived in Mapesbury for 30 years is also known as the international pianist Anthya Rael. The book tells the story of her childhood in South Africa, how her family, friends and teachers, together with turbulent historical events, shaped her life and led her in 1950 to bomb-damaged London.  Here she met and married the violinist Raymond Cohen and developed a successful concert career.

The book is available from Amazon, both as a paperback and an e book but can also be purchased from Anthya Cohen at 07791 622 527 or anthyacohen@googlemail.com
 

Walking Wednesday. Initiative from Ashford Place. Join them for a weekly walk for wellbeing. Meet outside Ashford Place, 60 Ashford Road at 12.00. Walk to Gladstone Park and back to Ashford Place for a healthy lunch. Poster

Local Choir. The Fortune Green choir (started off as a MapRA choir and still has many of our people in it) started new term on Tuesday Sept 13th. But can still join. Tuesday nights 7pm to 830pm.  Wide range of music; no audition – all welcome. Emmanuel church in West Hampstead. Details on their website:

Coles Green Tennis club

We are a small friendly local tennis club with three courts, a clubhouse and bar. Every Sunday we have social tennis from 2.30 and welcome potential new members to come down and have a game.

Every Saturday morning there are tennis lessons at only £3 for children, starting at 9.30 10.30 for 5-7 years, 10.30-11.30 8-10 years and 10+ at 11.30-12.30.  Alex 07973 417936

join@colesgreen.com.

Website http://www.colesgreen.moonfruit.com/

Exercise class. Jenny’s class at Willesden Sports Centre. Stopped for summer but will restart in September. Thursdays 12.45 to 1.45. 'Slow the aging process, improve your strength, energy levels, balance and all over fitness in a friendly session for the older adult. Free – just turn up.

Pilates class, Swiss Cottage. This class is under threat as the community centre is increasing the rental charge. Swiss Cottage Community Centre (3 mins from tube) 7pm every Wed, £10, no need to pay in advance or sign up to anything, just turn up. (Classes continue right through summer.)

 

Parkrun. Gladstone park. 9am each Saturday. Now in 5th year. More at:  http://www.parkrun.org.uk/gladstone/

Yoga for beginners and improvers; Ashford Place. 60 Ashford Road. new classes starting 24 May (6pm-7pm) and 27 May (1030-1130). Yoga classes for the community twice a week. Wear relaxed, light clothing to explore traditional yoga classes in a relaxed, friendly environment, building strength and stamina. (first class free, then £5). More

Dementia Café in Ashford Place. (60 Ashford Road) Drop in Tuesdays 2pm-4pm. The aim is to provide people who live with dementia as well as other mental health issues, their carers and families an opportunity to gather in an informal, relaxed and friendly atmosphere and meet other people in similar circumstances. For more information contact Danny Maher  Tel : 020 8208 8591 Mob: 07595 631 167 

Email : danny.maher@ashfordplace.org.uk.

See flyer

 

Service guide to refuse collection. (note 7meg)

Cricklewood Market; Friday and Saturdays; Cricklewood Lane. Tropical fruit; organic fruit and juice (Friday only). Fashion and accessories stall by a Cricklewood resident. Bakery, Organic meat, poultry and veegetables, artisan cakes, street foods, floral, fashion and holistic stalls. Alistair Lambert has artistically dressed the public square in vibrant colours  Your local market needs your support.

Become a diabetes community champion.

Brent is working in partnership with Diabetes UK to launch an exciting project to recruit and train 15 residents as volunteer diabetes community champions. As a champion you will:

  • learn about the signs, symptoms and risk factors of Type 2 diabetes

  • learn how individuals can reduce their risk

  • raise awareness at local events, amongst friends, family and the local community and signpost to local Brent services.

If you are looking to improve your skills and gain experience in a health promotion role, then we would love to hear from you. Out of pocket expenses will be provided. To register your interest email Casey Collyer or call 07595 201 990.

Citizen advice surgery Every sat At 10 30 to 12. In Pakistan Community centre Marley walk Station parade NW2 4PU Free Everyone welcome Pakcc47@yahoo.co.uk  updated 8/2/15

"Shut up and Write" is moving. To the Crown Moran Hotel. They have provided a private room for each Monday a6 6.15pm (either Camden or Brfent Room). If you are interested in being part of Creative Cricklewood's writing group, to meet weekly to write together for 90 mins; register on the meet-up page and come along any Monday..

 

Indoor tennis for Children. At uPlay tennis, we are working alongside Brent Council to try to get people out playing our sport in the borough. We are running free courses for schools and we're running programmes at some of Brent's park sites. At the moment during the Winter period, we are running indoor tennis courses for children at Willesden Sports Centre. To find out more details about coaching and to book a court in Brent, please visit our website www.uplaytennis.com. Andy Wicks (updated 10/10/14)

Crowd funding support for Ashford Place. Rough sleeping in Brent has increased 671% in four years. 20 people are found sleeping rough every week in Brent by our outreach team. There is no direct access accommodation in the borough for them. AP is  raising funds for an all-year-round shelter, so that AP services can offer a complete route from homelessness into independent living. Please circulate to friends, relatives, anyone you think might help our project. Any contribution is much appreciated.  tinyurl.com/roughsleepingbrent. Received 1/9/14

Capoeira in NW2: Give it a try! Capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art, will make you fit, fast and flexible. Beginners welcome, experts too, in this new group. First session (free) on Thursday 31 July, 6-8pm, at Gladstone Community Centre, 162 Anson Rd. London NW2 6BH. Wear flat trainers, loose cotton trousers, and a t-shirt. Contact Andre (Monitor Macaco Velho) on 07908607705. See you there. Received 1/8/14 

Irish dance classes. Run by local member Katie Hefferan. From Beginners to Advanced (4 years and above). Tuesdays 6.15-7.15pm; Saturdays 10.30-11.30am. At Manor School, Chamberlayne Road, NW10/ Details Katie on 07854 151654  (received 2/3/13)

 

Guitar lessons. Friendly, encouraging and experienced teacher. All ages welcome. Beginners welcome. Electric or acoustic. Teaching is designed to suit you. You will learn at a pace you are comfortable and happy with. Learn your favourite songs. Styles covered include rock, reggae, blues, indie, punk and ska. 
Theory and songwriting is also covered, enabling you to develop
your full potential across rhythm and lead. Contact Charlie Minnion.
07843 006007 / charlie@guitardude.co.uk /
http://guitardude.co.uk/ (received 31/1/13)

 

Fostering and adoption appeal. Could you change the life of a child? See info (received 19/9/12)

 

Free debt counselling available in Cricklewood. Christians Against Poverty (CAP) has a debt-counselling centre in your residents area. CAP provide this service in partnership with St. Gabriel's church, Cricklewood. CAP is an award winning charity that offers free, face-to-face debt counselling to all. Our personal and long-term approach empowers people to get out of debt and learn budgeting skills with great success. Almost 90% of our clients pay all their bills and debts on time every month, with the same number saying that our help was life transforming or a great help.

We assist people to become in control of their finances and start paying back their debts. Debt can have a devastating effect on people’s lives, causing rent arrears, eviction, relationship breakdown or even suicide. CAP’s vision is to help vulnerable people and specifically those who are struggling due to the effects of unmanageable debt. Debbie Davies (received 3/07/12)

car boot sale. Every Sunday 9am - 2pm. By 110 Walm Lane (opposite WG tube). Entrance 50p children free. contact 07549 100 760 (from leaflet)

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Flavour lounge stall

Chris Brambley - singer / songwriter at Flavour lounge

Tropical fruit at Cricklewood market