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St Cuthbert's Church, Fordwych Road,
Saturday 19 May 2018 at 7.30pm. Programme and
Tickets £12/ Reservations 07721 592869. (Includes
a glass of wine or fruit juice)
No booking fee / Wine bar open from 7pm
Air Quality Champion. Brent Council is looking
for volunteers to take part in its Community Air Quality Champions
Programme. It aims to raise awareness of local air quality
initiatives and the steps people can take to help improve local air
Champions will help members of
their local community to engage with local air quality initiatives,
and take part in major air quality events in the borough. This
includes Clean Air Day in June and sustainable travel options
throughout the borough such as car clubs, cycling, and electric
vehicle charging points.
Anyone living in the borough
with an interest in improving the local community can join, and give
as much or as little time as they wish.
Training will be provided to Air
Quality Champions by the council's Environmental Monitoring Team on
local air quality issues and useful information for volunteers.
Brent Private rented sector Community chanpions. In
June 2018, Launch meeting 27 June 3pm. Initiative to help community groups
share information with private tenants and landlords.
Nearly a third of tenants in Brent rent from a private landlord or
agent. Private renters may not be aware of their rights or the
services in place to support them. Similarly, landlords who let out
properties may be unaware of their regulatory duties.
Private Rented Sector community champions will be:
To find out more about the initiative, contact programme
coordinator Jo Wilson:
Babelonia in Cricklewood. start Thursday 22 March 12-1pm,
Ashford Place. Have some fun and learn to speak some common phrases
that we can use to greet our neighbours. Learn a few key words in 12
different languages. Apply by email
Queen's Park "Open Gardens & Studios” Sunday June 17 1-6pm.
This biennial event will take place in the area surrounding the
park, with some 15 private gardens open
to the public as well
as some 14 local artists/ceramicists showing their work. Entry is by
ticket only which can be purchased in advance or on the day.
Jenny’s class at Willesden Sports Centre. 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.
Cat Feeding Circle.
A small group of Mapesbury residents
have set up a cat-feeding circle. If you’d like to join, or find
someone local to feed your cat while you’re away, please email
Kilburn tube gardening:
Sun 6 May (and the first Sunday of every month) from 11am-12.30pm.
Join the volunteers who tidy and look after the beds – no gardening
experience needed. Tell staff so you don’t need to use your Oyster
card to get in and meet up at the beds on the platform. Email
Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org or join
Families. Hannah Scotten, Project Officer,
Brent Volunteers Supporting Families (contact 07808 862 091) is
looking for volunteers. The volunteers come from all walks of life
and would be supporting and empowering others which in turn will
help to build stronger communities.
"This is a great way for people
to build their skills and to help others" Below is some further
information about the project
"We recruit, train and support
volunteers to mentor and support families with complex needs, such
as alcohol or substance misuse where children are at risk of
significant harm through neglect. They make weekly visits to the
families building up a strong relationship with the parent/s,
listening to problems and offering practical help. Run in
partnership with Brent council to target families most in need of
support, our volunteers help keep families together and reduce the
number of children being put on child protection plans and child in
need plans. By improving parenting skills, reducing isolation and
improving the quality of family life the reliance on social care
services is reduced."
Fridays 9.15 - 10.15 @ West Hampstead Community Centre (CAWH), 17
Dornfell Street (off Mill Lane)
Saturdays - 10.30 - 11.30 in the Reading Room @ Willesden Green
Library, 95 High Road
details and to book a place call or email Miranda 07973 158 138/
Keyes Rd/ Walm lane cycle
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.
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
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 email@example.com
Local Choir. The Fortune Green choir
(started off as a MapRA choir and still has many of our people
in it) starts new term on Tuesday Jan 9th. But can
Tuesday nights 7pm to 830pm. Wide range of music; no audition –
all welcome. Emmanuel church in West
Hampstead. Details on their
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.
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
Parkrun. Gladstone park. 9am
each Saturday. Now in 5th year. More at:
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
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
Service guide to refuse collection.
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.
Lambert has artistically dressed the public square in
vibrant colours Your local market needs your
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
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.
surgery Every sat At
10 30 to 12. In Pakistan
Community centre Marley
walk Station parade NW2
4PU Free Everyone
"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
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.
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)
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 /
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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)