The Mapesbury estate lies between Willesden Lane and Cricklewood Broadway / Shoot-up Hill, between Kilburn station and around Willesden Green underground station (see map). MapRA covers the estate area plus, northwards to Riffel Road, and southwest over the railway line to Willesden Lane.

Mapesbury is an outstanding example of a Edwardian housing development strongly influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement. It’s conveniently located, with excellent transport links on the Jubilee line to the West End, South Bank & the City and is within easy reach of some of London’s best amenities.

mapra constitution


MapRA started in the early 1970s initially as a campaign group against traffic cutting through the area. It has grown to around 800 households covering a range of community social and campaign issues. The association still aims to act in the interests of all local residents and support them with any problems.


In 1982 ten roads in Mapesbury were designated a Conservation area. The roads are: Anson, Dartmouth, Dawlish, Exeter, Keyes, Hoveden, Lydford & Mapesbury, Teignmouth, Walm Lane. Although some Mapesbury properties are not included, they benefit substantially from bordering the area.


Lia Colacicco

Dartmouth Road (Former Councillor and Brent mayor)

Alison Cossar

Hoveden Road

Tom Cotton

Keyes Road

Cllr Tariq Dar

Henson Avenue (Local councillor)

Steven Iliffe

Walm Lane (Chair)

Jacqui Pelham

Anson Road

Carol Reeman

Langton Road (NW2)

Angela Payne

Melrose Avenue

Cllr Gwen Grahl

Local Councillor

Gerry Weston

Teignmouth Road (Org. Sec.)

Dickson Abegunde

Walm Lane

Anthony Dunn

Walm Lane

Derek Forsyth

Keyes Road

Alex Henderson

Walm Lane

Alex Henderson

Walm Lane

Gerrie Sturgeon

Walm Lane (Treasurer)

MapRA are always looking for new committee members if this sounds of interest to you then please get in contact


MapRA always aim to improve the local area and the lives of those living here. We have worked on many campaigns recently including:

  • Produced and distributed new guidance for Conservation Area
  • Continue to hold regular biennial Open Gardens Day events
  • Held annual information stalls at AGM each spring
  • Fought a campaign against development of the Queensbury pub (un-successful)