Message from Brent Police Commander, Sara Leach
(Summarised). Officers from the Cyber Crime Unit are reminding the public to look out for any suspicious forms of communications that may be scams. Anyone who receives a suspicious text, email or phone call should report it to Action Fraud via https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/. More can be found here.
Dedicated Coronavirus patrols continue to ensure individuals and businesses are not flouting the rules across the BCU. Safer Neighbourhood officers from Brondesbury, Kensal Green and Queens Park wards recently conducted joint patrols with Brent Council targeting premises not following legislation.
Operation Salamanca; a week-long operation to track down wanted offenders. Led by A/Insp James Wright, 76 arrests were made by the end of the week – a fantastic result. Of those arrests, 23 were for breach of bail, including some on bail for robbery and burglary.
Suspects arrested after Kilburn murder
Sven Badzak, 22 year old, died after an assault last Saturday. A second victim, a 16 year old male was found nearby and taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition. A 17 year old man was arrested on 9th February on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday, 10 February. The investigation is being led by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command. Anybody with information that can help the investigation is urged to call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 5580/06Feb if they:
- were in or around Willesden Lane, Kilburn High Road or nearby streets about 5:40pm on Saturday 6 February
- saw the incident
- saw the group of males
- saw anyone running away after the incident, perhaps down a side road
- was driving in the area and has a dashcam.
To remain anonymous:
- anyone can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org
- young people can visit Fearless, which is part of Crimestoppers, at fearless.org
A set of keys has been found on Teignmouth Road between houses 20-30. If you have lost some and think they might be yours let me know and I’ll put you in touch with Marc who found them.
in Gladstone Park will re-open in the next couple of months. The new leaseholders are a mother and daughter team who intend to run it very much as a family café.
Phone call volunteers.
Mapesbury Mutual aid group are looking for volunteers to join their friendly phone calls project. It’s important we all feel connected with our communities for our mental well-being, however, lots of residents are feeling lonely and isolated. Mutual Aid have set up this Friendly Phone Calls project to try to eliminate some of this loneliness; this is also the perfect way to get to know your neighbours, make a difference and even make new friends locally. If you can spare a little time each week to help out with this; please complete their form and they will be in touch. Based on similar interests and other compatibility, they will partner you with someone local. And if you – or someone you know – would benefit from this project, please get in touch on 07311 428653 or email them on Mapesburymutualaid@gmail.com
Kilburn station steps may be causing a hazard. A member knows three people who have slipped and fallen descending on the right hand side. One of them broke his ankle, and another damaged her back; all able-bodied. Can people let me know if they have similar experience. Of course, one needs to be careful, especially when slippery conditions.
“Reminder – Never miss a parcel – Your parcel couldn’t be delivered today”. If you get this purporting to come from Royal Mail is it a scam.
Traffic accident data
This may be of interest to some.
Transport for London has information on all slight, serious and fatal collisions since 2005. The TFL webpage London Collision Map ( tfl.gov.uk/collision-map ) shows all collisions and can be enlarged to see each street in the ward. One can choose slight, serious or fatal collisions and also filter for type of vehicle and for age. (The current map data is until 2019 and does not yet include 2020.)
TfL also has a road danger reduction dashboard. This is for three years up to the end of 2019 and includes charts for data on ages, vehicles, gender, severity, driver/passenger/pedestrian.
Finally, a map shows the speed limits all over London. A large area now has a 20mph limit. If you enlarge it, you should be able to see the roads in your area.
One of our members has a problem that when printing this email it misses some lines – usually under a header. I can’t see anything wrong but does anyone else have the problem?
Current local Planning applications
(For details search Brent Planning. New items in red)
- App: 21/0359, 73 Cricklewood Broadway. Comments by 1 March. Erection of a single storey rear extension and detached outbuilding to ground floor restaurant to accommodate additional seating, serving bar, accessible toilet and storage
- App: 21/0028, 18 Exeter Road. Revised application Comments by 26 February. Change of use from HMO to single dwelling with: demolition of front extension, single storey rear extension, conversion of loft to habitable space with rear roof extension connecting to existing tower, sash windows to replace non-original windows to front and rear, changes to side fenestration, new boundary treatment, bin storage to front garden area and associated hard and soft landscaping.
- App: 20/4102, 147 Cricklewood Broadway. Comments by 19 February. First and second floor rear extension and roof alterations to facilitate 5 bedroom ancillary accommodation to Public House; cycle and waste storage to first floor rear and frosted windows to front elevation.
- App: 21/0118, 14 Keyes Road. Comments by 19 February. Proposed demolition of existing rear conservatory and erection of a single storey rear extension
Virus Support information. Book free covid test. https://www.brent.gov.uk/covidtesting
Guide to tradesmen and services.Under devt; if you need information from thse, ask me.
Ashford Place https://www.ashfordplace.org.uk/;
Cricklewood Library http://www.cricklewoodlibrary.org.uk/
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Gerry Weston: https://www.mapra.org.uk/