MapRA newsletter

Vaccination at the Mosque

Yesterday 322 vaccinations were done at the mosque; 30% more than expected, by Dr Haidar’s team. Volunteers, led by Sapna Chadha, MapRA committee member, controlled the crowds and helped with admin. Another pop-up vaccination day at the mosque will be held next Friday 5 March; And lateral flow tests will continue during the rest of the week. To book call Mr P Joshi, 07760 781667. They are accepting all priority groups 1-9 in the local community. See link for priority groups. Any queries relating to the mosque site  should to Dr Amjid Riaz, Covid 19 Lead, Central Mosque Brent, 07989 443172.

As this is a pop up site only once a week and for locals the NHS are not giving them a booking link sadly. The only way to get a booking is to what’s app or message P Joshi and he is under the data protection rules of the NHS. Please don’t call him as it’s too busy for him.Only message and do not call him.


We may be nearing the end of the lockdown but support groups and foodbank are still vital for many people. Support them if you can:

Brent Environmental network

A couple of our members attended the Brent Climate emergency workshop. It was interesting and well intentioned – a genuine chance to engage. Many councillors and officers there – but disappointingly few residents. It was, however, good to talk about homes, parks, roads, trees, air enforcement etc. If you would like to sign up the Brent Environmental network mailing list see link As part of the Brent Environmental Network, you will receive newsletters containing relevant updates and ideas for reducing your environmental impact. This could include one-off tips, links to council or third-party services, new sustainability initiatives to get involved with, as well as grants and funding opportunities.

Cricklewood Junction works

The Cricklewood Business Group (led by Danny Maher of Ashford Place) circulated an update about the junction works on Cricklewood Lane. Developers are confident that the corner building will be demolished by June and the new junction operating in September. A key concern from the Cricklewood Town Team and Councillors is the absence of any plans for a pedestrian crossing on the A5/Chichele Road junction. They have been lobbying for a pedestrian crossing for a number of years but to little avail despite pointing out the dangers of the current crossing. They will again lobby the Mayor and TFL to demand a safe pedestrian crossing as part of the junction works programme.  More

Current local Planning applications

(For details search Brent Planning. New items in red)

  • App: 21/0449, Merrion House, 169-171 Cricklewood Broadway. Comments by 11 March. Removal of external metal staircase to existing flats.
  • App: 20/1667, 12A St Gabriel’s Road. Comments by  11 March. Revised plans. Proposed rear raised terrace to rear of flat and new boundary fence.
  • App: 21/0359, 73 Cricklewood Broadway. Comments by 4 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. Comments by 11 march. 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: 20/0480, 39 Dartmouth Road. Approved subject to conditions. Conversion of maisonette over ground and first floors into two separate residential units. Reduced width of glazed doors to ground floor side elevation.


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