MapRA email 22 May

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Missing girl, man arrested

A 63-year-old man was arrested on Monday 18 May in North Acton on suspicion of murder and false imprisonment of 20-year-old Agnes Akom, who lives in Cricklewood Broadway. He is believed to be known to Agnes. The police are conducting extensive searches in the Park Royal and Holland Park areas and working to build a clear picture of her movements. They are still appealing for information on her whereabouts in the last 10 days and have released two more photographs of her in the clothes she was believed to be wearing when she went missing (white faux-fur coat, blue ripped jeans and pale pink trainers). She is about 5 foot 5 inches tall, a Hungarian national and also known as Dora. Anyone with information should call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 21MIS013067. The incident room can also be contacted direct on 020 8358 0100.
news release containing details and three photographs of her

Another missing girl.

She was last seen leaving home in Queen's Park on Thursday 20 May, wearing a navy blue jacket and black trousers. If you can help, please call 101, quoting CAD 2727/20May.

B&Q site - new pictures, new consultation

Barnet have launched a new round of consultation about the B&Q site in Cricklewood. The deadline is Monday 31 May 2021. The reason is that the developers have put in a new "Urban Design Study", with pictures and fine words praising them. This will "ensure a full understanding of the scheme from the standpoint of human receptors perambulating in the town." More on NW2 site: NW2 Residents Assocaiton are concerned that the planning officers’ recommendation might claim that the thousand objections have largely been refuted by this rather cosmetic study.

Arrest and knife recovered

After a high speed pursuit ending in Chatsworth Road, a man has been arrested and a knife recovered. Officers from the Operation Venice Scorpion Unit were on patrol in Brent to support officers from the Violence Suppression Unit following recent violent incidents in the area. The Officers on marked police motorcycles indicated for a moped rider to stop in the vicinity of Chapter Road. The rider – a 24-year-old man - did not stop and rode away at speed from the officers. A pursuit was initiated resulting in the rider of the moped carrying out various dangerous manoeuvres including riding at speed; going through red lights and riding on the wrong side of the road. Eventually the man was detained and arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon; possession with intent to supply class A drugs and driving offences including dangerous driving.


Missing cat scam. A Neighbour heard heavy knocking at door. Reluctant to open it but it persisted and then banging the knocker. She approched it and a women shouted ‘cat missing’. My neighbour opened the door a bit and the woman ourtside tried to push in claiming her cat was in the garden. However, my neighbour, manged to push her back outside; the woman left and she heard her go off in car. Needless to say there was no cat in the garden. Previously, she had lost a wallet an other valuable when similar entrance gained to the house on pretext of a missing ball.

Royal mail scams. Police have seen a rise in “Royal Mail” delivery scams over the last week.Victims are receiving texts or emails purporting to be from Royal Mail claiming a package requires a small payment to be delivered. (Along with other similar narratives). See the attached PDF document on current scams and fraud prevention advice from the Police. "Royal Mail" Scams
Dartmouth Road pavements.
The work has started. However, one of the workmen said to a member that the paving stones will be replaced with tarmac. Cllr Lia Colacicco has checked with the head of Highways Dept who reassured her that the work will be done as previously agreed; There will be just small patches of asphalt  were absolutely unavoidable, e.g. on top protruding tree roots. However, Maggie & Peter Chambers, who launched the petition to improve the pavements two years ago, are concerned that the contractors are tending to overdo the use of asphalt; if they think asphalt is needed round a tree they will then asphalt right up to the fence, whether necessary or not. They appeal for people to join a new ‘Mapesbury Pavements Action Group’ to fight this.  If you wish,contact her at:
Gardening help.

The gardening club at the Underground Station need a few more volunteers to help with maintaining and watering the beds and hanging baskets on platforms 1 and 4. They are almost all planted up for the season and looking really good.
If you can help regularly or occasionally contact Anahita Sahra-Noward on 07557 808 318.

A member tells me he would like to dispose of a lot of magazines about veteran motor bikes, and magazine on planes + Fortean times (whatever that is!). If you are interested let me know and I’ll put you in touch. 
Current local Planning applications
(For details search Brent Planning. New items in red)
  • App: 21/1085, 32 AnsonRoad. Comments by  4 June.
Proposed replacement of ground floor UPVC and timber doors and window with amended opening sizes to rear replaced with aluminium doors, ground floor side window to be removed and bricked up.
Virus Support information. Book free covid test.
Guide to tradesmen and services.
Ashford Place;  
Cricklewood Library update; Including crowd-funder appeal for new cafe 
Latest from Brent Council: Wettest May, environment group
Culture in Brent: Brent Museum reopens at Library
Brent Environment Network: Happy Earth day
London National Park City Network Newsletter.
Gerry Weston:
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