MapRA email 25 April


MapRA newsletter

AGM brief report

Our AGM on zoom went well, I think. 34 members and other attended. As a result our committee is:

·         Sapna Chadha           Blenheim Gardens         Treasurer
·         Peter Chambers        Dartmouth Road
·         Alison Cossar            Hoveden Road
·         Tom Cotton                 Keyes Road       
·         David Freedman        Exeter Road
·         Freddie Fulton            Walm Lane
·         Alex Henderson         Walm Lane
·         Jacqui Pelham           Anson Road
·         Steve Iliffe                   Walm lane
·         Jan Knight                  Melrose Avenue
·         Teresa Solomon        Chatsworth Road
·         Gerry Weston            Teignmouth Road            Organising Secretary

The 3 Mapesbury Councillors; Lia Colacicco, Tariq Dar and Ahmad Shahzad are ex-officio members. Carol Reeman is ex-officio representing the North West Two Residents Association.

We do not yet have a chair. The first committee will allocate the role or roles.

Questions and discussion were on; commemorative tree and bench, use of social media, Street tree pruning, street cleanliness.
Full report will be loaded onto our website in a few days time.

Pavement repair

Dates for the work on Dartmouth, Teignmouth and St Gabriel’s Road:
Dartmouth Road             Start  10 May    Finish     28 May
Teignmouth Road                     21 May                    03 June
St Gabriel’s                                 31 May                    18 June
The work had been put to the back end of their investment programme to allow for discussion on the repairs. Defects inspected and considered high priority have still been completed.

Street Trees

We were successful in getting the large grant for new trees. Thanks to Jan Knight and Martin Page. Following a delay due to lockdowns Brent has started work on Mapesbury trees. The first phase of work is on site now with trees now planted in the Chatsworth Road area. Brent will be consulting residents in other parts of MapRA area and drawing up detailed plans for new trees in May and June.

Scam. National Insurance number ‘compromised’ cold call

‘Which’ magazine reports that an official sounding voice usually claiming to be from the National Crime Agency or National Office for Serious Crimes has been cold calling unsuspecting members of the public, asking them to call back urgently. It may state that your National Insurance number has been compromised, but it’s an attempt to get you to hand over your personal details.

The Restart Grant Scheme is now live

The Restart Grant scheme has replaced the previous Local Restrictions Grants (closed) and Local Restrictions Grants (open). This grant will be made available to qualifying ratepayers in non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors. Details (Look down the list for Restart Grants)

Garden Waste service

There's still time to renew your Garden Waste service! link

Current local Planning applications

(For details search Brent Planning. New items in red)
None current.


Virus Support information. Book free covid test.
Guide to tradesmen and services.

Ashford Place;  
Cricklewood Library  Wembley and Kilburn Libraries reopen f
Latest from Brent Council
: We all need to play our part

Culture in Brent Wembley and Kilburn Libraries reopen for browsing

Brent Environment Network: Happy Earth day

London National Park City Network Newsletter.

Gerry Weston:

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