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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations
  • Oaklands Road and B&Q green space. Saturday 4 June. 1pm-6pm. Organised by Cricklewood Town Team and funded by the Arts Council. An afternoon of free fun, music, dance, food, entertainment and celebration.
  • Olive Road street party 12am Sunday 5 June. All welcome. More on link
  • Beacon  Lighting: Thursday 2 June from 9pm to 10pm at Wembley stadium approach. More and to book at Eventbrite link  And more see under.Latest from Brent Council, below.
  • West Hampstead free tea party (just need to book) Saturday 4 June 3pm; followed by optional nature walk with Lynda Stuart; West Hampstead Community Centre, 17 Dornfell Street NW6 RSVP via  7794 3729 or email 



  • A member almost got caught out by a WhatsApp scam.  Message claiming to be from friend with a sob story about having to borrow a phone as hers being repaired (to explain the unknown number); And asking for payment of a bill as her bank blocked account for some reason. Pretty convincing until couldn’t provide details that her friend would clearly have known. 
  • Fake Evri delivery text scam. Delivery company Evri, formerly Hermes, is being impersonated by fraudsters asking for bank details to pay a fake delivery fee. It asks the recipient to visit a website to pay a £1.45 shipping fee, and if they don’t pay, the parcel will be returned to the sender. It’s likely that the scammers are mass targeting but It can be very persuasive if you are actually waiting for a package to arrive. For screenshots of what the scam text looks like and what to do if you receive one see link

Emergency Coroner service in Brent

A petition has been launched as, surprisingly, these services are not available in the Borough; despite its longstanding Jewish and more recent Muslim communities; to both of whom burial very shortly after death is crucial. The new petition has been originated by the Central Mosque of Brent, in Station Parade, but is being supported by a range of Faith groups. Richard Geldart can supply copies of the petition to anyone interested but a more direct approach for anyone wishing to sign and, preferably, persuade others also to do so, would be to phone the Mosque office on 0208 450 1987 and arrange for petition form to be given to them. Or contact Richard at

Illegal Motor scooters crossing Gladstone Park

If you see motor scooter crossing the park and with a clear sign of the company the rider is working for; please let Brent’s Kelly Eaton know by emailing:: Brent will take it up with the company involved.

MapRA Gardening Club Fete

Being arranged for Saturday 2nd July on similar lines to successful one last year. It will include cream teas in the garden, a plant sale, art by local artists, craft stalls, a raffle and bric-a brac sale. Profits will go to charity.
At this stage contributions
  • local artists wanting to sell some of their works (Artists interested in being involved please contact John Thorogood at
  • people with crafts to donate; raffle gifts
  • things for the bric-a-brac stall – (odds & ends, unwanted presents, decorative plant pots, etc, but no clothes or books this year)
  • plants (in pots)  (Plant donations need to be potted up and can only be accepted on the day before the Fete) 
Donations now for the bric-a-brac, raffle, & craft stalls can be delivered to the Old Vicarage, St Gabriel’s Rd (next door to the church) & left at the front door if no-one is in.

Plant pot recycling

If you have spare plastic plant pots you do not want please do not bin them as they are not recyclable.  The gardening club re-use plant pots and will happily take them. You can drop them off at one of the following addresses:
  • The Old Vicarage, St Gabriel’s Rd (next door to the church)
  • 46 Chatsworth Road

Current local Planning applications
(For details search  Brent Planning New items in red)

  • Appn 22/1607 Garages Rear of, Westly Court, Dartmouth Road    Comments by 9 June
Demolition of existing garages and erection of three storey dwellinghouse with roof terrace, provision of bin store, relocation of existing bin store and associated landscaping
  • Appn 22/1575 137 Cricklewood Broadway   Comments by 1 June
Single storey rear extension to dry cleaners


Brent vaccination schedule. Link
Virus Support information.
Guide to tradesmen and services.
Ashford Place;  
Cricklewood Library update  

Latest from Brent Council  Marking Queen's Jubilee in Brent
Culture in Brent: Football comes to the stage
Brent Environment Network Newsletter: Spring, new leaf
London National Park City Network Newsletter
MapRA Facebook page.

Gerry Weston

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