MapRA email 5 June


B&Q site consultation

Deadline has been extended to 3 June but the site is still open for online comments at link. There are now some 1820 comments including over 1750 objections.

Mapesbury Spring Clean

Decided to postpone our spring clean from tomorrow to Sunday 20 June when fewer people are away for half term.

COVID vaccine available to those 30 and over

You can book your COVID-19 vaccination now if you are aged 30 and over, would usually be offered an NHS flu vaccine or are a carer for an older or vulnerable person.

You can book your vaccination online. Visit for up-to-date details of when and where you can get vaccinated (depending on vaccine availability).

There is a vaccine bus in our area offering Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine to residents over the age of 40 years for their first dose or anyone over the age of 18 years, for their second dose (8 weeks apart). Residents do not need to book, can come along and speak to the clinical staff and take their vaccine:

  • Tuesday 8 June 10am -1.30pm; Oaklands Road NW2 6DP (near Post Office
  • Tuesday 8 June 3pm – 6pm, 15 Brondesbury Road , NW6 6AS
  • Friday 18 June 10am-130pm, 15 Brondesbury Road, NW6 6AS

Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek

West Hampstead's Musical Heritage. Friday 25 June 7.30pm. Online talk organised by Community Association West Hampstead (CAWH). Dick Weindling will talk about the Decca Studios in Broadhurst Gardens where thousands of records were made from the 1930s to 1980. Artists such as The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, and the Moody Blues all recorded at the studios.And next door was Klooks Kleek, the wonderfully named jazz and blues club, held at the Railway Hotel in West Hampstead from 1961 to 1970. Most of the top R&B bands played there. Book at:
Drink deposit return scheme  
Keep Britain Tidy hosted an audience of partiamentarians at a meeting of Tidt Britain, Ocena Conservation and Microplastics APPGs to discuss what a world leading Deposit Return Scheme should look like in the UK. More about Deposit Return Scheme here
Refuge from Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse affects many women; can turn for help to: 24/7 Refuge charity helpline number is: 080 8200 0247

Current local Planning applications
(For details search Brent Planning. New items in red)
  • App: 21/1891, 157 Cricklewood Broadway. Comments by 18 June.
Change of use of part of the ground floor to restaurant and installation of extraction flue to rear elevation.
Other  (new items in red)
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:  Pride of Brent youth awards
Culture in Brent:
Brent Environment Network:
London National Park City Network Newsletter.

MapRA facebook page
Gerry Weston:

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