Willesden Green Lift Group meeting tomorrow Saturday 1st February At 10 30 am In Pakistan Centre Willesden Green NW2 4PU. More

Reminder B&Q site development consultation. Sunday 2 February 11am to 3pm; and Monday 3 February 3.30pm to 7.30pm both at Ashford Place, 60 Ashford Road

The library painting session has been reorganised to 29 Feb. The community library group are very grateful for all the offers of help and materials. More information on link

Great British Spring clean. 20 March to 13 April. This is about demonstrating that you love where you live – whether that’s by pledging to pick while you’re walking the dog or taking the kids to school, hosting a clean-up or joining someone else’s clean-up. Last year, more than 560,000 people took part and this year they are aiming to get 600,000. More and to get involved. We will doubtless organise something locally.

Out of School Settings Fund (OOSSF) is now open for applications. Out of School Settings are groups proving education / training to young people (6 to 18 years). The fund (funded by Young Brent Foundation in association with John Lyon’s Charity) is currently available for one year from March 2020 and is designed to provide high quality educational programmes that are accessible, fun and engaging whilst ensuring the safeguarding of children and young people. Grants are from £1000 to £3500. The closing date for applications is 27th February 2020. Young Brent Foundation will be holding a bid writing session at Brent Civic Centre on Monday 10th Feb 2020 when prospective applicants can get support with putting together their application. To book a place, email supplementaryeducation@brent.gov.uk with your name, name of OOSS, email and telephone contact.

MapRA membership. Thanks to all those who have renewed in the last week. (Someone left some membership money but forgot to put their name. If it was you let me know)

Current Planning applications in the area: For details search Brent website. New applications in red

  • App: 20/0115. Matalan Discount club, Cricklewood Broadway. Comments by 20 Feb

Demolition of existing building, erection of 3 buildings ranging from 2 to 9 storeys with basement comprising 238 self-contained flats with commercial space at basement and ground floor, creation of new street, associated landscaping, car, cycle parking, private and communal amenity space.

  • App: 20/0048. 120&120a Walm lane.  Comments by 3 Feb

Creation of studio flat in loft with works to include a gable end roof extension, rear dormer window and 3 front rooflights

  • App: 19/4516. 46 Keyes Road.  Comments by 17 Feb

Retrospective application for erection of timber climbing frame with zip wire within rear garden

Planning appeal refused. (Appeal Ref: APP/T5150/C/19/3220793) 25 Teignmouth Road

  • The appeal was against an enforcement notice issued by Brent Council against installation of hard surface at the front without planning permission. The inspector upheld the enforcement notice and refused the appeal. For details link