What’s happened this fortnight 23rd September 2018

Dick Weindling, our local historian has published 3 new posts. One about West Hampstead’s connection to the 1994 IRA bombing,an other about a local Kilburn policeman who was badly attacked and left for dead by burglars and the last one about a Kilburn connection with the London Pavilion.

Speaking of police, Camden hosted on 13th September, a Kilburn Community Safety meeting attended by about 40 residents, the Police (from Commander to local PCSO’s), the Community Safety Officer, the Senior Environment Monitoring officer, the Licensing and HMO officers amongst others. We are glad to report that Inspector Richard Berns committed to work more closely with Brent’s Police. Of note was the absence of our Kilburn Councillors, Flick Rea being the only Councillor in attendance. Read here for the coverage of the meeting by the Kilburn Times.

Brent and Camden are planning to submit a new Liveable Neighbourhood bid for Kilburn to TFL. To find out more about the liveable neighbourhood scheme please click here. We will let you know shortly how to have an input.

Last week-end saw 4 great events at the Granville, Abbey Community Centre Queens Park Day and Webheath Fun Day. Hope you enjoyed them.

Pub Redevelopments. Thank you to the 17 persons who objected to the redevelopment of the Good Ship site. Application 18/3521 for the redevelopment of the Cock Tavern, 125 Kilburn High Road has vanished from Brent’s website. We will keep you posted. Pubs (night time economy) are important to Kilburn as we were reminded by the new Kilburn promotional film, commissioned by Brent Council

Please attend the next meeting of the Kilburn Neighbourhood Plan Forum on 25th September to influence the future of Kilburn, shaping the planning rules for our area.

Quartieri are getting more and more awards.

Vegetarian Paella? At Canaletes on Willesden Lane.

Hillman the butchers are still looking for somebody to takeover the family business.

Maison de la Vie are offering event hire of their space.

Terabyte  Electronics is replacing EE at 136 Kilburn High Road. Not opened yet but aleady 75 Google reviews?

Aldi re-opened on 13th September, but most of you are not impressed. Where is the chili oil?

Chicken Wings and Cocktails…… good reviews for Wingmans.

Fayrouse at 366 Kilburn High Road is getting a new look.

Phone Boxes blight the high road and their main use is now advertising. Camden are asking for more powers to refuse their installation.

Maygrove Peace Park got a colourful new surface for its sports area,  and Torbay Road got resurfaced this week.

Did you know that you can interchange between Kilburn  and Brondesbury stations without additional charges?

Woolworths in Kilburn, now Iceland…Oh those memories…

Halfords closed last week-end and there is a planning application for a Nat West branch to open at that location. Not sure what would happen to the branch accross the road.

Do you use Grange Park? then go and see the development plans on 24th September.

The Kiln (Tricycle) got good reviews for Hol! Shit and coverage far and wide, even in the New York Times

And the Cinema is finally re-opening on 27th September.

A very distinctive violin was stolen. Please contact the police if seen.

Alan Howell will run again a history walk focusing on Music History in aid of Camden’s Mayor charity. Please book before tickets run out. His last two walks were very informative and enjoyable.

Piles of rubbish were sadly very noticeable in Kilburn last week-end. We investigated and found out that the Veolia system could not cope, due to the size of the flytips.We have since then been assured that this mismanagement will not happen again. SO PLEASE report piles of rubbish using the Clean Camden or Greener Brent apps. This is the most effective way of getting action, and yes it is frustrating but do not rely on others to do it… More on rubbish soon…

The Good Gym did again their magic at the dementia gardens in Watling Gardens. Thank you

A nice board, with all activities at the wonderful Abbey Community Centre.

The police have now facilitated reporting of Anti-Social behaviour online… You can even report stickers in phone boxes…

Regular Events

Monday Nights: comedy/show nights at the North London Tavern, Open Mic at Sir Colin Campbell

Tuesday Nights  quiz at the Black Lion Kilburn and at the Priory Tavern.

Wednesday nights:  open mic  at the Earl of Derby, Swing dance at the North London Tavern

Thursday nights: Open Mic at the North London Tavern, Karaoke at the Earl of Derby

Friday nights:  Live Irish Music at Sir Colin Campbelllive music at the North London Tavern, Karaoke nights at the Cock Tavern, band night at Earl of Derby and Live Music at Maison Vie.

Saturday nights: Live Irish Music at Sir Colin Campbell, retro evenings at the North London Tavern, DJ night at Earl of Derby.

Sunday nights:  quiz at the North London Tavern, Live Irish Music at Sir Colin Campbell

Saturday from 11am to 1pm Gardening in the St Cuthberts garden

What is happening this fortnight

24th September Grange Park plans revealed

25th September 7-9pm Kilburn Neighbourhood Plan Forum meeting at Kingsgate Community Centre

27th September- 7PM Spanish storytelling at the Community Bookshop

29th September from 10am. Fun day at Brondesbury Bowling Club

3rd October – book launch of the Brondesbury Tapestries at Queens Park bookshop

What is happening a bit later

13th October at 7.30pm Immersive sound projection in St Augustine Church.

17th October – The next Fordwych Residents’ Association meeting will be held

27th October- Musical History of West Hampstead and Kilburn walk

27th October  Restart Party at Kingsgate Community Centre

10th November- Repair Cafe at the Granville. Learn how to fix your clothes.

1st December 12pm to 3pm Restart Party get your electronics fixed at the Abbey Community Centre

If you have news, an event, some local history or just a favourite corner of Kilburn you’d like to share please email us news@lifeinkilburn.com or tweet to @lifeinkilburn.

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