Maryam Eslamdoust, Kilburn Camden Councillor has been appointed to Labour’s head office. Now 2 of our Councillors have very influential posts in the Labour Party. Additionally she has become the new Mayor of Camden. Will this lead to the implementation of much needed improvements to Kilburn High Road? We have started to collate a history of promises made about improvements to the Kilburn High Road. Here is the start of the story, from 2013 to 2016. Revealing read we hope! We will add more recent developments later.
Remember when we got excited about the ‘Big Clean Up’ that was supposed to happen in Kilburn but no one including us seemed to notice any difference? Well after we made a freedom of information request it appears that the reason is most likely because it did not happen! Brent council don’t seem to know where the £57,000 that was allocated for it were spent….
Duck Duck Goose at 238 Kilburn High Road are opening on 28th May and are offering a 20% discount for one whole month.
Building works have started in earnest at the Good Ship site. A few doors up at 271 Kilburn High Road, the promised Iroko Cladding and door have morphed into poor brick work and a cheap door with gold trims, while Day Lewis Pharmacy moved into 273 Kilburn High Road.
Bistro 267 next to the Kiln theatre didn’t last too long. It’s already up for sale.
Did you know Kilburn had a Casino?
If you’re craving live music check out the gigs happening regularly at the Fiddler.
Good news! Our Kilburn M&S store is not on the list of planned store closures.
In nearby West Hampstead we were very sad to hear that John, a well known character on West End Lane, selling books with his late dog “Sugar” has passed away. A wake was held at the Alliance Pub and was very well attended. There’s a Go Fund Me set up to help his 3 children and the charity they help build awareness of FASD.
A hapless criminal tried to steal some bottles of juice from Kilburn Starbucks unaware that there were policemen sitting there.
New and refurbished restaurant Somar which serves shawarma and Iraqi food opened.
Supper Clubs were pioneered in Kilburn. A chance for you to attend one locally on 21st June.
Are you a Camden resident? Please get involve with the Camden Alive project, aimed at recording our area’s history.
Is this the end of pigeon poo under the Kilburn bridges?
Thames Water have again created chaos in Kilburn High Road. They replaced the chamber outside 207 Kilburn High Road in March 2018. The covers are moving dangerously and we witnessed a cyclist falling off as a result. This time the works started on 23rd May outside the State, the repair to the pipe was completed on 23rd May, yet they did not bother te reinstate the road. So they created days of traffic chaos that could have been avoided.
We’re sad to report that we’re STILL waiting for the Kilburn tube sign to be replaced
The CEO of the South Kilburn Trust is moving on.
KIAZ Afro Cosmetics has become Cosmetic Hut
If you want to host a play streets event on the 22nd September, Brent council is waiving the £200 road closure fee
A new clothing store called Exmix is opening on the high road.
Happy 36th birthday to Sidings Community Centre!
Waltham Forest are investing £17 Millions to restore an old Cinema as they are the Borough of Culture 2019. We wish, and most of you agree, the same would happen to our Gaumont State. For those who missed it before, here is a link to the history of the building. Do visit on Wednesdays between 12 and 2pm when the building is open to all.
Have you seen the massive creepy crawlies in Netherwood Street?
What are your plans on 10th June? We suggest taking part in the Clean Up of Maygrove Peace Park and then straight after attending the free Foodcycle Community Lunch at nearby St Cuthbert’s. And why not visit the Kingsgate Project Space exhibition running until 15th June?
Magicmearts run a monthly “Cocktail Party” at Lawnfield House Care Home, Coverdale Road to cheer up residents. They are lookng for volunteers. Could you volunteer 2 hours a month?
A knit for Naz party is being organised on 3rd June at 6pm for the free Nazanin Campaign.
The Cottage, at 1 Kingsgate Place is up for sale at auction. It used to house the workers at the stables of Kingsgate Mews, housing around 200 horses for the London General Omnibus Company.
Have you seen those on our pavements? Please report using the Clean camden or Cleaner Brent apps.
What is happening this fortnight
28-31st May – half term STEM fun for Science, Technology and Mathematics at Masefield House
31st May Music at the Tin Tabernacle
31st May First night of “Wife” at Kiln Theatre
31st May Comedy at the North London Tavern
2nd June Kiln Upfront Comedy
3rd June 6pm Knit for Naz at Emmanuel Church
5th June Family day in Grange Park
6th June- “As it was” special screening at the Kiln Cinema.
9th June- Historical Kilburn Walk. Book early.
10th June Maygrove Peace Park Clean Up from 10.30am to 12pm
What is happening a bit later
15th June – Midsummer opera evening at Mapesbury Dell
15th June is the next Restart Party at Abbey community centre. A chance to get your electrical/electronics devices fixed!
15th June Maygrove Peace Park clean up.
2nd June Upfront Comedy at the Kiln.
29th-30th June – Queen’s Park Book Festival
7th July – Family wild day at Mapesbury Dell
16th July open day at the Netherwood day centre from 4pm to 8pm.
11th August a Hampstead to Kilburn walk led by Alan, our local Camden tour guide. “Walk Hope and Charity”
19th September “Abbey Autumn Festival£ at Abbey Community Centre.
12th October Heritage Fair at Sidings Community Centre.
7pm-8:30pm Kingsgate readers group at the Kingsgate Community Centre (not on the 15th or 22nd April or bank holidays). Email for more info
Chess night at the Abbey Community Centre
Tuesday Nights quiz at the Black Lion Kilburn and at the Priory Tavern. Comedy at the North London Tavern.
Wednesday nights: open mic at the Earl of Derby, Swing dance at the North London Tavern
Thursday Day: Watling Gardens gardening club 10am -11:30amThursday nights: Karaoke at the Earl of Derby
Saturday day from 11am to 1pm Gardening in the St Cuthberts garden
Saturday 1.15pm Free Foodcycle Lunch at St Cuthbert’s Church- All welcome.