What’s happened this fortnight 4th August 2019

A small part of Kilburn became Notting Hill this fortnight for the filming of the TV mini series ‘Small Axe’, with Director Steve McQueen. Glad too see that some of the set has been left behind.

Kingsgate road
Kingsgate Road
Pulse Bakery Prices

On the hottest day of the year there was a fire near the train line and ALDI couldn’t keep their stock cold but we managed to cool off and enjoy a film about Kilburn’s history at the Sheriff centre.

Opened on 1st August

We now need the water play feature to be fixed! Cross your fingers it might be on 5th August!

Michael Bond’s resting place…Paddington Cemetery on Willesden Lane.

According to the TFL website, the former Kilburn Flowers site, at Kilburn Station is under offer.

The new Mediterranean cafe at 256 Kilburn High Road, previously the home of Soul Kitchen, did not last very long…a new tenant is sought. Rio Hair, Nail and Beauty salon is also up for rent/sale and there’s a New nail beauty salon at 78 Willesden Lane.

Vijay, on Willesden Lane, not only won Curry Restaurant of the Year Award but also dramatically improved their hygiene rating!

One of the three William Hill’s branches will be closing in Kilburn. Is this the begining of the end of the ‘bookmakers’ mile‘?

Stay fit this Summer with exercise classes on Wednesdays in Maygrove Peace Park. There’s also football in Kilburn Grange Park on Wednesday nights too.

Thank you to ICMP London for donating 2 of their keyboards to charity. We visited Kilburn State of Mind, one of the recipient.

It took Brent Council 2.5 months to make the pavement outside Savers safe! We got there in the end! How long will it take them to reinstate the pavement outside 244 Kilburn High Road, destroyed by a massive crane operation?

Squatters have taken over the old Nat West Bank.

SHAK offers activities for 9 to 19 Year Olds till the 29th August.

Sadly one young man lost his life in Rowley Way. Please let the Police know if you can provide information.

The Santander bank branch in Kilburn wants to add red stripes to their windows. You can have your say on this here. The application number to search for is 19/2529.

An important Brent planning application for the redevelopment of the Granville/Carlton site in South Kilburn is open for comments! Application number is 19/2378. Please comment!

And still on nostalgia, here’s a fascinating film of South Kilburn before it was ‘regenerated’ in the 60’s/70’s, when rows of terraced houses, shops and pubs were replaced by tower blocks. It’s sad to see just how many pubs have been lost since the 70’s. Check out this map here. At least the Planning Inspectorate dismissed the appeal to demolish the Brondes Age!

Did you know that North Kilburn narrowly avoided destruction to make space for a motorway?

Have you ever noticed this in Quex Mews?

And because Kilburn is Kilburn, beware of the Granny with a stick!

What’s happening this fortnight

10th August Live music at the Priory Tavern

11th August a Hampstead to Kilburn walk led by Alan, our local Camden tour guide. “Walk Hope and Charity”

11th August ‘Eid Mubarak’ event in Grange Park

11th August “Graeme James” at the Fiddler

17th August – ET will be the Film on Fortune Green in West Hampstead at 7pm

17th August – Open Mic event at the café in the Abbey Community Centre

Until 7th September “Blues in the Night” at the Kiln

Until 10th August Free Exhibition at Kingsgate Project Space

What’s happening a bit later

23rd August “The Heliocentrics” at the Fiddler.

19th September “Abbey Autumn Festival” at Abbey Community Centre.

25th to 28th September Free Play at the Kiln. “The Seven Ages of Patience”. Sold out now.

28th September ‘The Watery Ways of the World’ at the Tin Tabernacle

12th October Heritage Fair at Sidings Community Centre.

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