What’s happened this fortnight 7th October 2018

We went to check out the new plans for the Kilburn Grange adventure play area. What do you think?

This week we were very sad to read that yet another pedestrian was killed while crossing the road in Kilburn. Detectives are appealing for witnesses. Pedestrian safety improvements are urgently needed by Camden and Brent councils.

Have your say on how Kilburn could be improved with a liveable neighbourhood bid. Sustrans are running survey days on the Brent Side and have a quick survey online that all can asnswer.

Finally all the the old  estate agents signs on the Brent side of the Kiburn High Road have gone. What a difference!  Now we just need Camden Council to follow suit on the other side. One small step to cleaning up the high road….

The new wayfinder sign out the front of Brondesbury station is already out of date. It refers to the Kiln theatre as the Tricycle and signposts the Netherwood Day Centre that closed a while ago and is set to reopen as a Youth Centre.

The police horses were out exercising in Kilburn Grange Park in the lovely autumn sunshine

If you want to report antisocial behaviour in Kilburn Grange Park we have the contact details here

There has been a decision to remove the ticket offices from our two overground stations. Click here if you want to have you say.

Have a great idea on how to spend the CIL (Community Infracstructure Levy) money on the Camden side of Kilburn, please have your input, takes 2 mins and is important to ensure that this money does not disappear somewhere else and the pot stands at £163,000

Music legend Bob Harris had an evening of conversation and performance at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

Need somewhere to work for a few hours? Piccolo cafe at the northern end of the high road is getting a good rap.

A Xfactor contestant visited Kilburn Park School, while no less than Princess Kate visited Paddington recreation grounds and met with some of Kilburn’s children.

After a bite to eat? Funky Burgoo had some positive feedback this week as did The Sweet Spot. New Japanese restaurant Philip San Sushi continues to get good reviews.

Maison de la vie have introduced a loyalty card and the cafe/restaurant at the Kiln is fully opened.

A new shisha cafe is opening at 11 Kilburn High Road.

Unfortunately Aldi post refurbishment is still not proving popular, would help if they had more staff on the tills.

Will it be another Costa or a dentist? These are the current rumours but we’ll have to wait and see.

The Caribbean restaurant Soul Kitchen has closed for good

A 5 star west end play came to Kilburn with tickets for only £6 at the Kingsgate community centre.

Unfortunately 2 shops had their windows smashed this week-end. Ariana II was one of them and on the day after the visit of Stanley Johnson. who loved the Kabuli Palow.

Is the Sir Colin Campbell your favourite London pub?

Mapesbury Dell won another gold bloom award.

Kiln Cinema finally reopened and here is the full screening schedule.

Dick Weindling wrote an other piece on an actress with links to Kilburn and Oscar Wilde.

The community association for West Hampstead is after a part time worker

Need to relax? There are now yoga classes at the Granville every Monday night at 6pm. There are also yoga classes starting at Templar House every Tuesday evening.

Rubbish woes on the high road continue. Thanks to some vigilant and vocal locals for continuing to report the issues.

In our last newsletter we brought you Brent’s promotion video of Kilburn, now is the text. Enjoy.

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

9th October 11am-1pm junction of Willesden Lane and Kilburn High Road- Sustrans survey Your chance to say that you want safer crossings, better pavements.

10th October 7-9pm Brent Kilburn  Safer neighbourhood Ward Panel

13th October 12-6pm South Kilburn Youth Consultation at the Granville

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

13th October 12pm – 4pm – Sidings Community Centre heritage fair

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

19th October 2.30-4pm JUnction of Willesden Lane and Kimberley Road- Sustrans survey.

20th October – Yoga and brunch at Quartieri

What is happening a bit later

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.

17th November – next BRAT AGM at 7pm

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

4th December 6.30 to 9PM AGM and Members meeting of the Kilburn Neighbourhood Plan Forum

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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