The planning application for the redevelopment of 2 to 12 Priory Park Road (19/1279) received 8 comments, 4 Objections, 2 Supports and 2 Neutral comments. This means that it probably will not go to Planning Committee and the future of the application will be decided by Officers. Watch this space for updates!
Hurray! Some progress has been made in the removal of the illegal terrace of the Cock Tavern. But still more to do….
Duck Duck Goose, at 228 Kilburn High Road opened on 28th May, with all the trimmings of an official Chinese opening, involving a dragon, music, incense, suckling pig and more. They’re offering a 20% discount until 28th June.
Ex Mix store, at 224 Kilburn High Road opened. A mix of second hand clothing and new clothing.
Should the Swiss Cottage Ward in Camden disappear and a new ward, bordering Kilburn, South Hampstead be created? Have your say.
“Wife”, a new play, opened at the Kiln Theatre with very good reviews. Our theatre director even featured on BBC Radio 4 “Women’s Hour”. If you have a chance go and see it and do not forget Camden residents now benefit from the same discount as Brent residents!
Ever wondered how Kilburn Grange park got its name?
When will the much loved water feature be switched on in Grange Park?
A lovely new mural has appeared in Webheath Estate. Well done to the Tenants Association trying to beautify their surroundings. Shame that our councillors and Camden Council have failed to sort out the rubbish dumping situation in Palmerston Road, providing pedestrian access to the Estate from Kilburn High Road despite daily reminders. When will serious enforcement take place?
We celebrated on 28th May when Thames Water finally left their site outside The State after 6 days of massive disruption. But the celebrations were soon dampened by them coming again on 5th June to dig the same hole they had dug at the end of March in front of 207 Kilburn High Road, a few meters away. Glad to report the the pressure we put on TFL and Thames Water resulted in the work finishing on 9th June rather than 11th June! Posting a daily update on Twitter seems to have helped….
What’s the best Kilburn Indian takeaway?
Glad to see that Khyber at 223 Kilburn High Road, renewed their signage with a lovely hand painted sign.
We had confirmation that Camden have £500,000 to spend on improving Kilburn High Road, while Brent have a £20 Million budget to redo pavements. The top dogs of Brent and Camden met on the High road on 29th May. We are waiting for the secret plans to be revealed and how that will change our experience of the High Road. In the meantime, pedestrians still trip on badly maintained pavements, are impeded in their movements by illegal pavement parking and intrusive shop displays. Please take 2 mins to send a letter to the leader of your Council to demand pavement repairs. The letter is pre formatted so it’s easy!
Abbey Community Centre are looking for volunteers for their Saturday Cafe, producing moderately priced meals.
BEST residents association are organising a Big Lunch on 23rd June on Charteris Road. All welcome.
Want to know why 3000 persons paraded for the funeral of Michael Gaughan in Kilburn?
The Kingsgate artists are busy. Their current exhibitions will finish at the end of next week, they are having an Open Studios week-end on 21st to 23rd of June and then new exhibitions and billboard opening on 12th July. You could also try the pottery classes organised there.
Have you ever visited the Ben Uri Gallery?
Very much enjoyed the history walk today. Alan, our fantastic tour guide and local resident, is trying to organise a walk involving organ playing in the State, so watch this space…Did you know that apparently Kilburn hosted a Roman fort? Have you ever been inside Saint Augustine’s? And yes this mysterious building was a public toilet!
What is happening this fortnight
12th June Granville reopened 1 year ago. Chance to meet the South Kilburn Trust Trustees
13th June Niceboy at the Fiddler
Until 15th June Exhibitions at Kingsgate Exhibition Space
15th June Restart Party at Abbey community centre. A chance to get your electrical/electronics devices fixed!
15th June – Midsummer opera evening at Mapesbury Dell
15th June Maygrove Peace Park clean up.
15th June Caribean Backyard Limes at the Old Bell
15th June Bright Nights music at the Priory Tavern
18th June 7pm at the Granville, Brent Connects Kilburn event
21st to 23rd June Kingsgate workshops Open Studios
23rd June Open Garden Day with 10 gardens in Mapesbury open to view
23rd June BEST Big Lunch 12to 5pm Charteris Road.
What is happening a bit later
27th June Eleanna at the Fiddler.
29th-30th June – Queen’s Park Book Festival
7th July – Family wild day at Mapesbury Dell
11th July The Modern Strangers at the Fiddler.
12th July Opening night for new exhibition and reveal of new billboard at Kingsgate Project Space.
16th July open day at the Netherwood day centre from 4pm to 8pm.
27th July A Night of Pure Moby-Dickery at The Tin Tabernacle
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.