Saturday 29 September 10am - Inaugural meeting of Harlesden Area Action, a new residents' group aiming to make the Harlesden Community cleaner, safer and closer together. The meeting will be at The Royal Oak (upstairs). Flyer attached.
Tuesday 9 October 8-9pm St Marks Church Bathurst Gardens - Odessa Palermo residents group. Residents from other local streets are also very welcome. The issues are the same. Flyer enclosed.
Thursday 11 October 7-8.30 St Marks Church (upstairs) - NHS well being workshop- Introduction to Mindfulness. Flyer attached
Sunday 9 September - Neighbours Day at Furness Pocket Park. This was a very successful day when many people, reflecting our multicultural community, came together and got involved with various activities. The already famous freshly pressed apple juice from our local apples, lovely food from our own very special local cook, the traditional and always popular face painting, relaxing massage, music to keep feet moving and a very popular crafts table, as always surrounded by engaged people of all ages. A pleasure to see. We also saw our local SNT police who came in a very unusual+-+-+ police car, a definite attraction.
Tuesday 11 September - SNT meeting, a well attended meeting where the main concerns raised continue to be antisocial behaviour and drug dealing in the area. PC Jenkins reported on what is going on and what they are doing, Simon Egbor from Brent Council anti social behaviour team also spoke about the problems in the area and what actions they are taking. The day after this meeting, Brent Council and the Police were having a special meeting to coordinate better their work and find new ways of dealing not only with the problems but also with some of the underlying issues. They will involve mental health and drug addiction organisations, families, Town Centre managers, businesses. They will look at vulnerability, sex workers, etc. Brent is recognising the seriousness of the problems and taking a more holistic approach to them.
In the meantime if you want to contact the Brent antisocial behaviour team you can email Amar.Karia@brent.gov.uk
Neighbours Day - just a reminder that it will be this coming Sunday 9 September from 1-5pm at Furness Pocket Park. Food, music, apple juice freshly pressed, face painting, etc.
Brent Parking Consultation: resident and event day parking. This consultation ends on 21 September. I think it will affect many residents and is therefore very important to let your views known.If you have a permit you would have received an email from Brent on this issue.
SNT meeting - Tuesday 11 September 7-8pm at Newman College Harlesden Road. This will be a unique and important meeting. Sgt Gary Thackham will give information about a new SNT committee that is being formed, and you will be able to find out about this and how to be involved in the committee. There will be an update on recent crime issues in KG. We will also hear from Brent Council's Simon Egbor about tackling ASB in Kensal Green. As ever the local councillors will be there to hear your concerns.
In case you are not able to attend this meeting you can send your views via a SNT virtual Ward Panel. It is a quick survey which takes approximately 3 minutes to complete and aims to collate the views of residents who can t make it to the meeting. Please see link belowhttps://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/KensalGreenVirtualWardPanel/ .