Junction of Furness Road and High Street Harlesden - You might remember that this junction has been a concern for many years and that the TFL together with Brent Council have proposed a new arrangement with more pedestrian crossings and a new lane for cars turning left. Cllr Claudia Hector and a few residents met Brent officers to discuss the proposals. A number of concerns and views were expressed. The proposal is going to be out for consultation with all the residents in the area affected ie the area enclosed by Palermo Road, Wrottesley Road, Park Parade and High Street Harlesden. You will should all receive a paper consultation through your letter box and the deadline for responses is believed to be 25 January. The extended consultation area and period was a result of our complaints at the end of July, because Brent only wanted to consult a few houses near the junction during the month of August. It is very important we respond to this consultation as these changes will no doubt affect our all residents. We are considering the possibility of organising a meeting to discuss this some time in mid January.
SNT meeting on 4 December - We were introduced to the new PC Mark Shaunassay and given the good news that these SNT Meetings will continue as public meetings. The question of the cars stolen for scrap was raised. We were told that the police were not aware of any new cases. The number plates are all false so the thieves are difficult to follow. The police contacted the Willesden Junction scrapyard, so they know that the police are aware of what is happening. Concluding, nobody was caught but we hope that whoever was doing it might have stopped due to general awareness of the problem and too much attention. Since the last meeting there have been reports of 4 burglaries, 5 stolen bicycles and 4 cars broken into, in Kensal Green. We just have to be vigilant, particularly at this time of the year: don t leave anything visible in a car, use an immobiliser if possible, and be aware of the usual general rules of house security. Regarding Anti Social Behaviour, Amar Karia from Brent Council was at the meeting and he highlighted the multi agency approach they are taking, using a variety of strategies. It is a complex problem. If you need to report ASB please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org but most important report it also to community.safety@Brent.gov.uk, and Amar.Karia@Brent.gov.uk. Our Councillor Jumbo Chan also encouraged residents to copy him in.
Kensal Green Ward - The Electoral Commission will respond to the proposals regarding the redrawing or abolishing of Kensal Green Ward at the beginning of February. Their response will go out for consultation so we will all have a chance to respond. We will let you know when we receive any information.
Seasonal greetings and good health for 2019!