Council is organising a Be A Councillor! event for residents in the
London Borough of Brent who are interested in becoming more involved in
event on Tuesday 15 October from 6.30pm will offer information about
what is involved in becoming and being a councillor. It will feature a
panel discussion with three current members of
Brent Council, and there will be the opportunity to find out more about
the role and responsibilities of a councillor. The event is taking
place during Local Democracy Week 2019.
6.30pm Registration and refreshments
7pm Welcome and Introductions
7.05pm Presentation: Councillors and Local Democracy in Brent
7.15pm Councillors’ Panel Discussion
To register please book a ticket on Eventbrite at:
Alternatively you can email
Brent CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) are inviting people to participate in the on-going development of this work by joining the ‘Patient & Public Palliative Care Working Group’.
If any attendee at a Dementia Café or anyone you know would be interested in this they can:
Attend a workshop
‘Aftercare & bereavement’-
3-6pm, 24th October 2019
, Museum of Brands – 111-117 Lancaster Road – London W11 1QT
click here to
Register to attend
Sign up to a newsletter
to stay informed – email:
Join a working group
– see information attached
Contact the project team
Ten classic German novels that will enrich your life. Once you’ve done these, try Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf.
These ten novels, ranging from the late 19th century to the last couple of years, are modern German classics. Earning international acclaim, each one is essential reading.
Source: 10 German books you have to read before you die – The Local
Can-do communities are growing rapidly across the capital, driven by residents who feel increasingly “cut off” from their local government. There are now 79 officially recognised London community
Source: New homes in London: communities from Camden to Cricklewood and Barnet to Battersea telling developers what they want | Homes and Property
We are so happy to announce that the building contractors are on site NOW to start the work of turning the empty shell at Chronicle Heights into a functioning library. Sally Long, Chair of Friends of Cricklewood Library, handed over the keys today, with work anticipated to take four months. With luck and a following wind, we hope to have a finished library some time before the end of the year.
Now is the time to think about how you might light to get involved. Some of you have already volunteered for painting duties, and we’ll be coming back to you as soon as we have a date for that to start. Others have said they’d like to put their names down for a shift running the library. And some of you have said you’d like to volunteer to run a course at the library when it’s up and running. We’re seriously compiling a list of all volunteers now, and will be calling for you to register your availability on our volunteering management platform. There will be more on this in a future newsletter.
It’s officially the end of the beginning. We’ve agreed the terms of, and signed the lease with All Souls College. Now the work on fitting out the library that you’ve all been waiting for for so long can finally begin.
Work will begin on site week beginning 24 June, and is scheduled to take four months. We’d love to be open by Christmas, but for this we’re going to need your help.
We have an Amazon wishlist – can you help us out by buying us something we need? You can find our wishlist here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201503180
While you’re shopping on Amazon, don’t forget to shop using smile.amazon.co.uk and choose us as your charity.
If you’re excited at this news, and want to get involved, please volunteer on our website. We’re always looking for more hands on deck.
Excited to announce it’s that time again – back by popular demand, or annual ceilidh event. Last year it sold out, so get your tickets quick to avoid disappointment.
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Well, that was fun! We held our first event actually in the library on Sunday – a table sale of kids’ stuff, with coffee, cakes and entertainment for the kids thrown in.
The marvellous Alec and his team did a great job of getting the sale organised, tables delivered, set up and all the electricals logistics sorted. Luckily it wasn’t too gloomy a day (for November) so when the fuse blew we still had enough light to work in to get the emergency cables sorted out and the lights (and the coffee machine!) back on.
It was a very jolly event, and we made some money, and although I don’t think anyone’s going to retire on the proceeds, it was lovely to see the community come out and support the library, meet the neighbours and have a cuppa. It was particularly nice to see all the little ones in the library – we’re so looking forward to the day when we have a nice, bright, comfy, well-stocked children’s reading nook for them to enjoy, listen to stories in and discover the joy of reading for themselves.
A big thank you to Alec and Nadia, to all those who donated buns and biscuits to sell, to James from Cricklewood Coffee for his cheery refreshing beverage ser