Welcome to Sudbury Town Residents' Association

Sudbury Town Residents' Association (STRA) is a non-party, non-sectarian group and aims to encourage our community (including the shops in Harrow Road) to work together to improve the area we live in. STRA is your local neighbourhood forum.
 
Find out more about Sudbury on the Sudbury wikipedia page.
 

 

Superb raffle prize

A Flight in a Single Engine Plane

Saturday or Sunday 16 / 17 August 2014

 

All three winners will meet at Elstree Aerodrome, Hertfordshire with the Pilot.The area they will be flying over will be Chiltern Hills or Thames Estuary more.

STRA Walking Group Sunday outing

On Sudbury 20 July 2014  the STRA walking group visited St Mary's church on Harrow on the Hill. Starting at the Black Horse pub we walked across the fields of Harrow school to St. Marys church. There we climbed the tower to see the church bells and to learn some of their history. We ended the day with a walk back to Sudbury via Sudbury Hill.

Week of action

STRA has joined forces with Brent Council in the forthcoming Partnership Week of Action.

 

STRA’s Event on Saturday 2 August will be at Butler’s Green between 11 am to 3 pm to increase STRA membership, increase awareness and Litterpick (optional).

 

STRA along with Brent Council will focus on paan chewing and spitting – the health implications, crime reduction, street drinking, cleaner streets, anti-social behaviour, environmental issues and general awareness of services provided free of charge  by Brent Council.

 

STRA Members  will have the chance to meet their councillors, find out what’s happening in their area and let Brent know what services it does well and how we can go about improving them even further.

 

The main issues in Sudbury are:

 

  • Paan chewing

  • Anti-social behaviour in Sudbury Town after 11pm

  • Fear of crime and reassurance work

  • Street drinking

  • Fly-tipping and rubbish dumping

  • Cleaning of Network Rail land

  • Bins to be emptied regularly in parks

  • Parking enforcement – Sudbury Town, Barham Park

  • Traffic congestion

  • Working with new communities

 

For more information go to www.brent.gov.uk/weekofaction

 

The week of action is from 28 July to 2 August 2014.

 

STRA will be on Butler’s Green on Saturday 2 August from 11 am to 4 pm with the famous RED STRA tent.

 

Week of Action will focus on health, paan spitting, crime reduction, environmental issues and general awareness of local services and LITTER PICK.

 

 

There will be the following entertainment

 

Dhol drummers                12 pm to 2 pm  

Cherelle                           12 pm to 2 pm  

Busker                              2 pm to 4 pm

 

Week of Action Plan
Week of Action Plan
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Week of Action Flyer
Download the week of action flyer here.
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Important Planning Application - Barham Park

Location: 776 & 778 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 2HE

 

Proposal: Demolition of 2 semi-detached dwellinghouses and erection of 4 new dwellinghouses, 2 two storeys (2 x 3 bed) and 2 three storeys high (2 x 5bed) with converted loft space, provision for car parking, bin stores and hard and soft landscaping to the front and associated amenity space and fencing

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Eton Avenue

The Transportation Service unit is proposing to introduce a loading bay at the junction of Eton Avenue. We have received complaints about parking in this location.

 

Please see the attached consultation document that will be sent to all affected frontages.

 

If you require any further information on the scheme or to make comments, please contact Mr Annesley Tennent on 020 8937 5372.  Alternatively, you may email him at annesley.tennent@brent.gov.uk

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Andrew Worth

It is impossible to write our news without saying how deeply shocked and saddened all at STRA are at the sudden death of Andrew Worth in April 2014. STRA have always appreciated Andrew's involvement with all our events including the Arts Festival.

 

The following is an extract from Centreview  written by Roger Southgate and published by Sudbury Neighbourhood Centre Ltd.

 

Andrew’s departure leaves a gaping hole in the local Methodist Church. His many positions of responsibility mean that it will be difficult to find replacements. First as treasurer here at Sudbury, then as treasurer for the local Circuit, where we benefited from his knowledge of church finances gained from working for the Church Commissioners, then in the City. Andrew was also Property Committee secretary, responsible for overseeing the maintenance of our large premises, including those occupied by the Centre. And, as Circuit Steward, the manses housing our ministers.

 

Long before Andrew took up his post as Centre Administrator, he was responsible for the legal and financial ramifications incurred by the decision of the Centre to become an independent charity and have the extension built. This involved meetings with solicitors, surveyors and valuers, contractors and various committees, not to mention satisfying the requirements of the Methodist Church at national level and much burning of the midnight oil (literally in Andrew's case). All on top of a day's work in the City.

 

Andrew's ability to cope with all this depended on his prodigious memory for detail and wide ranging knowledge. It was commonplace in our church community to ask Andrew about anything to do with the history of the building and the site it is built on.

 

At the last quiz night Andrew shared a table with Barbara and myself, when we relied on him for at least 90% of the correct answers, not only on general knowledge and history but also musicals where, to our surprise, Andrew was able to sing along to many of the songs.

 

Andrew had a strong Christian faith. It is not difficult to imagine his arrival in Heaven to be greeted with delight, as they will have more creative ways to use his many talents.

Book Sale

SUMMER BOOK SALE AT SUDBURY TOWN LIBRARY
 
Friends of Barham Library are having a Book Sale of 2nd Hand Books at their Volunteer Library at Sudbury Town Station (Station Approach end) . Buses 204 and 245 stop right outside.
 
They have had so many donations of books recently that they have to sell some to make more space. They have some great summer reading books (and even more at their shop at 428 High Road Wembley - near Argos).
 

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STRA members win community award

Brent Community Awards 2014

 

The Mayor Bobby Thomas presented awards to 26 Brent residents  aged from 18 to 84 in recognition of their outstanding community service.  Three Sudbury residents Francis Henry from Daniels Estate Agents, Christine Harvey from Through the Looking Glass hairdressers and Jean Peacock, membership secretary for the local Sudbury Town Residents' Association and the local National Trust voluntary group, had their contribution to the Sudbury community recognised. They have done much to bring their mixed community together, the latest being the Sudbury Arts Festival 2013.

 

The Arts Festival committee has announced as part of this years community project, the return of the internationally renowned Diva Opera company with a Christmas opera at St Andrew's Church on the 5th December.

Pavement parking in Sudbury Town

Brent Council are proposing to introduce some additional street furniture to prevent vehicles driving across the footway. Brent are seeking your views on what type of street furniture would be preferable at this location

 

 

 

 


 

Three options are being considered, these are:

 

  • Bollards only

  • A combination of bollards and seating

  • Bicycle stands

     

    Please fill in the attached questionnaire indicating which type of street furniture you would like to see installed.

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Walking Group

In preparation for Gini’s Ben Nevis Trek in September, STRA members David Flack and Gini Moore braved an afternoon of heavy showers, strong winds and bright sunny intervals as they took to the Chiltern Hills. The three and a half mile walk took them through part of the scenic Ivinghoe Hills Nature Reserve. The chalk grasslands on this area are nationally important for wildlife and are home to many species of plants and insects especially butterflies. Some of these are nationally rare.

   

Gini and David rounded off their afternoon walk with a well-deserved tea and HUGE cream scones at the Brownlow Cafe on the Ashridge Estate.

 

If you would like to join us for future walks either locally or further afield and wish to get fit or you would just like to enjoy the fresh air and countryside please email Gini on nfo@stra.org.uk .

 

If there is enough interest we will post details of future walks on the website.

Todays walk (Sunday 8 June) was over Horsenden Hill, along the canal to Alperton. Back along the canal to Horsenden Bridge and then back to Sudbury. A journey of 7 miles. Along the way we saw Moorhen and other water fowl, a heron and turtles sun bathing on logs in the canal. Many birds were nesting and there were plenty of ducklings.

 

Please contact Virginia Moore if you would like to join this group.

Neighbourhood Plan

 

Neighbourhood planning provides an excellent opportunity for us, the local community, to shape the future of Sudbury. It can help us influence what changes and improvements we think are necessary to make Sudbury a better place to live, work and play.

 

Over the last year residents and businesses came together at a series of events to discuss ideas for the neighbourhood plan. These ideas are presented in a master document *“Options Report”.

 

We asked for your thoughts on these ideas before we drafted a series of policies that will eventually be used to shape and determine the future planning proposals and applications for the area.

 

The neighbourhood plan is being led by Sudbury Town Residents’ Association (STRA), who is the first Neighbourhood Forum to have been designated in the London Borough of Brent.  Sudbury is one of only a handful of areas in London where the neighbourhood plan is being prepared.  STRA Neighbourhood Forum is recognised by Brent Council as an appropriate body to develop a new plan, being representative of the community. This is a major step for the area and for Brent Council.

 

The focus of the neighbourhood plan is on the high street; essentially the area between Barham Park and Butlers Green. The plan also includes Vale Farm and Sudbury Town Piccadilly Line tube station and Sudbury & Harrow Road Chiltern Railways station. We encourage everyone who lives, shops or works in the area to view what is being proposed. 

 

This is the most exciting opportunity for the Sudbury community to collectively make positive changes for the future. 

 

For further information and membership details please contact or email STRA info@stra.org.uk or call Renu Kaul on 07840 491 142 or write to STRA, c/o SMC, 809 Harrow Road, Sudbury, Middlesex HA0 2LP

 

See our planning page here.

 

Survey results from Exhibition Launch

The document below contains the results from the latest survey on the Neighbourhood Plan.

Data from the latest survey
The attached file contains the responses to the latest survey.
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Please sponsor one of our members

On the weekend of Friday 19th September Gini will be trekking to the summit of Ben Nevis in Scotland to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.   
 
It would be great if you would consider sponsoring her for this trek as every donation counts.  Please see her fundraising page for more details. Just select the link or type http://www.justgiving.com/Virginia-Moore  into the internet address bar.
 
If you know if anyone who may be interested in supporting this cause please forward my link onto them

Latest on Vale Farm

For the latest on the Vale Farm refurbishment see here

 

Existing sports centre customers and the local community around North Wembley will benefit as Vale Farm Sports Centre undergoes a fantastic modernisation programme. This will transform a number of facilities to create a brighter and more vibrant centre, with a better choice of activities for everyone.

A thriving High Street adds value to your property

A report in the Gaurdian states that having a thriving High Strret can add value to your property. According to the American Express High Streets Ahead study houses near town centres full of prospering small traders have climbed by an average of £40,000 over the last decade.

 

The report underlines the importance of shopping locally rather than at an out of town cenre or on-line. We suggest all our members try and spend at least £5 per week in local shops to make sure our high street thrives.

 

To view the article click here.

Gini's London to Windsor Bike Ride Challenge

On Sunday 8th September STRA member Gini Moore took part in a bike ride challenge cycling from London to Windsor in support of Asthma UK.

 

This charity is close to her heart because like many of us she has family members who suffer with this condition.  Gini wants to raise money for further research and also raise awareness of asthma.





Please consider sponsoring her as every donation will be gratefully received and will make a real difference!

 

http://www.justgiving.com/Gini-Moore

 

Here is Gini's write up of the experience.

 

On Sunday 8th September last I took part in a bike ride from Richmond Green to Windsor to help raise funds for Asthma UK. There was a choice of three routes – 55 and 37 mile and a shorter 29 mile route which included towpaths. I opted for the 29 mile route because this was my first cycling event.  While doing the ride there were times when I felt that I had missed a turning and somehow gotten onto one of the longer routes! In all, I enjoyed taking part in the challenge.  The weather started fine and sunny; ideal cycling weather for late summer.   Half way through the ride this all changed and the wind and rain on the on-road route provided something of a challenge. My waterproof poncho wasn’t much use.

 

Cycling through the great expanse of Windsor Great Park was a most enjoyable experience en route to the finish.

 

Taking part in the ride was an amazing experience for me. I now have more confidence cycling on-road and I fully intend to continue cycling on the road as well as the towpath.   My old new
Scott bike never failed me once during the ride.

 

I didn’t have a set target in mind when I took on the challenge. I just wanted to raise as much as I could for a very worthwhile cause. My total to date is £325 plus £72.50 gift aid.  I’m very pleased with this figure.

Do you like to ride your bicycle?

 In which case, a free new cycle guide packed with useful information would be for you.

The booklet, produced on behalf of the council by transport and consultants SKM, has details of free training, rides, maintenance sessions and much more.

To order one, phone or email Sharleen Hannon on 020 7939 6221 or Shannon@globalskm.com

 

Green Fingered?

Vacancies for allotments in Brent

Seven allotment sites in Brent now have vacancies for anyone who wants to try their hand at food growing

The vacancies are at allotments in Cecil Avenue, Wembley, Kinch Grove, Kenton, Lyon Park Avenue, Alperton, Sudbury Court Road, Sudbury, Vale Farm, Wembley, Woodfield Avenue, Wembley, and Dors Close allotment, Kingsbury.

Allotment gardening is a great way to grow healthy food, keep active and works out a cost of just 22p a day for a standard size-five pole plot - that's about half the size of a tennis court and is big enough to grow enough fruit and veg for a small family.

Call Brent Council on 020 8937 5619 to apply for an allotment or you can apply online at www.brent.gov.uk or email parks.service@brent.gov.uk

Maybank Avenue

One of our councillors has asked the Council for proper maintenance of the recently improved site in Maybank Avenue (on the corner with The rise).

 

Sudbury Councillors used their ward working money to get the area cleared up and replanted a while back and were assured that it would be properly maintained in the future. When Councillor Lorber took this photograph the weeds we once again waste high.

 

Paul has now asked the Council to clear the site of weeds and any rubbish and to maintain it properly in the future.

Do you get the Brent Magazine?

Do you get a printed copy of the Brent Magazine? If not we would like to know. Please email info@stra.org.uk and we will pass on your details.

New Toilets Open

Both the public and bus drivers now have access to our new facilities.  The bus drivers use the access code for the two private cubicles while the public are charged 20p for using the unisex disabled toilet (free for Radar key holders).

Volunteers

Make a positive difference in Sudbury we need your voice and your help to make Sudbury a better more prosperous place to live and work If you need to get fIt or walk your dog please volunteer to deliver important information and questionnaires to the streets near you do your bit to make change happen. Volunteers to email info@stra.org.uk for further information

STRA Quiz Team and Scrabble Club

A regular STRA event. Please join our quiz team and let's try and win a prize. We are also trying to start a Scrabble Club Details here.

STRA Cycling club

Information on the new STRA cycling club can be found here.

Safer Neighbourhoods

Details of Neighbourhood watch and street briefings can be found here.

About us

If you're interested in our work and would like to support us, read about us and  the projects we've contributed to in the past.

  

The next meeting is on 15 October 2013 at Sudbury Methodist Church, 809 Harrow Road, Wembley Middlesex HA0 2LP. The next agenda will appearon the  members page.

 





STRA would like to invite speakers to speak at the monthly meeting (there is no meeting in August and December) on any topic of your choice.  Please write/email or phone in your ideas and we will try to deliver.

  

Meeting Details

Our projects

Browse through these pages to learn more about us and our projects.

 

Our main project at the moment is the development plan for Sudbury. More details of this can be found above. In particular you can find out about our status as a neighbourhood forum and a meeting held on the 16 March to take the neighbourhood plan forward.

Get involved!

Find out how by contacting us at:

 

Sudbury Town Residents' Association
Church Hall

809 Harrow Road

Middlesex

HA0 2LP
  
Tel: 07840491142

E-mail: rkaul@aspships.com

 

Or use our online contact form.

 

To become a member click here.

News

Neighbourhood Forum

We are delighted to notify you that Sudbury Town Residents Association (STRA) has been appointed as a Neighbourhood Forum with immediate effect by London Borough of Brent.

Sudbury Arts Festival

 The Sudbury Arts Festival was well received. The website www.sudburyartsfestival.co.uk will be kept live to display a record of the event. Please visit.

Street Briefings

See the Safer Neighbourhood page for details of forthcoming street briefings.

Next Meeting 

The next meeting is on 21 July 2014. For all future meetings click here. 

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