Welcome to Sudbury Town Residents' Association
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Renu Kaul on 07840 491 142 or write to STRA, c/o SMC, 809 Harrow Road, Sudbury, Middlesex HA0 2LP
If you are receiving nuisance calls a reminder that you can take action. Follow the link below for information.
Barham Park tree felling
Following a period of consultation during 2012 a Vision for Barham Park was agreed by the Barham Park Trust Committee along with a programme of improvements over ten years.
The first phase of works is the removal of the bank of ageing conifers adjacent to the railway. These works will commence during the week beginning 26th February and last for a few weeks.
For more details take a look at the document below.
The results are now in from the options report survey
The results are now in from the survey on the options report, a survey that was instrumental in us developing the neighbourhood plan. If you want to see the results and comments take a look at the documents below.
No the plan is in draft form we need to conduct another survey. We need your views on the draft plan. Please read the plan below and fill out the online survey. If you missed the exhibition on 25 January please look out for further details of further exhibitions.
Options Report - this is a large file and may take some time to load. Please be patient.
Adobe Acrobat document [16.3 MB]
Results from our online survey relating to the options report
STNP Survey Monkey (1).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [61.6 KB]
Detailed responses to the plan questionnaire.
Detailed responses to plan questionnaire[...]
Microsoft Excel sheet [18.7 KB]
Exhibition Launched on 25 January 2014
The Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition Launch was held on 25 January 2014 at Vale Farm. The purpose of the launch was to consult on the draft neighbourhood plan, which will set out proposed policies. The draft plan builds upon the work undertaken to date, the various consultation exercises and responses to this. In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations (Regulation 14), the forum are obliged to consult on the draft plan before it is submitted to the Council for examination purposes. The consultation period will last last for six weeks.
Brent Council was on hand to answer questions about the neighbourhood plan, both in general terms and its relationship with Council policy, how it will be implemented and help shape change in Sudbury Town.
The consultation period lasts six weeks and there will be further planned exhibitions.
Vale Farm have allowed STRA to display the Boards at Vale Farm for two weeks from Saturday, 25 January 2014 – Saturday, 8 February 2014. On Saturday 22 February 2014 the Boards will be moved to a new location at St Andrews church.
Please read the Final Draft Consultation report and then complete our survey. You may find the policy boxes precis document a useful reminder.
Display boards for those unable to visit the Exhibition.
Draft Boards January 2014 lo res.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
Final Draft Consultation Report
Draft Consultation Report FINAL JAN 2014[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]
Policy Boxes Precis. The precis of the policy boxes will assist you in completing the survey.
Policy boxes precis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [106.8 KB]
STRA has been awarded a further £7,000 from CDF to progress the Neighbourhood Plan. London Borough of Brent will manage the funds for STRA.
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.
Piccadilly Line Consultation
Thank you for those members who took part in the TfL Piccadilly line engagement. We greatly value the time STRA members spent sharing their views with Tfl. Over 14,000 responses were received in total, providing Tfl with customer insight for future planning as well as helping to decide whether Piccadilly Line trains should stop at Turnham Green at all times. The results of the engagement have now been published on the TfL website and can be found at: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/tube/piccadillyline
Refuse details for those who live in flats
One of our members has brought the following leaflet to our attention. The leaflet relates to how those living in flats can recycle more.
To find out about how to recycle txtiles and batteries click here.
Flats recycling service leaflet
Flats recycling service leaflet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.7 MB]
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!
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
Film Trashed well received at STRA showing
The film was well received. About 30 people attended. All who attended thought it was well worth stepping out to attend the film viewing in spite of the weather. At the end we all sat in silence for a couple of minutes. The comments were
- Thought provoking
- A must see
- Please arrange a second viewing
- Could we arrange for a viewing at the schools in the
STRA will try and arrange a second viewing in the new year.
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 email@example.com
Parking shops are now closed
Brent's parking shops have now all closed and Sudbury residents will have to use the new online and phone system for parking services. You will need to set up a parking account. Scratch cards are valid until 31 October 2013.
Details at www.brent.gov.uk/parking
STOP PRESS Residents will now be able to use scratchcards until August 31 next year. See here for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
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 email@example.com 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.
Details of Neighbourhood watch and street briefings can be found here.
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.
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.
Find out how by contacting us at:
Sudbury Town Residents' Association
809 Harrow Road
Or use our online contact form.
To become a member click here.
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.
Neighbourhood Plan Survey
Please take time to fill out our survey on the home page to have your say in the future of Sudbury.
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.
See the Safer Neighbourhood page for details of forthcoming street briefings.
The next meeting is on 18 February 2014. For all future meetings click here.
New online access!
Thanks for visiting our new website. Browse it to find out more about us and our projects.