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.
 

 

Small Business Saturday 2014 Competition

Vote for your favourite Brent business and win £100. See here for more informstion. Don't forget to shop locally on small business Saturday.

 

Following the success of last year’s event, we are supporting this year’s Small Business Saturday on 6 December.

 

Small Business Saturday is a national grass roots campaign aimed at encouraging people to shop locally and to support their local economy on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

 

We are keen to help raise the profile of all our fantastic small businesses right here on our doorstep  both on Saturday 6 December and throughout the rest of the year.

Sudbury Arts Event 2014

One of the first jobs for the new Vicar of St Andrew’s Church, the Reverend Greville Thomas, is to preside over Sudbury Arts Events’ latest collaboration with the internationally acclaimed Diva Opera who will perform “A Merry Little Christmas”.  

 

On Friday 5th December for the second year running, this amazing opera company, lead by Bryan Evans MBE, will entertain the audience; which includes Barry Gardner MP, and our local councillors. 

 

St Andrew’s at 956 Harrow Road, Sudbury HA0 2QA, is a beautiful example of an arts and crafts style church with fantastic acoustics, perfect for this fund raising event which is in aid of St Luke’s Hospice for the terminally ill.  A good start to the new vicar’s tenure.

 

“A Merry Little Christmas” with mulled wine and mince pies in the interval, is a specially devised, fabulously entertaining show featuring well known popular arias, songs and Christmas carols.

 

Tickets are available if you want to join the Reverend Greville Thomas, his family, and the audience, in support this worthy cause.  For more details contact 020 8904 1850, or email clubalice8@gmail.com.   Facebook:  Sudbury Arts Events 2014.

 

For further details see the Diva Opera website.

Rememberance Sunday

STRA attended the Remembrance Sunday Memorial Service held at Barham Park on 9 November, from 1.50pm to 2.30pm.

 

The public ceremony marked the solemnity of Remembrance Sunday and honoured those who have made sacrifices in wars and conflict.

 

A parade marched to the ceremony, which featured hymns and prayers and was attended by veterans and dignitaries, representatives from Brent Council, community leaders, the local cadets, the armed forces and a brass band.

 

For more information on how Brent will commemorate the centenary of the First World War please visit http://brent.gov.uk/brent-remembers-the-first-world-war

Cleaner Sudbury - Well done Hamptons

Cleaner Sudbury - Well done Hamptons

 

Hamptons shop front was splashed with Paan spit for months and the stains were building up and were getting worse, Hampton' staff felt that they could not rely on the Council to jet wash this mess. They took their own brushes and mopped and cleaned their own shop front and the neighbouring area. The pavement is now sparkling clean, residents are pleased to see a clean shop front and be able to move around freely and shop locally.


A big "thank you" from STRA to Hampton's staff. STRA is for "cleaner, greener, safer" Sudbury.

Hamptons before the clean-up Hamptons before the clean-up

PUBLICATION OF THE SUDBURY TOWN NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

The London Borough of Brent is publishing the draft Sudbury Town Neighbourhood Plan and inviting representations. The Plan has been produced by the Sudbury Town Residents’ Association to guide development in the Sudbury Neighbourhood Area. The vision of the Plan is ‘to create a greener, cleaner, safer Sudbury Town, with a High Street at the heart of the community that we can all be proud of.’It is accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal, Consultation Statement, Basic Conditions Statement and Area Statement.

 

The Council is now inviting representations on the Plan for six weeks from 23 October to 3 December 2014. You are invited to comment by emailing ldf@brent.gov.uk or writing to the Policy and Project Team, Brent Civic Centre, Engineer’s Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ.

 

The documents are available to view or download at www.brent.gov.uk/stnp.  During the six week period the Plan will be available to view at Vale Farm Sports Centre and Wembley Library in Brent Civic Centre. 

 

Following the consultation an independent examiner will be appointed and if the plan is approved, it will undergo referendum in the neighbourhood area. If the majority of those who vote in the referendum are in favour of the plan then it will be brought into legal force by Brent Council. It will then form part of Brent’s Local Plan and will guide development in the neighbourhood area alongside other planning policies.

 

Any representations may include a request to be notified of Brent Council’s decision on the plan following the referendum. The deadline for receiving your comments is 5pm on the 3 December 2014.

 

See the press release here and what the papers say here.

FAQ Sheet
Consultation on the draft Sudbury Town Neighbourhood Plan which has been prepared by the Sudbury Town Residents’ Association. Frequently asked questions.
FAQ Sheet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [520.4 KB]

Newsletter 2014

Our 2014 newsletter is now available. It is full of news and interesting stories. If you wish to receive a printed copy please sign up here.

HELP needed for Organic veg-box scheme

 

I am a member of STRA and want to start an organic veg box scheme in Sudbury Town and the surrounding neighbourhood. 

The scheme will be part of the Growing Communities startup programme. Growing Communities have been running a successful box scheme for 20 years using local farmers and urban growers as well as their own urban farm project. It wants to transform food and farming through community - led trade. Their mentor programme helps other groups set up community - led box schemes based on their model. It helps to support local organic farms in the UK. 

Many of us want to know where our food comes from, that the farmer is getting a fair price for his produce and it is sustainable. As more schemes are started using the Growing communities model it will create a network that can help save many food growers. The scheme gives customers a direct link to the farmer and vise visa. 

As well as the box scheme I'm also exploring the opportunity to start an urban farming network in Brent, Ealing, Harrow and Hillingdon Borughs. This would mean getting small parcels of land that can be used for food growing. 

I am looking for anyone who cares about their environment, want to be part of a community led project. Do you have an interest in gardening or food growing. I need marketing, sales and web designers. If you are interested in this project and want to help then please email myself at aubrey_trelaor@yahoo.co.uk 

You can also look at the Growing Communities website for more informationwww.growingcommunities.org 

I need to complete the application process before December 2014 to show the scheme is viable so I ended help now



Kind regards 

Aubrey Treloar 

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 for a time line to the Neighbourhood Plan.

 

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.
STRA Depersonalised Survey Data.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [69.6 KB]

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

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 17 November 2014 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

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 Plan Update

Brent Council's Cabinet approved the publication of Sudbury Resident Association's Neighbourhood Plan. This plan to be published for 6 weeks from 23 October  to 3 December 2014.

 

During the 6 weeks copies of the plan will be available online at www.brent.gov.uk/stnp, and hard copies will be placed in Vale Farm Sports Centre, Wembley Library at Brent Civic Centre, Churches, Mosque and other key places in Sudbury Town area.

Next Meeting 

The next meeting is on Monday, 17 November 2014 7.30 pm. For all future meetings click here. 

Newsletter

Our 2014 newsletter is now available. It is full of news and interesting stories. If you wish to receive a printed copy please sign up here.

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