Dudden Hill police contact point for Friday 20th July

As Police front counters at Harlesden and Kilburn stations have closed we are providing a contact point in the community to enable the public to come and meet officers. You will be able to talk to an officer on a one-to-one basis in confidence.
The next session is at St. Mary’s Willesden, Neasden Lane, Neasden, NW10 2TS on Friday 20th July 2018 from 13-14pm. (The Church is at the Church End part of Neasden Lane). 
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Dudden Hill resident releases second book documenting family history

A few years ago, I featured a blog post from one of my constituents Mansingh Narrendes when he published a book ‘They Came From India.‘  The book gave account of his family’s journey in South Africa.

He has now published a second version of the book. Further details is given about how his great grandmother, Pooyjee came with her five year old daughter Lauder,  to Natal in 1863 , lucky not to be ship wrecked off the coast of Port Elizabeth, followed by the father in 1864, Narain Dass Singh.

The Incredible Journey from India presents a fascinating view of one family’s history from the 1860s to the present day. It records the hardships and struggles of the first members to arrive in South Africa as part of the indentured workforce and, through a rich, pictorial narrative, how they contributed to the socio-economic infrastructure of Natal and South Africa as a whole.

South Africa would certainly not be the country it is today without the significant contribution of these people.

As the author points out, this is “An Untold Part of South African History” that had to be told and revealed to the whole world. Mansingh does an excellent job in telling his story, drawing the reader in with historical facts, documents, photographs and family anecdotes.

All in all a thoroughly captivating read and, in my opinion, a book that should form part of the documented history of South Africa.

 

Upcoming dates for Dudden Hill police drop ins

The local police team from Dudden Hill have increased the amount of drop ins they have for local residents in the area to bring forward any crime and anti-social behaviour issues to them.

The dates, times and locations for future sessions are listed below

Start Date (dd/mm/yyyy) End Date (dd/mm/yyyy) Location of Session
06/06/2018 13:00 06/06/2018 14:00 St. Mary’s Church Willesden, Neasden Lane
27/06/2018 10:00 27/06/2018 11:00 St. Mary’s Church Willesden, Neasden Lane
20/07/2018 13:00 20/07/2018 14:00 St. Mary’s Church Willesden, Neasden Lane
12/06/2018 11:00 12/06/2018 12:00 Costa Coffee, Neasden Lane, Neasden
04/07/2018 12:00 04/07/2018 13:00 Costa Coffee, Neasden Lane, Neasden
25/07/2018 12:00 25/07/2018 13:00 Costa Coffee, Neasden Lane, Neasden
31/05/2018 12:00 31/05/2018 13:00 Pakistan Community Centre, Marley Walk, Willesden Green
20/06/2018 12:00 20/06/2018 13:00 Pakistan Community Centre, Marley Walk, Willesden Green
11/07/2018 12:00 11/07/2018 13:00 Pakistan Community Centre, Marley Walk, Willesden Green
01/08/2018 11:00 01/08/2018 12:00 Pakistan Community Centre, Marley Walk, Willesden Green

Thank you for voting Labour

Thank you for supporting Aslam Choudry, Krupesh Hirani and Janice Long in Dudden Hill ward. We have always strived to represent local people and will continue our commitment to knocking on doors outside of election time and being easily accessible to our residents.

The ward has repaid us by giving us our best results ever in Dudden Hill ward. The Conservatives have passed the Lib Dems as the second party in the ward.

DuddenHill results 2018

The local election period is not officially over. Sadly, one of our colleagues who was well known in the area Lesley Jones passed away the weekend before the elections so the Willesden ward election has been postponed until the end of June. She lived in Dudden Hill so it is a sad time for many of us living locally who knew her.

Dudden Hill community unites over Nazi graffiti

On Sunday, local residents sadly woke up to Nazi graffiti on our streets by the Dollis Hill tube station area. I was alerted to this on the day and joined local residents in scrubbing the horrific graffiti off in what was a great instant community response.

Last night we organised a vigil to get people together and show our unity against this abhorrent act of vandalism.

Local children placed positive messages at the location where the hateful graffiti had been sprayed.

before after bus stop

We were joined by the local Rabbi from the Brondesbury Synagogue.

It was humbling to see that attempts to create division had created a positive community response and united us.

Police have been informed as this is clearly a criminal act and the Council have been helpful in deep cleaning the graffiti to ensure no paint marks or signs of the red graffiti remain.

before after pavement

Next Dudden Hill Police drop in

As Police front counters at Harlesden and Kilburn stations have closed the local Dudden Hill police team are providing a contact point in the community to enable the public to come and meet officers. You will be able to talk to an officer on a one-to-one basis in confidence.

The next session is at Costa Coffee, 291 Neasden Lane, Neasden, NW10 1QR on Thursday 8th March 2018 from 12-1pm.

Next Dudden Hill Police drop in

As Police front counters at Harlesden and Kilburn stations have closed the local Dudden Hill police team are providing a contact point in the community to enable the public to come and meet officers. You will be able to talk to an officer on a one-to-one basis in confidence.

The next session is at Costa Coffee, 291 Neasden Lane, Neasden, NW10 1QR on Wednesday, 21st February 2018 from 12-1pm.

Next Dudden Hill Police drop in

As Police front counters at Harlesden and Kilburn stations have closed the local Dudden Hill police team are providing a contact point in the community to enable the public to come and meet officers. You will be able to talk to an officer on a one-to-one basis in confidence.

The next session is at B&M Stores, 473 High Road,  Willesden, NW10 2JH  on Thursday, 15th February 2018 from 11am-12.

Neasden Winter Festival Saturday 10th February from 6.30pm onwards at St Catherine’s Church

Building on the success of the Neasden Festival last summer, Dudden Hill Councillors have been working with local groups to deliver a Winter Festival in Neasden. Details for the event can be found here LINK 

Entry is free but we welcome donations to the Food bank Sufra on the night. There will also be a raffle on the night. Contributions to the raffle will go towards funding for future events in Neasden.

 

Dudden Hill Police team available for public to meet at Costa Coffee on Saturday 20th January from 12pm

As Police front counters at Harlesden and Kilburn stations have closed we are providing a contact point in the community to enable the public to come and meet officers. You will be able to talk to an officer on a one-to-one basis in confidence.

The next session is at Costa Coffee, 291 Neasden Lane, Neasden, NW10 1QR on Saturday, 20th January 2018 from 12-1pm