I was delighted to attend the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by the Mayor of Brent Cllr Michael Adeyeye in Neasden where Bob Marley once lived.
It’s great that Dudden Hill is a part of the story that produced a worldwide icon. The whole event was one big celebration with residents and neighbours also coming around to see Delroy Washington, who lived at this house with Bob Marley, leading a sing-a-long of Bob Marley classics.
Residents may have noticed a set of traffic cones that have been left on Ashcombe Park for a couple of weeks now. These have been left there in the space leading up to The Circle after of works that were carried out by Thames Water on this road. I contacted them on 20th April to inform them that they had not cleared the area as they should have.
They have finally called me today confirming that they will clear up the area by the end of today. If this is still not the case, I will be following up on this.
A consultation document should have by now gone out to all residents in The Circle, Chartley Avenue, Avondale Avenue, Ashcombe Park and Cairnfield Avenue on a proposed 20 mile per hour zone.
With the proposal presented as it is at the moment, I will be voting no. I think having these roads operating in a 20 mph zone would be a good thing, but I am unhappy with the sheer amount of speed bumps that are proposed to be implemented (SEE PLAN HERE). It should be a 20 mile per hour zone that is better enforced without bumps because the roads are too narrow for cars to be travelling and speeds any higher.
Cairnfield Avenue does already have bumps on a section of the road after a sharp bend. I think this is sufficient. I think residents will eventually be unhappy with the sound of cars bumping up and down as they drive past.
The consultation would have also gone out to residents living in Dollis Hill Ward. I think they have other issues and residents there may have differing views because there are additional safety concerns due to there being two schools with large pupil numbers in and around the roads that surround the area where this scheme is proposed.
Residents have until 4th April 2011 to respond to the consultation. For more details see here (LINK)