Welcome to the website of the Fordwych Residents’ Association

The Fordwych Residents’ Association (FRA) represents the interests of people living on Fordwych Road and adjoining streets in the London borough of Camden NW2/6.

Thank you to everyone who attended our residents meeting on 2nd April. The date of the next meeting/AGM will be likely be in the summer. Meetings take place every 3-4 months, usually on weekday evenings at 7.30pm.

If you would like to contact us, or be added to our mailing list, please email: fordwychra@gmail.com

Black Path Community Clean Up. FRA successfully organised a clean up event on Saturday 6th April the Black Path in West Hampstead. More clean up events will hopefully be organised. Thanks to local residents, WHAT, Councillors , Veolia, Camden Council and Network rail for their help and support.

A planning application was submitted to Barnet Council to redevelop 1-13 Cricklewood Lane NW2. FRA objected to this proposal, due to concerns about height of 15 storey tower block, loss of NHS, Co-Op, additional traffic generated and over development of the site. Ref: 18/6353/FUL. Deadline for comments was 7th December 2018. 433 objections and only 6 in support of the development were received. Assess the application here

Barnet Council have approved a huge aggregate superhub in Cricklewood. Site: Cricklewood Railway Yard Land to the rear of 400 Edgware Road London NW2 6NH. Barnet Application ref: 17/5761/EIA for ‘Use of railway land for the transportation of aggregates and non-putrescible waste (construction) by rail…’.  This will lead to increased traffic and pollution in our area, as well as high levels of dust. Our residential roads could be used as ‘rat-runs’ for HGVs and other traffic, which lead to gridlock on already busy roads. 800+ daily lorry movements are predicted. Objections were submitted by Brent and Camden Councils, but these were ignored by Barnet Council. This new aggregate site is next to the Railway Terraces, which is a conservation area and the vibrations from HGVs may damage these lovely Victorian buildings that were built in the 1890s.

An application for a  waste transfer station located at 2 Geron Way, Cricklewood NW2 6GJ was approved by Barnet Council.  Ref: 17/6714/EIA.  FRA have submitted an objection to the proposal, as we have concerns about increased traffic generated from both the aggregate site and the proposed waste transfer station, which are in close proximity to each other. Barnet Council also wish to keep the site open until 7pm each day, which we feel is too late.

Useful links:

Barnet Council planning portal

Brent Council planning portal

Camden Council Coffee Cup recycling, interactive map showing coffee shops & recycling points to recycle your disposable coffee cup in West Hampstead.

Camden Council recycling

Camden Council planning portal 

KOVE (Kilburn Older Voices Exchange) – at Sidings Community Centre

Life in Kilburn

NorthWestTwo Residents’ Association

Sidings Community Centre, 150 Brassey Road, West Hampstead, NW6 2BA

Stroke Freedom, a support group for stroke survivors in West Hampstead NW6 – meets last Friday of each month at Sidings Community Centre

West Hampstead NDF

Westminster Council planning portal