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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.

Meetings usually take place every 3-4 months, usually on weekday evenings at 7.30pm. Due to COVID our meetings are on hold for now. 

Save The Alliance Pub 

The future of the Alliance pub is at risk. A planning application has been registered (2020/5683/P) to partially redevelop the ground and lower ground floor of the pub by adding two new flats and moving the kitchen to the basement and adding a new community space in the basement. The proposed development would reduce the overall sqm of the pub space and jeopardise the long term viability of the pub and its retention as a community facility. The proposal would also result in a reduction in the amount of street level bar space with natural light, which is available for functions, community meetings and live entertainment and would therefore diminish customer appeal of the pub. The deadline for comments on the planning portal is 8th Jan 2021. 

Renewing  The Alliance as an Asset of Community Value (ACV)

You may recall that back in 2016 the NDF ran a campaign called “Save the Alliance”.    The Alliance in Mill Lane, NW6 was up for sale and following local concerns about it disappearing as a pub, the NDF put in an application for a registration of an Asset of Community Value (ACV).  The ACV was awarded in early 2016, for a period of five years.

To support this the NDF must rerun the survey we took in 2016 to gather comments from the local community showing that the Alliance is invaluable to the local community, over and above being just a pub. Please help by spending a few minutes to fill in the survey, the link to which is below. All comments/answers will be anonymous, as will the participants. The number of responses is important so please ask others to fill it in. 

You can find the survey at :   www.savethealliance.org   where there is a link  on the front page. The website also gives a bit more background information. Or you can go directly via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffzAWkHKpQmEJx5X4QCeKGbKgRaY_gFQCaRbZFc-N8ZHSdGA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

O2 Centre could be demolished – have your say!

A new public consultation is under way on plans which could see the O2 Centre in Finchley Road demolished and 2,000 homes built on the site, which includes the car park. You can submit your comments on the proposal here:

https://o2vision.commonplace.is/proposals/the-emerging-vision 

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

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

 

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