Ashford Place is working with community organisations, faith partners, and local schools to deliver the project and a series of public events.
Pakistan Community Centre, Willesden
The Pakistan Community Centre is a volunteer-led charity. It began in 1965 as the Pakistan Workers Association to help the newly arrived migrant workforce with jobs, housing and other social needs. PWA evolved to support the safety and security of the wider community. Today, the PCC continues to cater for the social and religious needs of the Pakistani Community living in Brent, engaging with youth and the elderly to ensure the betterment of the community as a whole. Click here for more details about their services.
The Friends of Cricklewood Library have worked to preserve and improve local library services in Cricklewood. After successful fund-raising, FCOL is currently overseeing the project to build a new community library to provide book loans, homework clubs, IT training, a local history centre, and a community cafe where people can meet. The new site is under construction and due to open in 2018. More information can be found on their website.
NorthwestTWO is a residents’ association for everyone living in Cricklewood. It was established in 2007 to promote residents’ interests in areas including the environment, safety, social and cultural opportunities, amenities and services. An independent not-for-profit group, NorthwestTWO offers a voice improve the local community. Find out more here.
Brent Museum and Archives have been collecting material relating to the history of Brent for over 50 years and tells the story of the borough and its communities. It runs a busy programme of school and community workshops, events and exhibitions. Brent Museum & Archives are based on the second floor of the Library at Willesden Green. For more information please visit their website here.
The Scouts are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation, offering 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.
Scouts Willesden oversees groups in Cricklewood, Harlesden, Kensal Rise, Kilburn, Neasden, Queens Park, and Willesden.
Scouts from the 35th Willesden Scout Group – the Nomads – are working to plan and deliver events to bring young and old together.
The project aims to help the young volunteers and support the Scout aims of helping young adults develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. Find out more here.
If you would like to support the project or Ashford Place's wider work with vulnerable people in the Cricklewood and Brent area, you can donate below.