Monthly Archives: March 2020

Please Clear Up After Your Dog!

While most dog owners are caring, responsible individuals, there are still some people who do not clean up after their pets. 

Dog mess is the most unacceptable and offensive type of litter on our streets.

Dog fouling is not only deeply unpleasant, it is dangerous. Whilst rare, contact with dog excrement can cause toxocariasis – a nasty infection that can lead to dizziness, nausea, asthma and even blindness or seizures.

Anyone who fails to clear up after their dog can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100. If the case goes to court this could cost the owner or person in charge of the animal up to £1,000.  The law states that being unaware a dog has fouled or not having a suitable bag is not a reasonable excuse.


We have recently persuaded Barnet Council to provide a No Fly-tipping sign in Mendip Drive. It  should be installed soon.

If you see anyone dumping waste in our streets, please do let the Council know as soon as possible:

  • Do not approach the person. Keep safe!
  • Make a note of the vehicle registration number, date and time.
  • Report it.

Barnet Council will take action against anyone found to be fly-tipping within Barnet under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for which there is an unlimited fine and possible imprisonment.

Cricklewood Station Mural

Cricklewood Station now has a colourful mural honouring the area’s rich aviation heritage

Alistair Lambert artist with Alan Dowsett, Handley Page apprentice and Handley Page Association editor, at the unveiling.

David Lang, resident, and also a Handley Page apprentice and Handley Page Association member could not attend due to health reasons.  We owe much to him for keeping the aeronautical heritage of Cricklewood alive and we are delighted that this mural makes it evident.

Spring has Arrived!

We have previously mentioned that a variety of spring bulbs have been planted in the green spaces on The Vale and on the roundabout in Pennine Drive.

Now is the time to enjoy them!

We’re also pleased to see that the Council have recently cleared autumn leaves and cleaned gutters around the estate. Some new trees have also been planted.

Memories Local History Group

Under present circumstances, the Memories Local History Group, that normally meets every Wednesday 3.30-5.00 pm at the Carey Hall’s Open Space, has suspended its meetings until further notice. 
We are exploring at present how to keep members in touch with each other telephonically. If you have any technological suggestions for doing so, require further information or you’d like to take part, please email or call 020 8987 8096.


We hope everyone is keeping safe and taking care of themselves. Just a reminder to keep an eye out for elderly or unwell neighbours who may need a helping hand – especially at this time. Now is the time to be kind and neighbourly and to take care of each other.

The latest advice from the NHS is available here.

Food banks

Due to the unprecedented economic circumstances people are losing their jobs and struggling to buy food.  Donating a couple of food items to a local food bank could make the world of difference.

You can donate at Tesco. Otherwise, use this link to find a food bank near you.

Local shops

Please also support our local independent shops and businesses so that they can survive the turbulence and continue to provide services for us in the future.  For example:

  • A small start up like Cricklewood Coffee (at Cricklewood Station every weekday 6:30 am – 12:00 pm) will freshly grind coffee beans for us.
  • Slightly further afield, Cafe Macarong in Golders Green Road is another local independent coffee shop run by a young woman who bakes her own super delicious cakes.

… and not forgetting our wonderful local pharmacy in Pennine Drive, W. Price Chemist.