"Big shout out to say thank you to Laurence the owner of Yummies who drove my elderly mother-in-law home When she didn't have any power in her mobile to call for a taxi last Friday"We think this is a fantastic example of community spirit. Yummies is a great place to have a smoked salmon bagel and a coffee and is run by lovely people. And also a big shout out to Sharon, for taking the time to share this.
This weekend we've seen the return of the French market to Mill Hill and another in our series of Mill Hill Broadway Festival Open Air gigs. At the start of the day, it didn't look too promising with a brief shower and a cold wind. However, by the time we packed up at 6pm, the event had been absolutely fantastic. Here are a selection of tweets and videos from some of our friends! The quality of music was absolutely fantastic.
#radfax tune at the @MillHillBwy Festival closing the day 😀 thank you to all the brilliant musicians & festival team. Great day. 🎼😀 @VibeMarket @MillHillMusicCo @ABetterMillHill @Barneteye @BarnetCouncil pic.twitter.com/MzSdH7j3rv— Mill Hill Broadway (@MillHillBwy) November 11, 2017
Keeping Music live in Mill Hill! pic.twitter.com/ONgwLJeCFg— A Better Mill Hill (@ABetterMillHill) November 11, 2017
#droppink playing to a large crowd @millhillbwy festival ⭐️🎼🚠💥 alt rock Crowd loving it 🌻😀 pic.twitter.com/GbIFUDdBtm— Mill Hill Broadway (@MillHillBwy) November 11, 2017
Tunes at the Festival ☀️❤️😀🌸🎼@Barneteye @VibeMarket #bossabandits #music #millhillmarket @MillHillRFC @millhill_nf @ABetterMillHill pic.twitter.com/GDfTi3cK4W— Mill Hill Broadway (@MillHillBwy) November 11, 2017
Live music in Mill Hill Town Square with Drop Pink! PA & Lights by us pic.twitter.com/RGT29KZRar— MillHillMusicComplex (@MillHillMusicCo) November 11, 2017
A big thanks to the Mill Hill Neighbourhood forum, Vibe Market and Mill Hill Music Complex for organising such a wonderful event.
Crime and Vandalism.
We'll start with a report on the Mill Hill Families Facebook page. It appears that there is a man harrassing young girls in Mill Hill. The following post was noted
Just to make everyone in the mill hill area aware this morning Taylor was on her way to school when a man on the 240 bus approach her as she was getting off @ mill hill broadway and asked her if she was ok he then continued to follow her to the 186 bus stop asking her questions. She then turned around and walked the other way towards Jenny's where he still continued to follow her !!!! police have been call and she if safe but please make ur kids aware of this and keep the safe from these horrible people !!!!!It should go without saying that if you know who the person is or have any information, please contact Mill Hill Police ASAP. Residents will also be interested to know that you can see an up to date crime map of Mill Hill on the Police website. You may be interested to know that in Mill Hill, there were 148 reported crimes in September. For the whole year the crime stats break down as follows
|Criminal damage and arson||82||4.65%|
|Possession of weapons||4||0.23%|
|Theft from the person||14||0.79%|
|Violence and sexual offences||276||15.64%|
The Hot Topic (excuse the pun) for Thameslink commuters at the moment is the poor air conditioning on Thameslink Trains. We promised to keep you informed and the good news is that it appears that the issue will be fixed by the end of November, according to this tweet from Siemens UK, the train manufacturer. Sadly it seems that so far there has been little improvements in services from Mill Hill
Another important issue for many with the festive period approaching is the forthcoming engineering works and service alterations.
Details are up on the Thameslink website
👷🚧🎄 Major engineering works are taking place over the festive period— Thameslink (@TLRailUK) November 12, 2017
ℹ👉 https://t.co/WQuIUfjquG pic.twitter.com/aTD4qAOXov
Another major issue looming for commuters is the cancellation of new trains on the Northern Line. The influential London Reconnections website is proposing a huge cut in the number of trains to outer London, to allow a higher frequency service over the most congested central London section.
This is the current frequency pattern
And this is what is being proposed. As you can see, there will be ten less trains per hour to Edgware, with trains terminating at Golders Green. With the huge expansion of Colindale, this seems likely to result in a massive increase in overcrowding on trains departing from Edgware. We also note the plan to divert all Edgware trains via the Charing Cross Branch. This means that teh thousands of commuters who live between Edgware and Brent Cross and work in the city, will not only face a far more crowded commute on a daily basis, but they will have no option but to change at Camden Town.
Likewise commuters from Mill Hill East will have to change at Camden Town to get to the West End. It has long been an aspiration of TFL to split the Northern Line, as the crossover adds limits to the number of trains they can run in the busies section. It seems that the cancellation of the order for more trains may well be used as the justification to achieve this long sought after aspiration.
Of course the London Reconnections website is not official policy, but ,it is well informed and often such forums are used to bounce ideas around.
As far as we are concerned, the cancellation of the order for more trains was a symptom of the catastrophic failure of the Mayors office and the Government to recognise that London needs good transport links and London generates the fast majority of the UK's wealth. We despair at the current games being played between Barnets Conservative Council and Londons Labour Mayor, which saw the council pass a motion labelling the Mayor of London "an enemy of the people". We want grown ups to work together to build a better city for us all.
Photos, News and Events
Do you wear NHS hearing aids? Come to our FREE walk in clinic for maintenance, advice and information. pic.twitter.com/kWqnO9kqSL— St Michaels, NW7 (@StMichaelsMH) November 11, 2017
Brush up on your computer skills. Over 55's Drop in at Hartley Hall, Mill Hill, NW7. pic.twitter.com/mCQP4c6LWc— St Michaels, NW7 (@StMichaelsMH) November 11, 2017
Sunday 10-11am @ Copthall School, NW7 all ladies plus newcomers most welcome :-) £7 pay as you go or use your DWL loyalty card (£60 for 10 passes SAVE £10!!) Click here for list of daily classes: http://www.mydwl.com/classes/zumba/
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Mill Hill Yoga Classes
Blazing Star Yoga Class Times
Wednesday 19:00 – 20:00 – all levels
And Finally, on Remembrance Sunday - from all of us at A Better Mill Hill
We will remember them. pic.twitter.com/ctERHOLYiy— A Better Mill Hill (@ABetterMillHill) November 12, 2017