Welcome to the 22nd edition of our weekly newsletter for the Mill Hill Community. Published every Sunday, we bring all the latest news stories, events and other information for people living in and around Mill Hill.
|Simmons Mead - Mill Hills Village Green|
Do you want to see A Better Mill Hill? Do you want to contribute to making our area nicer, cleaner, greener, more friendly, with a better sense of local community? The Focus team of Donna Pickup, Richard Logue and Roger Tichborne are all local residents, involved with the community and local schools. If you want to stay in touch with us and know what we are doing
The big news this week in Mill Hill is that a Mill Hill Councillor has resigned the Conservative whip at the Town Hall, causing the Conservative Party to lose control of Barnet Council. Sury Khatri, who has been a Councillor since 2010 was deselected as the candidate for Mill Hill ward last Sunday. He is now an Independent Councillor serving Mill Hill ward until the Council Elections on May 3rd.
This tweet links to the story in the Hendon Times.
This tweet links to the story in the Hendon Times.
Tories lose overall control of Barnet Council - Times Series - Times Series Tories lose overall control of Barnet Council Times Series The Tories have lost control of Barnet Council after Councillor Sury Khatri resigned from the party. The long-standi... https://t.co/fJQZSBoz0X— Love Mill Hill (@LoveMillHill) March 16, 2018
(This story also made the National Newspapers)
The scourge of Fly Tipping in Mill Hill continues this week. This discusting array of dumped fridges appeared on Goodwyn Avenue earlier this week. It is simply not credible that no one saw this.
Fly tipping in Mill Hill reaching epidemic proportions. How about this fridge collection in Goodwyn Avenue pic.twitter.com/S4kSg1tHBK— A Better Mill Hill (@ABetterMillHill) March 16, 2018
Barnet Council give the following advice via their website :
Please note that to report a problem you must register on the Barnet Council website.
New Facebook page for Mill Hill
Local residents have launched a new Facebook page for Mill Hill. This allows local residents to share news, gossip and info about the local area. They only permit adverts promoting businesses on Thursdays. We suggest you have a look.
They have some interesting posts up currently including THIS ONE REGARDING THE PLAGUE OF POT HOLES in Mill Hill and the dodgy repairs.
St Michaels Church in Mill Hill are now a drop off point for Colindale Foodbank
We are now a drop-off point for Colindale Foodbank! pic.twitter.com/SAI88QTgUr— St Michaels, NW7 (@StMichaelsMH) March 17, 2018
Mill Hill Village Cricket Club are continuing their partnership and fundraising efforts for Noah's Ark Hospice. Well done to all involved.
Dangerous Drain GulleyDelighted to be invited to the formal laying of the first brick in construction of the Ark. The first Children's hospice building in North & Central London. Great to see so many other Community groups also there in support!@NoahsArkHospice @TEAMNoahsArk @thevsportscamp pic.twitter.com/kwSmlP0AJ0— Mill Hill Village CC (@MHVCricketClub) March 17, 2018
We are currently trying to compile a full list of all such hazards to report to Barnet Council. We hope that the current situation does not affect the operational ability to deal with such hazards.
Danger Drain gulley on Daws Lane - please take care pic.twitter.com/Z4z5oGygxa— A Better Mill Hill (@ABetterMillHill) March 18, 2018
Some Interesting facts about Mill Hill
For most, Mill Hill is a sleepy North West London Suburb. New residents may be unaware of the ways that Mill Hill has shaped the world! They may be unaware of the rich legacy that Mill Hill has bequeathed on them. I am going to be starting a campaign to have this legacy commemorated. I would love to see photos commemorating this installed on Mill Hill Broadway Station and murals painted on the drab concrete wall of the bus station. Do you agree? We need to shout about our achievements.
Mill Hill has been a centre of excellence in the world of science and scientific research for decades. Although this has diminished with the closure of the National Institute for Medical Research. Here is an interview that I urge everyone to watch. It outlines the importance of the institute and the way that the work done there has made an immense contribution to the wellbeing of the human race. A legacy we should be truly proud of.
We still have a world class facility with the University of London Observatory on the Watford Way. I'd love to see information detailing this legacy at our station.
Mill Hill has become a hub of the British Music industry. Mill Hill Music Complex on Bunns Lane has helped launch the careers of both Amy Winehouse (early footage of Amy rehearsing in Studio 9 featured in the documentary film about her life) and Kate Nash, both winners of BRIT awards. The studios see over 1,200 artists and musicians a week pass through (which is why you see so many people walking around Mill Hill with Guitars. Musicians travel from all around the world to record at the studios. One of the most listened to tracks on the planet is Africa Moto by Congolese Artist Mose Fan Fan, which was used as a theme tune for the world cup in South Africa. I wonder how many people listening realise it was recorded in a North West London Suburb.
|Billy Fury's grave|
The Mill Hill Musical Festival has featured a whole host of legendary artists on our doorstep, including John Dankworth, Humphrey Lyttleton, Stacey Kent, Paul Young to name but a few.
We also have legendary Rock and Roller Billy Fury buried in Mill Hill .
Finally we have the regular Mill Hill Jazz club every Wednesday at Mill Hill Golf club, one of London's best established Jazz club.
|Barnet Copthall Swimming Club|
4. Abolition of Slavery.
|Wliberforce blue plaque|
5. Non conformism and free thinkers.
|Mill Hill - A long tradition of tolerance and community|
(Note: This is an edited version of a blog that appeared in the Barnet Eye, reprinted with permission)