The legacy of the OLF project is being delivered by the Cricklewood Town Team with the aim of making Cricklewood a better place to work, live and visit.
Cricklewood Festival, a community event launched by the OLF project now in its third year, was held on Saturday 20 September 2014 to showcase local talent, food and community groups and to launch Cricklewood's public space. Although this year the Festival was not funded by the OLF, thanks to contributions and sponsorship from local businesses and funding obtained by the Town Team, a successful and fun family event was held in locations in Cricklewood Town Centre and included an afternoon programme of free entertainment, array of stalls, activities and the ever popular Cricklewoof. Date for your diary: 2015 Cricklewood Festival will be held on Saturday 19 September.
Cricklewood Christmas Lights
Switch On on Friday 28 November 2014 was a great success with good music, singing, crowds, market and weather. The new Town Square in Cricklewood Lane was testament to everything the OLF project set out to achieve with crowds attracted to this new open space enjoying the market stalls and Cricklewood rocked with The King's Parade, Keltic Fire and the Cricklewood Community Choir. The festivities spread along the Broadway where La Divas performed outside Beacon Bingo and had people dancing in the street. Businesses who participated in the event reported their busiest trading day for the month. The market looked festive and the creative stall had a queue of children. Cricklewood's Town Centre was illuminated with a 20ft Christmas Tree funded by local businesses, churches and residents' associations together with festive bespoke lighting funded by the OLF project.
The weekly Cricklewood Specialist Market launched in September 2014 to provide an additional draw for the Town Centre, is located in the new Cricklewood Town Square delivered as part of the OLF project's public realm improvements.
Cricklewood Pocket Park Grand Opening by the Mayor of Barnet took place on Sunday 14 December 2015. Located off Cricklewood Broadway in Kara Way, the genesis for both the OLF project and this pocket park came from the Cricklewood Improvement Programme made up of Cricklewood residents. This major transformation project to benefit the whole Cricklewood community was funded by the Mayor of London's Pocket Park initiative and the Cricklewood Town Centre Project.
The recent public realm improvements are receiving a positive response, especially the new signage and bridge lighting and recently installed dual bins installed across the Town Centre boroughs of Barnet, Brent and Camden giving an identity to Cricklewood.
Cricklewood Town Team ended the year with the good news that Cricklewood band, The King's Parade agreed to become our Patron