Cricklewood party in aid of local library

17 June 2016

Olive Road Street Party

Friends of Cricklewood Library, supported by NorthWestTWO Residents' Association, are working hard to raise funds to fit out the town's new volunteer run library which is currently under construction.


Their most recent fundraising event, a street party in Olive Road, was a great success with the entertainment and fantastic food, all contributed by people living in the street, local businesses and charities.


The street party included a full roster of musicians, children's activities, book stall, and KinoVan travelling cinema showing archive footage of London. Residents mapped out their international links, which represented the diversity of Brent.


Friends of Cricklewood Library Chairperson, Sally Long said: "We were so fortunate, the weather was amazing, and everyone had a great time. There was a lovely vibe, great community spirit and the children had the freedom to play freely and safely as the road was closed for the event.


"Olive Road has a lovely bunch of people living in it, but the street party was about more than the residents of just one road. The creative input of people from next door, around the corner, Harlesden, Kilburn, Sweden, Poland, Brazil, some living in the UK, some further afield, all linked to Olive Road, that's what made it amazing - and the library will be amazing through local creativity too."


Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of the Council said: "Street parties and fetes are a traditional part of community life. Everyone on your street and the next can join in and it's a great way to get to know your neighbours and love where you live. I'm delighted to see the community in Cricklewood coming together for such a good cause.


"Residents who wish to hold a street party can download a guide (.pdf, 391.0kB) from the council website. It contains information and resources to help you organise your street party event, including the application form.