A new and more pressing argument may be generated by the statement from Deputy Commissioner, Tim Goodwin, that the Police need to save £48m from next year's budget. He said the force was facing "considerable pressure" which could see "unfit" police stations and custody suites replaced with front counters. If there's a stark choice, I would rather see officer numbers maintained rather than unfit buildings and suspect this would be a view shared by a number of Willesden residents.
Thames Water is considering putting in a planning application for 49 dwellings on the “brown field” part of the Reservoir. Thames Water has delivered leaflets to households most likely to be affected by the development – Harlesden and Kings Roads. I have met with residents to explain the planning process and how they might put their comments and objections when there is a formal planning application.
Shops grew along the High Road. Many inhabitants worked in building and transport. The original Willesden Library was built in 1894.
From “Brent Heritage” http://www.brent-heritage.co.uk/index.htm