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New Civic Centre in Wembley


									                                                                                                                                                    Working for Wembley

THE QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER FOR RESIDENTS IN THE WEMBLEY AREA                                                             •      ISSUE 16     •    AUGUST 2008

   New Civic Centre in Wembley
   Brent Council’s Executive approved proposals for a new Civic Centre for Brent in March 2008
   After complex negotiations, Brent           council buildings, such as libraries,        Location of Brent’s new Civic Centre
   Council has agreed terms with               across the borough.
   Quintain Estates and Development plc          Cllr Paul Lorber, Leader of Brent
   to purchase the land to build the new       Council, says: “The location of a new
   Civic Centre in Wembley.                    Civic Centre for Brent within the
      Contracts were exchanged on              Wembley regeneration area, gives
   5 June to acquire the freehold of           Brent’s residents a key stake within a
   the 2.5 acre site, opposite Wembley         major regeneration area in London.”
   Arena on Engineers Way, Wembley.              “Brent’s new Civic Centre will create
   It is expected that the new Civic           a community centrepiece in the heart
   Centre will be completed by the             of a modern development. Bringing
   end of 2012 and will act as a               1,250 staff and up to 1 million Civic
   catalyst helping to transform the           Centre visitors into the area each year,
   way the council delivers services           in addition to up to 5.6 million visitors
   throughout Brent.                           attracted by the regeneration of
      This acquisition and the purchase of     Wembley, will inevitably improve the
   Brent House on Wembley High Road,           whole offer to Brent’s residents.”          visitors and staff.                           capacity assembly hall, an accessible
   completed in May, forms part of the           With easy access to public transport         As well as high quality flexible           and flexible council chamber,
   council’s future strategy to provide        and links to the rest of the borough,       office spaces for 1,250 council staff         a multi-agency reception and one
   accommodation for up to 2,000 council       the new Civic Centre will become a          and councillors, the new landmark             stop service, community facilities,
   staff within Wembley. Another 1,000         community hub and a public transport        building will include a flagship central      meeting rooms, registrar’s services,
   staff will continue to operate from other   destination with limited parking for        library and learning centre, a large          and landscaped open spaces.

                                                                                           to deliver £85 million investment             trains. The upgraded capacity and
     Brent wins transport award                                                            to upgrade public transport services
                                                                                           at Wembley’s three train and tube
                                                                                                                                         improvements at Wembley’s three
                                                                                                                                         stations means 50,000 people an
     Brent Council’s Transportation team        the British transport industry.            stations and successfully changing            hour can travel safely and easily on
     are celebrating after winning the            The team won The National                the new stadium to a public                   event days. A significant reduction in
     most prestigious award in the county       Transport Award for Sustainable            transport destination.                        those driving to Wembley events also
     for promoting environmentally-friendly     Transport for the Wembley Stadium            Wembley is a public transport               means congestion free local roads
     travel, beating tough competition          project, where the council worked          success story with majority of visitors       and less disruption to local residents
     from some of the biggest names in          with regional and national partners        to events travelling by tube and              and businesses.

    Rehearsal of Dance Fusion
                                                                                           Dance fusion                                  stopping ‘One Voice’ music collabo-
                                                                                                                                         ration with four different Brent choirs
                                                                                           Encee Academy Dancers from                    lead by one of the world’s most
                                                                                           Wembley and Donna Maria’s                     exciting beat boxer Shlomo, arts,
                                                                                           Maypole dancers will showcase                 dance and cultural performances
                                                                                           a unique dance performance at a               from West London’s diverse
                                                                                           spectacular event to celebrate the            communities, sports taster sessions
                                                                                           1908/1948 Olympic Games and,                  and an international food feast.
                                                                                           welcome the 2012 London Games.                  Tickets are priced at £2 for adults,
                                                                                           The stunning performance combines             £1 for children and £5 for a family of
                                                                                           an exciting mix of moves, music and           four. Tickets can be booked from 15
                                                                                           costumes and will be one of the               August 2008 direct with Wembley
                                                                                           highlights of the show on Sunday              Arena Box Office on 020 8782 5505.
                                                                                           28 September at Wembley Arena.                For more information visit:
                                                                                             The event also includes: A show   
Wembley Stadium Event Day Parking Scheme Improved
Following a review of the Wembley                     two hours later in residential areas
Stadium Protective Parking Scheme                     from 10am until midnight                     “These parking restrictions have             USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS
and feedback from the local communi-                  (including in controlled parking             successfully discouraged visitors            TO KEEP
ty, important changes have been made                  zones where restrictions do not              from driving to events at Wembley            To find out more and to apply
to the scheme, which has successfully                 normally apply) and remain from              Stadium. This has also helped                for your additional visitors’ permit,
operated since the stadium opened.                    8am to midnight on all main roads            Brent cut its carbon footprint by            please call Brent Council’s Event Day
The changes came into effect on 1                     within the Event Day Zone.                   ensuring visitors use the upgraded           parking line on 020 8937 5445 or
June 2008 and key elements which                    • Normal parking restrictions in the           public transport services when               email or
will further help minimise disruption to              controlled parking zones within the          visiting the stadium. During the             visit
residents and businesses on event days                Event Day Zone will continue to              review of the scheme, we listened            To arrange temporary daily
at Wembley Stadium include:                           apply where they start earlier than          to the local community and                   permits for weddings and funerals
• All residents within the Wembley                    10am to midnight.                            these improvements will further              020 8937 4996
  Stadium Event Day Zone can                        • Some bus lanes within the Event Day          ensure disruption is minimised               Parking enforcement requests
  now apply for an additional visitors’               Zone will have restrictions which will       for the local community during               020 8937 4995
  permit at £10 per permit.                           apply from 7am until midnight.               event days.” Cllr Paul Lorber,               Parking ticket inquiries
• Wembley Stadium Event Day                         • Please check road signs for applica-         Leader of Brent Council                      0845 331 2500
  parking restrictions will now start                 ble restrictions before parking.

  Brent Council gives green light for Wembley cinema
  Brent Council’s planning committee                 Estates and Development plc covers           and the thousands of visitors coming
  has given the green light for plans to             the development of plot ‘W07’ with           to events at Wembley Stadium and
  build a spectacular ten-screen cinema              plans for a part nine/part eleven storey     Wembley Arena.
  complex with retail and residential                building. The plans for a multi screen         Construction will start on the site
  properties within the Wembley                      cinema and retail outlet featured with-      shortly and it is envisaged that the
  regeneration area on land near the                 in this application will deliver the first   development, including the retail
  Wembley Stadium.                                   of many new leisure and retail facilities    and cinema will open towards the
    This latest application from Quintain            in Wembley for the local community           end of 2010.

Nike+ Human Race
                                                                                                  ROAD CLOSURES                              Sunday 31 August 2008. Some local
                                                                                                  To enable a safe and secure race to        parking bays may also be suspended.
                                                                                                  take place, various traffic and parking       Brent Council and Nike UK have
                                                                                                  controls are necessary and will be in      been working with all the emergency
                                                    London leg of the Nike+ Human Race,
                                                                                                  place from 5.30pm until 11pm on            services and would like to reassure
                                                    which will be started by marathon
                                                                                                  Sunday 31 August 2008. The organis-        residents and local businesses that
                                                    world record holder, Paula Radcliffe
                                                                                                  ers are working with Brent Council’s       Fire, Ambulance and Police services
                                                    from Wembley Stadium.
                                                                                                  Traffic and Highways team to ensure        will be available as normal to all prop-
                                                       Participants will be entertained
                                                                                                  these restrictions cause minimum           erties and on roads affected should
                                                    by a headline music act at Wembley
                                                                                                  disruption to the local community and      they be required during the event and
 Paula Radcliffe at                                 Stadium before they take part in a 10K
 Wembley Stadium                                                                                  roads will be reopened as soon as          the time of the road closures.
                                                    run through the roads surrounding the
                                                                                                  practical after the last runners have
The world’s largest one day running                 Stadium (mainly around the industrial                                                    PARKING AND
                                                                                                  raced. The route and road closures
event is coming to Wembley with                     estate). The start will be located on the                                                TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
                                                                                                  will be advertised in advance on
30,000 runners taking part. One                     pitch inside Wembley Stadium and the                                                     Participants are advised to travel to
million people will run in the biggest              finish will be located on Olympic Way,                                                   the race via public transport, using
global mass participation running                   the heart of Wembley.                         PARKING RESTRICTIONS                       one of Wembley’s three stations
event ever this year in 25 cities across               Thirty thousand participants will be       Temporary parking restrictions will        or by bus and told clearly not to
the world. Here in London, on                       divided into four consecutive waves           also apply in some roads around the        drive as there are NO parking facilities
31 August 2008, Brent will host the                 from 7pm and 10.30pm.                         route between 4pm and midnight on          available at the event.

Dateline: Wembley
                      Summer 2008                                                                                      Autumn 2008
                      Multi-screen cinema and York House plans unveiled                                                W01 residential units completed and first
                                                                                                                       residents move in
                      Brent Council agrees terms for site of new Civic Centre for Brent
                                                                                                                       Brent Council unveils new masterplan
                      Development of St John’s Road/Elm Road residential units completed
                                                                                                                       for Wembley
                      Conversion of Ramsay House and new homes in Station Grove ready
                                                                                                                       First primary school pupils join Wembley
                                                                                                                       Park Academy
                                                                                                                       Work starts on Wembley Central Square
                                                                                                                       Quintain Estates continues consultation on
                                                                                                                       plans for northern lands
Brent Council to consult on
new Master Plan for Wembley
The regeneration of Wembley is already underway following the completion and opening of Wembley Stadium
and re-opening of Wembley Arena and the creation of Wembley Arena Square as a major open space for Brent.

New shops, homes, restaurants, a ten-      Industrial Estates to the east. The     and the two rail lines that converge
screen cinema and hotel facilities are     Wembley Masterplan 2008 proposes:       from the north and south and the             Public meetings are also planned to
now being built on land surrounding                                                River Brent in the east.                     take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9
the stadium, by Quintain Estates and          • A range of different employment      Cllr Paul Lorber, Leader of Brent          September 2008 at Patidar House,
Development plc.                                opportunities creating up to       Council says: “The success of the            London Road, Wembley and
  With the successful opening of                10,000 new jobs                    adopted documents and impetus                Thursday 11 September in
the new Wembley Stadium, the                  • Provision of a new shopping        provided by the opening of the               Committee Rooms 1, 2 and 3 at
focus has spread. Developer interest            street with high street names      Stadium and development of the               Brent Town Hall. Any comments
in Wembley is at an all time high with        • Provision for a high quality,      Quintain Stage 1 application has             should be sent in writing to
a number of new proposals coming                landmark civic building and a      now provided the shift in perception         the Director of Planning,
forward for land to the east and north          new swimming pool for the          of Wembley as a global brand and             Brent House or by emailing
of Wembley Stadium.                             local community                    desirable location in which to invest.”
  Brent Council wants to ensure that          • New visitor attractions              “Given the change in market                before 26 September 2008.
development within the 166 acres              • Further improvements to the        conditions and rising development
area that surrounds the stadium                 transport network including        pressures, the time is now right to       new public swimming pool, new jobs,
occurs in a coordinated way and                 roads, footpaths and a new         revisit the Wembley Masterplan and        a civic hub, new shops, restaurants
delivers the maximum potential                  cycle network                      strengthen it to include lands to the     and new homes for families.
from one of London’s most exciting            • Improved access for existing and   east and north of the new stadium.”         Consultation on the new draft
regeneration opportunities, whilst              new residents on event days at       This document will provide guidance     Wembley Masterplan will begin from
addressing needs of the local commu-            Wembley Stadium                    on the council’s expectation from any     11 August until 26 September. Copies
nity. The revision of the Wembley             • Provision of a variety of open     new development plans and will            of the full document and supporting
Masterplan, which was adopted by                spaces for use by general public   enable us to deliver a range of com-      material are available to view at:
the council in 2004, is essential to            including a new park               munity benefits for the residents of      Brent House One Stop Service,
achieve these goals.                          • Strengthened conferencing and      Brent. These include a new park and       349-357 High Road, Wembley
  Now Brent Council is seeking                  hotels to attract inward invest-   open spaces, improvements to the          or on Brent Council’s website:
approval from the council’s Executive           ment and business tourism          street network and public transport, a
and wants your views on a new draft           • More new homes including
Masterplan for the Wembley area                 affordable family homes
which also includes land to the north         • New bus routes through
and east of Wembley Stadium. The                the area
council’s aim is to strengthen the            • Provision and improvements
already approved 2004 Masterplan                to educational facilities
and ensure the new plan continues             • Exploring opportunities to
to provide strong guidance to                   improve the Wealdstone Brook.
developers as to the council and
community’s expectations from any            The new Masterplan covers an area
new development within Wembley.            of approximately 166 acres of land to
  The new masterplan covers a wider        the north and east of the land that
area than the 2004 plan and includes       has been granted outline planning
land in multiple ownership, to the         permission owned by Quintain Estates
north around Wembley Park and the          and Development plc, and is broadly
Wealdstone Brook and the Wembley           defined by Empire Way to the west

                 Winter 2008                                                                                          Spring 2009
                 Works begin on Wembley Park Boulevard                                                                Brent Council appoints design and
                 (leisure and retail hub)                                                                             construction team for Civic Centre
                 Works at Wembley Central Square                                                                      Work continues on the area surrounding
                 development continue                                                                                 the new stadium
                 Quintain Estates begin construction of Hilton
                 Hotel and Student Accommodation block
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                                          are subject to availability and pre-booking is required
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 Winners from Wembley Way 15: • Bhavik Shah • Mrs Olive Perren
                                                                                                       Rugby union returns to Wembley                              can purchase them at the following
 • Nishaan Mehta • Patricia Twomey • Teresa Forristar
                                                                                                       for the first time in nine years as                         prices:
                                                                                                       the Barbarians take on Australia at                         • £60 tickets for £48*
 Wembley Stadium events calendar                     Kick off/main act                                 Wembley Stadium on Wednesday 3                              • £45 tickets for £36*
 Sun 10 August      The FA Community Shield                      3pm                                   December 2008 – kick off 7.45pm.                            • £30 tickets for £24*
 Wed 20 August      England v Czech Republic                                                           This match will not only be the                             • Concessions for U16 and over 60
                    (friendly match)                     7.45-8.05pm                                   culmination of the Wallabies’ six-                             are also available. (Discount is not
 Sat 30 August      RFL Carnegie Challenge Cup Final          2.30pm                                   match Autumn tour, but it will be                              available with concessions)
 Fri 5 September    England U21s v Portugal U21s              7.45pm                                   the climax to the British Olympic                           * Tickets subject to availability and
 Sun 7 September    Provisional event                              tbc                                 Association’s centenary celebrations                           only available online through
 Thurs 11 September Madonna                                        tbc                                 of the 1908 London Olympics. Fans                              Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster service
 Sat 11 October     England v Kazakhstan                                                               will also have the opportunity to                              and delivery charges apply. To
                    (World Cup 2010 Qualifier)                     tbc                                 welcome home the GB team after                                 take up this offer simply visit
 Sun 26 October     NFL: New Orleans Saints                                                            the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games as                     and in
                    v San Diego Chargers                           tbc                                 they take part in an Olympic parade                            the ‘Wembley Partners’ section,
 Wed 3 December     Barbarians V Australia                    7.45pm                                   at half-time during the match.                                 type in BRENTWEMBLEY (in capi-
 Sun 14 December    Race of Champions                              tbc                                   Wembley Way has teamed up                                    tal letters) to receive the discount.
                                                                                                       with Wembley Stadium to offer                                  This will be the first time a rugby
Events at new Wembley Stadium                                                                          Brent residents an exclusive 20 per                         union match has taken place at
                                                                                                       cent off full price tickets discount                        the new Wembley Stadium and will
The above calendar of Wembley             For up to date information, visit
                                                                                                       offer for the match while tickets are                       give up to 90,000 fans the chance
Stadium events includes dates   
                                                                                                       still available.                                            to see world-class rugby in action –
for the remainder of 2008. Brent          majorevents. During all of these
                                                                                                         Full price tickets are discounted by                      it should be one of the highlights of
Council is not responsible for the        events, Brent Council will put its Event
                                                                                                       20 per cent, which means that you                           the 2008 rugby calendar!
accuracy of this information, which       Management Plan into operation
is provided by Wembley Stadium,           including parking restrictions within                        Terms & Conditions: Tickets subject to availability and service charges apply per ticket. Delivery fees apply per
                                                                                                       order. Ticket terms and conditions apply to all purchases. More information about this event can be found by
and the events are subject to short       the Wembley Stadium Event Day Zone                           visiting and
notice change or cancellation.            when restrictions will apply.

 Win tickets to see England v Czech Republic                                                          The countdown to England’s World                            Wembley Way has joined forces with
                                                                                                      Cup qualifying campaign for the                             The Football Association to offer two
 at Wembley                                                                                           2010 FIFA World Cup has begun –                             pairs of tickets to the match. To be in
                                                                                                      but before it starts in earnest, Fabio                      with a chance of winning these tick-
                                                                                                      Capello’s side take on the Czech                            ets, simply visit
                                                                                                      Republic at Wembley Stadium on                              wembleyway, follow the instruc-
                                                                                                      Wednesday 20 August, kick-off 8pm.                          tions and tell us the answer to the
                                                                                                        And you could be there, as                                following question?

                                                                                                      Q: Where will the 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals
                                                                                                         be played?
                                                                                                      A: South Africa, Australia or Brazil?
                                                                                                      Closing date for entries is Thursday 14 August 2008. If you’re not lucky
                                                                                                      enough to win, don’t miss out. Tickets are now available to buy online at
                                                                                             or by phone on 0844 826 2010.

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