Community facilities

Introduction

You told us that Harlesden needs more community facilities and meeting spaces in order to meet the needs of the growing population.


Meeting spaces in Harlesden are mainly faith-based, such as churches or halls associated with such institutions. They are currently well used and important thriving community spaces which could benefit from improvement to better serve the needs of the community.


Some residents have said they would like more inclusive community spaces in the town centre where people of all ages and faiths can get together.


Harlesden has reasonable access to leisure and sports facilities. The Willesden Sports Centre is less than one mile from the centre of Harlesden and no part of the area is more than a mile from either Bridge Park or Willesden Sports Centre. 


There is also the Roundwood Youth Centre - a large, modern facility on the edge of Roundwood Park, due to reopen in 2021 as the Roundwood School and Community Centre.

Neighbourhood Plan policies and aspirations

The Neighbourhood Plan includes the following policies and aspirations (aspirations are indications of what the Forum would like to do or see that cannot be defined as planning policies)

  • New community space to be provided at Harlesden Plaza should it be redeveloped, or community space elsewhere to be improved if not – policy 
     

  • Several sites were nominated as assets of community value – aspiration

    • Challenge House, 1-2 Bank Buildings, Craven Park Road

    • The Royal Oak, 95 High Street

    • Harlesden Picture Palace, 26 Manor Park Road

    • Le Junction, 47 Station Road

    • The Shawl, 25 High Street