The Cricklewood Networking Event is    an activity of the Cricklewood Outer London Fund. It aims to bring together businesses, residents, councils, groups, and the police and fire services to help one another and improve the town centre.

In January 2012, the Mayor of London awarded Cricklewood Town Centre £1.676m from his Outer London Fund – a programme that is helping to increase the vibrancy and growth of high streets across London. This money is being used to support a variety of activities that will give Cricklewood a boost, all brought together as part of the Cricklewood Project.

The event on Wednesday 26 of June 2013 starts with a facilitated networking session at 6.30pm, with focus on the work of Cricklewood Town Team (CIP), followed by a presentation by keynote speaker Jonathan Joseph, development director for the Brent Cross Cricklewood Development Partners. Mr. Joseph will speak about creating partnerships to achieve regeneration, as well as his own extensive experiences in the field. Sally Williams, Director of Retail Revival, will analyse the findings of the recently completed Visitors Satisfaction Survey for Cricklewood Town Centre.

The event will also feature the launch of the new town centre website It has been designed to help visitors find out where to eat, shop, and experience Cricklewood. The site will provide opportunities for businesses to promote offers and raise their profile with potential customers.

Cllr David Longstaff, Barnet Council’s Lead Member for Safety and Resident Engagement, said: “The Council is committed to improving all of our town centres and we can only do this by working closely with our local communities, businesses and residents. This networking event is a wonderful opportunity to hear different ideas on how we can make our high-streets stronger and more vibrant in the future.”

Danny Maher, Chair of Cricklewood Town Team, said: “The OLF Networking Events provide an excellent opportunity for members of the community to come together with a common goal: the improvement of our town centre. Mr. Joseph’s support for the work we are doing in Cricklewood is much valued and we are honoured to have him as our key speaker. The theme of partnership is one that we take very seriously.”

For more information, contact the Cricklewood OLF Project Manager, Osita Udenson, on 07875 588 107 or