Kilburn Night Time Economy Action Plan

Closed 11 Nov 2019

Opened 30 Sep 2019

Results Updated 13 Mar 2020

Kilburn is a major town centre shared between Brent and Camden Councils and noted for its vibrancy and dynamism with an established evening offer that is important to its economy. Concerned by its historic loss of music venues, challenging retail trading conditions and deteriorating public realm, Brent council has made Kilburn a priority town centre. We want to work with local businesses, stakeholders and residents to address this.

Because there is growth in London’s night time economy we are seeking to facilitate an increased evening leisure offer in Kilburn to help draw out the area’s rich cultural and social history. We want this to act as a catalyst to help boost the High Road’s economy and have a positive impact on the entire town centre throughout the day.

To respond to these challenges and opportunities, Brent drafted a three-year action plan with a focus on developing stronger local partnerships and cross-boundary cooperation to tackle anti-social behaviour, improving the public realm, strengthening Kilburn’s cultural identity and promoting the town to wider audiences.

We consulted on this draft plan with Camden Council, Kilburn stakeholders, High Road businesses and local residents groups in October-November 2019 and the results are summarised in the file below 'Kilburn NTE Action Plan Analysis'.

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Overview

Kilburn is a major town centre noted for its vibrancy and dynamism with an established evening offer that is important to Brent’s economy. We believe strengthening this evening economy is the key to boosting Kilburn’s economic fortunes and have drafted a three-year action plan setting out how this can be achieved.

Below you will find links to download and view either the full plan or a summary version of the plan.

Why We Are Consulting

This action plan has been developed following a successful engagement event with Kilburn business and stakeholders in February. It places a focus on developing stronger local partnerships and cross-boundary cooperation to tackle anti-social behaviour, improve the public realm; strengthen Kilburn’s cultural identity and promote the town to wider audiences.

 

In doing so, we want to create a vibrant and varied night time economy that draws in Londoners from across the capital without putting pressure on local neighbourhoods. We believe that offer should be affordable, accessible, and inclusive and set within a safe environment. By managing this process, we can boost Kilburn’s economic vitality, help generate local jobs and improve incomes to make a positive impact on the area.

 

The plan also recognises that Kilburn has an established and strong-performing retail heart and that cooperation between all businesses is vital for joining up the day and evening economies in order to transform the whole town centre and maximise economic growth. We are therefore keen to seek views and buy-in from all Kilburn businesses, stakeholders and local partners.

Areas

  • Brondesbury Park
  • Dollis Hill
  • Kensal Green
  • Kilburn
  • Mapesbury
  • Queens Park

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Consultations