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Friday, 13 July 2018

OUR FAVOURITES RETURN TO BROADWAY ON SATURDAY 14 JULY

The TOWN SQUARE FOOD MARKET returns on Saturday 14 July from around 10a.m  to the TOWN SQUARE.

Coming for sure are :

PIZZA with the Mangiato Car ( Kids love this and great pizzas)

SILMAR PORTUGUESE BAKERY - easily the best pastries in London - the best Natas and try the JESUIT Triangle Almond and Custard paster at £2.50 the best thing you will ever taste - plus huge doughnuts and more.

JENS CUPCAKES - another local bakery with stunning cupcakes.  We have declared Saturday as CUPCAKE Saturday and you should treat everyone in your family to one.   Loads of choice and very good prices.  The only genuine cupcakes available on Broadway.

Plus JAMS - BREAD ( Yes real Bread ) and much more.

Looking forward to seeing everyone come along and support this great event.



NEW RUBBISH COLLECTION FOR BROADWAY

We are very pleased to be able to tell you about the new rubbish collection arrangements that will start on The Broadway and surrounding roads from JULY 30th.

No more having to negotiate around wheelie bins while shopping or smelling horrible rubbish while having a coffee in our lovely cafes. 

The Commercial Waste can only be put out in bags from 5p.m to 7.30p.m and 10p.m to 12 midnight for two daily collections.   This will also help get rid of any rodents coming onto the road from the station.

Residents likewise will have new collection times for bags and more collections.

READ THIS PUBLIC NOTICE TO UNDERSTAND THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS





Sunday, 8 July 2018

WHERE TO WATCH ENGLAND v CROATIA on WEDS !

So perhaps ITS COMING HOME......after yesterday's brilliant match v Sweden it does seem possible. Come on England ! And you didn't get a ticket to Hyde Park !

Here is our latest Guide to where to watch the WORLD CUP SEMI FINAL ( and Final )

Kick Off is at 7p.m on Wednesday and we expect everywhere to be busy.  Therefore, getting to a venue close to you seems sensible. Or Booking a Table for a meal might be a good idea and getting the family there first.

There is a plot to get a big screen to the Park on Sunday if the team reach the final.....we will keep you posted but we can say that HARTLEY HALL is showing the World Cup Final on their big screen - this has been booked for months - it is free but if England reach the final then it may be wise to contact the organisers just in case they ticket the event.

We have added more venues around the area to this list !


THE THREE HAMMERS




THE ADAM and EVE  


THE BRIDGE TAVERN

SAIL AND ANCHOR will have a huge screen, maybe 2. it's inside Mill Hill East Church on Salcombe Gardens

plus on the edges of Mill Hill

THE BEAUFORT (Colindale) youngs pub which have had drinks offers if you book a table for 4 for food for England games.  Described as best pub in NW London on Facebook.  100ft from police station. 

SILVER JUBILEE PARK ( Home of Hendon FC )

THE CLADDAGH RING, Hendon

THE CHANDOS ARMS, Colindale

THE GREYHOUND  (Hendon)

The Catcher in the Rye (Finchley)


The Joiners Arms (Finchley)


The Beaufort (Colindale)


The Prince Albert (Camden)



Please contact us to have your hall or pub added to this list
info@millhillbroadway.co.uk

Friday, 6 July 2018

MILL HILL WHERE TO WATCH ENGLAND v SWEDEN

We have asked the people of Mill Hill to tell us where you can watch this weekend's game with others and we can reveal to you the places we believe the game is being shown.

Kick Off is at 3p.m on Saturday and we expect everywhere to be busy. We suggest getting to a venue at least an hour before and possibly go for lunch earlier to get a good seat and time to go somewhere else if full.  If you hate football why not visit the Broadway for afternoon tea and some shopping !


THE THREE HAMMERS




THE ADAM and Eve are not showing the match due to a private function  


THE BRIDGE TAVERN

plus on the edges of Mill Hill

THE CLADDAGH RING, Hendon

THE CHANDOS ARMS, Colindale

Please contact us to have your hall or pub added to this list
info@millhillbroadway.co.uk

MILL HILL LITTER PICKERS | This Saturday 7 July 11a.m

The Mill Hill Litter Pickers are out in Mill Hill East this Saturday.

If you wish to join them them meet on Bittacy Hill next to the Junction with Sanders Lane.  Pickers are provided and bags but you can bring your own.

Photos will be published after the pick as usual.

On Sunday we are expecting some minor clear ups in the area as well from the litter pickers. Join their facebook group to keep ahead of all clean ups.

The group formed in January 2018 and has met every month as well as on other dates.  Major clean ups have taken place around the Park and Bunns Lane with the biggest being the Embankment clean at the Station Car Park.   I think we can all agree that the area is looking sparkly in the sunshine - although there is still much to do.

If you have any ideas for clean ups - then post them to our TWITTER ACCOUNT and we will make sure the MHLC get the message.

This weekend please take your litter home if you use the parks or Broadway and put it in bins if possible. Also if you see litter on the floor and it is ok to pick up and bin - please do. 


#keepmillhilltidy


THE LATEST ON OPENINGS/AVAILS ON BROADWAY

There has been alot of churn on Broadway in the last 6 months.  We have seen more bank closures and some businesses close and some change hands.  This is the current position :

OPENINGS
Bob's Cafe :  Opened in April and has been packed out ever since. Possibly the most popular opening on Broadway since Tesco Express ( Which is still busy all day)

CLOSURES
Halifax :  Another of the bank closures
Lia's Organics : A short lived opening. Never saw it busy.
The Creamery : Another short lived opening and often it was closed in any case !
Hetherington's : The former bank and buiding society is a large site with amazing windows.
Hees Station Road : The popular Chinese Takeaway closed

CHANGE OF HANDS
World of Vape, Station Road : Has been re-opened under new management
Friends Hairdressing, Station Road : Has been re-opened as Sands.

NEW OPENINGS
The Hees Takeaway Site: Is currently being refurbished with a new kitchen being built onto the back. Should be a takeaway and possibly restaurant. The work is due to finish in 45 days time so we could see a new opening in August/September.
Halifax Site : the lease has been sold and shopfitters are in.  No word yet on what may be in  there. Opening by end of year.
Lia's Organics : A new cafe is promised by new owners on this site. No dates given

UNDER OFFER
Lloyds Site : This was turned down by planner for Dominos but we hear another offer has been made.
Nat West : Under offer by charity shop British Heart Foundation.  No news yet whether this will go ahead.
The Shop : Closed last year and is under offer.
Hetheringtons : We have heard this is under offer but no news yet.
HSBC : cafe nero
Prezzo: possible split of premises........


SHOPS AVAILABLE 
Leyla : Has been on the market for a year or so - owners will sell on or up to right offers.
Delicatessen : Is available at £15,000 rent per year.
The Creamery : Seems to be available and empty.

If you know of any premises available or any new ones opening please let us know on info@millhillbroadway.co.uk or any corrections to the above as well.

As you can see despite the churn The Broadway is almost at full capacity.  This is brilliant considering the recent falls in High Street sales.  However, we are being told by owners on the Broadway that this year business rates have gone up again and footfall has been lower.  They rely on us all to keep them going.  When you consider some rents are £1000 a week plus staff - stock and rates and rubbish collection ( up to £3k a year) you can see how they need regular trade just to survive let alone make a profit.

We have been asking ( along with MHNF and Vibe Markets ) The PORTUGUESE BAKERY who come to our Markets to consider opening on Broadway.  They would love to but dont think that any properties/rates make it possible.   This is an amazing local business - we also have JENS CUPCAKES based in UPHILL ROAD which would be amazing on the Broadway.  Perhaps a local entrenpreuner would like to open to cake and patisserie department store on the Broadway with these two as their tenants ?    Thoughts ?   Only if we work together as a community will we get these high quality businesses - we need to support them to get going and to keep going.

This weekend why not visit the Broadway - Sales are on at several shops including Clothing - Accessories etc.






Thursday, 5 July 2018

FREE MOZART OPERA DON GIOVANNI ON YOU TUBE FROM ROH

The smash hit opera DON GIOVANNI is to be shown live on YOU TUBE On Thursday 12 July.

The cast and production have had rave reviews for this excellent production by Kasper Holten which has a spinning stage which has projections constantly changing as the thoughts in the serial seducer's head take him to his ultimate fate.

At times funny and never boring this is an opera with great music and performances and one that you cant afford to miss - because it is FREE for one night only on the Royal Opera House You Tube Channel.  Alternatively you can go to Trafalgar Square to watch on the big screen - also for free.

The story
Charismatic lothario Don Giovanni, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello, seduces and betrays a stream of women. However, when he commits murder, his luck begins to change.
The story builds up to an iconic finale, reworked by Mozart for a second premiere and a source of much debate over two hundred years later.
Put a reminder onto your You Tube account by going to this link.

https://youtu.be/43QnX5n7iq8

Don Giovanni at ROH - Stunning Projections