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Thursday, 10 January 2019

MILL HILL TODAY | Record Readership figures

We are delighted that in this the third year of Mill Hill Today we have seen a 33% increase in readership over last year with record months in August 2018 - December 2018 and now January 2019.

The paper is community based and written. All advertising goes to local projects and in 2019 it goes to the Mill Hill Traders Network to promote their activities and events.  More about the network in the March issue of Mill Hill Today ! and their exciting plans for 2019/20.

If you want to write or advertise then please contact us on our email at the top of this page.

Thank you for reading and make sure you visit and read all the issues including the current one at :

Mill Hill Broadway


We are pleased to announce the second new business to come to the Broadway shopping area within the last few days.  You may have read our exclusive announcement about this on our Twitter account.

Opening soon in the renovated  HEEs Chinese Takeaway site is a unique Beauty Salon which will complement the growing Hair and Beauty Sector in our shopping centre.

In the summer the Barnet Eye suggested that the Broadway would suit some type of zoning for example a Food area etc.  and now with two places on Station Road and more at the other end of the Broadway plus several hair salons - we are seeing that the Broadway is becoming a capital in North West London for the beauty industry.  This is excellent news because everyone wants to look their best and as the Barnet Eye correctly said - the people visiting the salons will often stay to lunch or have coffee and thus add trade to our superb Cafe culture which we now have here on the Broadway.

We also hear that several other businesses are now actively trying to move onto the Broadway and surrounding area - this is fantastic news and shows the vibrancy of the street despite nationally their being problems.

Mill Hill Broadway is a great place to visit or work or live.    When you go out or want to shop then please come to us !  We look forward to having you here for beauty treatments - hair - supermarket shops - quick shops - coffee - retail therapy - and for our restaurants and cafes.

We will bring you the opening date and any offers as soon as we get them.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019


Oxfam have just announced that they have a number of vacancies for volunteers in their busy and friendly Broadway shop.

Ideal for cv building and/or community involvement.

Oxfam are one of the oldest businesses on Broadway!

Call into the shop and ask for details.


With the increase in population - the huge visitor numbers for Saracens shuttle - the proposed new Station redevelopment - the new Town Square - Six Annual Market weekends a year - the Broadway is becoming a must visit small shopping centre with its mix of superb restaurants and fashion and beauty shops.

Already this year Domino's have been given planning permission for the Lloyds Bank Building and we believe several of the other empty shops are under offer.  So if you are considering coming to the Broadway then look at our list of availability and why not contact them to get YOUR business or start up onto this street. 

We promise that if you come to the Broadway that we will promote your business opening across our huge social media reach - the biggest in NW London.  We will do everything we can to help you become a great success !

Every day sees TV stars - Rugby stars and film stars using the Broadway to shop - socialise and enjoy the amazing beauty salons.  We have celebrity chefs ( See our Mill and Brew Article ) as well !!

Therefore, right now a few units on the Broadway have become available including some on the popular sunny south side - hurry and let your company know that they are available. Even the internet is not listing some of them !!

This is an ideal opportunity to get onto the Broadway for less than £10K per annum.  If you want to bring your business to a quality High Street and want to start small then this is a great property.

ZUSHI | restaurant on busy corner
This is a prime position for a restaurant/cafe:bar  Only £25K per annum

DELI | established shop
At only £15K per annum this is another well priced shop to gain entry onto one of NW London's best shopping and eating streets. A1 at the moment.

On a popular stretch of the Broadway the Living Room are moving to larger premises having been a massive success on the Broadway.  This opens up an excellent shop opportunity.  The board is above the shop and this is a fantastic opportunity for a localish company to get into a prime position near the always busy Tesco Express and whichever major chain takes on the HSBC bank.

A small cafe opportunity is available for £30K per annum. Empty at the moment. Great position.

HETHERINGTONS | Former Estate Agents in Ex Bank Building
A large prominent building opposite a pedestrian crossing which is heavily used by over a million station goers a year.  The board is up outside and we hope a local company will take this on. We have been told that several enquiries have been made for this property so it is safe to say that it will be occupied soon.  At around £35K pa it also represents great value for its size and position.

FORMER HSBC | Large Premises with Restaurant or Retail planning
After Soho House pulled out of all their property deals this property came back onto the market for LETTING.  Caffe Nero gained planning for one of their popular cafes but at the moment it is still empty,  We dont know  yet the position concerning - but here is the phone number if you wish to contact the agents.  Probably the best property on the street.  Was going for around £50K per annum.
CBRE Tel : 020 7182 2000

We have been informed that the NAT WEST is currently under offer,  The owners of the building have applied to convert the First Floor from Office to Residential and to build a two story set of 4 flats at the rear to replace the current 1 story extension. We will let you know if we hear anymore.

COOKSLEYS | Established Butchers Shop
A usual sized shop.  Does not seem to have been put on the open market yet. 

We have been asked to provide a link to office space.  Here is a link to 16 available offices in the area.

Please spread the word about MILL HILL BROADWAY and let us know what you want to see in these properties and contact companies you want to see on Broadway and ask them to come.  




NAT WEST on the popular stretch

Sunday, 6 January 2019


We have been asking around if anyone knows why the HSBC site is still empty,

It is nearly 3 years since the branch closed and CAFFE NERO are the second company to gain planning permission to open a restaurant ( Dirty Burger by Soho House had orginally been granted permission before they  stopped their chains expansion )

If you do know then please message us on Twitter or under this article.

The Bank really does need to be brought back to life for the sake of our street - it is a big eyesore and dead spot on the road being the largest unused property on the street.

Thank you x


The latest news about Mill Hill's PENTAVIA DEVELOPMENT is in the latest issue of MILL HILL TODAY where THE NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM asks us all to take action - with guidance for us all of how to do this.

In the light of planning issues becoming the most discussed ever items in Mill Hill then this particular development is the biggest ever in the history of the area and it comes at potential great cost to our infrastructure - views - property prices - way of life - congestion - pollution and so on.    

If you moan about traffic and development then this is your chance to make a difference and actually write to the consultation - if you leave it too late then it will be over.  If you have strong feelings about this then do write today.

Use the link above and go to page 12.

LONDON PRO ARTE CHOIR | Looking for new members

The LPAC choir is currently looking for new members.  The choir is based in Mill Hill and performs to a very high standard several concerts each year plus a tour.  They rehearse locally as well.

If you sing and enjoy singing then this could be a great chance to join an established choir with one of the UK's top Music Directors Mr Tom Winnpenny :

Tom Winpenny is Assistant Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral where his duties include accompanying the daily choral services and directing the acclaimed Abbey Girls Choir. Previously, he was Sub-Organist at St Paul's Cathedral, and during this time he performed with the Cathedral Choir at the American Guild of Organists National Convention, performed in Mahler's Symphony no. 8 with Valery Gergiev and the LSO, and played for many great state occasions. He has broadcast regularly on BBC Radio and been featured on American Public Media's Pipedreams. He is also Musical Director of the London Pro Arte Choir.
He began organ lessons under John Scott Whiteley while a chorister at York Minster, and continued as a Music Scholar at Eton College under Alastair Sampson. After holding the post of Organ Scholar at Worcester Cathedral and then St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, he was for three years Organ Scholar at King's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a degree in music. With the Choir of King's College, he gave concerts in the USA, Hong Kong and throughout Europe, in addition to appearing as their accompanist on CD releases on EMI Classics.
He has taken part in the first performance of works by Judith Weir, Cecilia McDowall, Judith Bingham, Jonathan Dove, Paul Mealor, Francis Grier, Alec Roth and Francis Pott. He has studied with Thomas Trotter and Johannes Geffert, and won First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2008 Miami International Organ Competition.
In recent years he has given recitals in Birmingham Town Hall, Salisbury Cathedral, Trinity Cathedral (Phoenix), Hildesheim Cathedral (Germany) and Kristiansand Cathedral (Norway). He has also featured as organ soloist in John Rutter’s Christmas celebration concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Forthcoming concerts include recitals at Grace Cathedral (San Francisco), Linköping Cathedral (Sweden), and Notre-Dame de Paris.
His many solo organ recordings include Olivier Messiaen’s cycles L’Ascension and La Nativité du Seigneur (Naxos), discs of music by Malcolm Williamson and John Joubert (Toccata Classics), music by Lennox and Michael Berkeley, John McCabe and Charles Villiers Stanford (Resonus Classics), and music by Judith Bingham (Naxos). His recording of Messiaen’s Les Corps Glorieux and Messe de la Pentecôte (Naxos) was awarded five-star reviews in Choir and Organ magazine and in the French journal Diapason.
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