Welcome to Sudbury Town Residents' Association

Sudbury Town Residents' Association (STRA) is a non-party, non-sectarian group and aims to encourage our community (including the shops in Harrow Road) to work together to improve the area we live in. STRA is your local neighbourhood forum.
Find out more about Sudbury on the Sudbury wikipedia page.


Science workshp day


STRA'S Sudbury Arts Festival 2014 funded a special Science Workshop Day for Sudbury Primary School organised by Sphere Science, a children's workshop specialist.  This was held in conjunction with the schools science week and supported the aim of the National Curriculum to “develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science.

Famous scientist Sir William Perrin who lived and worked in the Sudbury area developed the process for producing the colour Mauve, this was the initial reason to have a science day connected to art.


Pictures from the event
Pictures from the event
Year 5 prize.pdf
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Sudbury Arts Event 2014

See below for details of the next Sudbury Arts Event. For further details see the Diva Opera website.

Diwali event

This year we are celebrating DIWALI on Saturday 25th October at the Brent Indian Association, Ealing Road, Wembley HA0 4TH. The price includes a vegetarian buffet dinner with live music from the popular  Raksha Vyas and Rajni Gor.


Pre-booking your tickets is essential by contacting one of the following:

Jagdish Patel (Brent Indian Association)

Email: jrp1951@yahoo.com   Tel: 020 8903 3019

Renu Kaul (STRA Deputy Chair)

Email: renukaul@btinternet.com   078 404 911 42

Dee Grewall Mobile 07793 564 962

Aubrey Treloar – Email: aubrey_trelaor@yahoo.co.uk

STRA Secretary – Email info@stra.org.ukt box >>

Diwali Poster
Details of the Diwali event can be found in the attached file.
Adobe Acrobat document [2.2 MB]

Name required for new flats

STRA have been approached aboutt naming for the new flats in Linthorpe Avenue. Catalyst housing are now reaching the stage when they need to submit names to the Council for approval. They  hope to be starting demolition in early September and new build will go ahead  afterwards. DO STRA members have any ideas for possible names? Steve BowerI would be very interested in any suggestions.


Steve Bower
Senior Project Manager | 020 8832 3129 | 07730320479


Local resident Yasir Hai spoke at Brent Council's Transportation Meeting last July, requesting them to abandon plans to carry out a review of the SH controlled parking zone. Despite a 200+ signature petition and an independent petition showing residents are happy with the zone's hours of operation, the Committee decided to progress with the review.


Thus in the Autumn a review is expected to take place. Please let your neighbours know about this review so that when the questionnaire does come through the letter box, as many residents as possible complete the form.

Week of action

STRA joined forces with Brent Council for the Partnership Week of Action.


STRA’s Event on Saturday 2 August wasat Butler’s Green between 11 am to 3 pm to increase STRA membership, increase awareness and Litterpick (optional).


STRA along with Brent Council  focused on paan chewing and spitting – the health implications, crime reduction, street drinking, cleaner streets, anti-social behaviour, environmental issues and general awareness of services provided free of charge  by Brent Council.


STRA Members  had the chance to meet their councillors, find out what’s happening in their area and let Brent know what services it does well and how we can go about improving them even further.




Andrew Worth

It is impossible to write our news without saying how deeply shocked and saddened all at STRA are at the sudden death of Andrew Worth in April 2014. STRA have always appreciated Andrew's involvement with all our events including the Arts Festival.


The following is an extract from Centreview  written by Roger Southgate and published by Sudbury Neighbourhood Centre Ltd.


Andrew’s departure leaves a gaping hole in the local Methodist Church. His many positions of responsibility mean that it will be difficult to find replacements. First as treasurer here at Sudbury, then as treasurer for the local Circuit, where we benefited from his knowledge of church finances gained from working for the Church Commissioners, then in the City. Andrew was also Property Committee secretary, responsible for overseeing the maintenance of our large premises, including those occupied by the Centre. And, as Circuit Steward, the manses housing our ministers.


Long before Andrew took up his post as Centre Administrator, he was responsible for the legal and financial ramifications incurred by the decision of the Centre to become an independent charity and have the extension built. This involved meetings with solicitors, surveyors and valuers, contractors and various committees, not to mention satisfying the requirements of the Methodist Church at national level and much burning of the midnight oil (literally in Andrew's case). All on top of a day's work in the City.


Andrew's ability to cope with all this depended on his prodigious memory for detail and wide ranging knowledge. It was commonplace in our church community to ask Andrew about anything to do with the history of the building and the site it is built on.


At the last quiz night Andrew shared a table with Barbara and myself, when we relied on him for at least 90% of the correct answers, not only on general knowledge and history but also musicals where, to our surprise, Andrew was able to sing along to many of the songs.


Andrew had a strong Christian faith. It is not difficult to imagine his arrival in Heaven to be greeted with delight, as they will have more creative ways to use his many talents.

Book Sale

Friends of Barham Library are having a Book Sale of 2nd Hand Books at their Volunteer Library at Sudbury Town Station (Station Approach end) . Buses 204 and 245 stop right outside.
They have had so many donations of books recently that they have to sell some to make more space. They have some great summer reading books (and even more at their shop at 428 High Road Wembley - near Argos).

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STRA members win community award

Brent Community Awards 2014


The Mayor Bobby Thomas presented awards to 26 Brent residents  aged from 18 to 84 in recognition of their outstanding community service.  Three Sudbury residents Francis Henry from Daniels Estate Agents, Christine Harvey from Through the Looking Glass hairdressers and Jean Peacock, membership secretary for the local Sudbury Town Residents' Association and the local National Trust voluntary group, had their contribution to the Sudbury community recognised. They have done much to bring their mixed community together, the latest being the Sudbury Arts Festival 2013.


The Arts Festival committee has announced as part of this years community project, the return of the internationally renowned Diva Opera company with a Christmas opera at St Andrew's Church on the 5th December.

Walking Group

Details of the walking group can be found on our social pages here.

Neighbourhood Plan


Neighbourhood planning provides an excellent opportunity for us, the local community, to shape the future of Sudbury. It can help us influence what changes and improvements we think are necessary to make Sudbury a better place to live, work and play.


Over the last year residents and businesses came together at a series of events to discuss ideas for the neighbourhood plan. These ideas are presented in a master document *“Options Report”.


We asked for your thoughts on these ideas before we drafted a series of policies that will eventually be used to shape and determine the future planning proposals and applications for the area.


The neighbourhood plan is being led by Sudbury Town Residents’ Association (STRA), who is the first Neighbourhood Forum to have been designated in the London Borough of Brent.  Sudbury is one of only a handful of areas in London where the neighbourhood plan is being prepared.  STRA Neighbourhood Forum is recognised by Brent Council as an appropriate body to develop a new plan, being representative of the community. This is a major step for the area and for Brent Council.


The focus of the neighbourhood plan is on the high street; essentially the area between Barham Park and Butlers Green. The plan also includes Vale Farm and Sudbury Town Piccadilly Line tube station and Sudbury & Harrow Road Chiltern Railways station. We encourage everyone who lives, shops or works in the area to view what is being proposed. 


This is the most exciting opportunity for the Sudbury community to collectively make positive changes for the future. 


For further information and membership details please contact or email STRA info@stra.org.uk or call Renu Kaul on 07840 491 142 or write to STRA, c/o SMC, 809 Harrow Road, Sudbury, Middlesex HA0 2LP


See our planning page here.


Survey results from Exhibition Launch

The document below contains the results from the latest survey on the Neighbourhood Plan.

Data from the latest survey
The attached file contains the responses to the latest survey.
STRA Depersonalised Survey Data.pdf
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Please sponsor one of our members

On the weekend of Friday 19th September Gini will be trekking to the summit of Ben Nevis in Scotland to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.   
It would be great if you would consider sponsoring her for this trek as every donation counts.  Please see her fundraising page for more details. Just select the link or type http://www.justgiving.com/Virginia-Moore  into the internet address bar.
If you know if anyone who may be interested in supporting this cause please forward my link onto them

Gini's London to Windsor Bike Ride Challenge

On Sunday 8th September STRA member Gini Moore took part in a bike ride challenge cycling from London to Windsor in support of Asthma UK.


This charity is close to her heart because like many of us she has family members who suffer with this condition.  Gini wants to raise money for further research and also raise awareness of asthma.

Please consider sponsoring her as every donation will be gratefully received and will make a real difference!




Here is Gini's write up of the experience.


On Sunday 8th September last I took part in a bike ride from Richmond Green to Windsor to help raise funds for Asthma UK. There was a choice of three routes – 55 and 37 mile and a shorter 29 mile route which included towpaths. I opted for the 29 mile route because this was my first cycling event.  While doing the ride there were times when I felt that I had missed a turning and somehow gotten onto one of the longer routes! In all, I enjoyed taking part in the challenge.  The weather started fine and sunny; ideal cycling weather for late summer.   Half way through the ride this all changed and the wind and rain on the on-road route provided something of a challenge. My waterproof poncho wasn’t much use.


Cycling through the great expanse of Windsor Great Park was a most enjoyable experience en route to the finish.


Taking part in the ride was an amazing experience for me. I now have more confidence cycling on-road and I fully intend to continue cycling on the road as well as the towpath.   My old new
Scott bike never failed me once during the ride.


I didn’t have a set target in mind when I took on the challenge. I just wanted to raise as much as I could for a very worthwhile cause. My total to date is £325 plus £72.50 gift aid.  I’m very pleased with this figure.

Green Fingered?

Vacancies for allotments in Brent

Seven allotment sites in Brent now have vacancies for anyone who wants to try their hand at food growing

The vacancies are at allotments in Cecil Avenue, Wembley, Kinch Grove, Kenton, Lyon Park Avenue, Alperton, Sudbury Court Road, Sudbury, Vale Farm, Wembley, Woodfield Avenue, Wembley, and Dors Close allotment, Kingsbury.

Allotment gardening is a great way to grow healthy food, keep active and works out a cost of just 22p a day for a standard size-five pole plot - that's about half the size of a tennis court and is big enough to grow enough fruit and veg for a small family.

Call Brent Council on 020 8937 5619 to apply for an allotment or you can apply online at www.brent.gov.uk or email parks.service@brent.gov.uk

New Toilets Open

Both the public and bus drivers now have access to our new facilities.  The bus drivers use the access code for the two private cubicles while the public are charged 20p for using the unisex disabled toilet (free for Radar key holders).


Make a positive difference in Sudbury we need your voice and your help to make Sudbury a better more prosperous place to live and work If you need to get fIt or walk your dog please volunteer to deliver important information and questionnaires to the streets near you do your bit to make change happen. Volunteers to email info@stra.org.uk for further information

STRA Quiz Team and Scrabble Club

A regular STRA event. Please join our quiz team and let's try and win a prize. We are also trying to start a Scrabble Club Details here.

STRA Cycling club

Information on the new STRA cycling club can be found here.

Safer Neighbourhoods

Details of Neighbourhood watch and street briefings can be found here.

About us

If you're interested in our work and would like to support us, read about us and  the projects we've contributed to in the past.


The next meeting is on 15 October 2013 at Sudbury Methodist Church, 809 Harrow Road, Wembley Middlesex HA0 2LP. The next agenda will appearon the  members page.


STRA would like to invite speakers to speak at the monthly meeting (there is no meeting in August and December) on any topic of your choice.  Please write/email or phone in your ideas and we will try to deliver.


Meeting Details

Our projects

Browse through these pages to learn more about us and our projects.


Our main project at the moment is the development plan for Sudbury. More details of this can be found above. In particular you can find out about our status as a neighbourhood forum and a meeting held on the 16 March to take the neighbourhood plan forward.

Get involved!

Find out how by contacting us at:


Sudbury Town Residents' Association
Church Hall

809 Harrow Road


Tel: 07840491142

E-mail: rkaul@aspships.com


Or use our online contact form.


To become a member click here.


Neighbourhood Forum

We are delighted to notify you that Sudbury Town Residents Association (STRA) has been appointed as a Neighbourhood Forum with immediate effect by London Borough of Brent.

Sudbury Arts Festival

 The Sudbury Arts Festival was well received. The website www.sudburyartsfestival.co.uk will be kept live to display a record of the event. Please visit.

Street Briefings

See the Safer Neighbourhood page for details of forthcoming street briefings.

Next Meeting 

The next meeting is on Monday, 17 November 2014 7.30 pm. For all future meetings click here. 

New online access!
Thanks for visiting our new website. Browse it to find out more about us and our projects.

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