Following the latest official advice on limiting social contact and unnecessary journeys, we have reluctantly decided we must cancel all indoor KOVE activities for the time being. We are running a limited walks programme, please contact Deborah or Peter for details.
We wish all our members the very best during these unprecedented times and look forward to seeing you at KOVE events in the not too distant future.
We are pleased to announce that we have been given a grant of £8947 by The Mercers' Company to support our work with older people during the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to thank them for their support
What we've been up to lately
Kilburn High Road Crossings KOVE has been working with London Living Streets and TfL to improve pedestrian safety regarding road crossing timings on Kilburn High Road. Last October the crossing near Sainsbury’s was reported to TfL as it was only 7 seconds. Site engineers visited in November and the timing was increased by 4 seconds! In January 2020 a KOVE team (Mel Wright, Lynda Stuart and Deborah Knight) carried out a one-hour study of five Green Man crossings. A follow-up visit with TfL’s Principal Traffic Control Engineer and three members of London Living Streets was made in February. As a result these crossings will be included in TfL’s 2020/21 timing review, with consideration to make changes for pedestrian safety. This is very positive news!
A new bus stop in Abbey Road, near Priory Terrace, NW6. After several years of campaigning by KOVE and CRASH a new bus stop shelter with seating and side panels has been installed. Good news for members visiting nearby Abbey Community Centre.
Community seating on West End Green park. We are pleased to report the broken seating has been restored, following the issue being raised by KOVE members Phyllis and Anne-Marie.
Seating on Kilburn High Road (Brent side) remains in limbo due to major refurbishment plans. We are seeking a resolution as it has an impact on older people and others from having a rest when out shopping.