Old St Andrew's Church in Kingsbury dates from the 12th century but a church is believed to have been on the site since Saxon times. It is Brent's only Grade 1 listed building and has recently bee brought back into use as a place of worship by Brent's Romanian Community. A new tarmac path to the church from Old Church Lane was completed a couple of days ago.
A long established footpath leads from the church, behind St Andrew's nursery, to St Andrew's Road.
It is as the path wends towards St Andrew's Road that the beguiled visitor is jolted by the sight of a regular fly tip, adjacent to the public right of way, behind the nursery. Brent Council has been informed about this frequently but the fly tipping continues. It appears to be in 'no man's land' with nobody owning up to responsibility for clearing it up.
A pity, because it spoils one of Brent's hidden gems.