Roe Green Village Residents’ Association

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Brent Council’s “Jewel in the Crown” Conservation Area

Roe Green Village is a vibrant community in North West London. Originally built in 1916 for the workers of the nearby aircraft factories, the village was designed as a ‘Garden Village’ in the Arts and Craft style by Sir Frank Baines and to this day it maintains a village like atmosphere.  Building completed in 1918, in 2018 we celebrated its centenary. 

In 1968 the local authority designated it a conservation area in order to “preserve and enhance” its unique character. Read more in our History section.

The centenary held in 2018, was an outstanding event with over 400 people attending and the remarkable and emotional fly past by a Tiger Moth plane built at De Havilland factory in Stag Lane around 1918 and still flying!

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Tea & Memories – “Growing Up in Roe Green Village”

A 90 minute film is available on DVD at £10.  It covers the Village from its inception in 1918 to 2018.  A combination of Television clips with the help of residents and their vivid memories of their lives during WW2 as children in the village.  Accompanying the film is a paperback Centenary edition @ £6. Contact Debbie on 020 8206 2436 or

DONATED:  The remaining specially printed RGV Centenary T-shirts were donated to a Primary School and people in the area of the Philippines when the country was hit by earthquakes in 2019.

Village Days from 1918 to the centenary 2018 and beyond!

Roe Green Village Residents’ Association has organised a Village Day, run by residents for residents and friends, since the Silver Jubilee Year, 1977.   It was organised as part of  Her Majesty the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and has since evolved into an event that attracts visitors from the surrounding boroughs.   Stalls are set up on the village green during the day, followed by live music and dancing in the evening.

In 2012 we celebrated Her Majesty the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

Photograph L-R:  resident Hazel Brown accepts an award from Jeannette Charles with Barry Gardiner, MP.

On 2nd June 2024 we heard the sad news that Jeannette Charles (pictured above) – (the first and best Queen look-a-like) passed away at the grand age of 96, the same age as the late monarch.  Her appearance in 2012 was a real honour for the Village.

2013 Village Day was the ‘hottest” in every sense of the word.  A traditional Punch & Judy with ‘Professor’ Robert Styles caused a few gasps from the parents and laughter from the children.

Five years on in 2018 the whole of June was dedicated to the centenary.  It started with a Writing competition, then a Funwalk around the Village;  we had a Quiz night;  The very popular Village Dog Show was held for the 3rd year – a Crufts original.    It all culminated in the biggest event Roe Green Village has ever held on the Green in Roe Lane.  Huge marquees had been erected in place of the small gazebos which transformed the Green. The Brent Youth Orchestra greeted the Mayor and Leader of Brent Council, after unveiling the new Roe Green Village sign.  There was a great selection of stalls from Indian Head Massage to homemade pottery from earth in our back gardens!  Children’s games were organised including old favourites like the sack race and the adults joined in on the tug-0′-war.  We held a Great Village Bake-off judged by Urvashi Roe too. Then late afternoon a 22-piece jazz band, KIX, played the tunes of the era and then finished the evening with DJDan’s disco. It has been a centenary to remember.

A Cohesive Community

The Residents’ Association is very active, and organises a number of events throughout the year, such as live music and “quiz & chips” nights;  Day and Weekend trips here and abroad;  and towards the end of the year, a traditional carol singing on the Village Green with Father Christmas dropping in with presents for the children.

Roe Green Village is unique in this part of London, and it is an oasis of calm, characterised by a truly cohesive community.

Come and pay us a visit and see for yourself!