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Fighting poverty in Brent
Friday September 11, 2020

I was born and brought up in Brent and have lived in Brent all my life. I am the son of immigrants. I understand poverty very well as I lived it. I know what it means to be poor and feel like you have little to lose, the one thing about poverty is that its impact can stay with you forever.

Windrush Day – 2020
Thursday June 18, 2020

Earlier this month, I joined in a zoom call to celebrate a resident’s 100th birthday. She came to the UK in 1958 and now in 2020 as we reflect on the legacy of the great people who arrived here from the Caribbean I wonder, has enough changed since then?

Councils key to fulfilling the promise of the Addison Act
Sunday March 1, 2020

Councillor Eleanor Southwood, Cabinet Member for Housing & Welfare Reform, on the 100 year anniversary of the Addison Act.

An environment to be proud of
Thursday February 20, 2020

Most people love where they live. But a few seem to think it’s okay to treat Brent like a dump. Why should we as law-abiding local citizens have to put up with illegal rubbish dumping for a moment longer? It blights our neighbourhoods, it’s bad for the environment, and it costs a lot of money to put right.

Time to celebrate the Borough of Cultures!
Thursday January 9, 2020

This year is my 53rd year as a Brent resident and it is going to be my favourite year and a year I am really looking forward to! We are the London Borough of Cultures and I couldn’t be prouder of what this means. Brent is my home and yours, but it is also the home of Rachel Yankey, Riz Ahmed, Zadie Smith, and a melting pot of hundreds of cultures that all make Brent what it is today and what it will be tomorrow.

Long-term funding solution for adult social care needed to provide dignity in later life
Thursday October 31, 2019

Adult social care supports our most vulnerable residents to continue living dignified, independent and meaningful lives. It also plays a critical role in reducing demand on our already overstretched NHS services. Despite this, adult social care has long been the poor relation when it comes to government funding; with around 1.2m older people with care needs that go unmet.

Somewhere to call home
Monday August 5, 2019

There’s no escaping the fact that housing is amongst London’s greatest social and economic challenges. There are no quick fixes, no silver bullets, no easy options. I see the impact of government policy, first hand in my surgeries, increased homelessness, more rogue landlords and a whole generation of young people locked out of the property market.

Celebrating The Borough of Culture
Friday June 14, 2019

As the weather improves, more of us relax outdoors and you can feel the true diversity of the borough. Walk down any of our high-streets in summer and you will hear music, experience art, listen to languages and taste foods from across the globe; all in one corner of London. Brent’s multiplicity is one of the things that makes us special; but we are also a united community, bonded by our shared values and experiences.

Cllr Tom Miller and Cllr Mili Patel respond to Safer Kids petition
Tuesday April 30, 2019

We welcome the calls for more visible policing and echo that demand. Every child should feel safe walking home from school and it is not acceptable that anyone is being assaulted.

Tackling violent crime in Brent
Tuesday April 30, 2019

Two men were stabbed in Wembley last night. Our thoughts are with the victims, who are recovering in hospital, and we are assisting the police to understand what happened.