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Here’s to 2019 - and 2020 - as we look back on a year in our diverse borough

As we move into December many of us start to look back on some of the things we’ve achieved, and the opportunities and challenges for the year ahead. I hope you were able to catch some of the amazing Bonfire Night and Diwali celebrations in November. More than 50,000 people visited Wembley to enjoy the free fireworks display and parade. And in October we celebrated Black History Month and the Windrush generation through the Windrush 70 exhibition.

Our services are at risk of failure without more funding

Recent months have seen Brent’s community spirit continue to grow. As the summer heats up, and more of us are spending time out and about, the borough is brimming with creativity, energy and potential. From Brent’s rich sporting community to the vibrant histories of generations of immigrants, including the 70th anniversary of the Windrush celebrated in our libraries, people from all walks of life are making Brent a great place to live, work and play.

Not surprised Brent is the ‘borough of culture’

Recent months have seen Brent’s community spirit continue to grow. As the summer heats up, and more of us are spending time out and about, the borough is brimming with creativity, energy and potential. From Brent’s rich sporting community to the vibrant histories of generations of immigrants, including the 70th anniversary of the Windrush celebrated in our libraries, people from all walks of life are making Brent a great place to live, work and play.

Council’s record speaks for itself

In 2010, Brent Council received £660 per resident in government funding. After eight years of austerity, that’s fallen to £130. Under Labour, this council has met a near-decade of cuts with year after year of practical ambition, and maximum protection for our most vulnerable residents. As a result, despite the massive pressure those cuts have created, we still have much to celebrate...