Engage in local democracy

14 November 2017


Would you like to have your voice heard and see local democracy in action?


There are different ways to engage with your council and get involved in the decision making process, such as requesting to speak at one of our Full Council, Cabinet or Scrutiny meetings or submit a petition on a local issue.


Most of Brent Council's meetings are open for the public to attend and you can also watch a live stream of all our Full Council meetings.


You can also be updated on issues to be discussed at meetings by registering to receive emails letting you know when the reports are available to view on the Council's website.


Other ways to get involved include raising issues with your local ward councillor by email or in person at one of their advice surgeries, attending your local Brent Connects meeting and taking part in elections.


The next local elections for Brent Council will take place in May 2018.


In order to have your say, you will need to be registered to vote.


You are not automatically register to vote. Paying Council Tax, for example, does not mean you are included on the Electoral Register.


In order to register you will need you National Insurance Number and to vote in the local elections, you must be a British, Irish, qualifying Commonwealth or European Union citizen.


For more information please visit the council's election webpages.