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Issue 156 - Summer 2018


Sun is shining on Brent. Recent months have seen Brent’s community spirit continue to grow. As the days heat 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.

Moving from spring to summer brings changes and, after a busy local elections period in May, I am proud to introduce you to your new Cabinet, made up of hardworking councillors dedicated to serving Brent (page 32). 

Everyone deserves the best start in life and you’ll see that young people are taking centre stage this summer. Between internships for students with special educational needs and
disabilities, shining a spotlight on a young carer and taking a trip through the youth stories of Brent, is it any wonder that Brent will be London Borough of Culture 2020?

Not to be missed are the many ways to get active this summer (page 28) or an inside look at boxing and catch up with Radio 5’s Commentator of the Year, Ronald McIntosh, who takes us through his storied career and the moments that shaped it (page 44).

If the change in temperatures has got you looking for new places to eat, popular cafés such as The Lounge Café (page 27) – London’s best restaurant, according to TripAdvisor – and the new Roundwood Park Café (page 29) may whet your appetite.

No matter what your goal is this summer, whether it’s fitness or a desire to learn more about your local community, our fantastic borough can offer everything under the sun.

Cllr Muhammed Butt
Leader of Brent Council