Your Brent

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Better times ahead

In January 2020, no one could have predicted the global pandemic that shut down the world and the disruption and heartache caused to so many of us.

In a year of changing COVID rules, we have just come out of our second national lockdown and London and Brent are now in the ‘high risk’ tier 2. You can find out more about what this means for you on page 6.

Brent was one of the boroughs that was hit the hardest in the first lockdown and each death is a tragedy. My heart is with all those who have lost loved ones before their time.

I’ve said it time and time again, the people of Brent have really worked hard and pulled together this year. You can see some of the amazing people recognised by this year’s Pride of Brent Awards on page 18. 

The council is here to support you too, so if you have money worries caused by Covid-19, there is help available with money, food or supplies. You can read all about this on page 27.

This year has also taken its toll on people’s mental health and wellbeing. We’ve listed some of the best support available on page 37 and we’ve joined up with the NHS to put on some online events in January (page 34).

This year marks the end of our year as the London Borough of Culture. Although we had to make some changes to the programme, we still managed to deliver some excellent events throughout 2020, including most recently the fantastic No Bass like Home celebration of Brent’s reggae roots. You can read more relive some of the magic on page 30.

As this year ends, there is definitely some light at the end of what has been a very long tunnel. The vaccine rollout and more and better testing are the two most powerful routes to better times ahead. In the meantime, we all need to stay safe this holiday season by sticking to the rules.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Cllr Muhammed Butt

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