Your Brent

Published quarterly and delivered to over 135,000 homes in Brent, Your Brent is our popular publication of news and what's on in Brent. 

View the latest issue - Autumn 2021

 

  

Young Brent shines

It’s been a fun-filled holiday season, with ‘Summer on Your Doorstep’ activities such as netball, football, hip-hop, learning to paint like Picasso, music, drama and swimming giving families lots to enjoy during the school holidays. Five talented young people even had the opportunity to play with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra live in Kilburn.

As our young people head back to school, in this edition we are celebrating all they have achieved over the past year. I want to congratulate all the students who received their GCSE, A Level and BTEC results. Covid 19 has challenged us all – not least our young people – but once again the young people of Brent have risen to the challenge, with the support of their teachers, friends and families, and their hard-work and determination has paid off.  

There is a big focus on young people as part of the money given out through the council’s £17 million recovery fund, from extra catch-up programmes for children who missed valuable learning time and a boost for mental health support in schools.

I was also bowled away by the nominees and winners at our recent Pride of Brent Youth Awards and the young people nominated for generous acts of kindness, or for going the extra mile to do something good in the community.

We all know that climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face and young people in Brent are leading the conversation to find solutions locally.

Our Climate and Ecological Strategy outlines our actions over the next 10 years through five key themes of consumption, resource and waste; transport; homes and buildings; nature and green spaces; and supporting communities to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2030. We are working closely with the resident-led Brent Environmental Network, which now has more than 700 members.

As we continue to do our bit in Brent, I am keen to hear the outcome from the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow this autumn.

Cllr Muhammed Butt

 

 

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