An independent survey of almost 2,500 Brent residents found 8 in 10 are satisfied with their local area – significantly higher than those asked in 2018.
According to the borough’s latest Residents’ Attitude Survey:
- More than 7 in 10 are proud to live here and think people from different backgrounds get on well in Brent.
- Over half agree local services provide good value for money, and the proportion of Brent residents who think council services have got better doubled from 15% in 2018 to 32% in 2021.
- Around two-thirds of people feel well informed about council services, a significant boost from 2018, with the highest number of people (45%) getting news and information from the council’s flagship YourBrent Magazine.
The survey is run every four years to better understand the views of the people who live in Brent. Findings from the survey help inform the Borough Plan and policy decisions.
When asked about their top priorities, Brent residents said that they value a safe area free from crime, health services, and parks and green spaces the most. These priorities are largely reflected in how they think money should be spent on local services.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council, said: “The councillors and officers of Brent exist to serve the people of Brent so it is absolutely vital that we understand how local people’s views are changing. The insights from this will be important in helping us to form our Borough Plan for the next four years.