Brent Healthy Neighbourhoods
We want to work with the community to identify measures that will improve the area by reducing through-traffic and congestion, as well as making it easier to walk and cycle. The aim is to improve air quality and to make streets safer, quieter and more pleasant.
Living Streets are a national walking charity who provide expert advice and consultancy. They have been supporting the Council with community engagement in areas where Healthy Neighbourhood schemes have either been trialled or where trials are planned.
Thanks to everyone who joined engagement sessions and shared their views. We are now considering these comments, ideas and suggestions from the community, during October 2021. This will help us decide whether to remove or make changes to existing schemes, or whether to trial further measures in Healthy Neighbourhood areas. Any future proposals for new measures will be subject to consultation.
A Healthy Neighbourhood is a group of residential streets where vehicle traffic that isn’t local to the area is either discouraged or removed. The aim is to tackle drivers using your street as a short cut, to make it safer and easier to walk and cycle, restore quieter streets and improve air quality.
Brent is trialling a number of these schemes within the borough in partnership with Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport (DfT).
Living Streets , a national walking charity with experience in providing community engagement support to local authorities has been invited to support our Healthy Neighbourhood programme. Community meetings, walkabouts and surveys are being planned to discuss these schemes with local people, with the aim of involving residents and families in shaping the changes to improve their local area.