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Issue 148 Summer 2016

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Let the Olympic Games in Rio inspire you this summer

Now that the brighter days have arrived, it’s time we encourage the kids to put down the electronic devices and spend more time being active. Sadly, it is no secret that children in Brent have worse than average levels of obesity.

Childhood obesity is associated with significant health problems including Type 2 diabetes and lack of physical activity is amongst one of the biggest causes.

However, with the Olympic Games in Rio and Euro 2016 in France soon set to dominate our TV sets, we have a great opportunity to be inspired by the world’s greatest athletes, some of whom are local, and get the whole family off the sofa and active this summer.

We’ve pulled together a detailed round-up of all the best local activities many of which are absolutely free. See pages 12-15.

Along with the many sporting activities on offer, Granville and Roundwood Youth Centres also have many activities for young people to enjoy including arts, crafts, DJ’ing, and drama. Being active is not just good for the body but it’s great for the mind too. For more information visit the B My Voice website.

I am extremely proud of Brent. Our green spaces, parks, sports facilities, events and nightlife are great and it’s time we got out and about and enjoyed everything the great Brent summer has to offer!

Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council