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Issue 154 - Winter 2017 



Shaping Brent’s future

There are two big asks this autumn, both of which will have a big impact on Brent’s future. First, we need residents to get involved and have their say on a new planning document known as the Local Plan. Second, we need as much support as possible for our bid to become London Borough of Culture 2020.

The Local Plan sets out how the borough will grow to meet future demand. It will detail how many new homes we need, how infrastructure such as roads, schools and transport needs to change, and what employment opportunities will best support our local communities.

It’s crucial that this plan sees the right development happening in the right places at the right time and that’s where you come in. Find out more on page 49.

This month Brent is also launching our bid to become London’s Borough of Culture 2020. Brent is alive with a huge variety of cultural activities as our wonderfully diverse borough plays host to music, dance, food, theatre, music and sport from all corners of the globe. I hope everyone in the borough will back Brent’s bid by pledging your support and telling us what activities you enjoy locally. See how you can get involved on page 34.

Speaking of Brent’s Future, I was delighted – but not at all surprised – to hear how well so many of our students have done in their GCSEs and A-Levels. Congratulations to all of you and best of luck for what lies ahead.

Councillor Muhammed Butt
Leader of Brent Council