Explore Willesden

Explore the Willesden area

If you’re interested in what’s happening in Willesden Green, Dollis Hill, Dudden Hill and Neasden, take a look here. You’ll find out about local events and news, and all the facilities that you can use to make the most of the area. These include local places of worship, libraries, doctors’ surgeries, schools and sports clubs, and much more. Want to enjoy some fresh air or expend a little energy? Then Gladstone Park is the place to visit. It’s easy to lose track of time wandering around the beautiful open spaces, and for those feeling energetic, the park’s sports facilities are second to none with tennis courts and football pitches, to name just a few.

If exploring culture is what you’re looking for, then look no further. The newly built Willesden Library is home to an exhibition space and museum, and is the perfect space to learn and socialise. Make sure to visit the magnificent Neasden Temple, a masterpiece of traditional Hindu design and a true religious landmark unlike any other in London.  Take the time to explore Willesden; it has a lot to offer. Read about the history of the area, the people, the buildings and more in our local history of Brent pages.

Willesden highlights

  • Willesden Green
  • Gladstone Park
  • Dollis Hill
  • Dudden Hill
  • Neasden
  • Neasden Temple

 


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News in Willesden

  • 15/08/2018

    Have your say on our Stronger Communities consultation

    Residents are being called on to have their say on how they want their local community to evolve in a new consultation launching this week. The Stronger Communities consultation sets out a range of k…
  • 15/08/2018

    Spurs to play next two home games at Wembley

    Tottenham Hotspur will play their next two Premier League home fixtures at Wembley Stadium, as the development of their new stadium is yet to be completed.  A date has not been confirmed for the comp…
  • 08/08/2018

    Help us celebrate the people who put the Pride in Brent

    Nominations are now open for the 2018 Pride of Brent Awards, the new name for the ‘Brent Community Champions’ award scheme. Just like the Brent Community Champions scheme, the Pride of Brent Awards c…
  • 29/03/2018

    Important information for Housing Benefit recipients and landlords

    A Brent Council spokesperson said: “Brent Council is today apologising to Housing Benefit claimants, and to their landlords, who should have received their regular payment into their bank accounts on …
  • 22/03/2018

    Legal action slams the door on illegal shisha café in Brent

    An illegal shisha venue in Brent has been forced to close down following reports of anti-social behaviour and illegal activity.   The Ice Café, on Neasden Lane, was issued with a Nuisance Premise…
  • 01/03/2018

    Brent Carers Centre wins social care award for the second time

    Brent Carers Centre has scooped the award for ‘Best Carer Support Charity in London’ for the second year running at the 2018 Social Care Awards hosted by Global Health & Pharma (GHP) Magazine. Br…
  • 27/02/2018

    Brent crowned winner of London Borough of Culture 2020

    The results are in and Brent is celebrating after scooping the title of London Borough of Culture 2020. The prestigious award will see Brent receive £1.35million to stage an ambitious year long pro…
  • 15/02/2018

    Brent teacher in world’s Top 10 list

    Andria Zafirakou, an arts and textiles teacher from Alperton Community School, has been shortlisted as a top 10 finalist in Varkey Foundation's Global Teacher Prize competition with an award prize of …
  • 08/02/2018

    Call for input on Brent's future planning policy

    Residents, businesses, workers and visitors to the borough are being called upon to give their input and help set policy for new development in Brent for the next 20 years.   In the latest round of …
  • 05/02/2018

    Shifty estate agency slapped with tens of thousands in fines for housing offence …

    An estate agency operating in Brent has been prosecuted for licensing and housing offences at Willesden Magistrates Court.   Easy Let Agency rented out a property from a landlord in order to re-rent…
  • 29/01/2018

    Illegal cigarette trader smoked out in court

    A convenience store on Harrow Road, Wembley  and its director have been hit with a hefty fine after being found guilty of possessing and selling cigarettes and other tobacco products without displayin…
  • 25/01/2018

    Radio panel show appeals to younger residents worried about the housing crisis

    A Brent-based radio show is offering listeners aged 30 or under to put their housing worries to a team of housing experts.   Beat 103.6 FM is inviting questions from younger listeners during its Tim…
  • 24/01/2018

    Crackdown on Blue Badge fraudsters

    The Blue Badge fraudsters have been served a dose of justice, during a Brent Council operation to stamp out this selfish crime. Yesterday (25 January), council officers from the Audit and Investigati…
  • 14/12/2017

    TWO Brent teachers make world’s Top 50 list

    TWO Brent schools were celebrating yesterday as an international list of the top 50 teachers in the world, featured two teachers from schools in the borough.   Eartha Pond from the Crest Academy …
  • 01/12/2017

    First £8,000 civil penalty issued to rogue landlords as illegal subletters are p …

    A property company with assets in the Virgin Islands has paid a £8,000 civil penalty to Brent Council after two tenants illegally sublet one of its houses. This is the first civil penalty to be issued…
  • 14/11/2017

    Engage in local democracy

    Would you like to have your voice heard and see local democracy in action?   There are different ways to engage with your council and get involved in the decision making process, such as requesti…
  • 13/11/2017

    Living Wage Week celebrated in Brent

    During Living Wage Week the Leader of Brent Council, Cllr Muhammed Butt hosted a coffee morning to discuss the London Living Wage (LLW), which has increased to £10.20. The event brought together emplo…
  • 06/11/2017

    Brent named as a Best Employer for Race in new listing

    Brent Council has been identified as one of the UK's best employers for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people and is the only council to make the list Listing highlights best practice on w…
  • 20/10/2017

    Young people should speak out for their LGBT peers

    A young person in Brent has been chosen to represent London in the House of Commons next month.   Jai Patel was chosen in an extremely competitive process to be London's voice in an event which will…
  • 20/10/2017

    Parliamentary boundary changes proposed for Brent

    The three Brent constituencies of Brent Central, Brent North and Hampstead & Kilburn could all be scrapped from 2022, should proposed boundary changes go ahead.   Under the proposed changes, whi…
  • 19/10/2017

    Brent scoops food award

    Brent was named most improved borough at this year's Good Food for London Awards.     Good Food for London measures progress and encourages London councils to take action on good food. It measures …
  • 03/10/2017

    Question time to return for Local Democracy Week

    COMMUNITY figures and local politicians will make up the panel for a 'Question Time' event to be held at Brent Civic Centre as part of Local Democracy Week, which falls on 9-15 October.   Inspire…
  • 03/10/2017

    Residents worried about becoming homeless invited to attend free Homelessness Su …

    A free summit on preventing and relieving homelessness in Brent will take place at Brent Civic Centre on 25 October.   Residents affected by the government's cuts to housing benefit and representati…
  • 22/09/2017

    Back on track

    Health and mental well-being can be boosted by a good workout. Willesden Sports Centre is ensuring vulnerable people in Brent have full access to all that exercise can offer.   Willesden Sports Cent…
  • 18/09/2017

    Ground-breaking scheme to prevent homelessness launches in Brent

    Voluntary organisations have come together to tackle homelessness for single people in Brent.   The charities, Crisis and Thames Reach, together with the social investor, Bridges, and Brent Council,…
  • 12/09/2017

    New legal powers will hurt rogue landlords’ pockets

    Landlords who rent out substandard accommodation in Brent will face civil penalty notices of up to £30,000.   Under the new measures voted in by the Council last night, landlords who break the law w…
  • 06/09/2017

    Crackdown on chewing gum littering in Brent

    Anti-gum littering campaign gives commuters something to 'chew on' as Willesden Green tube station is transformed into a wild woodland to highlight responsible gum disposal.   Today a wild woodla…
  • 29/08/2017

    Court orders a tenant to pay over £3,000 for social housing fraud

    A mother-of-two who illegally sublet her flat has been convicted of social housing fraud and slapped with over £3,000 in fines and legal costs.   Racheal Panda Noah pleaded guilty on 22 August at…
  • 24/08/2017

    GCSE Celebrations in Brent

    Students across Brent are celebrating today following the publication of GCSE results.   Cllr Mili Patel, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:   "On behalf of Brent Council, I w…
  • 24/08/2017

    Counterfeit trader taken to court over fake Oxford hoodies

    A Brent-based company has been slapped with a hefty fine after being caught with a stash of well over a thousand knock-off hoodies and T-shirts. Brent Council Trading Standards Officers visited Souve…