Your Brent

Published quarterly and delivered to over 130,000 homes in Brent, Your Brent is our newly re-branded popular publication of news and what's on in Brent.

Following results from the readers survey in the spring issue of The Brent Magazine, we decided to rename the magazine to better reflect what residents want.

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Autumn 2019  


The children are the future

This summer we are once again celebrating some outstanding GCSE, A Level and BTEC results. I’d like to say a huge congratulations to all the pupils who have done so well and to the teachers, parents and carers who helped guide them along the way. I am proud of you all as there is nothing more important than ensuring all of our young people have every opportunity to succeed. You can read more about this year’s amazing results on pages 24-27.

As we get nearer to 2020 and Brent’s London Borough of Culture I would like to once again shine a spotlight on the amazing young people we have in the borough. This year Brent Council held our first event Pride of Brent Youth Awards and I was so pleased to hand out some awards on the day. Young people from across the borough were recognised for the brilliant work they do to help the community. I’m excited to see what many of these people go on to do next. You can read more about winners’ stories on page 16.

Not only are young people helping our community, they are also using their initiative and taking chances by striking out on their own. Starting a new business can be daunting at any age but the passion and dedication shown by the young entrepreneurs on page 28 can teach us all a lesson about following your dreams. 

While violent crime continues to drop steadily in Brent, there is still more to do. Brent Council recently held a community event to bring together police, young people and residents to discuss possible solutions (see page 11).

Finally, in this issue there are also interviews with two inspirational men who are using their stories and their passions to help deter young people away from crime. Former Brent resident Mac told Your Brent all about how he is working with young people through his youth movement BikeStormz (see page 32) and Amani has been touring schools with his film about the horrific night where he was brutally attacked (page 30). Both men are passionate about helping to guide the next generation away from crime and towards something a lot more positive.

Cllr Muhammed Butt