Thrive London Comes to Brent – 24th January at the Brent Civic Centre

Thrive LDN is a citywide movement for mental health, supported by the Mayor of London and led by the London Health Board.

Brent Council, Thrive LDN and the Mental Health Foundation welcome all to a community conversation aimed at encouraging people to work together to improve health and happiness in the borough.

We hope to see broad representation across the borough including from the council, NHS providers and commissioners, businesses, local people, carers, voluntary and community sector, faith groups, schools and social landlords to discuss how collectively we can work together as a borough to improve mental health and wellbeing and reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health. Anyone living or working in Brent with an interest in improving the happiness of the borough is very welcome. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided.

You can sign up here LINK

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Where to go in a crisis in Brent

Sufra NW London has launched a Local Directory of Services for the benefit of service users who require further information on specialist services available across Brent.

Organisations and individuals can access a digital copy of the Directory here – LINK

The Directory will be updated annually in April. 

Dudden Hill Police team available for public to meet at Costa Coffee on Saturday 20th January from 12pm

As Police front counters at Harlesden and Kilburn stations have closed we are providing a contact point in the community to enable the public to come and meet officers. You will be able to talk to an officer on a one-to-one basis in confidence.

The next session is at Costa Coffee, 291 Neasden Lane, Neasden, NW10 1QR on Saturday, 20th January 2018 from 12-1pm

Black History Month celebration event

Brent Council’s celebration event of 2017 Black History Month will be held on 26 October at the Grand Hall in Brent Civic Centre.
 
This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating Black Excellence’ and marks the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the UK. In 2017 we also mark 50 years since Robert Lawrence became the first Black Astronaut.

The FREE event will be open to residents. Registration will open at 4.30pm and the event will close at 8.30pm. If you would like to book your place or have any questions about the event, please contact the Equality Team: 
equality@brent.gov.uk

GREENER CITY FUND – £5k to £50k grant available for tree and green space projects

Groundwork London were recently chosen by the Greater London Authority to administer the Community Grants aspect of the Mayor’s new Greener City Fund. Below is some information on the grant schemes. Please could you make your networks and contacts aware of the programme.
Grants of between £5k – £20k (small grants) and £20k – £50k (medium grants) are available. There are two strands to the grants programme:
  • Community Tree Planting Grants, to support community groups to plant trees and help improve access to nature through increasing and maintaining London’s Tree Canopy cover.
  • Community Green Space Grants, to give community groups and local people the chance to design and create new spaces, and improve existing spaces, by providing grants, advice and support.
The deadlines for the first round of the two strands are as follows:
  • Community Tree Planting Grants: deadline 29 September (just under three weeks), with decisions expected end of October for activities between November 2017 and February 2018
  • Community Green Space Grants: deadline 20 October, with decisions expected November/December 2017 and delivery between January 2018 and January 2019.
Information on applications is available at the link above, and in the Greener City Fund prospectus which I have attached.
If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact Groundwork London at greenercity@london.gov.uk.

Joint advice surgery with Councillors and Local Police Team

This weekends monthly Councillor Advice surgery (Saturday 5th August) will be a joint surgery with the Dudden Hill Police Team. If you have any local crime or Council related issues, we will be at the Pavilion Cafe at Gladstone Park from 11am to 12.30pm. Appointments are not required.

map of surgery location