Brent Food Bank

Councillor Muhammed Butt at the Brent Food Bank
Councillor Muhammed Butt at the Brent Food Bank

On Monday, the food bank in Brent broke its own record for the amount of food vouchers given out in a single day. Leader of Brent Council Muhammed Butt said “the service provided by the food bank on Scrubs Lane is an invaluable service being provided at a time of severe hardship which is being felt by many individuals who are reliant on this service to help them to get through very difficult times.”

This poster shows how you can contact the Food Bank LINK

You can contact the Food Bank here LINK

This week Ed Miliband ripped into the Prime Minister David Cameron for his vision of the ‘Big Society’ being there to feed hungry children of the working poor LINK

Lisa Nandy MP’s article on library services

I’d like to recommend Lisa Nandy MP’s article which highlights that local authorities around the country – and may I add regardless of political affiliation – are being placed in great difficulty to meet the Government’s frontloaded cuts targets without affecting frontline services.

The Coalition Government’s cuts are just too deep and forcing the removal of vital frontline services such as libraries. In fact in Brent 6 are due to close, one of which, I am a regular user of, located within my Ward. It is unfortunate to have such a vital local service removed because of national decisions having local consequences.