HIV Testing Week

HIV testing week is taking place from 21 November 2015 to 1 December 2015. This national campaign  effort aims to increase the numbers being tested for HIV, particularly amongst those groups most affected (black Africans and men who have sex with men).
Locally Terrence Higgins Trust, Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust, and Evolve Addiction (the integrated service for substance misuse and sexual health for young people) will be working together to:

  • increase testing among key population by raising awareness of HIV;
  • increase the acceptability of HIV testing among key populations;
  • develop and promote care pathways into local testing services.

Terrence Higgins Trust has created a national high profile media campaign ‘It Starts with Me’. In Brent, this will involve a range of outreach activities in local libraries, churches, colleges, youth and community venues in  Harlesden, Willesden, Kilburn and Kingsbury.

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Willesden Area Forum 7PM tonight at the College of North West London

All are welcome to attend the Willesden Area Consultative Forum which takes place on Tonight at the College of North West London, Denzil Road, NW10. Start time is 7pm prompt.

The meeting will be chaired by me. The main items on the agenda at this meeting are:

1       Willesden High Road improvements

2       Introduction of the new waste collection service

3       New structure of the Safer Neighbourhood Teams

4       Education standards in Brent

5       Community Infrastructure Levy – the levy allows local authorities to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in the local area.

I have also invited representatives from the fire brigade who will be available to talk to people during the break about fire safety. I felt this was important due to the tragic incident that happened in my ward last month in Sonia Gardens in Neasden, which is in my Ward.

There will also be a representative from the Willesden Sports Centre to talk to during the break.

I look forward to seeing you tonight.

Interesting conversation with a Dudden Hill resident yesterday afternoon

Thought I’d share on my blog my conversation exchange with a Dudden Hill resident recently. Yesterday, following my advice surgery at the College of North West London, I was out on the doorstep, talking to local residents asking if there was anything that I could do for them as their local Councillor or if there were any issues that they would like to raise to me or bring to my attention.

To which a Burnley Road resident said to me… “I tell you what you can do for me. Get rid of those two b******* Cameron and Clegg”.

Youth Forum tonight at the College of North West London

The Dudden Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team will be holding a youth forum tonight 16th August 2011 at 1700 in the College of North West London.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the recent disorder in London and to listen to the thoughts of young people.  If you know anyone aged 14 – 22 years who would like to attend please pass on this link to them.

Apologies for the late notice.

Willesden Area Consultative Forum tonight!

Tonight I will be chairing the Willesden Area Forum at the College of North West London (Willesden Campus). Join us from 7.30pm tonight where we will be discussing Brent’s Household Waste Strategy, proposals for changes to an emissions based Parking Charges and the Crest Girls Academy.

The Willesden Area Forum covers Dollis Hill, Dudden Hill, Welsh Harp, Willesden Green and during the break, you will have the opportunity to speak to your ward councillors, the Safer Neighbourhood Team, speakers and council officers.

Surgery Dates Confirmed

My Surgery dates have been confirmed and have already gotten underway. I share these surgery dates with my co-Dudden Hill Councillor and Deputy Mayor Aslam Choudry and at least one of us will be available during these surgery hours at the specified times, dates and locations:

  • 1st Saturday of each month, 10:30am to 12:30pm at Gladstone Primary School, Sherrick Green Road, NW10 1LB
  • 2nd Saturday of each month, 10:30am to 12:30pm at Neasden Library Plus, 277 Neasden Lane, NW10 1QJ
  • 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30am to 12:30pm at College of North West London, Willesden Centre, Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 2XD.