I was delighted to attend the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by the Mayor of Brent Cllr Michael Adeyeye in Neasden where Bob Marley once lived.
It’s great that Dudden Hill is a part of the story that produced a worldwide icon. The whole event was one big celebration with residents and neighbours also coming around to see Delroy Washington, who lived at this house with Bob Marley, leading a sing-a-long of Bob Marley classics.
Brent Diwali celebrations begin today with Rangoli and Lantern making. For more details see LINK.
Main celebrations will be on Saturday 30th October 2010
2pm – 6pm
Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir on Ealing Road Diwali dance programme. Watch traditional Indian dance groups perform on the steps of the stunning new temple that opened this year.
Rangoli competition. Enter bring your creation to the rangoli marquee by 12 noon on the day to be in the running.
Take the opportunity to see the breathtaking Shri Sanatan Hindu temple inside.
7pm – 8pm
Along Ealing Road to Barham Park will be the biggest Brent Diwali Parade spectacle outside of India. Bringing the colourful story of Diwali to life, local community groups have been working in partnership with Emergency Exit Arts and Mahogany to create spectacular floats. Each element of the Diwali epic will be animated through the unique use of light and colour to celebrate the powerful messages of Diwali.
Barham Park – Fireworks and laser show. The skies of Barham Park will explode with fireworks and lasers in a thrilling show to end the evening.
The verdict is finally out on Conservative Party Councillor Bertha Joseph. In October 2009, she was handed a 6 month suspension for being guilty of three charges of breaking the Councillors’ Code of Conduct. The former Mayor of Brent was to be suspended from the council for six months after she used £900 in cash donations to buy two ball gowns but appealed against the decision meaning the suspension was not carried out.
The charges were:
Failure to register gifts within 28 days;
Bringing the Mayoralty and Brent Council into disrepute;
Misuse of money received for personal gain.
She has failed in her appeal and the six month suspension has now been reimposed. Councillor James Powney has blogged on the verdict LINK