London Borough of Brent


London Borough of Brent

Infobox London Borough | name = London Borough of Brent
short_name = Brent
adminhq = Forty Lane, Wembley
imagename =

status = London borough | area_rank = 312th
area_km2 = 43.24
ons_code = 00AE | url = http://www.brent.gov.uk/
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
mayor = Ralph Fox
mps = Dawn Butler
Barry Gardiner
Sarah Teather
gla_constituency = Brent and Harrow
gla_member = Navin Shah
The London Borough of Brent (audio|En-uk-LBBrent.ogg|pronunciation) is a London borough in north west London, UK and forms part of Outer London.

It borders Harrow to the northwest, Barnet to the northeast, Camden to the east and Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster to the south.

Most of the eastern border is formed by the Roman road "Watling Street", now the modern A5.

According to the 2001 census, the Borough of Brent has the country's highest percentage of people born outside of the UK (46.53%).

History

Brent was formed in 1965 from the area of the former Municipal Borough of Wembley and Municipal Borough of Willesden of Middlesex. Its name derives from the River Brent which runs through the Borough.

Motto

Brent's motto is "Forward Together".

Areas

The following are towns and districts in Brent, mostly followed by the areas post code
*Alperton HA0
*Brondesbury
*Brondesbury Park
*Church End NW10
*Dollis Hill NW10
*Harlesden NW10
*Kensal Green
*Kenton (note: part of Kenton is in Harrow)
*Kilburn (note: part of Kilburn is in Camden)
*Kingsbury NW9
*Neasden NW10
*Park Royal NW10 (note: part of Park Royal Acton is in Ealing)
*Preston
*Queensbury HA8
*Stonebridge NW10
*Sudbury HA0
*Tokyngton HA9
*Wembley HA9
*Wembley Park HA9
*Willesden NW10
*Willesden Green NW10
*Willesden Junction NW10 (note: Willesden Junction is actually part of Harlesden)

Note: It looks like Staples Corner is also in Brent, but it isn`t, Staples Corner (and Brent Cross as well) is in London borough of Barnet.

Brent is divided into 21 Electoral Wards, some which share a name with the traditional areas above: Alperton, Barnhill, Brondesbury Park, Dollis Hill, Dudden Hill, Fryent, Harlesden, Kensal Green, Kenton, Kilburn, Mapesbury, Northwick Park, Preston, Queen's Park , Queensbury, Stonebridge, Sudbury, Welsh Harp, Wembley Central, Willesden Green [http://www.brent.gov.uk/elections] .

Brent is currently divided into three constituencies, Brent North, Brent East and Brent South. Following a boundary review, it will be divided into two constituencies contained wholly within the borough - Brent Central and Brent North - plus a third, Hampstead and Kilburn, which will be split between Brent and the neighbouring borough of Camden. These new seats are to be fought at the 2009 or 2010 United Kingdom general election.

Political composition

The political composition of Brent Council (with gains or losses following the 2006 local elections in brackets) is:
Lib Dem: 27 (+18 Councillors)
Labour: 21 (-14)
Conservative: 15 (-4)

Council elections were held on Thursday 4 May 2006. Labour lost control of the borough with 14 of their seats falling to Liberal Democrats. [ [http://www.brent.gov.uk/elections.nsf/2f123bcc3c5e238c80256ad20034644f/fe1a92465d95e48f80257164003457d9!OpenDocument Brent Council election pages] ]

The leader of the Council is now Liberal Democrat Paul Lorber.

Education

Compulsory recycling

Recycling has been compulsory in the borough of Brent since 4 August 2008.Through a green box collection scheme the borough aims to improve on the 25 per cent recycled waste it already achieves.Residents order the green box from the recycling team and leave it out for emptying on collection day.

London Fire Brigade

The London Borough of Brent has three fire stations within the borough; Park Royal, Wembley and Willesden. Brent has a mixture of residential, industrial and commercial land. Most notably, Wembley National Stadium is within the area - on match days over 90,000 peoples' safety are the responsibility of the LFB. Wembley covers the largest area in the borough, 19.1 kmsq [http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/about_us/media/Brent.pdf London Fire Brigade - Brent Profile] . Two pumping appliances, a fire rescue unit and an aerial ladder platform are based there. Willesden, for its relatively small, in comparison to Wembley, station ground (10.5 kmsq), responded to over a thousand incidents in 2006/2007 [http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/about_us/media/Brent.pdf London Fire Brigade - Brent Profile] . Two pumping appliances reside there. Park Royal, with its one pumping appliance and an incident response unit, has one of the smallest station grounds; just 8.1 kmsq.

Within the borough, 4,105 incidents occurred in 2006/2007 [http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/about_us/media/Brent.pdf London Fire Brigade - Brent Profile] .

Landmarks

*Wembley Stadium
*Neasden Temple
*Wembley Arena"The Brent Cross shopping centre is located in the London Borough of Barnet, and it is about a half mile away from Brent. It takes its name from the River Brent which runs through the site."

Brent has many open spaces and parks like Roe Green Park and alike.

"see also" Brent parks and open spaces

References

External links

* [http://www.brent.gov.uk/ Brent Council website]
* [http://www.brentbrain.org.uk/ BRAIN community website]
* [http://www.brent.gov.uk/mayor The Mayor of Brent]
* [http://www.brent.gov.uk/museum The Brent Museum]
* [http://www.brent.gov.uk/archive The Brent Archive]
* [http://www.brent.gov.uk/arts Brent Council arts, festivals and events]
* [http://www.brent.gov.uk/respect Brent Respect Festival]
* [http://www.brent.gov.uk/sports Brent Council sports activities]
* [http://www.brent.gov.uk/recycling Brent's recycling policies]
* [http://www.brent.gov.uk/parks Brent's parks and open spaces]
* [http://www.brent.gov.uk/libraries Brent's libraries]
* [http://www.bbv.co.uk/ Brent Business Venture website: Inspiring Business Success]
* [http://www.ibrent.co.uk/ Brent Business website]
* [http://www.citylocal.co.uk/cities/brent CityLocal Brent]


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