Community spirit on the rise in Wembley


Residents of Kings Drive, Summers Close and Saltcroft Close in Wembley took part in an interactive community event on Saturday 2 July aimed at fostering community spirit in the area. The event was coordinated by Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) and saw ward councillors, contractors Veolia and Metropolitan Housing Trust (MHT) come together with residents to tackle important local issues.

The event took place at the Robert Hartley Centre and BHP, Veolia and MHT officers were on hand to offer residents advice on any issues or concerns they may have, but also to demonstrate ways in which they could get involved in their community as well as the best ways to recycle. Information and free promotional items were distributed to residents and they were able to meet and ask questions to their ward councillors who were in attendance.

There was a good turnout from residents who came out to speak to officers and engage in the activities. There was also a door knocking exercise which was a great success and residents appreciated this face-to-face contact.

Christina Byrne, Community Leadership Manager said: “We believe in putting residents at the heart of our organisation and connecting with our community. Speaking to residents face-to-face is one of the best ways of engaging with them and learning what the issues are-in their neighbourhood. It was really good to get out and speak to residents directly in their environment, and we received a very positive response.”

Pamela Morgan, a resident from Kings Drive said that the Community Day was “a very good idea” and that it was “nice to see officers from BHP…I feel that I have been given a voice to express myself through my Councillors and BHP.”