Group plan allotments and festivals

BUILDING allotments, organising a summer festival and better financial management were all discussed at the opening of a new drop-in centre for a tenants group. Brent Private Tenants Rights Group re-launched at a newly refurbished premises in Willesden

BUILDING allotments, organising a summer festival and better financial management were all discussed at the opening of a new drop-in centre for a tenants' group.

Brent Private Tenants' Rights Group re-launched at a newly refurbished premises in Willesden Lane, Kilburn, where they showcased a range of new resources, including a state-of-the-art computer work station.

Jackie Peacock, executive director of the group, announced their plans for the coming year, including bringing credit union services to Brent, launching a new allotment with the Asian Women's Centre, and staging a Summer Festival for private tenants.

She said: "Our work is all about empowerment and helping people to do things for themselves in a supportive way."

Politicians and residents united to celebrate the opening of a new drop-in centre, which they said provided a vital advisory service.

Brent Private Tenants' Group is now based at 36-38 Willesden Lane, and provides drop-in services for low income private tenants and those struggling with housing issues.