Residents in Stonebridge, Harlesden and Kensal Green invited to discussion on welfare reforms

PUBLISHED: 17:20 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:20 15 April 2013

Cllr Bobby Thomas will chair the panel

Cllr Bobby Thomas will chair the panel

Justin W Thomas

Harlesden Brent Connects Forum will also be speaking about how money has been spent in the area

Who will be on the ‘Question Time’ panel

Jacky Peacock OBE - Brent Private Tenants’ Rights Group

David Oates - Head of Customer Service and Benefits, Brent Council

Sandy Fenwick - West London Integrated District Operations Manager, Department for Work and Pensions

Perry Singh - Assistant Director, Housing, Brent Council

John Doocey - Community Services Director, Cricklewood Homeless Concern

Sophia Johnson, Service Manager, Brent CAB.

Residents are being invited to an event which include a discussion on the impact the welfare reforms will have on some of the poorest parts of he borough.

Harlesden Brent Connects Forum will be holding a ‘Question Time’ style discussion about the benefit cuts which will hit Brent residents the most in London, according to a study by Sheffield Hallam University.

The forum will also discuss measures being used to tackle anti social behaviour with members of the Neighbourhood Crime and Nuisance Team plus an update on money spent during 2012/13 and a chance to establish priorities for 2013/14 for Harlesden, Kensal Green and Stonebridge.

The Stonebridge ward is one the most deprived in the country.

Questions will be taken from the floor on the night, but those who are unable to attend the meeting on April 24 can take part via Twitter by following the discussion at @Brent Council.

The forum, which is being chaired by Kensal Green councillor Bobby Thomas, will take place at All Souls Church in Station Road, Harlesden, at 7pm.

Details of upcoming forums taking place across the borough can be found at

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