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The Forum area and our history

About us

Harlesden Neighbourhood Forum is group of local people working together to make Harlesden a better place in which to work and live.

The initial purpose of the Forum was to create a Neighbourhood Plan for Harlesden. This is a document that clearly states what we, as a community, want to see happen in Harlesden in terms of planning and development. For example, do we want more affordable housing in the area? Do we need to improve the mix of businesses on the high street? Do we want to protect our green spaces from development?

Our Neighbourhood Plan was ratified by referendum and adopted by Brent Council in June 2019. You can find out more about it here.

The Forum area

Anybody who lives or works within the Harlesden Neighbourhood Plan area may sign up to be a member. Anybody else who would like our latest updates, can subscribe to our mailing list. Please see here for details.

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Harlesden Neighbourhood Forum was founded in 2014 by members of Lift (now Crisis Brent) and Harlesden Methodist Church. It formally adopted its original constitution in 2015, and in the same year received official designation by Brent Council and the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation as the Planning Forum for the Harlesden area.

In March 2020 Harlesden Neighbourhood Forum became an independent charity, although it continues to work closely with Crisis Brent and many other local partners.

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