Commentary on Willesden Green news and events by Labour Councillor Lesley Jones
I have been a board member of the Willesden Locality Board for some time and recently applied to be its independent chair. The board monitors facilities and schemes for children from birth to starting school and combines health, welfare and parent well-being to help the children thrive. Labour’s early years programme was radical and essential. Children's Centres and the Sure Start programme is viewed as one of the previous Labour government’s most permanently transformative successes. It is to be hoped that despite the cuts in funding for pre-school support, Brent Council will do its best to maintain its Childrens' Centres.