Members of the community and voluntary sector are invited to a special event to discuss Brexit and the impact it will have on their area.

The event, which will be held at Brent Civic Centre on January 14, seeks to examine the fallout from Britain’s impending exit from the European Union.

It will also give people the chance to suggest ways the Brent Council can support those affected by Brexit.

The meeting follows on from a report presented at a full council meeting in November that outlined the implications of leaving the EU.

It said Brent has the second-highest estimated number of European residents in London, compromising around a fifth (22 per cent) of the overall population.

It outlined how these people contribute to all aspects of life in the borough and, at a council level, represent around ten per cent of the workforce.

At the same meeting, the council voted to formally call for a people’s vote on the Brexit deal.

Cllr Neil Nerva, who brought the motion before full council, urged parliament to treat the situation like buying a house, comparing the prospect of a people’s vote to a response to a survey.

“Let’s ask whether we now want to buy the house,” he said.

The council event, which runs from 7pm to 9pm, is part of its wider ‘Time to Talk’ campaign, which aims to tackle important issues in the borough.

Those wishing to attend can book a free ticket online at ‘eventbrite’ or email