North West London Removals: Removals Brent
Removals, Storage, Man and Van Hire and House Clearance in Brent, NW2, NW6, NW9 and NW10.
Allen & Young are a North West London Moving and Storage Company and we regularly move clients to, from and within the Brent area. We offer Removals, Packing Services, Man and Van Hire, Storage and House Clearance, with removal packaging such as boxes, tape and bubble wrap also available for purchase via our site. We also provide a full range of Business Services such as office moves, light haulage, furniture delivery and assembly. Although we offer the full range of removal services, frequently undertaking large moves, we also specialise in light and medium sized removals, perfect for apartments, flats, studios, bedsits, houses and moving offices. In addition we offer some specialist removal services such as comprehensive relocations for senior citizens planning to move into residential care homes, nursing homes or sheltered accommodation in Brent.
The London Borough of Brent is in North West London and is made up of many towns and villages including comprises 4 postcodes, NW2, NW6, NW9 and NW10. It borders Harrow to the northwest, Barnet to the northeast, Camden to the east and Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster to the south. Most of the eastern border is formed by the Roman road “Watling Street”, now the modern A5.
Brent was formed in 1965 from the area of the former Municipal Borough of Wembley and Municipal Borough of Willesden, Middlesex. Its name derives from the River Brent which runs through the Borough. Brent is an English place name and surname. The place name can be from Celtic words meaning “holy one” (if it refers to the River Brent), or “high place,” literally, “from a steep hill”. The surname often indicates that one’s ancestors lived in a place called Brent, but it can also come from the Middle English word brent meaning burned, indicating that one’s ancestor either lived near a burned-over area, or was a criminal who had been branded on the cheek. Brent has also become a regularly used given name, being among the thousand most common names for boys born in the United States.
Brent is divided into 21 Electoral Wards, some which share a name with the traditional areas: Alperton, Barnhill, Brondesbury Park, Dollis Hill, Dudden Hill, Fryent, Harlesden, Kensal Green, Kenton, Kilburn, Mapesbury, Northwick Park, Preston, Queen’s Park , Queensbury, Stonebridge, Sudbury, Welsh Harp, Wembley Central, Willesden Green.
The Brent Reservoir (popularly called the Welsh Harp) is a reservoir which straddles the boundary between the London boroughs of Brent and Barnet and is owned by British Waterways. The reservoir takes its informal name from its shape, namely a welsh harp. A nearby public house, dating from at least 1751, used the name Old Welsh Harp for much of its history, although this has given rise to a myth that the reservoir was named after the pub when it was the other way around. The inn was originally called The Harp and Horn.
The reservoir is fed by the Silk Stream and the River Brent, and its outflow is the River Brent. It is said to contain enough water to fill 3 million baths, and in 1994 when the reservoir was drained over 6,700 lb (3,000 kg) of fish were captured, 95% of which were Roach. However, fishing is prohibited. The reservoir is also a sailing centre
Plans for the construction laid in 1803 were abandoned because of cost. However canals continued to develop in the early 19th century and there were water supply problems. By 1820 there was not enough water to supply the Grand Union Canal and the Regent’s Canal so under an Act of Parliament in 1819, the Regent’s Canal Company decided to dam the River Brent and create a reservoir.
Brent is currently divided into three constituencies, Brent North, Brent East and Brent South. Following a boundary review, it will be divided into two constituencies contained wholly within the borough – Brent Central and Brent North – plus a third, Hampstead and Kilburn, which will be split between Brent and the neighboring borough of Camden. These new seats are to be fought at the 2009 or 2010 United Kingdom general election. Read more…