The Social Value agenda is a high priority, and it is the Council's intention that the delivery of this contract will assist in the achievement of objectives around social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Delivering social value in Brent is at the heart of everything that we do and is fundamentally about achieving maximum value. 'Value' doesn't simply mean the best price, but rather looks at the wider context of achieving greater economic, social and environmental benefits for the local community.
Our first social value project has been the delivery of a bee keeping initiative for the South Kilburn residents. This project interlinks with the recent Council developments of the Brent Bee Corridor. Between February and June 2021 we provided five residents with places on an online bee keeping course together with attendance at professional training practical sessions at the Northwood Apiary.
On the 3rd July 2021 we provided the local community with a new beehive, hive of bees and protective clothing to allow the residents to have first-hand experience of bee keeping. The new beehive joined an existing hive in the Energy Garden at Brondesbury Park Rail Station.
Photographs from the installation of the new beehive can be found below and further information on this project can be found on this Council news article:
We are currently developing our plans for other social value initiatives including ‘urban greening’ planting proposals within
Brent Housing areas, a North London public realm site visit walk-around, model making workshops and a visit to a local tree nursery.
Details of these initiatives and how to get involved will be released shortly. If you require any further information in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org