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2013 MP and councillor advice surgeries

Please find below details for drop-in advice surgeries run by Glenda Jackson MP and by your three councillors in Kilburn ward in Camden. Glenda can help with a whole range of issues  – including benefits, NHS and immigration issues – for anyone who lives in the Hampstead & Kilburn constituency (which covers both Camden and […]

Camden proud to pay a living wage

This week is London Living Wage (LLW) week, which gives me the opportunity to promote the fantastic news that Camden, under a Labour administration (of course!) is now a LLW council. In fact (and this shows up my tardiness in blogging about it) Camden was only the third council in the country to become nationally […]

NW6 tops housing benefit claimant table

A while ago I blogged here on the disproportionate impact of housing benefit reform on the north-west of Camden – which highlighted the importance of it (specifically Local Housing Allowance or LHA) to people as an in-work benefit, especially in areas like our where private rents are sky-high. Camden has recently produced an really interesting […]

Twenty’s plenty for Kilburn

Labour Camden is seeking to introduce a 20mph speed limit across the whole of the borough in a bid to cut accidents on our busy roads. Just a small reduction in speeds prevents accidents and saves lives. Department of Transport statistics show that for every one mile per hour reduction in speed, accidents drop by […]

Camden backs new local campaign against legal loan sharks

An energetic new campaign spanning Camden and Brent has organised a key event tomorrow (Wednesday) night in Wembley to highlight growing concern about legal loansharks. Many, like me, are worried about the proliferation of payday lenders in our area and the consequences for residents who, through dire economic circumstances and the impact of welfare reform, […]

Regenerating the High Road

Local MP Glenda Jackson is hosting a meeting for Kilburn residents and business on 29 August to discuss how we can make the High Road a better place to work and live. We’re fortunate to be joined by the leaders of both Camden and Brent councils (Cllr Sarah Hayward and Cllr Mo Butt), so there’ll […]

Victory in Labour’s campaign on school places

** NW6 primary school campaign update ** Last night Camden’s Cabinet agreed to proceed with plans to address the excessive demand for primary school places in NW6 which has been the focus of campaign by Labour councillors and activists for a number of months. This represents a real victory for the campaign and for local […]

Great news for Labour’s NW6 school campaign – victory in sight!

** NW6 primary school campaign update ** Camden’s Cabinet is set to consider a proposal at its meeting next week to create 420 new primary school places west of the Finchley Road. The move comes in response to Labour’s camapign and petition – featured heavily on this blog – to highlight the real problem with […]

Meet Isabel – why we need a new primary school in NW6

** NW6 primary school campaign update ** The Ham & High splashed its front page this morning with a heart-wrenching story about a young family who haven’t got a school place for their daughter who is due to start primary school in September. This is despite having applied to half a dozen Camden schools and […]

NW6 renters will feel brunt of benefit cuts

David Cameron’s suggestion in today’s Mail on Sunday that people under the age of 25 could lose the right to housing benefit, as part of moves to cut the welfare bill, has prompted me to write a post on the impact of welfare cuts on NW6. The reason is twofold.  First, recent figures from Camden […]