Tag Archives: Camden

John Rolfe

The sad death of former Kilburn councillor John Rolfe has come as a real shock for us all. He started his political activism as a tenants’ leader, and it is fitting that he was still showing his zeal and commitment to tenants in Camden, particularly the north-west of the borough, as Chair of Hampstead District […]

Next Kilburn Area Action Group on 23rd Jan

The next Kilburn Area Action Group is on 23 Jan, at Kilburn Library from 7-9pm.  We’ll be discussing transport and road improvements, particularly to the High Road, and also the Camden Plan, which sets out the council’s vision for the next five years. Do come along – it’s open to all residents, and gives local […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

More than two-thirds of unplaced pupils live west of Finchley Rd

** NW6 primary school campaign update ** The latest figures from Camden following the offer of primary school places highlight that the overwhelming demand in the borough for additional primary school places lies west of the Finchley Road. Of the 153 children across Camden who hadn’t received an offer of a primary school place as […]