Tag Archives: Camden

Acol given new lease of life

Following on from Netherwood, another campaign regular visitors to this blog will be aware was our fight against the closure of Acol Children’s Centre nursery. Whilst we weren’t able to persuade Camden to halt its plans to close Acol as a Sure Start, ward councillors worked hard with officers, parents – and alongside the similar […]

Netherwood saved!

Camden Cabinet agreed last week to the final proposals for a new Centre for Independent Living in Greenwood Place. In so doing , they agreed not to close Netherwood Day Centre in our ward. This is a superb victory for users, their carers, and supporters of Netherwood. As Labour ward councillors, we’ve supported this campaign […]

Latest figures show clear need for new NW6 school

**Primary school for NW6 campaign update** We’ve had a great response to our campaign for a new primary school in NW6 so far – which is just as well given these new figures which show how singularly bad the position in Camden is west of the Finchley Road. The latest figures from Camden show that, […]

Cohesive communities in Kilburn

I was pleased to be elected chair of a new Community Cohesion working group a week or so ago which has been set up by through Camden’s scrutiny system. We’ve just met to start thinking about our workplan; our first agenda and an interesting presentation from officers can be found here Kilburn, like most of […]

A new primary school for NW6!

As a member of Camden’s Resources & Corporate Performance scrutiny committee, I heard the call-in on the Cabinet’s decision to sell off two hostels which campaigners wanted to use for their proposed free school in Belsize. This post isn’t about the right or wrongs about that particular decision (though the Department for Education didn’t approve […]

Football match raises hundreds for East Africa famine appeal

Camden’s councillors showed they shouldn’t let their feet do the talking in a charity football match at Kilburn Grange park on Saturday. The cross-party rag-tag of councillors were trounced 5-2 by a youthful team from the Somali Cultural Centre, which is based in Kingsgate Community Centre, in a game which was organised to raise funds for the […]

Kilburn hosts community summit on riots

Kilburn is to host one of three community summits across Camden in the wake of the recent riots.   The meeting will be held on 6 September in Kingsgate Community Centre, from 18:30 to 20:30 (see flyer below). Camden has organised these meetings in areas which saw disruption, heightened tension and police presence during the riots […]

Kilburn library saved

I’m pleased to be able to confirm that the very well-used Kilburn Library at the bottom of the High Road is not going to be closed by Camden council. In fact, all of Camden’s libraries will be saved from closure, despite cuts to the council’s budget of close to £100m. The news came on Friday […]

Victory for campaign as Netherwood gets reprieve

Regular readers of this blog will know my fellow councillors and I have been supporting the campaign to save Netherwood Day Centre for older people with dementia and other mental health needs. Great news came for the campaign this afternoon when the papers for the next Camden Cabinet meeting on 6 April were published, including a report on recommendations arising from the […]

Stars come out for Netherwood

You’ve got to hand it to Jane Clinton and her indefatigable fellow campaigners fighting to save Netherwood Day Centre. As showcased in today’s Camden New Journal, they’ve gone straight to the A-list and signed up Ricky Gervais as their latest high-profile backer. He’s not the only star backing the campaign either.  Benedict Cumberbatch, of the BBC’s Sherlock […]