Tag Archives: Kilburn

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 […]

Response to Police & Crime Plan

Given the concerns many residents have expressed about aspects of Boris’s plans to cut police numbers and close police stations front counters, I’ve responded to the consultation on the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime’s Crime and Police Plan 2013-17. (Health warning: it’s long, but there was a lot to respond to!) Don’t forget that […]

Concerns on closing West Hampstead police station

As you may well be aware – we’re facing a multiple threat to our local emergency services in Kilburn and West Hampstead, thanks to Tory Mayor Boris Johnson’s disastrous budgeting decisions. A massive reorganisation of community policing and a decision to close West Hampstead police station in Hillfield Road to the public risks a severe […]

We want your views on childcare

Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party is seeking local parents’ views on the pressing issue of childcare, at a meeting on Sunday 17 February. As regular readers of this blog will know, I’ve spent a fair amount of time campaigning (successfully!) to address the deficit of primary school places in NW6. As night follows day, it […]

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 […]

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 […]