Tag Archives: Kilburn

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Breaking news: Kilburn Grange Feis festival is off

We’ve just heard from council officers this afternoon that the controversial application to run a ‘Feis‘ festival in Kilburn Grange park at the time of the Olympics has been withdrawn. It’s fair to say that we haven’t had such a large-scale licensing application in Kilburn since becoming councillors – nor has there been such clear […]

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, […]

Focus on kids’ services and parking at next Kilburn forum – 13 Dec

Services for children and young people, and Camden’s parking review are going to be the featured topics for discussion in our next Area Action Group meeting in Kilburn ward. The meeting is on:  Tuesday 13 December 2011 7-9pm Kingsgate Community Centre 107 Kingsgate Road, London NW6 2JH We’re fortunate to be having Camden’s Deputy Leader, Cllr […]

Kilburn Vale Chapel safeguarded for the future

There was a bit of coverage in the local press (especially the Kilburn Times) over the summer about a planning proposal to demolish Ebenezer Chapel on Kilburn Vale (opposite the Priory Tavern at the back of Kilburn Vale estate). Many people were concerned about this, not least because it would mean an old building would […]