Tag Archives: police

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 […]

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that the controversial application to run a ‘Feis‘ festival in Kilburn Grange park at the time of the Olympics has been withdrawn.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 […]

Concern over plans for festival in Kilburn Grange park

A number of residents have been in contact to raise concern about the plans for the ‘Feis Irish Village’ to run in Kilburn Grange park from 26 July – 12 August. The proposal is to erect a big marquee – which could hold up to 5,000 people (although the promoter says he doesn’t expect more […]

Boris cuts Kilburn police

Last year, when Boris’s police cuts forced Safer Neighbourhood police Teams (SNTs) in other Camden wards to share a sergeant, we thought Kilburn had escaped. Indeed, Superintendent Raj Kohli came to a public meeting in the wake of the fatal stabbing in our ward and was pretty clear the high levels of anti-social activity and […]

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 action group to focus on crime and community safety

We’ve decided to make crime and community safety the focus of our next Area Action Group in Kilburn ward on 13th June. This is always an important issue for Kilburn residents, but the fatal stabbing behind Abbey and Mortimer Crescent estates a few weeks ago makes it all the more so. We’re holding the meeting […]

Protest at Boris’s secret London Tory Conference

Students, trade unionists, local councillors and residents are uniting for a day of action this Saturday (26 February) to protests at the cuts facing London by the Conservative led government at their secret London Conference. The Secret London Conservative Conference is planned to launch Boris Johnson’s mayoral re-election bid, and has been largely hidden from […]

A brand new beat

The brand new High Road police squad is good news for Kilburn traders and residents