Tag Archives: West Hampstead

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]