Health & Wellbeing in Camden — Consultation

A message from Camden Council:

In Camden it remains an unacceptable truth that men and women born in the most affluent areas live 18 and 19 longer years longer in a healthy state than their counterparts in the most deprived areas. Together, we seek to reverse these inequalities and make Camden the very best place to start well, live well and age well.

Camden’s draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-30 six-week consultation opens on 1st November and will close on 13th December. We want to hear your views on our proposed approach to improve health and wellbeing. Whether you live, work or receive care in the borough, we want your voice to be at the heart of the new strategy.

To find out more and to share your views, please visit the consultation website:
Share Your Views On Joint Health And Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2030 – Commonplace

Please also promote the consultation with your communities and networks by sharing the website and this consultation leaflet.

If you have any questions or would like accessible versions of the strategy, please contact or call 0207 974 5827.

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So if you want to have your say, please respond by 13 December 2021.

Historic venue Koko to re-open in spring

Historic venue KOKO, which was damaged by fire last year during its restoration, is due to re-open in Spring 2022.

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The Ultra Low Emission Zone is expanding

Picture of Car Exhaust
Image by Andreas Lischka from Pixabay

If you own a car, you will be aware of the Ultra Low Emission Zone, a measure to reduce air pollution in central London by charging daily for driving a polluting vehicle inside the zone.

Before it was only within the Congestion Charging Zone (so only Holborn was inside the zone), but now it has been expanded out to the North Circular and the South Circular, including the whole of the Borough. So if you have an older car, you may need to start paying the new charge.

For more information, see the TfL website:

To check to see if your car is exempt:

Workshops between Deaf Community and Council Officers

Below are invitations to two (2) workshops to be held between the Deaf community and Camden Council officers. They will be held in November.

Although the closing date to be involved was 22 October, if you feel that you should attend these workshops, please contact the organisers.

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The Walk — Raising the profile of refugees

Little Amal is a three metre tall puppet, depicting a Syrian refugee, and since July she has been walking across Europe. The purpose is to raise awareness of the millions of refugees across the world. The last few days she has been in the UK, including in Camden.

While in London she visited a fair in Lewisham, St Paul’s Cathedral, Southbank, Somerset House, the Royal Opera House, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Trafalgar Square and had a birthday party at the Roundhouse.

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Consultation — Prince of Wales Road Cycle Lane

The consultation ends on 13 October, so get your comments in now if this affects you.

Blue Plaque unveiled to Muppets creator

A blue plaque has been unveiled in Hampstead at a former home of Jim Henson – creator of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, & Elmo along with the rest of the Muppets.

2021 Open House London

Open House is a festival celebrating the buildings around us. They could be historic, or dramatic, or unique, and usually hard to get into.

The Open House Festival goes from 04 September to 12 September.

They have a varied programme including:

  • BSL family activities at British Library on 04 September (SOLD OUT)
  • Family activities at the Freemason’s Hall, Covent Garden (04 and 05 September)
  • Self-guided tours around Camden, by foot or bicycle
  • Tours of the Working Men’s College, Camden Town (04 and 05 September)
  • Tours of Isokon Building (Lawn Road Flats), Belsize Park (04 and 05 September)
  • Free entry to Keats House, Hampstead (05 September)
  • Entry to Kenwood House Dairy and Carriage House, Hampstead (05 and 11 September)
  • Tours of 8 Stoneleigh Terrace, Highgate, built by Camden’s Public Housing Department 1972 (multiple tours on 11 and 12 September)
  • Walking Tours of Swiss Cottage Library (11 September)
  • Information boards at public spaces including Gasholder Park, Granary Square (Kings Cross)
  • Online talks about Belle-Vue retirement community, Hampstead (08 September)
  • Virtual Tour of Regent High School, Somers Town (11 September)
  • Walkabout of 8a Belsize Court Garages, converted to an office and maisonette (12 September)
  • and many other events across London