Camden Council are setting up a Citizen’s Assembly to decide how Camden should respond to climate change.
Citizens’ Assembly on the climate crisis
Share your ideas
This summer a Citizens’ Assembly will meet to decide how Camden should help address the growing climate crisis.
The Citizens’ Assembly wants to hear your ideas about how our homes, neighbourhoods, Council and country could change to tackle the issue.
To help gather your ideas we have created an on-line platform, which also provides some background information about the climate crisis. The platform will be open until late June and all your ideas will be shared with the Citizens’ Assembly.
Your contributions and the work of the Citizens’ Assembly will help to set the direction for a new Environment Plan for Camden.
Find below an email from the Camden Council Housing Management giving the progress of their review of their caretaking service. Note that this may not apply to you as not many street properties get a caretaking service from the Council – but some do.
Essentially, they have come up with a proposed new caretaking service, and are looking for comments by 21 July 2019. If this affects you, please click on the link to read the full proposal and make comments. Alternatively, provide your comments in plenty of time to the CASP Committee, and we can respond on behalf of our members.
In the winter
we asked you
what you think about your caretaking service as part of the caretaking
and estate cleaning review. We wanted to know what you thought about the
caretaking service so that we could find out
how to improve the service we provide to you.
1,300 tenants and leaseholders from estates and street properties
across the borough took part in the review – thank you to everyone who
got involved. By
sharing your views you are helping to improve your caretaking service
for the future.
told us in the review that you really value your caretaking service but
there are some things you would like improved. You’d like your
caretakers to be more
visible and to know where they are on site, improved window cleaning
and better cleaning in and around buildings and estates.
listened to you and we are again asking for your views. This time we
have thought about what you told us and developed a proposal for a new,
service. We think that the way to make your caretaking service better
is to bring the external estate cleaning service (currently carried out
by our contractor Veolia) back into the council and replace the cleaners
with caretakers who will be part of the wider
council caretaking service.
From the savings on the Veolia contract we would be able to employ 26 more caretakers,
increasing the number of caretakers from 170 to 196.
This would create a more joined up local service with caretakers
who are more visible to residents, and will ensure the continuous
improvement of your caretaking
service. We also propose creating additional roles to give the service
extra capacity, enabling them to keep your homes cleaner and safer. We
will work with residents to agree new standards improving both the
quality and consistency of the service.
What do you think?
But have we got it right? Read our full proposal at
and tell us what you think – you
can have your say in under 10 minutes. Thank you in advance for your
feedback which will help to shape how we look after your home.
2019 marks the centenary of social housing in Camden. Camden Council are looking for stories to celebrate. See the message below from the Housing News team
We want to build a picture of our social housing stock over the last 100 years and the people who call it home. We’re looking for little known facts, memories, mementos, photographs and real people who can tell Camden’s story from 1919 to 2019 – and we need your help to do it.
Tell us your story. Do you or someone you know have an amazing story that would help to bring the campaign to life? Does your estate or street property have an interesting history? Do you know any anecdotes or trivia about your home or the people who live/d there? Perhaps many generations of your family have lived in the same place, or you’re new to the area and it feels like home already. Whether you’ve lived in Camden for six months or six decades, we want to hear about your experience of living in social housing in Camden.
Send us your pictures. We are looking for photos that show Camden’s social homes over the last century and the people who live in them, so if you have photos that you’d be happy for us to use as part of the campaign we’d love to see them.
To nominate yourself or someone you know to be interviewed for the campaign, submit photos or find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have other ideas for how you’d like to contribute or get involved with the campaign.
The Queen’s Crescent Community Association is hosting two community youth safety meetings to remember 22 year old Calvin Bungisa, who was fatally stabbed on 01 April. They will be held at 45 Ashdown Crescent NW5 4QE.
Both Camden Council leader Georgia Gould and local MP Keir Starmer will be attending on Tuesday 09 April from 6:00 pm.
Young people in particular are urged to attend, to pay respects, and also make your views known to people who might actually be able to do something about improving community safety.