West Hampstead Library – keeping a watchful eye

Camden Liberal Democrats are keeping a vigilant eye on changes afoot for the much-loved West Hampstead library.News of a £1.5 million investment in IT equipment and digital services across Camden's nine libraries has been welcomed, but cuts to council budgets could mean professional librarians increasingly being replaced by volunteers.

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Victory on Section 21

Last week for the second time within a municipal year a Liberal Democrat motion passed through Camden’s Full Council - showing that we are the real opposition on the Council.

Our motion calling for an end to Section 21 (the clause of the 1988 Housing Act that allows landlords to evict tenants for no reason) passed with Labour support after the Conservatives shamefully abstained.

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Is Camden leaving elderly residents behind?

Too many shiny new traffic and redevelopment schemes don’t take account of those who have impaired eyesight or hearing, find walking difficult or who aren’t able to carry heavy shopping bags up the hill to home.

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Make Camden A Pesticide-Free Borough

Pesticides, particularly glyphosate, are causing a catastrophic collapse of invertebrate species and are threatening human health.

Councils across London and the UK are turning away from pesticide use - including Hammersmith and Fulham, Croydon, Bristol and Edinburgh.  And they are leading the way showing that there are economic alternatives to chemical sprays.

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Camden Lib Dems support an all year round youth shelter

Camden Liberal Democrats are supporting New Horizon’s campaign for an all year round youth shelter after calling for a scoping study in our Budget Amendment this year.

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Camden Lib Dems join the Put It To The People march

Camden Liberal Democrats marched loudly and proudly at the 1 million+ strong march to Put It To The People. Demanding a People's Vote and an exit from Brexit.

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Lib Dem budget amendments

The Camden Liberal Democrats put forward our amendments to the Council's budget for 2019/20 with a particular focus on standing up for the vulnerable and stopping planned cuts to homelessness services from Camden Council. 

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Council bows to Lib Dem pressure on EU citizens role

The Leader of Labour-run Camden Council has appointed a new EU citizens champion, following Lib Dem pressure to urgently fill the vacated position.

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Camden Lib Dems demand action on ‘hidden homelessness’ among young people.

Camden Liberal Democrats have responded to Camden Council’s draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019-2024, criticising its lack of vision for helping young rough sleepers not currently captured by the Council’s data, i.e. those who are ‘hidden homeless’.

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Demand a new EU citizens champion for Camden.

"Last year, Camden Labour appointed an EU citizens ‘champion’ for the borough.

Our Liberal Democrat group supported the creation of the role, though we expressed concerns about the appointment process.

Eight months on, our champion has gone quiet.

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