Camden’s Economic Renewal Commission

Camden Lib Dems have welcomed the Council’s establishment of a new commission to look at how to bring about a fair and inclusive ‘post-Covid’ economic recovery in the borough.

Cllr Luisa Porritt, a member of Camden Council’s Covid-19 Oversight Panel, has urged the Leader of the Council to ensure the work is cross-party and involves residents throughout.

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100 Avenue Road ‘pause’

Essential Living, the developer of the 100 Avenue Road site, has ‘paused’ works on the project before starting to construct the building.

Local Lib Dem councillors Tom Simon and Luisa Porritt now fear the site may be sold on or that the developer could renege on its commitments to deliver affordable housing and a new home for charity The Winch.

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Camden report: Disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities

Camden Council has released its early findings into the disproportionate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities.

Among other findings, the report confirms that in North Central London there has been higher percentage of COVID-19 deaths among people born in Africa or Asia, compared to those born in Europe.

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Camden’s Climate Action Plan

The Council has released its Climate Action Plan, setting out its five-year strategy for working towards a target of making Camden a zero carbon borough by 2030.

Having supported a cross-party motion declaring a climate and ecological emergency in October 2019, the Liberal Democrat Council Group are now asking questions about what the current level of emissions is in Camden, to better understand how the Council plans to achieve its zero-carbon objective.

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Belsize Village Streatery

A new ‘Streatery’ has opened in Belsize Village, under a temporary licence granted until 18 July.

Ten restaurants and cafes in the Village can now place tables and chairs in the pedestrianised area of Belsize Terrace and serve their customers outdoors.

Following consultation with local residents and other businesses in the area, Lib Dem councillors Luisa and Tom supported the Streatery’s creation and helped the Belsize Village Business Association to launch it on a trial basis when lockdown measures were relaxed on 4 July.

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Supporting Abacus School’s appeal

Outstanding-rated Belsize primary school Abacus, which educates 210 children from the local area, has launched its appeal to move into the former Hampstead police station on Rosslyn Hill.

Cllrs Luisa Porritt and Tom Simon have already written in support of the appeal, and are urging other supporters from the local area to do the same (details at the end).

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Join Our Summer Concert

We are delighted to invite you to a very special LIVE online concert of classical piano.

We in Camden Liberal Democrats are incredibly lucky to have, among our members, international concert pianist Katya Apekisheva, who is going to perform for us on 14th July to raise our spirits and some funds.

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Pride Month: Why Pride is still important

June is LGBT+ Pride Month. It is a time to look back on the history of the LGBT+ rights movement, its achievements and the huge progress that we have made.

It is also a time to reflect on the injustice and inequality that still exists in society, both here in the UK and around the world and to redouble our efforts to eradicate those inequalities.

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Pride Month: Let’s work to make equality for all a reality

This is a pivotal moment in the fight for equality. George Floyd’s murder has sparked Black Lives Matter protests demanding meaningful change to end structural racism and inequality in the US, Europe and further afield. It is also Pride Month – a time to celebrate the achievements of the LGBTQ+ rights movement to date and reflect on the work that remains to be done.

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People are angry. We should be.


We have all been touched by the grief and anger of the recent protests in the US and at home.

The Liberal Democrats exist to fight for justice, liberty and equality and we support the Black Lives Matter movement.

These protests are not just about America, nor about the issue of police tactics. At their heart, they are about injustice, inequality and discrimination.

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