Have your say on Camden’s evening and night-time
Camden Council is developing its first plan to shape the future of the borough’s evening and night-time and is inviting residents and businesses to have their say.
What people do during the evening and at night-time often shapes wellbeing and that of the people around them including residents, workers, visitors and local businesses. The time from 6pm to 6am is when people socialise and go out, sleep and rest, work, study, care for loved ones, exercise, volunteer and much more.
That's why Camden has committed to developing its borough’s first ‘evening and night time economy strategy’, recognising the importance of the evening and night-time to Camden’s economy and the experience of residents, workers, visitors and businesses.
To help shape the new strategy, the Council has launched a survey to find out how residents, visitors, workers, businesses and organisations feel about Camden at night and to share their views on what they love and would like to change.
Applications are also open for residents to join a Citizens’ Assembly to identify the priorities for Camden’s evening and night-time strategy. The assembly will bring together a diverse group of people to discuss ways to improve the borough at night.
Participants of the assembly will work together to develop a set of recommendations which, alongside the survey results, will go towards shaping Camden’s new evening and night-time strategy.
We want to make Camden’s evening and night-time a better experience for everyone living, working, visiting, or running a business in the borough. Camden is home to thousands of hospitality, leisure culture and arts businesses, and we want to hear the ideas and views from as many people as possible on ways to make our borough more inclusive, welcoming and safe for everyone who lives and comes here.
By holding a Citizens’ Assembly, we hope to hear from a range of voices and to develop a strategy which our residents want - this is an exciting opportunity and I hope residents from across the borough will apply and also take part in the survey to help shape the future of Camden at night.
Camden’s evening and night-time is an essential part of our borough’s exciting history and what makes Camden special today. Our reputation as a great night-time destination brings people and investment to the borough and helps to support our local economy, our high streets and provides local employment opportunities.
We also know the pressures local evening businesses are under, with many already feeling the impacts of the cost-of-living crisis. That’s why, alongside our residents, workers, visitors, and businesses, we are committed to developing the borough’s first ‘evening and night time economy strategy to ensure our evening and night time can be the very best it can be.
Have your say
The Commonplace surveys are open until Friday 20 January to have your say.
There are different surveys for residents, businesses and workers and there is also an online map to share views about specific locations in Camden at night.
Applications to join Camden’s Evening and Night-Time Citizens’ Assembly are also open until Friday 20 January for people aged 16 and above who live, work, or own a business in Camden. No experience or prior knowledge of the subject is needed.
From the applications, fifty people will be selected at random to reflect Camden's population, to take part in the Assembly.
The Assembly will take place from around 9.30am to 4.30pm at Woburn House on:
- Saturday 18 February
- Saturday 25 February
- Saturday 4 March
To thank participants for taking part, they will receive a gift of thanks, either as cash or a voucher, worth £250, as well as be reimbursed for travel expenses and reasonable childcare costs.
Complete the survey by Friday 20 January and find out more about the new strategy at Have Your Say Today - Camden Evening And Night Time