Join the conversation on community safety

Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, Councillor Nadia Shah is holding a Community Conversation covering the Gospel Oak area next week.

Councillor Shah, will welcome Keir Starmer, MP for Holborn and St Pancras, who will be talking about the work of the Youth Safety Taskforce and the Leader of the Council, Georgia Gould, as well as officers from across the partnership.

Gospel Oak and surrounding area – Wednesday 31 January, 6.30 to 8pm
Queen’s Crescent Community Centre, 45 Ashdown Cres, Belsize Park, London NW5 4QE

The conversations will be facilitated by Community Safety and Emergency Management in partnership with the Police, Housing & other agencies.

For more information and if you would like to attend, please email [email protected].

“We know that levels of crime are rising nationally, and across London, and this is having an impact in Camden. I want to reassure you all that we are listening to your concerns and we are working with the police and our partners to make sure our communities across Camden are safe and feel secure.

The police are creating a new team of neighbourhood officers, to provide a reassuring presence and to keep people safe. These Officers will tackle crime in the worst affected areas of the borough.

We have invested additional resources to enhance the services we provide to rough sleepers over the winter months, including the creation of a ‘hotspot team’ that is working in key locations in partnership with the police. To support more people off our streets and to make sure both those sleeping on our streets and our communities are kept safe.

Following on from the successful event at Holborn library in December, and Kings Cross earlier this month, I would like to invite local residents to come along to talk about their concerns, share the impact it is having on their community, and look at how we can work together to make our neighbourhoods feel safe again for everyone.

More conversations are planned over the coming months, so I invite as many of you as possible to come along and join us at these events, to work with us to build a safer Camden.”

Councillor Nadia Shah
Cabinet Member for Safer Communities