Residents head to Netley Primary School for Camden’s first Leader’s Question Time

Residents from across Camden came together last night (Thursday 13 December) at a public event to discuss a range of issues and put their questions to Camden Council Leader Councillor Georgia Gould.

The Q&A session, held at Netley Primary School, was streamed live on Facebook and saw Cllr Gould responding to questions on a range of topics.

Chair of the event, Headteacher of Netley Primary School, Bavaani Nanthabalan, led the session with her own question about knife crime following the deaths of several young people in Camden. Other questions covered topics including homelessness, the impact of government cuts to local authority funding, Universal Credit, the housing crisis, adult social care, child poverty, youth safety, education and employment, and resident safety.

Speaking about the importance of bringing communities together at events like this, and referencing the spirit of working together outlined in Camden’s community vision Camden 2025, Cllr Gould said:

“I think one of the greatest strengths is the power, the creativity and the energy of our community and I know how much people in Camden want to contribute and be part of that. I think our job as a council is to make sure that we’re creating the opportunities and opening up…how we do things. I think it’s really important that as elected leaders we have opportunities where people can come, hold us to account, talk directly to us, ask questions and offer ideas and this is part of that”.

Attendee Adam from local organisation Camden Foodbox praised the event for being “informative and useful”.

Missed the event and want to ask your own question?

Cllr Gould will also be answering questions live on the @CamdenCouncil twitter account today (Friday 14 December) from 3 to 5pm. Tweet using the hashtag #AskGeorgia

You can also watch the full recording of the Leader’s Question Time on Camden’s Facebook page