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Thanks to everyone who came to Central Saint Martins on Monday 6 November for the latest Shout Out event.

More than 100 young people had their say on issues ranging
from safety on the street and ‘hidden’ illnesses, such as 
mental health problems, to future educational and career paths.
 
Improving communication with young people and Camden in
2025 were also hot topics of debate. Find out more about 
 
Citizens’ Assembly

The Citizens’ Assembly has now met twice to discuss in depth what we need to keep in Camden, what the borough’s challenges are and how we can work together to tackle these challenges.

Assembly members have told us that there is a lot to be positive about in Camden, including good public transport links, job opportunities, green spaces and neighbourhoods where people feel a real sense of community.
 
Some of the challenges they have raised so far include access to affordable housing and the general cost of living, air quality, clean streets, community safety, and challenges around maintaining a sense of community in some neighbourhoods that are changing. 
 
 
Your views 
Here’s a taster of what you’ve been saying so far:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aleksandra, Covent Garden: “I like living in Camden because there’s a lot of job opportunities. I work around the corner from where I live, so I don’t have to spend money on travel. However, I have noticed an increase in homeless people recently.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Elizabeth, Belsize Park: “I want Camden to remain a place for all people, whatever their level of income. I feel concerned about making sure we have council housing in the borough for people who really need it, and that there are opportunities for older people to contribute to society.” 
 
 

 

 

Camden Commssion

The Camden Commission was a panel of cross-party councillors and national experts. During January-August 2017, they gathered evidence to explore some of the challenges facing the borough and how they can be overcome. Residents, community groups, organisations and businesses from across Camden joined the conversation in a series of workshops, focus groups, via social media and on our online forum.

Read the key findings and recommendations of the Commission.

 

Camden in numbers

Read some amazing facts about Camden, such as there are 173 languages spoken in Camden schools, and Camden has the 3rd highest number of business start-ups in London, and more...

 
 
What do you want Camden to be like in 2025? Share your comments here.