Somers Town Community Investment Programme – your priorities

Closed 5 Apr 2013

Opened 25 Feb 2013

Feedback Updated 30 Jul 2013

We Asked

As part of the Somers Town Community Investment Programme (CIP), we wanted to know what re-investment priorities are important to you to help us find ways to provide new homes and generate investment to improve existing council home and community facilities.

You Said

The issues that the majority of respondents (over 50%) ranked as high priorities are: Community Safety, Education and Community, Jobs and Training, Housing Issues. Comments received about Community Safety included concerns about drug taking and street drinking, and the need for more street lighting. On Education and Community, issues raised included: Education and community facilities need improvement, we need more jobs and we want more facilities for young people.

We Did

Your responses to the questionnaire will be taken on board in thinking about how we make the best of our land and buildings to continue investing in Somers Town.

Results Updated 17 May 2013

Thank you to all who took part in the consultation on the investment priorities for Somers Town. 377 questionnaires were returned and many of you gave us your comment on the priorities as well. These will be included in how we make the best use of our buildings and land to continue investing in Somers Town.  We will be updating the We are Camden Somers Town CIP page regularly, so please keep checking back for more news about the Somers Town Community Investment programme’.

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Overview

Like many other councils, Camden has had a significant reduction in the money it receives from the government, so we have to find new ways to invest into the communities that need it.  In Somers Town, where the Council owns a large proportion of land, there is much we think we can do to improve the area for local residents and businesses.  Rather than looking only at individual sites we want to get the best for everyone by looking at Somers Town as a whole. As part of this, we want to know what re-investment priorities are important to you.

Why We Are Consulting

We want your views on the priorities for Somers Town.  There may be some parts of the Somers Town Community Investment Programme that you are more interested in than others but this is the opportunity to tell us what is important to you. We want to make sure that what we learn from this consultation will feed into developing Somers Town Community Investment Programme projects. This is just the start of our consultation and engagement, as each project progresses, we will want to get your views on how it happens.

Areas

  • St Pancras and Somers Town

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Community and voluntary groups
  • Council tenants
  • Leaseholders
  • Local groups and organisations
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Pupils
  • Residents
  • Ward Councillors
  • Young people

Interests

  • Business and local economy
  • Community and living
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Housing
  • Leisure
  • Policing and public safety
  • Transport and streets