16 November 2014
Sian Berry, the Green Party councillor for Highgate ward in Camden, has won the support of Camden Council for a motion to ring-fence money in next year's budget to support community centres and libraries.
Recognising that many of these facilities are undergoing a transition to being volunteer-run, the fund is intended as a practical measure to help keep them afloat while they deal with these changes.
The motion, which was passed at the full meeting of Camden Council on Monday 11 November, states the Council:
"Supports the creation of a specific reserve fund in the 2015-16 budget for Camden, aimed at helping community centres and libraries through short-term difficulties on their way to becoming more self-supporting."
CLICK HERE to read the full text of the motion, and Sian's explanation of why she proposed it.
CLICK HERE for more on the story in the Ham & High.
Beyond this short term measure, Camden Green Party retains a manifesto commitment to restore necessary funding to libraries and community centres.