Kentish Town ward has three Labour councillors:
Cllr Meric Apak
Meric has lived in the area with his wife since 1986 and has brought up his two sons here. Over the years he has served on local community organisations as a board member including Kentish Town Community Centre since its foundation, and Kentish Town District Management Committee.
Meric is Chair of the Council’s Housing and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee. He has initiated a reorganisation of this committee focusing on panel based work rather than one which relies solely on working by committee, yielding more effective scrutiny. He has used his energy and influence to successfully oppose fixed term tenancies and market rents for council tenants in Camden and is actively campaigning against the bedroom tax to be repealed by the next Labour Government.
Meric runs his Advice Surgeries at the Kelly Street Congragational Church and the KT Community Centre in Busby Place. He can also be seen at the Labour Councillors’ Saturday Street Stall in Kentish Town Road during the summer months, where he is pleased to discuss residents’ concerns.
Cllr Georgia Gould
She cares passionately about comprehensive education in Camden, attended a local secondary school and is now a governor of a Camden school. She has campaigned in Camden for more money to be invested in youth provision and to stop the auctioning of council housing.
Georgia has worked as a Labour Party organiser where she spend her time fighting for better healthcare, education and local services for residents in a South London constituency and now works for an inter-faith charity.
She believes that local representatives need to be visible and active in the community and is out each week talking to local people and finding out what issues are important to them.
Tel: 020 7974 6775
Mobile: 07798 847191
Cllr Jenny Headlam-Wells
Jenny lives locally in the ward, near her grown up children and grandchildren. She is a Governor at Torriano Junior School, and a Trustee of the Kentish Town Community Centre. She also represents Camden Council on the Members’ Council of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Following a career in education – in schools, FE colleges and universities, she is now the Chair of Camden’s Children Schools and Families Scrutiny Committee. She recently initiated and chaired a Scrutiny Working Group on education and training provision for 16-19 year-old students in Camden.She strongly believes in the need to protect the legacy of the two great Labour initiatives–developing Education and the National Health Service – from being unpicked and privatised by the coalition government.
Jenny is an active campaigner and runs her Advice Surgeries at the Kentish Town Library and the Kentish TownCommunity Centre in Busby Place. She canalso be seen at the Labour Councillors’ Saturday Street Stall in Kentish Town Road during the summer months, where she is pleased to discuss residents’ concerns.
Tel: 020 7974 6775
Mobile: 07766 367012
Councillor Georgia Gould
1st Saturday of each month
Ingestre Community Centre
Councillor Jenny Headlam-Wells
2nd Friday of each month
Kentish Town Library
262-266 Kentish Town Road
Councillor Meric Apak
3rd Saturday of each month
Kentish Town Sports Centre
Councillors take this surgery in rotation
Fourth Friday of each month
Kentish Town Community Centre
17 Busby Place
May- September – Kentish Town Councillors also have a fortnightly ‘Meet Your Councillors’ stall on Saturdays where they will discuss local issues and concerns. The stall is outside the Co-op Supermarket in Kentish Town Road between 1.00pm and 3.00pm.
Please contact Member Services on 020 7974 2792 for further details before attending.
Please note that there are no surgeries in August.