The Camden town hall is reopening following a much-needed refurbishment.
They’ve done all they can to ensure the town hall is as accessible, inclusive and sustainable as possible, while protecting the building’s history. They will also create more income by renting out space in the building.
The council has worked with local disability groups to improve access, including adding modern hearing induction loops, new and upgraded lifts and accessible toilets on all floors (including a Changing Places toilet – a larger accessible toilet with additional equipment).
Also, new and improved webcasting and audio-visual technology to make it easier for you to watch meetings from home. If you’re keen to come along to a meeting or watch online, visit democracy.camden.gov.uk
The town hall is now one of the most sustainable historic buildings in Camden, with heating and cooling powered 100% by renewable resources and improved insulation, using 60% less energy, which reduces running costs significantly.
They have invested in a large community room named after Claudia Jones, the civil rights and anti-racism activist who organised the first Notting Hill Carnival (originally the Caribbean Carnival) at the town hall in 1959. It’s available to hire for events either at low cost.
Council services that were based at the town hall before the refurbishment are moving back in.
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