Mayor to meet with Barnet and Camden communities at City Hall

20 January 2014

At his first community reception of 2014, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson will meet with people living and working in Barnet and Camden.

Taking place at City Hall on Monday 20 January from 6pm, the reception is an opportunity for the Mayor to hear from a variety of Londoners, living and working in a large area that runs from central to outer London. Amongst many features, it encompasses West End retail and local high street traders; hundreds of businesses large and small offering a range of goods and services; major institutions like the British Museum, British Library and University of London and smaller arts organisations like artsdepot and the Jewish Museum; and outstanding green space including Regent's Park and Hampstead Heath, as well as a plethora of smaller parks dotted throughout.

The event will bring together representatives from local businesses, public bodies, voluntary organisations and faith groups, as well as cultural organisations, schools, and other community groups. Barnet and Camden are home to enormously diverse populations and minority ethnic communities, LGBT communities and disabled Londoners will also be represented.

The Mayor Boris Johnson said: 'I am looking forward to welcoming friends old and new from Barnet and Camden. As 2014 gets underway, I want to meet with and hear from Londoners across the capital, whether out and about, or here at City Hall. It is local communities and businesses that make our city the vibrant and successful place that it is. With brighter prospects on the horizon for our economy it is vital that we continue to work together, maintaining the momentum to create jobs and growth, so that all Londoners are able to participate in and contribute to the future prosperity of our great city.'

This will be the 17th community reception hosted by the Mayor since 2008. It is part of a programme of activities that includes two People's Question Times a year and monthly twitter sessions and is aimed at reaching out to Londoners across the capital.