Mayor dedicates tree to victims of domestic abuse

Maryam Eslamdoust raised money for Solace Women's Aid

Thursday, 6th May 2021 — By Richard Osley

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Maryam Eslamdoust served two years as Camden’s mayor

CAMDEN’S outgoing mayor has planted a tree for victims of domestic violence.

Labour councillor Maryam Eslamdoust – the first Iranian woman to be a mayor of any local authority – had served an extra term as meetings went online and Camden responded to the coronavirus crisis.

Throughout, she raised awareness and money for Solace Women’s Aid, which saw its caseload increase during the periods of lockdown. And for her last duty with the mayoral chain this week, she planted the tree in Kilburn Grange Park.

Maryam Eslamdoust’s final engagement with Linda Millar and Ajay Kumble, from the Friends of Kilburn Grange park

“I am immensely proud to have dedicated this tree to victims and survivors of domestic abuse,” she said. “I trust that it will serve as a permanent reminder of our commitment to ending violence against women today and every day.”

Cllr Eslamdoust has now been chosen by the Labour group to chair the council’s children, schools and families scrutiny committee.

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