We might just have voted for the biggest political and economical shift in more than 50 years but we shouldn't forget that changes are also happening at a local level.

Earlier in June the people of Kentish Town undertook its own mini referendum to decide how NW5 should look and feel in the future. Almost 2,000 people cast their vote and they overwhelmingly supported the Neighbourhood Forum plan (over 90% in favour), which will formally be part of the Town Hall's planning guidelines for development in the area.

The aim is to build more housing of all tenures (including private, social and affordable);  create a new public square; protect pubs that fall within the area stretching from Leighton Road in the north to Bartholomew Road in the south, and preserve views towards Parliament Hill.

That's democracy for you, giving people a voice that is heard and a vote that counts. We look forward to the exciting future of Kentish Town.