Message from The Chair / CASP Member Survey 2021

It goes without saying that it has been an unprecedented year for all of us. We offer a heartfelt thanks to those residents and organisations in Camden and beyond who have served tirelessly on the frontline during this time to ensure that our residents continue to receive much needed services and assistance during these difficult past months.

We are also most grateful to our Camden Town DMC Representative who has worked consistently to ensure that our website is as up to date as possible with useful and interesting information.

We have been working on a CASP member survey to help guide our work in the weeks and months ahead, especially as we are at the moment unable to plan large physical meetings. It would help us enormously if you could find the time to complete and return the survey – please see the below link to the survey.

We are also aiming to get hard copies of the survey out to members as quickly as possible, but this may still take some time due to the restrictions in some services still in place. We know this is important for those members who are not on-line. We need to start planning our work programme and would be grateful if you could complete and return the CASP member survey as soon as possible.

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Consultation — Prince of Wales Road Cycle Lane

The consultation ends on 13 October, so get your comments in now if this affects you.

https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/prince-of-wales-road/

British Museum — Deaf-led BSL Tour

Note: This is in BSL only, with no voiceover or captions.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/deaf-led-british-sign-language-tour-nero-man-behind-myth

Blue Plaque unveiled to Muppets creator

A blue plaque has been unveiled in Hampstead at a former home of Jim Henson – creator of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, & Elmo along with the rest of the Muppets.

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/blue-plaque-to-muppets-creator-jim-henson-attached-to-former-hampstead-home?sp=1&sq=jim%2520henson

2021 Open House London

Open House is a festival celebrating the buildings around us. They could be historic, or dramatic, or unique, and usually hard to get into.

The Open House Festival goes from 04 September to 12 September.

https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/

They have a varied programme including:

  • BSL family activities at British Library on 04 September (SOLD OUT)
  • Family activities at the Freemason’s Hall, Covent Garden (04 and 05 September)
  • Self-guided tours around Camden, by foot or bicycle
  • Tours of the Working Men’s College, Camden Town (04 and 05 September)
  • Tours of Isokon Building (Lawn Road Flats), Belsize Park (04 and 05 September)
  • Free entry to Keats House, Hampstead (05 September)
  • Entry to Kenwood House Dairy and Carriage House, Hampstead (05 and 11 September)
  • Tours of 8 Stoneleigh Terrace, Highgate, built by Camden’s Public Housing Department 1972 (multiple tours on 11 and 12 September)
  • Walking Tours of Swiss Cottage Library (11 September)
  • Information boards at public spaces including Gasholder Park, Granary Square (Kings Cross)
  • Online talks about Belle-Vue retirement community, Hampstead (08 September)
  • Virtual Tour of Regent High School, Somers Town (11 September)
  • Walkabout of 8a Belsize Court Garages, converted to an office and maisonette (12 September)
  • and many other events across London

Notice from Camden Council re recent Flooding

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Flooding in Camden – repairs service taking emergency calls only

Dear tenant

You may be aware that there was flooding again in areas of Camden yesterday (Sunday 25 July).

Yesterday’s flooding was less severe than the flooding two weeks ago, but the repairs service are receiving a very high volume of calls for support related to water damage or other issues caused by the heavy rain, so we are currently only taking emergency calls.

If you need emergency repairs to your council home caused by flooding, call us on 020 7974 4444, option 3 then 1. We will get to everyone so please bear with us and stay on the line if you’re struggling to get through. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call the emergency services on 999.

We are currently only taking emergency calls, so please only contact us by phone to report an emergency repair. If your repair is not an emergency, you can report it online as normal using your Camden Account.

Please be aware that if you report an emergency which isn’t an emergency, our repairs staff will not complete your job and you will need to book another appointment.

Contact your neighbourhood housing officer if you need help or support because of flooding. There is more information about the flooding and support for Camden residents on our website.

We have had to cancel some non-emergency repairs this week so that we can prioritise the people whose homes have been affected by the floods. If your repair has been delayed, we apologise for the inconvenience as we know that some tenants have been waiting a long time for non-essential repairs. We assure you we will get to your job as quickly as we can.

Thank you all for your patience.

Danny Waite, Head of Repairs and Operations

Scot Reid, Head of Property Customer Services and Engagement