It’s not too late to get a COVID vaccine

COVID hasn’t gone away, and is actually on the rise again. But it is not too late to get vaccinated.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free in the UK and available to everyone aged 5 and over. You do not need to be registered with a GP or prove your identity, address or immigration status to get it. 

Getting both doses of the vaccine, plus a booster if you’re aged 16+ is the best way to protect yourself and others. 

  • Book your appointment online through the NHS booking system via nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119 for free. When you call 119, you can speak to a translator if you need to.  
  • Visit a walk-in vaccination clinic – The walk-in vaccination clinics currently open in Camden are listed in the table further down this page. 
  • Drop by Camden’s COVID-19 vaccination bus – upcoming stops listed below
  • If you want to book your vaccination appointment and you have difficulties communicating or hearing, or you are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.
  • If you need any other support to book, call the Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9)

Chalcots Estate: Camden Independent Review to continue

Following the conclusion of legal proceedings against contractor PFIC (Partners for Improvement in Camden) and its principal subcontractors, the Leader of Camden Council, Cllr Georgia Gould, has announced that the second stage of the independent Chalcots review can begin.

The Council is preparing the terms of reference and is seeking an independent chair to conduct the second part of the review, which will look at the refurbishment of the Chalcots by the PFI company and their management. The review will include Council Officers, Members and residents, and it will be published in full once complete.

https://news.camden.gov.uk/chalcots-independent-review-leader-of-council-confirms-review-to-proceed-following-legal-settlement/

Camden Council Youth Safety Fortnight

Camden Council is set to launch its next Youth Safety Fortnight with a series of events and activities for children, young people, parents, carers and professionals, which will raise awareness of what is being done locally to keep young residents safe – as well as helping to equip young people and the community to stay safe.

Running from 27 June to 10 July, this year’s Youth Safety Fortnight will have about 100 events taking place across the borough.

The themes of this year’s Youth Safety Fortnight are youth exploitation, keeping young people safe, and young women and girls’ safety, with a range of events and activities, both face to face and online, based on these themes. 

https://news.camden.gov.uk/camden-set-to-host-biggest-ever-youth-safety-fortnight/

Inspections and unlimited fines proposed for social landlords

The government has announced plans to introduce new laws to tackle the problems of social housing landlords providing sub-standard housing.

Councils and housing associations would be subject to “Ofsted-style” inspections, and could face unlimited fines if conditions are found to be really bad and the landlord doesn’t fix the problems.

https://www.bigissue.com/news/housing/social-landlords-could-face-unlimited-fines-and-ofsted-style-inspections-under-new-social-housing-bill/

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ofsted-style-inspections-and-unlimited-fines-for-failing-social-landlords

Transport for London consultation on bus changes

Transport for London is proposing significant changes to bus routes around London.

https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/busreview/widgets/44397/documents

Some of those bus routes affect Camden. These include:

  • 16, 24 and 31 routes to be scrapped completely
  • 88, 205 and 214 to have major changes to replace the 24
  • 98 to be changed so it finishes at Victoria instead of the British Museum
  • 113 and 189 to be changed to replace the 31
  • Night buses will also be affected

If you are affected by these changes, please click on the link and have your say.

Good Work Camden Jobs & Skills Event

Thursday 19th May 2022, 10:00 – 16:00

Location: Camden House LABS Triangle, Camden Lock Place, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AB

Good Work Camden Flyer for 19 May 2022

Are you interested in changing careers, finding a new role, or upskilling to access high-growth sectors? If so, don’t miss out on the opportunity to network, meet local and inclusive employers and get the latest tips to give you the edge in the labour market.

Continue reading “Good Work Camden Jobs & Skills Event”

Camden Beautification Scheme

Grants available to turn fly-tipping hotspots into beautiful spaces

Keep Britain Tidy

Together with Keep Britain Tidy, Camden Council have a new project that aims to tackle illegal rubbish dumping in Camden.

They are looking for groups – one resident to lead with at least one neighbour, friend or family member – to tell them about a rubbish dumping hotspot in your area.

With hands-on support from Keep Britain Tidy, and grants of up to £800 available, the Council says they will work closely with up to eight groups to transform the spot into a beautiful space.

For more information and how to apply, visit: keepbritaintidy.org/camdenstreets

Whew! It’s been a busy few weeks

There has been so much happening the last few weeks.

In no particular order, and apologies for missing anything out:

  • Ramadan
  • Easter, both Western and Orthodox
  • Pesach, or Passover
  • Mother’s Day
  • Earth Day
  • Clocks going forward
  • Hayfever season
  • More and more people going back into work

So l hope you can enjoy the longer days and the warmer weather.

CASP AGM 2022

The CASP AGM will be on Thursday 26 May at the Crowndale Centre, Mornington Crescent.

BSL interpreters will be present.

You can also attend remotely via Zoom.

See the attached document for all the details.

Hope to see you there.

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