Did you know?

Do you know how many street properties there are in Camden? More than six thousand!

As of July 2017, there were:

DistrictNo. of street properties
Kentish Town
2,284
Hampstead1,632
Gospel Oak
1,174
Camden Town
739
Holborn469
Total6,298

DMC Meetings – March 2020

The next round of meetings for the DMCs are:

  • Tuesday 03 March – Kentish Town DMC
  • Wednesday 04 March – Camden Town DMC
  • Thursday 05 March – Gospel Oak DMC
  • Tuesday 10 March – Holborn DMC
  • Thursday 12 March – Hampstead DMC

Camden Council meeting schedule

As always, if you have any issues that you would like to raise, please contact the CASP Committee on casp.committee@yahoo.co.uk or by using the Contact form on this website.

New ward boundaries proposed for Camden

Camden Town New Ward Boundaries map
Camden Town New Ward Boundaries map

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has published its final recommendations for changes to the wards and ward boundaries in Camden.

The number of councillors will increase to 55, and there will be some changes to almost every ward. Feedback from the consultation process has resulted in some minor changes from previous proposals.

https://www.lgbce.org.uk/media/local-electoral-arrangements-finalised-for-camden

These final proposals will go to Parliament later this year, and should be in place for local elections in 2022.

Camden Full Circle & Youth Safety Week

See this message from Camden Full Circle:

Dear Involved Residents (Camden and Hampstead District Housing Areas)

On 11 February, our amazing Camden Full Circle resident volunteers are hosting four Camden Full Circle meetings as part of Youth Safety Week.  Full Circle is a community problem solving approach we co-designed using family group conference values and asset-based community development.

4 venues to choose from, all 6-8pm.  Details on flyer. Theme is compassion and generating ideas for how our community can help young people experience compassion from others and from each other.

FREE FOOD AND DRINK TOO! All welcome, all ages.  

When: Tuesday 11 February 2020, 6pm – 8pm

Where (4 venues to choose from):

  • Surma Centre, 1 Robert Street NW1 3JU
  • Somers Town Community Association, 150 Ossulton St, NW1 1EE
  • Queens Crescent Community Association, 45 Ashdown Cres, NW5 4QE
  • Dragon Hall Trust, 17 Stukeley Street, WC2B 5LT

Please contact Becca on full.circle@camden.gov.uk  if you have any questions

Camden Better Homes Consultation

The Council invites residents to contribute to Better Homes consultation events:

Dear Resident

I am writing on behalf of Michael Killeen. To invite you to our Better Homes consultation workshops.

We have achieved a lot since the Better Homes programme launched in 2013.

  • Internal works in over 4,300 homes
  • External works such as roofs and windows to over 7,000 homes
  • 265 new lifts
  • 37 communal heating schemes
  • £57 million spent on improving the fire safety of our council homes.

Now we are planning the 2020-2025 programme and want your views to help us shape it.

What we’ll be working on in the next five years

Continue reading “Camden Better Homes Consultation”

Leaseholders Forum Meeting – January 2020

The next meeting of the Leaseholders’ Forum will be at 7 pm on Tuesday 21 January at the Crowndale Centre (Eversholt Street, near Mornington Crescent Station).

Before the meeting, there will be a Leaseholder Services Advice Surgery, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, to discuss any particular issues with officers from Camden Council. Make an appointment by emailing leaseholderservices@camden.gov.uk or call 020 7974 4444

HS2 update – January 2020

HS2 are looking for input into their Common Design Elements that will govern the overall “look” of HS2. Comments close at 11 pm on Thursday 30 January 2020.

Click on the picture below to go through to the HS2 update page.

HS2 Common Design elements
HS2 Common Design elements

Camden Joint DMC Meeting – 2020

There will be a joint meeting of the Camden District Management Committees (DMCs) on Wednesday 08 January 2020. This will be to input into the Council’s setting of social housing rents and service charges for the coming year.

After four years of mandatory social housing rent reductions, the Council is proposing to raise rents from April 2020. They can raise rents by up to 2.7% (inflation + 1%). This would cover increased costs, as well as allow the Council to provide an improved housing management service, and help to replenish funding reserves to cover unexpected items (e.g. installing new fire-resistant building cladding).

The Council also propose to increase services charges for social housing tenants by 1.7% (the rate of inflation). They propose to use the increased money raised to improve caretaking services, and help improve security and CCTV.

CASP are represented on the DMCs, so:

Tell us what you think

Email CASP at casp.committee@yahoo.co.uk .

Amies Freedom Choir – A choir with a difference

The Amies Freedom Choir is made up of women who have been the victims of human trafficking. Read about the choir in this article from the Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/dec/17/were-bonded-like-sisters-the-choir-giving-trafficked-women-a-voice-amies-freedom-choir

Amies Freedom Choir

Amies are supported by Pan Intercultural Arts, a charity based in the Brunswick Centre, in Bloomsbury.

Continue reading “Amies Freedom Choir – A choir with a difference”

It’s nearly Christmas

It is almost Christmas, and many people are getting into the spirit, with decorations and lights. And it’s not just Oxford Street & Regent Street that have big displays …

So enjoy the holiday season!

And if you know of some great Christmas lights or decorations around the Borough of Camden, please tell us about them!

Store Street, Bloomsbury
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