Fire Safety Meeting – 21 November 2019

FIRE SAFETY AND CAMDEN STREET PROPERTIES

At our recent AGM, we promised to organise a meeting to discuss fire safety and LBC street properties. This was in response to concerns  raised by tenants and leaseholders about the delivery of Camden’s fire safety programme.

The meeting will take place on:

THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2019

THE CROWNDALE CENTRE, EVERSHOLT STREET, LONDON NW1

COMMITTEE ROOM 2, 6.30 – 8.30PM

Senior Camden officers and Councillors will be in attendance at the meeting to try and address any concerns.

PLEASE NOTE: THE MEETING IS OPEN TO ALL CASP MEMBERS (REGISTERED OR NON-REGISTERED)

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

Camden Pop-Up – Think & Do

Camden Think & Do pop-up

We’re getting in touch from Camden Council because we’ve just opened a pop-up ‘think & do’ community space for climate and eco-action in Kentish Town. This is in response to the Citizens’ Assembly recommendation to do more to bring existing community groups together to work on tackling the climate crisis.

The aim of the pop-up is to give people in Camden the chance to take part in, run and grow activities that get people more involved in tackling the climate crisis. From clothes swaps to meals made from surplus veg, there are a variety of events coming up that we’d love you to attend.

Where is the community space and when is it open?

We’re the teal blue building at 315 Kentish Town Rd, Kentish Town, London NW5 2TJ (opposite the library). We’re open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am – 8pm now until 7th December.

What is happening at the pop-up?

The 6-week programme of events is being curated and led by Camden residents and community groups. See schedule for the first week below.

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Quita the Kitty – a therapy cat (in training)

Camden’s own social media influencer Quita the Kitty is a therapy cat in training. When fully trained, she will provide feel-good therapy to elderly people and people with disabilities.

Quita is based in Belsize Village, but she has travelled to France, Germany and Italy.

Quita can be followed on all the usual social media @quitathekitty .

Theatre play in Kentish Town

1-14 November (not Sundays)

WinVisible want to let you know about this theatre show at Clean Break, 2 Patshull Road, London NW5 2LB. Facebook event.  Book here

It dramatizes a rape trial where two sex workers took the attacker to court themselves, because the authorities refused to take action.  It’s a true story about women surviving violence who face discrimination, and what they did, with support from Women Against Rape and the English Collective of Prostitutes. #NOBADWOMEN

The play runs from Friday 1 November to Thursday 14 November (not Sundays). 

Question & Answer after the shows on 1, 8 & 12 November with one of the original women who bravely testified, and others involved in the case.

Access

  • Tues 12 Nov BSL interpreted performance with Jacqui Beckford.  Deaf guests book here choose Tues 12 November. 
  • All shows wheelchair accessible (studio & accessible loo are on ground floor). 
  • The venue Clean Break is about 40m along a cobbled alley behind Kentish Town Jobcentre, at 2 Patshull Road.

For more info, please contact Winvisible or via Facebook here.

Camden Safer Neighbourhood Board meeting – 28 October 2019

Camden Safer Neighbourhood Board

Monday 28 October, 7.00 pm

Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, Crowndale Centre
218 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BD

AGENDA

  1. Welcome – Chris Fagg, Chair Vice Chair of Camden Safer Neighbourhood Board. Chris, also the Chair of Gospel Oak Safer Neighbourhood Panel, will provide an overview of the activities taking place in his area to tackle gangs and knife crime.
  2. Camden Policing Report – Camden Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Raj Kohli will be providing an update on policing activities that took place over the summer and what plans the police have on the run-up to Christmas.
  3. A Partnership in Tackling Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Exploitation – A presentation by Detective Superintendent Jane Topping from Central North Police and Caitriona Scanlan from Camden Safety Net.
  4. Open Forum – An opportunity for you to ask questions regarding crime and antisocial behaviour in Camden.
  5. Close – Chris Fagg (8.30).

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED

Camden’s Wish Plus and Warm & Well services

With the colder weather on its way, Camden Council run a couple of schemes to help people stay warm in their homes, and also deal with other health and income related issues.

The Council says:

Our Wish Plus service is an umbrella service aiming to help Camden residents with keeping warm, as well as income and health related issues. I have attached a short leaflet with more explanation.

Our Well & Warm service sits within the Wish Plus service and provides free home energy visits for Camden residents. The service is aimed at low income households and includes tailored advice and provision of free energy saving measures such as draught-proofing and low energy bulbs. I have attached a further leaflet with more information.

Both services can be accessed via our Green Camden Help Line number 0800 801 738 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm), or Camden’s website.

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Camden Disability Oversight Panel

Camden Council’s Disability Oversight Panel are holding a workshop on Wednesday 06 November 2019 to let residents with disabilities get their views known on how to improve contact with the Council.

If you would like to come, kindly let them know by Friday 25 October 2019, and please outline what support you may need on the night (e.g. signing interpreter, hearing loop) to help them ensure you can participate fully in the discussions.

Families For Life programme

Camden Council are running are free scheme to help families with young children to live healthy lives. They say:

The Living Centre Programme is open to families with children between 2 to 4 years of age and will start 14th November and run from 10am –11:30am for 5 weeks.

Each week a healthy eating topic will be covered and families will also have the opportunity to cook and eat a healthy recipe and learn and play new physical activities.

Families can book directly by calling 020 7974 6736 or healthandwellbeingteam@camden.gov.uk

Please contact the Health and Wellbeing Team if you have any questions.