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

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”

Wood burning at home

Note: This does not stop people using allowed low-smoke fuels in approved wood-burning stoves.

Approved fuels , Exempt appliances

A message from Camden Council:

Wood burning at home

Dear Resident,

There has been an upsurge in complaints about household wood burning across Camden and therefore we would like to remind all residents that it is illegal to burn wood or coal in open fireplaces and in many wood-burning stoves.

Air pollution is a major public health issue in Camden, with most of the borough exceeding World Health Organisation limits for particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). Wood burning is a major source of PM2.5 and affects lung function in children and the elderly, causing and worsening health conditions such as asthma.

Camden is a designated Smoke Control Area to help protect the health of residents. This designation gives the local authority powers to issue fines of up to £1,000 if wood or coal is burned in open fireplaces or in unauthorised wood burning stoves.

If you have any concerns about wood burning in your area, please contact airquality@camden.gov.uk .

Thank you

Click here for further information and to download our wood burning information flyer