Update from Camden Safer Neighbourhood Board

Camden Safer Neighbourhood Board

PLEASE NOTE: All Camden public events have been cancelled until further notice

If you have any concerns regarding crime, policing or community safety please email Peter Ward (admin@camdensnb.org.uk). Be watchful about email scams you receive and take with a large dose of salt much of the ‘advice’ you see on social media. Be equally mindful whilst goggling – only use trusted websites.

CSNB Update Announcement

CASP Announcement – Coronavirus Outbreak – 21 March 2020

Because of the current coronavirus outbreak, and in line with the latest NHS and Government guidance, the majority of our activities – attendance at public meetings, everyday liaison with Camden Council, etc, – will cease until the time we receive advice that it is safe for UK residents to resume normal activities

Over the past couple of weeks, we have focused our efforts on maintaining an online presence via our website and have posted important statements and other related information, which we have received as a Camden Association with an active membership.

So long as capacity is available, we will continue to update our website with information, which our members may find useful during this difficult time.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and sincerely hope that normal everyday activities will resume in the not too distant future.

Please stay safe and well!

For more information about the coronavirus and how different services can be accessed by residents at this time, please visit www.camden.gov.uk

A message from Age UK in Camden

Resilience Care Package

We are here for all the older people in Camden who need us. We understand the anxiety as well as the practical ramifications in this situation, we are supporting an increasing number of older people and their relatives who are reaching out to us for help in response to this we have put together a Resilience Care Package.

Resilience Care Package to include:

  • Emergency food parcels
  • Internet shopping
  • Information and advice hotline
  • telephone befriending service
  • telephone counselling service
  • Online book club
  • Live streaming of our lunchtime music recitals

Our staff are working around the clock to respond to this situation and ensure we can meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our community.

Call 020 7239 0400 or 020 7837 3777 for more information

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/camden/

Coronavirus Update – 11 cases in Camden

Representation of the Coronavirus
Representation of the Coronavirus

Health officials have said that there are 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the Borough of Camden. Public Health England released figures at 9am this morning (12 March 2020).

The full article can be seen in the Camden New Journal:

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/coronavirus-two-cases-confirmed-in-camden

As always, it is important to get your information from reliable sources, like the NHS:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/common-questions/

Continue reading “Coronavirus Update – 11 cases in Camden”

Houses in Multiple Occupation Consultation

Camden Council has a consultation open at the moment regarding the future direction of licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO). An HMO is a shared home, including house & flat shares, student homes, bedsits and some buildings converted into flats.

The Council has an existing licensing scheme for private landlords, and the aim is to improve the quality of homes in private rental. The existing scheme finishes in December 2020, and the Council wants feedback before starting a new system (or extending the existing system).

If you want to have your say, there isn’t much time left!

Reply to www.camden.gov.uk/hmoconsult by Sunday 08 March .

Do you need help reading your meter?

Camden Council is starting a meter reading service.

Many residents can no longer access electrical meters in communal cupboards, but if you need your meter read, Camden’s meter reading service can do it for you.

If you r electricity meter is in a communal area and you need a meter reading, call Contact Camden on 020 7974 4444 option 3 then option 5, or email meterreading@camden.gov.uk .

Free Social Media Course

The Ampthill Square Community Hub is running a free introductory course on how to use social media, funded by Camden Council. Please book a place if you feel this would help you.

Venue:Ampthill Square IT Hub
Date:Wednesday, 25th March
Times:Morning 10:30 am – 1: 00 pm — Beginners
Afternoon 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm — Improvers

You can book for the morning, afternoon or both sessions.

Tea and coffee will be available and lunch will be provided.

  • Laptops and computers available to use or bring your own device

The course will cover:

  • Identifying what you want from social media
  • An overview of the different social media platforms: which is/are the best for you?
  • Setting up a Facebook page and a Facebook group; Setting up a Twitter account
  • Making social media work for you
  • Tips and ideas for generating content and building a following

Contact Sarah Moore to book your place — sarah.e.moore@camden.gov.uk or call 020 7874 5986

Please state: Course date, morning/afternoon/both sessions and advise of any dietary requirements