Holiday Lights

It has been so good seeing all the lights up around the Borough celebrating the holiday period. So a big thank you to all of you out there who put up lights (both personal and public) – they are appreciated!

Next CASP Meeting

The next CASP meeting will be on 15 January 2019, at the Crowndale Centre, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This change to our normal schedule allows us to meet with Cllr Georgia Gould, Leader of the Council.

Camden Council want you to get involved

You can see from the email below, that Camden Council are looking for tenants and leaseholders to get more involved. If you are interested, please feel free to respond to Camden Council.

Or else, please feel free to get in touch with the CASP Committee – we would love to hear from you.

Camden Council

Dear resident

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you want to help improve the services you receive from Camden?  Do you want to improve where you live?

We want your involvement to help make a difference.  Whether you are inspired to help run activities in your community or want to get involved in reviewing the services Camden delivers to you, we want to hear from you.  We are currently looking for tenants and leaseholders to get involved in:

  • A panel that meets twice a year to review the Responsive Security Patrol (Housing Patrol) contract
  • Mystery shopping to look at a variety of subjects such as repairs, Contact Camden, caretaking, tenant involvement etc.
  • Focus groups

You can choose how much time you give, and there will always be someone available to support you.  Full training will be provided.

if you are interested in taking part, please complete this survey.

TfL financial crisis hits transport upgrades

The well-publicised delays to the opening of the new Elizabeth Line (also known as Crossrail) have had knock-on effects on Transport for London (TfL).

Proposed upgrades to Camden Town Underground Station are being deferred, as well as improvements to the Piccadilly and Northern Lines.

Improvement works to Holborn Station are still being planned.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/major-london-transport-upgrades-shelved-amid-tfl-financial-crisis-a4015171.html

Camley Street Neighbourhood Development Plan

Over the last four years, people in the Camley Street area have contributed to a Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The Draft is now open for public consultation until  Sunday 13 January 2019.

It can be viewed online at: http://camleystreet.org.uk

If this affects you, please attend public information sessions at the Library at 5 Pancras Square on:

  • Monday 10 December 2018, 5:00 pm — 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 05 January 2019, 11:00 am — 2:00 pm

There is also a permanent display at the Library until consultation closes.

Meet the Leader of the Council

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Georgia Gould, will host the first Leader’s Question Time on Thursday 13 December, from 6 to 8pm, at Netley Primary School (74 Stanhope Street).

Residents, local organisations, community leaders and businesses are invited to meet Cllr Gould to discuss the challenges in Camden, as well as the opportunities to work together to improve the borough for everyone.

http://news.camden.gov.uk/leaders-question-time/

Tickets are free and can be booked through the link.

If you need any more information contact Phoebe Morris-Jones (Head of Cabinet Office) on 07449 179595 .

HS2 Update

The next HS2 drop-in session will be on 05 December at 112 Hampstead Road (HS2 in Camden Information Centre) between 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm.

HS2 drop-in session 05 December
HS2 drop-in session 05 December

National Housing Summit

The Homes for All alliance are holding a National Housing Summit on Saturday 08 December.  The theme is “Safe, secure homes for all”. There will be activist speakers as well as workshops.

Homes for All is an alliance of various tenant groups (from both public & private housing sectors), trade unions and housing campaigners.

If this interests you, click on the leaflet below:

Camden DMC meetings

The next round of Camden District Management Committee meetings are taking place soon. They are as follows:

  • Holborn DMC – Tuesday 04 December
  • Camden Town DMC – Wednesday 05 December
  • Gospel Oak DMC – Thursday 06 December
  • Kentish Town DMC – Tuesday 11 December
  • Hampstead DMC – Thursday 13 December

Minutes and agenda can be found in the links on this page on the Camden Council website: Meetings .