Leaseholders’ Forum Meeting – May

The next meeting of the Leaseholders’ Forum will take place on Tuesday 28 May at 7:00 pm at the Crowndale Centre, just near Mornington Crescent Underground Station).

A leasehold advice surgery will be held there from 5:30 pm. To book an appointment with someone from the Council’s Leaseholder Services team to discuss any particular issue you might have with your Council-owned leasehold property, email them on leaseholderservices@camden.gov.uk , or call 020 7974 4444.

100 years of social housing

2019 marks the centenary of social housing in Camden. Camden Council are looking for stories to celebrate. See the message below from the Housing News team

We want to build a picture of our social housing stock over the last 100 years and the people who call it home. We’re looking for little known facts, memories, mementos, photographs and real people who can tell Camden’s story from 1919 to 2019 – and we need your help to do it.

Tell us your story. Do you or someone you know have an amazing story that would help to bring the campaign to life? Does your estate or street property have an interesting history? Do you know any anecdotes or trivia about your home or the people who live/d there? Perhaps many generations of your family have lived in the same place, or you’re new to the area and it feels like home already. Whether you’ve lived in Camden for six months or six decades, we want to hear about your experience of living in social housing in Camden.

Send us your pictures. We are looking for photos that show Camden’s social homes over the last century and the people who live in them, so if you have photos that you’d be happy for us to use as part of the campaign we’d love to see them.

To nominate yourself or someone you know to be interviewed for the campaign, submit photos or find out more please email housingnews@camden.gov.uk and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have other ideas for how you’d like to contribute or get involved with the campaign.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Housing News team

Youth Safety Meetings

The Queen’s Crescent Community Association is hosting two community youth safety meetings to remember 22 year old Calvin Bungisa, who was fatally stabbed on 01 April. They will be held at 45 Ashdown Crescent NW5 4QE.

Both Camden Council leader Georgia Gould and local MP Keir Starmer will be attending on Tuesday 09 April from 6:00 pm.

Young people in particular are urged to attend, to pay respects, and also make your views known to people who might actually be able to do something about improving community safety.

Queen’s Crescent

The Council have a plan to improve Queen’s Crescent high street.

On 11 April, there will be an event to demonstrate some of the possible improvements, with on-street testing of some options. If you want to give your opinion, please see the leaflet below:

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