HS2 protestors are being evicted from Euston Square Gardens. They have set up a camp, fixed themselves into the trees, and dug a tunnel, to try to stop HS2 from cutting down all the trees in Euston Square Gardens.
Some plans indicate that the Square might become a taxi rank.
Camden Council have announced the winner of a competition to design a redevelopment of two sites on Camley Street, with an area of 1.6 ha (4 acres).
This controversial redevelopment is supposed to provide 350 new homes, and 12 000 m2 of commercial space.
HS2 are holding a series of free online events as part of the Festival of Archaeology. Click on the picture for more information.
HS2 will begin piling works at the site of the former National Temperance Hospital. The works will start on 26 October and continue for about three months.
The London Irish Centre was formed in 1954 to help the needs of London’s Irish community. It has been in its current Camden Square location since 1955.
Since the beginning, it has had an important role supporting the Irish community in London, providing food and accommodation, cultural activities, and consular support.
Last week they received Camden Council approval for a £18 million redevelopment of the site, to allow them to expand their activities.
Local residents still have some concerns:
This weekend marks the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year celebration in the Jewish calendar, and the start of a holy period leading up to Yom Kippur.
The Jewish community has long had, and continues to have, a significant presence in the Borough, and they have made many contributions to London. Although activities have been disrupted by COVID, in Camden there are:
- Jewish Museum London
- JW3 Jewish Community Centre
- Synagogues, including: South Hampstead Synagogue, Belsize Square Synagogue, New London Synagogue
- Brondesbury Park Eruv, with approved eruvin for South Hampstead & St Johns Wood (What is an eruv?)
To the Jewish community we wish Shanah Tovah, or Happy New Year.