Historic venue KOKO, which was damaged by fire last year during its restoration, is due to re-open in Spring 2022.Continue reading “Historic venue Koko to re-open in spring”
If you own a car, you will be aware of the Ultra Low Emission Zone, a measure to reduce air pollution in central London by charging daily for driving a polluting vehicle inside the zone.
Before it was only within the Congestion Charging Zone (so only Holborn was inside the zone), but now it has been expanded out to the North Circular and the South Circular, including the whole of the Borough. So if you have an older car, you may need to start paying the new charge.
For more information, see the TfL website:
To check to see if your car is exempt:
Flooding in Camden – repairs service taking emergency calls only
You may be aware that there was flooding again in areas of Camden yesterday (Sunday 25 July).
Yesterday’s flooding was less severe than the flooding two weeks ago, but the repairs service are receiving a very high volume of calls for support related to water damage or other issues caused by the heavy rain, so we are currently only taking emergency calls.
If you need emergency repairs to your council home caused by flooding, call us on 020 7974 4444, option 3 then 1. We will get to everyone so please bear with us and stay on the line if you’re struggling to get through. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call the emergency services on 999.
We are currently only taking emergency calls, so please only contact us by phone to report an emergency repair. If your repair is not an emergency, you can report it online as normal using your Camden Account.
Please be aware that if you report an emergency which isn’t an emergency, our repairs staff will not complete your job and you will need to book another appointment.
We have had to cancel some non-emergency repairs this week so that we can prioritise the people whose homes have been affected by the floods. If your repair has been delayed, we apologise for the inconvenience as we know that some tenants have been waiting a long time for non-essential repairs. We assure you we will get to your job as quickly as we can.
Thank you all for your patience.
Danny Waite, Head of Repairs and Operations
Scot Reid, Head of Property Customer Services and Engagement
The redevelopment of the Agar Grove Estate has won Large Project of the Year at the 2021 UK Passivhaus Awards.
Passivhaus is a type of building (doesn’t have to be a house!) that is super-insulated and energy efficient, has no cold drafts in winter, doesn’t overheat in summer, and has good ventilation. Many people think that this type of building is what all buildings should be like in the future if society is going to drastically cut its greenhouse gas emissions.
For more information see below:
Congratulations to all involved.
A message from Camden Council:
If you haven’t yet had your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, there are pop-up vaccine events happening in Camden every day this week except for Sunday, many of which don’t require bookings in advance – see below for more info or visit camden.gov.uk/getting-the-vaccine.
If you haven’t had your first dose then please pop-along and get vaccinated – and why not invite unvaccinated friends and family members to join you? Unless stated otherwise, if you’re eligible for your second dose of the vaccine you’ll be able to get that too but you must have had the same vaccine for your first dose. Click here for more information.
You don’t need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to be vaccinated and we won’t ask for proof of ID, address or immigration status.
Alternatively, you can also book a vaccine appointment by calling 119 for free or visiting nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine. Those not registered with a GP can complete the form at camden.gov.uk/form and anyone needing support to book an appointment can call us on 020 7974 4444 (option 9).
If you’re not free this week, we’ll be adding all local vaccine events to our website at camden.gov.uk/getting-the-vaccine
|Location||Date and time||Booking information||Vaccine type|
|Peckwater Centre, 6 Peckwater Street NW5 2UP||Wednesday 30 June, 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm-5.30pm||No booking needed – just turn up||Pfizer – 1st dose only|
|Royal Free Recreation Club, Fleet Road NW3 2QG||Wednesday 30 June 9.30am – 12pm; 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm||No booking needed – just turn up||Pfizer – 1st dose only|
|Student Central, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY||Thursday 1 July, 2-6pm||Book an appointment by clicking this linkIf you need support to book, call Camden Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9)||Pfizer|
|Royal Free Recreation Club, Fleet Road NW3 2QG||Thursday 1 July 9.30am – 12pm; 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm||No booking needed – just turn up||Pfizer – 1st dose only|
|Royal Free Recreation Club, Fleet Road NW3 2QG||Friday 2 July 9.30am – 12pm||No booking needed – just turn up||Pfizer – 1st dose only|
|Peckwater Centre, 6 Peckwater Street NW5 2UP||Friday 2 July, 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm – 5.30pm||No booking needed – just turn up||Pfizer – 1st dose only|
|Queen’s Crescent Community Association car park, Queen’s Crescent, NW5 4QE||Friday 2 July, 3-7pm||Speak to Luthfur at Kentish Town Baitul Aman Mosque or call 020 7974 4444 (option 9)||Moderna|
|Car park outside Sidings Community Centre, Brassey Road, NW6 2BA||Saturday 3 July, 10am-2pm||Call 020 7974 4444 (option 9)||Moderna|
|Car park outside Sidings Community Centre, Brassey Road, NW6 2BA||Tuesday 6 July, 3-7pm||Call 020 7974 4444 (option 9)||Moderna|
|Kilburn Library, 12-22 Kilburn High Road, NW6 5UH||Thursday 8 July, 11am – 3pm||Book an appointment by clicking this linkIf you need support to book, call Camden Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9)||Pfizer|
To remember 500 years since the fall of the Aztecs to the Spanish Conquistadors, the British Museum is holding a series of free online events.
They run from 21 June to 25 June, so if you are interested click on the link below:
Magna Carta was signed on 15 June 1215 at Runnymede near Windsor by King John and his Barons.
It promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on feudal payments to the Crown, to be implemented through a council of 25 barons. This council would later develop into Parliament.
The British Library has two original copies that are now more than 800 years old.
Regents Park is hosting free children’s play sessions this summer, at Gloucester Gate in Regents Park, and in Somers Town (location to be confirmed).
See the leaflet below for more information.