Good Work Camden Jobs & Skills Event

Thursday 19th May 2022, 10:00 – 16:00

Location: Camden House LABS Triangle, Camden Lock Place, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AB

Good Work Camden Flyer for 19 May 2022

Are you interested in changing careers, finding a new role, or upskilling to access high-growth sectors? If so, don’t miss out on the opportunity to network, meet local and inclusive employers and get the latest tips to give you the edge in the labour market.

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Design Competition for Phoenix Road in Somers Town

The London Festival of Architecture has launched a design competition for an installation to be installed on Phoenix Road in Somers Town for July 2022.

Phoenix Road runs through the middle of Somers Town, linking Euston Station and St Pancras Station. It is the focus of an HS2-funded project called Greening Phoenix Road which aims to make it a more attractive link.

Euston Area Plan

From the Council:

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Camden Council logo

In order to inform our work on the Euston Area Plan (EAP) we are seeking your views on the following topics at the  Euston Engagement Hub:

  • Health & Well-being and Social Infrastructure  – We want to hear your views on the information we have collated on this important cross-cutting topic.
  • Call for Sites – Help us to identify sites within the EAP boundary which may have potential for development.
  • Capturing Social Value at Euston – Camden has been working with the Euston Partnership organisations to develop a Social Value Charter for development at Euston. We want to hear your views on the work so far.
  • Good Life Euston – Share your thoughts on the Good Life model for Euston.

We are inviting comments until 5th January 2022. If you would like to discuss any of the topics further you can contact the team at eustonareaplan@camden.gov.uk or on 020 7974 2726.

With best wishes,

The Euston team

HS2 in Euston Update – December 2021

The following works are coming up in Euston, as given by HS2:

Demolition works to One Euston Square and Grant Thornton House Buildings, ongoing until July 2022
We completed a trial closure of access between Euston station piazza and western colonnade (where Sainsbury’s and Café Nero are) in September 2021. This has allowed us to determine if pedestrian movement through the station and the surrounding areas is acceptable. From mid-December 2021 we will permanently close this external route and put an alternative pedestrian route in place via the station and we’ll be constructing a step free access within the same area.

Please follow the link to view or download a copy of above works notification

Ongoing works at the former National Temperance Hospital site
This is a reminder and update regarding ongoing works at the above location. From December 2021 we will be undertake enabling works to remove the remaining ground obstructions in the Northern compound. This includes the removal of basement retaining walls, pile caps, piles, and redundant petrol tanks. The current footpath and hoarding will need to be re-aligned. This work is expected to continue until late 2022.

Please follow the link to view or download a copy of above works notification

Weekend trial hole survey on Hampstead Road – 4 to 5 December

  • The trial hole located in front of the access gate to SCS worksite on Hampstead Road.
  • Works need to be carried out during the weekend when the access is not required.
  • Working hours: Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
  • Further trial hole to follow from 6 to 17 December during regular working hours

Please follow the link to view or download a copy of above works notification

Interim taxi rank construction
As we progress with our enabling works, we now expect the main construction works to begin from January 2022 and continue until late 2022.

Please follow the link to view or download a copy of above works notification

We are committed to keeping you informed about the planning and delivery of the railway in your area with regular updates on progress.

  • Visit your local community webpages to find information about HS2 works and developments in your area. 
  • Use our In your area map to search current and planned HS2 works, developments and opportunities in your area.

If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk

Yours sincerely,

HS2 Community Engagement team

Historic venue Koko to re-open in spring

Historic venue KOKO, which was damaged by fire last year during its restoration, is due to re-open in Spring 2022.

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The Ultra Low Emission Zone is expanding

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Image by Andreas Lischka from Pixabay

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:

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone

To check to see if your car is exempt:

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/

Notice from Camden Council re recent Flooding

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Camden Council logo

Flooding in Camden – repairs service taking emergency calls only

Dear tenant

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.

Contact your neighbourhood housing officer if you need help or support because of flooding. There is more information about the flooding and support for Camden residents on our website.

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