DMC Meetings – March 2020

The next round of meetings for the DMCs are:

  • Tuesday 03 March – Kentish Town DMC
  • Wednesday 04 March – Camden Town DMC
  • Thursday 05 March – Gospel Oak DMC
  • Tuesday 10 March – Holborn DMC
  • Thursday 12 March – Hampstead DMC

Camden Council meeting schedule

As always, if you have any issues that you would like to raise, please contact the CASP Committee on casp.committee@yahoo.co.uk or by using the Contact form on this website.

Camden Full Circle & Youth Safety Week

See this message from Camden Full Circle:

Dear Involved Residents (Camden and Hampstead District Housing Areas)

On 11 February, our amazing Camden Full Circle resident volunteers are hosting four Camden Full Circle meetings as part of Youth Safety Week.  Full Circle is a community problem solving approach we co-designed using family group conference values and asset-based community development.

4 venues to choose from, all 6-8pm.  Details on flyer. Theme is compassion and generating ideas for how our community can help young people experience compassion from others and from each other.

FREE FOOD AND DRINK TOO! All welcome, all ages.  

When: Tuesday 11 February 2020, 6pm – 8pm

Where (4 venues to choose from):

  • Surma Centre, 1 Robert Street NW1 3JU
  • Somers Town Community Association, 150 Ossulton St, NW1 1EE
  • Queens Crescent Community Association, 45 Ashdown Cres, NW5 4QE
  • Dragon Hall Trust, 17 Stukeley Street, WC2B 5LT

Please contact Becca on full.circle@camden.gov.uk  if you have any questions

Camden Joint DMC Meeting – 2020

There will be a joint meeting of the Camden District Management Committees (DMCs) on Wednesday 08 January 2020. This will be to input into the Council’s setting of social housing rents and service charges for the coming year.

After four years of mandatory social housing rent reductions, the Council is proposing to raise rents from April 2020. They can raise rents by up to 2.7% (inflation + 1%). This would cover increased costs, as well as allow the Council to provide an improved housing management service, and help to replenish funding reserves to cover unexpected items (e.g. installing new fire-resistant building cladding).

The Council also propose to increase services charges for social housing tenants by 1.7% (the rate of inflation). They propose to use the increased money raised to improve caretaking services, and help improve security and CCTV.

CASP are represented on the DMCs, so:

Tell us what you think

Email CASP at casp.committee@yahoo.co.uk .

It’s nearly Christmas

It is almost Christmas, and many people are getting into the spirit, with decorations and lights. And it’s not just Oxford Street & Regent Street that have big displays …

So enjoy the holiday season!

And if you know of some great Christmas lights or decorations around the Borough of Camden, please tell us about them!

Store Street, Bloomsbury
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