The Walk — Raising the profile of refugees

Little Amal is a three metre tall puppet, depicting a Syrian refugee, and since July she has been walking across Europe. The purpose is to raise awareness of the millions of refugees across the world. The last few days she has been in the UK, including in Camden.

While in London she visited a fair in Lewisham, St Paul’s Cathedral, Southbank, Somerset House, the Royal Opera House, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Trafalgar Square and had a birthday party at the Roundhouse.

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British Museum — Deaf-led BSL Tour

Note: This is in BSL only, with no voiceover or captions.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/deaf-led-british-sign-language-tour-nero-man-behind-myth

Notice from Camden Council re recent Flooding

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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

Free COVID-19 vaccinations in Camden

A message from Camden Council:

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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

LocationDate and timeBooking informationVaccine type
Peckwater Centre, 6 Peckwater Street NW5 2UPWednesday 30 June, 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm-5.30pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Royal Free Recreation Club, Fleet Road NW3 2QGWednesday 30 June 9.30am – 12pm; 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Student Central, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HYThursday 1 July, 2-6pmBook 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 2QGThursday 1 July 9.30am – 12pm; 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Royal Free Recreation Club, Fleet Road NW3 2QGFriday 2 July 9.30am – 12pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Peckwater Centre, 6 Peckwater Street NW5 2UPFriday 2 July, 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm – 5.30pmNo booking needed – just turn upPfizer – 1st dose only
Queen’s Crescent Community Association car park, Queen’s Crescent, NW5 4QEFriday 2 July, 3-7pmSpeak 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 2BASaturday 3 July, 10am-2pmCall 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Moderna
Car park outside Sidings Community Centre, Brassey Road, NW6 2BATuesday 6 July, 3-7pmCall 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Moderna
Kilburn Library, 12-22 Kilburn High Road, NW6 5UHThursday 8 July, 11am – 3pmBook an appointment by clicking this linkIf you need support to book, call Camden Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9)Pfizer

British Museum Events

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:

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/ancient-writing-contemporary-voices

Magna Carta Day – 15 June

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.

Deaf-Led Tours at the British Museum

The British Museum is having a deaf-led virtual tours of their exhibits. The tours are on Zoom and will be in BSL, with NO captions or voiceover.

The first one is tour of their mediaeval collections on 21 May 2021 at 6 pm.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/british-sign-language-eye-opener-tour-medieval-europe

The second event will be on 14 July 2021, from 6 pm to 7 pm, and will be of their new exhibition on St Thomas Becket.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/events/deaf-led-british-sign-language-tour-thomas-becket-murder-and-making-saint

Past deaf-led BSL tours of the British Museum exhibitions and individual exhibits can be found on Youtube.