Bad news for big trees in Camden

Recent news stories in the Camden New Journal have bad news about a couple of big trees in the borough.

Firstly, the large Cedar of Lebanon in West Highgate Cemetery has had to be cut down because of disease. It seems the tree was there before the Cemetery. The Cemetery are looking into replacing it with another large tree.

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/250-year-old-tree-at-highgate-cemetery-meets-chainsaw-after-being-declared-dangerous

People are also worried about the “Hardy Tree”, located in the grounds of St Pancras Old Church. The tree was used by a young Thomas Hardy (author of Tess of the d’Urbervilles) to rest gravestones on while clearing graves during the construction of the Midland railway in the 1860s. The gravestones still remain where they were put 150 years ago. But the tree has become infected with a fungus, and it has been fenced off for people’s safety.

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/fears-for-the-hardy-tree-as-suspicious-fungus-attacks

New water fountain

The Mayor of London, together with Thames Water, is installing drinking water fountains around London to reduce the use of throwaway plastic water bottles. In Camden, a new water fountain has been installed at Kentish Town Station.

https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/environment/waste-and-recycling/single-use-plastic-bottles/drinking-fountains-london#acc-i-58337

Other water fountains are proposed for Camden High Street, and for Russell Square.

Camden Council summer activities for young people

Camden Council are running a number of activities over the summer for children and young people.

Dear all, please see below and attached.

Summer activities for children and young people

School’s almost out – and there’s lots of activities on offer for children, young people and families over the summer holidays.

Youth, play and leisure centres across Camden are running packed programmes – and to help young people and their families to find out what’s on we’ve produced a handy guide to summer activities for young people (see attached), as well as the Council’s main Summer Programme.

The Council has also launched a new website for children and young people, called Camden Rise, where local activities, opportunities and support is all brought together in one place in a way that is much easier for young people to find what they’re looking for.

And don’t forget this year’s Camden Summer University, which begins on 25 July. Places are still available on some courses so avoid disappointment and book your free places now.

Find out more:

    See our children and young people’s summer activities guide (see attached).


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Upcoming DMC Meetings – March 2019

The next round of meeting for the District Management Committees is:

  • Kentish Town DMC — Tuesday 05 March
  • Camden Town DMC — Wednesday 06 March
  • Gospel Oak DMC — Thursday 07 March
  • Holborn DMC — Tuesday 12 March
  • Hampstead DMC — Thursday 14 March

Links to all meeting can be found HERE .