Agar Grove Redevelopment wins Passivhaus award

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.

https://www.passivhaustrust.org.uk/passivhaus_awards/uk-passivhaus-awards-2021/

For more information see below:

https://www.passivhaustrust.org.uk/projects/detail/?cId=100#.XIFRnSj7Q2w

Congratulations to all involved.

Free COVID-19 vaccinations in Camden

A message from Camden Council:

Camden Council logo
Camden Council logo

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

Oscar Congratulations to Daniel Kaluuya

Actor Daniel Kaluuya, who grew up in Kentish Town, was awarded the Best Supporting Actor award (also known as an Oscar) at the 2021 Academy Awards held in Los Angeles on 25 April 2021.

He won the award for his role as Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers in Chicago in the late 1960s, in the movie Judas and the Black Messiah.

London Irish Centre Redevelopment gets Camden Council approval

The London Irish Centre was formed in 1954 to help the needs of London’s Irish community. It has been in its current Camden Square location since 1955.

Since the beginning, it has had an important role supporting the Irish community in London, providing food and accommodation, cultural activities, and consular support.

Last week they received Camden Council approval for a £18 million redevelopment of the site, to allow them to expand their activities.

londonirishcentre.org

Local residents still have some concerns:

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/irish-centre-gets-the-green-light-for-18-million-overhaul

Shanah Tovah

Rosh Hashanah

This weekend marks the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year celebration in the Jewish calendar, and the start of a holy period leading up to Yom Kippur.

The Jewish community has long had, and continues to have, a significant presence in the Borough, and they have made many contributions to London. Although activities have been disrupted by COVID, in Camden there are:

To the Jewish community we wish Shanah Tovah, or Happy New Year.

Open House 2020

St Pancras London
St Pancras

The annual Open House festival allows people to view interesting buildings around London that are not normally open to the public, or that you might not have heard about.

https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/

This year’s event will be a bit different.

Instead of being just one weekend, the festival will go from 19 September to 27 September. There will be events, online events, booked tours, self-guided walks, and many more. The main Open House weekend will be 19 & 20 September.

Events in Camden include:

  • Self-guided tours around Camden (both walking & cycling)
  • Guided tour of Somers Town
  • Edwardian Art & Architecture tour in Bloomsbury
  • St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way
  • Shaftesbury Theatre , Shaftesbury Avenue
  • St Pancras Chambers & Clock Tower, St Pancras Station, Euston Road
  • Hampstead Friends Meeting House, 120 Heath Street
  • Acland Burghley School, Burghley Road
  • Fitzroy Park Allotments
  • Warehouse refurbishment, 9 Jeffrey’s Place
  • Photographic exhibition at Pushkin House, Bloomsbury Square
  • Bloomscape online event run by John Birkbeck School of Arts

Camden Pop-Up Business School

Opportunity forwarded on from Camden Council:

Camden Council logo
Camden Council logo

Camden Pop-Up Business School – StartUp

The Pop up Business School (PUBS) is an alternative to traditional business start-up support and aims to work in specific communities to teach people how to start a business without borrowing money and without a formal business plan.

We’ve partnered with the popular PopUp Business School to help would-be start-ups in Camden to get their ideas off the ground. If you’re a Camden resident looking to start your own business – sign up to the free live online course.

When: 7th September to 18th September

How to sign-up: https://www.popupbusinessschool.co.uk/camden-startup

We have a small number of in-person places at the Highgate Centre which will be reserved for Camden residents who do not have digital access – contact EconomicDevelopment@camden.gov.uk, inserting ‘Camden Pop-Up Business School’ as the subject title.

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