The Camden Safer Neighbourhood Board have announced some forthcoming dates for consultations about neighbourhood policing. At the end of February, the Met will be merging Camden and Islington Police. On Thursday 26 January, there is an opportunity for local residents to meet the new joint Borough Commander, Detective Chief Inspector Catherine Roper, at 7pm in the Council Chamber at Camden Town Hall to find out how the merger will affect policing in our neighbourhood and ask any questions you have.
If you would like to contribute your views in response to the Mayor of London’s consultation on his draft Policing Plan, there will be a meeting to discuss this on Thursday 23 February. You can see the draft plans here.
Then on Thursday 23 March, there will be a meeting in Chalk Farm about whether initiatives to reduce noise and antisocial behaviour linked to Camden’s booming night-life have made an improvements.
Full details are in this CSNB newsletter.
All tenants and residents at the Brunswick are invited to the next meeting of the Brunswick Tenants’ and Residents’ Association (BTRA), which will now be held on Thursday 16 February at 7pm in the TRA room at 10 Foundling Court (on the second floor, reached from entrance 1, nearest to Russell Square tube). The meeting has had to be postponed from its original date in January, due to the long-awaited refurbishment of the TRA room.
Come along to hear the latest about the restarting of the podium works, beginning with the larger podium of O’Donnell Court, among other matters.
A reminder that the Marchmont Association has organised a public meeting to allow local people to have their say about Camden Council’s proposed improvements for walking and cycling along theTorrington Place/Tavistock Place route. The meeting will be held on Monday 19th September from 7pm (doors open 6.45pm) at Lumen Church, 88 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9RS (close to Regent Square).
The Council’s Transport Planners have been asked to present their proposals for “Torrington Place/Tavistock Place route: proposed improvements for walking and cycling”, based on the outcome of their analysis of the one-year trial scheme, which ends in November 2016. This will be followed by Questions and Answers, before the meeting is opened up for debate.
Camden Council will have distributed their formal consultation documents prior to this meeting, giving interested parties prior notice of the proposals, which will enable them to come to the meeting with their prepared questions. Everyone will be given the opportunity to speak and we will be asking speakers to declare their interest, e.g. resident, business, cyclist, motorist, pedestrian etc.
The Marchmont Association intend to hold a ‘straw poll’ at the end of the meeting in order to gauge the level of support or opposition to the proposals.
2016 is a landmark in the story of the Bloomsbury Squares, as they face serious council cuts and explore possible new ways of finance. This Study Day will trace the history of the squares, from their creation as country oases in an urban setting, through their prominent role in the early heritage conservation movement and the postwar opening of many to the public, followed by decline and then reinvigoration at the millennium, to the current situation. We are including a number of short walks to view individual features of the squares as part of the programme.
Venue: UCL School of Pharmacy, Brunswick Square, London (Nearest underground stations are Russell Square, Kings Cross/St Pancras, Euston and Holborn)
Booking through Eventbrite from 1 March 2016: https://bloomsburysquaresstudyday.eventbrite.co.uk Tickets (incl. lunch and refreshments) £32
The history, development and conservation of the Bloomsbury Squares Todd Longstaffe-Gowan Landscape architect and author of The London Square
Green Heritage – the planting of the Bloomsbury Squares Letta Jones, Garden Historian
Tales of Brunswick Square – its life and times Ricci de Freitas local historian and author of Tales of Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury’s Untold Past
Opening the Squares to public activities – including Victorian flower shows Dr David Marsh, Garden Historian
Looking to the future The challenges of the present and opportunities for the future will be explored
Consultation ends on Sunday about changing the traffic management around Brunswick Square and altering the look of the listed square itself. The changes are far-reaching -the roundabout is to be removed and many more trees will be planted outside the garden square itself. If you haven’t already done so, please look at the plans and have your say.
The plans (with artists’impressions) can be seen on the Camden website: https://consultations.wearecamden.org/culture-environment/brunswicksquare