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CA-D Parking Hours

Do you remember earlier (much earlier) this year there was a Camden consultation about whether to make the CA-D bays available 24/7 for resident permit holders. The councillor in charge of parking, Cllr Harrision, decided he couldn't make the decision so, as is usual, Cllr Gould would make the decision. In the end the Leader...
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Posted 14 Nov 2018

Tavistock Place: the finale?

The Tavistock-Torrington Place saga has come to a hiatus, of sorts, with Camden’s cabinet members choosing to agree with the Officer’s report at a meeting on 5 September. Despite the huge cost of appointing an independent inspector, a barrister and acquiring extra traffic management expertise (SYSTRA), the Council ha...
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Posted 30 Sep 2018

Camden: What Should They Tell Us?

It's often (too often) been said that a 'Camden Consultation' is a metaphor for secrecy, or a technique to not properly listen and respond to what residents want done. A fob off. Of course this is over-simplifying or over stating the problem. There are consultations, our ward councillors do listen, and some things (b...
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Posted 29 Jun 2018

Judd Street Closed to Motor Vehicles

UPDATE   So... it's decided. Or, in the language of the council 'Recommendations Approved'.   http://democracy.camden.gov.uk/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=41035&Opt=0       Next Wednesday, 27 June, at 6pm in Town Hall Committee Room 4 (the old town hall in Judd S...
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Posted 23 Jun 2018

Resident Parking Consultation

FINAL UPDATE 9 Nov 18 In the end the Leader of the Council decided she too couldn't make the decision so it was jogged on to the Cabinet Member for Better Homes - no, me neither!  Having read the officer's report it comes as no surprise that Cllr Apak accepted the recommendation to retain the current hours of con...
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Posted 16 Nov 2017

Flithy Air?

Do you want to know exactly what's in the air you breathe? Do you suspect that our area suffers from more pollution than we should endure?  High volumes of traffic, queuing vehicles, idling engines, displacement from  Tavistock Place.  What about the substantial construction works? They give a hefty kick to air quality....
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Posted 24 Mar 2017

Filthy Air?

Do you want to know exactly what's in the air you breathe? Do you suspect that our area suffers from more pollution than we should endure?  High volumes of traffic, queuing vehicles, idling engines, displacement from Tavistock Place.  What about the substantial construction works? They give a hefty kick to air quality. Air...
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Posted 24 Mar 2017

Tavi Cycle Track: Fate Undecided

The Camden cabinet met to make decisions on what next for the Tavistock Place cycle track.  For all sorts of reasons it’s going to a public enquiry - in part because of a procedural error by Camden, and in part because (HV guesses) it remains a hot contentious subject. You can watch the webcast of the meeting here:  http://...
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Posted 28 Feb 2017

A Message from BRAG

Over 1000 people against the trial On 21st December 2016, a group from the committee of the Bloomsbury Residents’ Action Group (BRAG) handed our petition to Councillor Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council. Our petition calls for Camden Council to abandon the Tavistock-Torrington Place trial scheme, which has caused ha...
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Posted 25 Jan 2017

Guilford Street Chaos

Do you like what's happening in Guilford Street opposite Coram's's Fields?  Does the building work and traffic make you feel safe? It didn’t really matter that much when the old UCL computer centre was bought by GOSH.  It made a sort of sense - they’re expanding their estate by buying locally. The hospital engaged with us...
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Posted 6 Jun 2016