Latest Issues

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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

FURTHER UPDATE The decision was delayed because it was decided that it should be made by Cllr Georgia Gould Leader of the Council instead of Cllr Adam Harrison the cabinet member responsible. There was a potential conflict of interest because Cllr Harrison owns a property in CA-D. Now the date for the decision has been fur...
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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

They've Done What?

Since 2002 the council has been trying to exploit (cash-in) the potential of its property at Holborn Library and Cockpit Yard, [approx. 1 acre running from Theobalds Road to Northington St.] Camden prepared a developers' brief - what they want and how they want it. (Bear in mind they're doing this on our behalf.)  A number of...
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Posted 14 Mar 2016