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2012 Local Access and Parking

THEY WANT YOUR FEEDBACK TO THEIR TRAFFIC PLANS The London 2012 Games will attract large numbers of visitors to venues and their surrounding areas, which means some temporary traffic and parking restrictions will be needed. To avoid congestion and safety and security issues during the Games, London 2012 is developing plans with...
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Posted 13 Nov 2011

Congratulations to The People's Supermarket

Named as one of the 100 Best Shops in London by Time Out. The citation: Number 21 in the full list. 'Chef Arthur Potts-Dawson and retailer Kate Wickes-Bull opened this co-operative-run supermarket in 2010, in a bid to halt the homogenisation of the high street and offer something different to local residents. The co-o...
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Posted 9 Nov 2011

Phoenix From The Ashes. But what sort of Phoenix?

Royal Mail own the huge site that includes the Mount Pleasant Sorting Office and the 'posties' car park. Bisceted by the borogh border on Phoenix Place, half of the site, the car park, is in Camden, and the sorting office is in Islington.  Whatever happens it's going to be a major development. Have your say about the future of t...
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Posted 20 Oct 2011

A Message from Met Police Safer Neighbourhood Team

We are looking to increase our e-mail distribution list in your area. The benefits of this to you, or your business, are: >Regular local Safer Neighbourhood Team news and initiatives. >Crime Prevention advice around local issues. >Personal invitations to Safer Neighbourhood Team events. >Fast time intelligence from the l...
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Posted 11 Oct 2011

Hidden Council MOT Centres 'Prevent' Fails

The Money Saving Expert website has this interesting article: It's not the test fee but repairing the "fails" that usually costs a fortune. Yet little known council run MOT centres don't do repairs, so there's no vested interest to fail you and thousands report a massive difference. Council-run MOT centres are set up to do t...
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Posted 29 Sep 2011

Seen a Sloppy? Boris to the Rescue?

Boris has declared 'war' on "sloppy" and "badly‑managed roadworks". He's just introduced new, tighter standards for roadworks and made it easier for you to tell TfL when you spot sloppy examples so they can take action to sort it out. Boris will bike down there personally with his hard hat and shovel to fill in the offending...
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Posted 23 Sep 2011

And Here's a Bit of Fun

A plane landing in Russell Square.  Nope, don't think it's anything to do with the Olympics just yet.  It's a coincidence of Google. Click here for the Google Maps Satellite image
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Posted 22 Sep 2011

Traffic Signs

Transport minister, Norman Baker announced plans to make it easier for local authorities, and, yes, this means Camden, to introduce 20mph schemes.  The plans also include decluttering traffic signs. 'I can today announce that when the House returns next month, I will be laying before Parliament a new Traffic Signs policy docume...
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Posted 22 Sep 2011

Plans to Rejuvenate St Andrew's Gardens

Camden would like your feedback on plans to rejuvenate St Andrew's Gardens.   There are proposals to refurbish St Andrews Gardens with a new planting scheme and paths - the plans are on display in the garden's notice boards.  The design aims to make better use of the space in St Andrew's Gardens, to bring more colour into the pl...
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Posted 19 Sep 2011

Russell Square = No Go Area

Imagine Russell Square and some adjacent streets being totally closed to traffic for five weeks during the summer peak.  Quiet? Peaceful? Deserted?  No, no, no!  It'll be packed with some 5,000 journalists jumping on and off around 70 coaches an hour heading to and from the Olympic Village (village!) in Stratford and other Olymp...
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Posted 19 Sep 2011