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Rubbish & Recycling: What Goes in Which Bin

Confused about sorting your recycling?  What's rubbish and what's not?  Here's a handy guide from Camden. What can I put in my recycling containers? The following items can be placed loose inside your green recycling container: Paper – newspaper, telephone directories, envelopes and office paper Plastic – pots, tubs, tr...
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Posted 28 Jan 2017

New Year Message, 2017

Our councillors form an important part of how we live in Camden. The council makes decisions on our behalf guided, we hope, by what we tell the council we want. Clearly not all of us will agree with everything that is decided - and, in fact, some decisions may be particularly annoying.  However, our ward councillors Sue, Awale...
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Posted 1 Jan 2017

Using Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Get Safe Online has issued a warning to the UK public to be careful when accessing private data on public Wi-Fi hotspots. The UK now over 300,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots, with more people than ever becoming the target of cyber criminals simply because they don’t know if the networks they’re using are secure. It may sound like a...
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Posted 9 Dec 2016

Radical London in Holborn

We all consider our neighbourhood of Holborn as a thriving community.  Local author David Mathieson reminds us that it wasn't always so. In his timely book, Radical London, he takes us back to the riots and unrest of the 1960's which saw the most appalling violence and destruction. From Red Lion Square to Bedord Row and Theoba...
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Posted 18 Nov 2016

Can We Play in Your Garden?

HV noticed that the famous tile "Can we PLAY in your garden when you close down our playground" has been removed from the wall next to the westbound bus stop on Theobalds Road by Grays Inn Road. Perhaps the evident protest against swingeing cuts is no longer needed?  Or are the Old Etonian decision-makers responsible for cut...
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Posted 23 Oct 2016

Ho'bun

Courtesy of The Londonist: We've all heard it. "Can you tell me where Lie-sester Square is?". English place names can be a bit of a challenge to the outsider. Even longtime Londoners might struggle with some pronunciations. Hands up who's contemplated the correct way to say 'Theydon Bois'? Here's a quick guide to some of t...
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Posted 21 Oct 2016

Gray's Inn Road

Have you seen the workmen?  Do you remember the consultation in January?  Well... the results are in and even faster, the approval for these works has already happened. Two new zebra crossings outside167 and 200 Gray’s Inn Road, relocate two  existing crossings outside 61 and 199 Gray’s Inn Road  Raise the zebra cross...
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Posted 5 Oct 2016

Air Quality Survey

Pollution in London is a public health priority and the equivalent of 9,416 Londoners die early every year due to air pollution. Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has plans to improve your health by cleaning up London’s air and wants to hear your ideas. To have your say, take part in the air quality survey. 'Talk London' ha...
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Posted 5 Jul 2016

Community Roadwatch

Can you wear a HiVis and operate a speed gun? Are you concerned about speeding traffic - Great Ormond Street, Gray's Inn Road, Doughty Street (not the car park the Guilford Street has become), or anywhere elae? TfL are working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and City of London Police (CoLP) to run C...
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Posted 4 Jul 2016

Volunteer Befrienders Wanted

Do You Live, Work or Study in Holborn? You could make a huge difference to the life of a lonely older person if you have just an hour or so to spare each week. Holborn Community Association are looking for caring, reliable people to visit isolated older people living in the Holborn area to provide company, friendship and...
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Posted 20 Jun 2016