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Phone Thieves on Bikes

Did you know that, since 2012, 14% of theft/snatch crimes in London are by suspects on bikes? Mobile theft in our area is a serious issue. This 30-second video released by the Met Police shows how shockingly fast a street snatch by a criminal on a bike can happen. Follow this handy advice from the National Mobile Phone...
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Posted 11 Oct 2013

Mount Pleasant

In support of residents against Royal Mail’s planned property developments in Holborn by Cllr Awale Olad Royal Mail is keen on increasing its property portfolio (and therefore increase its net asset worth by a couple of hundred million) if they get planning permission from both Camden and Islington, before the Conservative...
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Posted 30 Sep 2013

Singing in the Streets?

All forms of street entertainment, commonly referred to as busking, are viewed as an important part of the musical and cultural heritage of the borough, providing a means for new talent to be discovered, while adding to vibrancy and character of the area. However, in recent months Camden has received an escalating number of...
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Posted 4 Sep 2013

Inside Parking: Park Smart

Camden does't want you to receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) for parking in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Really?  Yes, it's true - HV knows because we read it in Camden's recently published Inside Parking guide - your guide to driving and parking in Camden.  See the link at the end of this article to download your ve...
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Posted 27 Aug 2013

Cycling Safety

HV supports safe cycling, and safety for all road users from motor vehicles to pedestrians. When London's streets were designed and built, the early road traffic planners (if there were any after the Great Fire of London in 1666) had no idea about today's road useage.  There's a lot of competition for safe use of our street...
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Posted 27 Aug 2013

Borough-wide 20 mph Speed Limit

In February this year, Camden consulted local people on their views about a possible borough-wide 20mph speed limit as part of a commitment to reducing road casualties in the borough and creating more pleasant neighbourhoods for everyone.  The results of the public consultation showed overwhelming support for the proposal to...
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Posted 2 Aug 2013

New School

A new school in our area is now a step closer following Camden’s approval of the sale of the Wren Street site.  The ‘where is my school?’ parents have been campaigning for 8 years for a secondary school to serve the over a thousand children aged between 11 and 15 living in this area – over 80% of whom currently go to secondari...
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Posted 2 Aug 2013

P&D: Cashless Trial

Camden Parking Services are proposing a rationalisation of pay & display machines and will be carrying out a trial period from 9th September through to 4th October 2013. The reasons for doing so is that from December 2011 the council have used a cashless system which has progressively been increasing over the last few years....
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Posted 28 Jul 2013

CA-D 24/7: Review?

Local resident Gillian Mosely has written to Cllr Jones to request a review of the decision to keep the hours of operation of the CA-D unchanged. Our ward councillors Julian Fulbrook and Sue Vincent have also commented.  Cllr Jones replied, "This issue has been considered carefully and in great detail in recent months and...
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Posted 14 Jul 2013

CA-D 24/7: Not over yet?

A letter from Cllr Julian Fulbrook: I am mystified as to why we have a demarcation line in this ward: 24/7 control of residents' parking bays in Covent Garden, and then this bizarre free-for-all in residents' bays in the rest of the ward, near enough to the West End to become a free parking lot particularly at weekends and i...
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Posted 8 Jul 2013