The Annual Camley Street Harvest Festival is this Friday 16th September

Having been a huge success in previous years, this year’s Camley Street Autumn Harvest Party promises to be the most successful yet.

Starting at 5pm, the night will entail games and activities for adults and kids alike, a re-match of last years (highly competitive) Camley Street apple pie bake-off, an on-site bonfire and live music from gypsy-jazz band, Giles Likes Tea, and Straight Horns Blues Band. And of course – not forgetting food – there will be a gourmet hog roast, plenty of locally sourced salads, and vegetable-dishes for the veggies amongst us.

There will also be news about the Camley Street Neighbourhood Plan with ‘artists impressions’ of how the neighbourhood plan will shape the future of the Camley Street Area

Free entry to all Camley Street Neighbourhood Forum residents and guests – kids, pets, neighbours and out-of-towners all more than welcome!

No tickets needed, however if you do want to keep up-to-date on the event, head to https://www.facebook.com/events/791305067642831

When: 16th September, 5pm – 9pm

Where: Alara Wholefoods Ltd., 110-112 Camley Street, London N1C 4PF

Camley Street Autumn Harvest Party – Friday 16 September

Our Camley Street Autumn Harvest Party is on Friday 16 September from 5-8pm at Alara at 110-112 Camley Street. And as well as gathering around a blazing autumn bonfire with other neighbours there will be a Grape Harvest, live music and free food.

Most of the apples and pears in the food will be from the fruit trees that have been planted in Camley Street over the past few year so the ‘food miles’ for the evening will be really low – zero in a lot of cases.

The party is being hosted by Alara Wholefoods and with additional sponsorship by IMS of Smithfield and Daily Fish Supplies

We hope to see you there.

Evidence base for our Neighbourhood Plan

During late 2015 and early 2016 we conducted a very comprehensive survey of our neighbourhood and the analysis of the survey results is in the collection of documents listed below. Alternatively you can download them all as a compressed folder: Complete evidence base.

We’re now in the final stages of trying to condense all of this into a set of planning policies that will be our Neighbourhood Plan and a concise ‘one page of A4’ summary of what it all means and hope to have a publishable draft within the next few weeks.

Beautification in Camley Street :-)

Come and help beautify a neglected part Camley Street.

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The northernmost end of Camley Street between the railway bridge and Agar Grove looks untidy and unloved but we aim to change that.  Starting at about 11am on Saturday 26th September we’ll be chopping back some of the weeds and rubbish and planting some seeds.  Come along anytime and if your can’t make Saturday then well be back again finishing off with more planting and watering at 11am Sunday 27th – we’ll be easy to spot as we’ll be the ones doing the gardening.

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Join us.

Resident Questionnaire for our Neighbourhood Plan

Over the next couple of days you should receive a leaflet and a survey questionnaire from us and we hope you can find the time to fill it in and return it as the answers you give are going to be very important in determining how Camley Street is redeveloped over the next few years.

If you’d prefer to do the survey online rather than on paper then you’ll find an interactive copy here https://planprojects.typeform.com/to/cmVhtt

If you have any questions then email us at: info at CamleyStreet.org.uk or meet us on Sunday 6th September – we’ll on Barker Drive just opposite the Garden Centre – with spare leaflets and brollies if it’s raining!

Our Autumn Harvest Festival on 25 September

Our Camley Street Autumn Harvest Party is on Friday 25 September from 6-9pm and as well as gathering around a blazing autumn bonfire with other neighbours there will be a Grape Harvest, live music and free food.

Camley Street Harvest Party

Your Invitation

Most of the apples and pears in the food will be from the fruit trees that have been planted in Camley Street over the past few year so the ‘food miles’ for the evening will be really low – zero in a lot of cases.

Most of the apples and pears in the food will be from the fruit trees that have been planted in Camley Street over the past few year so the ‘food miles’ for the evening will be really low – zero in a lot of cases.

The party is being hosted by Alara Wholefoods and if you RSVP ahead of the day they will have a goody bag of treats for you when you arrive.

We hope to see you there.

Annual General Meeting is on 16 June

Our 2015 annual general meeting will be on Tuesday 16 June at the Camley Street Natural Park starting at 6pm with drinks and nibbles. We’d really like to hear about your ideas for the future of the area and what should and should not be in our Neighbourhood Plan – things you’d like to see improved and changed; how you’d like to see the area improved; changes to the footpaths, cycleways and roads; what you’d like to see built, and not built!

It’s increasingly obvious that the whole of Camley Street will be completely redeveloped in the near future, just look at the number of new buildings being erected the other side of the railway lines.  Plus work will soon start on more high rise buildings at 102 and 103 Camley Street, Agar Grove and Maiden Lane – it’s going to get busy.

We’re hoping to have a scale model of the area around Camley Street at the AGM that will show what it will look like what all of the currently approved planning applications are built.  I’ve seen an early version of it and it’s startlingly different from what this neighbourhood looks like now.

That’s why it’s so important that we create our own plan for the Camley Street Neighbourhood so do come along to find out what’s happening, what’s already been done and pitch in your own ideas.

 

 

Our Neighbourhood Plan

Masters Students at the internationally recognised Bartlet School of Planning at UCL have been researching what might be the basis of our neighbourhood plan and have produced three reports on the Camley Street area covering:

A lot of very useful information and full of great ideas.

Many thanks to the students: Sarah Birt, Gemma Bassett, Paul Bröker, Sinéad Joyce, Dylan Kerai, Krystyna Williams, Xiao Gu, Rossana Guevara, Maria Kouridou, Yuedi Liu, Dijun Wu, Yaoting Yang, Kimberley Brown, Kate Nottidge, Tiffany Mallen, Lydia Meeson, Thomas Ryan and Nina Miles AND to their tutors Pablo Sendra and, especially, Dr Elena Besussi.

Planning application – 2015/1833/P – 30 Camden Street and 67-72 Plender St

Additional details relating to:

30 Camden Street to provide a 3-4 storey block for 14 selfcontained flats

67-72 Plender Street to provide two 4-5 storey blocks for a new Class D1 community centre, replacement Class A1 retail units and 31 selfcontained flats; plus new public open space next to Bayham Place.

You can search for planning applications online… at www.camden.gov.uk

Camley Street Community Land Trust

We are proposing to establish a ‘Community Land Trust’ to lead the redevelopment of the north end of Camley Street that would be owned and controlled by the people who live and work within the Camley Street Neighbourhood Forum Area – in other words you and me!

It’s early days yet but we’ve discussed the outline of the idea with Camden and other landowners and, so far, things are going well. We’ve also been speaking with Locality and a number of industry leading experts, advisors and financiers and have recieved a unanimously positive response to the proposal.

We launched our Camley Street Proposals at the Wassailing party on February 27th.

Wassailing 2015

On Friday 27th February their will be a free Wassailing Party in Camley Street from 4pm to 8pm and you are invited. There will be organic food and non-alcoholic drinks, live entertainment and, of course, Wassailing to wake up the apple trees. Do come along, it’s a very relaxed and fun event, neighbours of all ages welcome.

We’ll also be there to launch some exciting ideas we have for the redvelopment of Camley Street.

Camley Street Wassail Party 2015

Camley Street Wassail Party 2015

Our Neighbourhood Plan is taking shape

Three teams of Masters Degree students from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London are helping us develop the Neighbourhood Plan for the Camley Street Area. The three themes the teams are concentrating on are:

  • Housing
  • Transport
  • Community facilities and social infrastructure

They visited the Camley Street Area in January and walked around the neighbourhood with us to try and get a real sense of what it’s like to live here.  We also gave them information from previous neighbourhood forum meetings. They are now collecting reference information (mostly National, London and Camden planning regulations and policy), doing research into our options, and developing some proposals. We should have draft versions of their reports available by March. More news then.

Planning Application – 2014/5736/P – Towpath south of 102 Camley Street

Minor works to link the proposed cycle ramp at 102 Camley Street (as proposed under current application ref: 2014/4381/P) to the Regent Canal Towpath and associated planting and landscaping works along the towpath.

So really this is just an adjunct to the main application 2014/4381/P for 102 Camley Street.