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.
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
The owners of 101 and 102 Camley Street have engaged public reations company Your Shout to present their development proposals for the two sites at a second public exhibition on:
- Tuesday 10 June at the Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children,
105 Camley Street, London N1C 4PF
- 4:15pm to 6:45pm = exhibition
- 7:00pm to 8:00pm = Q&A session
You should receive a YourShout Exhibition Invitation Leaflet telling you about this in the next few days.
Your Shout tell us that members of the development team will be there to answer any
questions and talk through the detailed proposals. They also plan to hold a Q and A session straight after the public exhibition at 7pm until 8pm.
We’ll be very interested to see and hear how they have responded to our comments and concerns from their first exhibition on 6 March our comments and concerns from their first exhibition on 6 March.
By now everyone living or working within the Camley Street Neighbourhood Forum Area should have received an invitation to the 2014 AGM which is this Thursday 15 May at the Frank Barnes School, Reapers Close / Camley Street starting at 7:00pm.
1. AGM & Elections
Nominations for election to the committee of the Camley Street Neighbourhood Forum are open. If you would like to help shape the future of the Camley Street area please do nominate yourself. The only condition is that you must live or work within the Camley Street Area.
After a short update on the Neighbourhood Plan and news about the proposed development of 101 and 102 Camley Street, we want to make it a social evening. There will be a party atmosphere helped along by the fact that Camden Brewery have generously offered one free drink for every person who attends.
It promises to be a fun and informative evening.
Thank you to the 60+ people who came along to the meeting on Thursday evening. It was really heartening to see so many neighbours there – and of course local businesses, Councillors and Council officers.
The fact that all three of our ward Councillors (Peter Brayshaw, Sumata Khatoon and Roger Robinson) were there as well as Councillor Theo Blackwell (Camden Cabinet member for Finance) supported by no less than four senior members of Camden’s Planning and Property team shows the seriousness with which we are regarded and the importance they attribute to the Camley Street and Elm Village neighbourhood.
There was a lot of information presented and many topics raised in the Q&A and I’ll not attempt to recap all of that here (watch out for future updates on the website) but I felt it was heartening to see the high level of agreement there was on many subjects and the fact that all parties, especially the Council, reacted positively to some frank exchanges of view.
There’s a lot of work to do but we are now on the move and there’s plenty to build on.
And once again, thank you for your support.
Peter & David