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The Bloomsbury Experience

Saturday 1st February 2014, from 7pm till late 31-32 Alfred Place WC1E  Admission £5 “A Social Evening of Mystery, Entertainment and Fun” Programme 7.00pm: Welcome and Announcements 7.15pm: Chocolate & Valentine’s Day – The Art & Mystery of Chocolate; A talk by Chocolate Ambassador Ian Foster 7.40pm: Meet the Neighbours 8.10pm: Adam Donen accompanied by … Continue reading The Bloomsbury Experience

Bloomsbury Conservation Areas Advisory Committee

Backdated from previous BA website This long awaited web site has arrived and makes an excellent read. http://www.bloomsburylives.co.uk/ The core role of the BCAAC is to sift through planning applications for the conservation area and make comments. Although the committee is named for Bloomsbury we also cover the Covent Garden, Grays Inn, Fitzrovia and Charlotte … Continue reading Bloomsbury Conservation Areas Advisory Committee

Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Forum – Latest Information

Backdated from previous BA website We are currently actively engaging with neighbours prior to deciding on our area boundary for submission to Camden Council. If you wish to participate in this discussion please contact us by email: info@bloomsburyassociation.org.uk We hope to be in a position to submit our proposals to Camden Council in the early … Continue reading Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Forum – Latest Information

Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Forum. 27th February 2013

Backdated from previous BA website At a meeting of The Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Forum on 27th Feb 2013 an Interim Management Committee was elected. The Management Committee will formulate a draft Constitution and carry out a Consultation in order to set the preferred and proposed Designated Boundary for The Forum. The draft constitution and draft designated … Continue reading Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Forum. 27th February 2013

Public meeting about proposals to redevelop buildings in Bloomsbury

Backdated from previous BA website Camden Council are holding a development management forum where you can listen to proposals to redevelop buildings in Bloomsbury before a planning application is submitted. The locations of the buildings under discussion are: 251-258 Tottenham Court Road, 1 Bedford Avenue, 15 Morwell Street and 24-25 Bloomsbury Square, WC1. The public … Continue reading Public meeting about proposals to redevelop buildings in Bloomsbury

How would you feel about a borough-wide 20 mph speed limit in Camden?

Backdated from previous BA website Camden Council is committed to reducing road casualties in the borough and creating more pleasant neighbourhoods for everyone. We believe that a borough-wide 20 mph speed limit will reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on Camden???s roads. We would like to know your views. To learn more … Continue reading How would you feel about a borough-wide 20 mph speed limit in Camden?

Public Consultation – Centre Point – 11th Feb CBI Centre Point

Backdated from previous BA website Public Consultation re Centre Point. Find out about proposals to develop Centre Point (including the tower, bridge link, Centre Point House and the Intrepid Fox public house) at a public meeting.Date: Monday 11 February 2013Time: 6.15 – 8.30pmWhere: CBI Conference Centre, Centre Point, 103 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1DU.At this … Continue reading Public Consultation – Centre Point – 11th Feb CBI Centre Point

Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Forum – Update

Backdated from previous BA website Members will be notified by email of a meeting scheduled for 27 February 2013. If you wish to attend this meeting please email us at: info@bloomsburyassociation.org.uk AGENDA:Agree the name of the proposed Neighbourhood Forum and Designated Area: Map the proposed Designated Area (3 options will be considered). Adopt the Bloomsbury … Continue reading Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Forum – Update

Late Night Levy & EMRO’s Consultation, Camden. BA Response

Backdated from previous BA website The BA has responded to Camdens Consultation on the Late Night Levy and EMRO’s. To see this document please navigate to: http://www.casweb.org/bloomsburyassociation/file-storage/view/late_night_levy,_emro%27s/BA%20Response You may also respond directly to Camden if you wish: Email: Tony.Hawkes@camden.gov.uk Date:     21st December 2012Our reference:Contact:    Tony Hawkes Dear Sir or Madam Alcohol LicensingLate Night Levy and Early Morning … Continue reading Late Night Levy & EMRO’s Consultation, Camden. BA Response

Neighbourhood Planning: Is it good for our neighbourhood?

Backdated from previous BA website Voluntary Action Camden is hosting a FREE training workshop for Camden residents and groups who want a better understanding of neighbourhood planning. Planning Aid for London will help you negotiate the planning system, understand how development in London works and explore what neighbourhood planning can do for you. The workshop … Continue reading Neighbourhood Planning: Is it good for our neighbourhood?

Fitzrovia Area Action Plan – CONSULTATION – Including part of Bloomsbury

Backdated from previous BA website Camden are consulting on a draft plan for an area between Euston Road, Cleveland Street/ Charlotte Street, New Oxford Street and Gower Street. The plan covers the part of Fitzrovia that lies within the Camden, and includes part of Bloomsbury to the east of Tottenham Court Road. The plan is … Continue reading Fitzrovia Area Action Plan – CONSULTATION – Including part of Bloomsbury

St Giles Hotel Proposes to ‘Dig Deep’ – New Spin on ‘Intensification’

Backdated from previous BA website A planning application lodged by The St Giles Hotel is imaginative to say the least – but is it acceptable? Images of war ravaged Londoners in subterranean bunkers spring to mind! In times of war, threatened by uninvited guests, Londoners slept underground for their safety. In times of peace, Londoners … Continue reading St Giles Hotel Proposes to ‘Dig Deep’ – New Spin on ‘Intensification’

The NEW Camden Plan

Backdated from previous BA website From: Hayward, Sarah (Councillor) [mailto:Sarah.Hayward@camden.gov.uk] Sent: 21 May 2012 10:25 Subject: Camden Plan Importance: High Hello, In my new position as Leader of the Council, I am pleased to share with you the council???s new Camden Plan. Dear All, Please see the communication from the new Leader of Camden Council … Continue reading The NEW Camden Plan

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act – Changes in Policing

Backdated from previous BA website What is the MOPC? The Mayor???s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPC) was set up on 16 January 2012 in response to the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act (2011), which reforms the accountability of police services and replaces police authorities across England and Wales with elected individuals. How is … Continue reading Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act – Changes in Policing

Pro-Choice Protest. 7pm, Friday 30 March, Bedford Square

Backdated from previous BA website If you object to the tactics being used by the ’40 Days for Life’ group who are targeting vulnerable women who are seeking advice from BPAS in Bedford Square you might like to attend a counter-protest in Bedford Square on Friday evening between 7pm and 8.30pm. This is being organised … Continue reading Pro-Choice Protest. 7pm, Friday 30 March, Bedford Square

The Peoples Supermarket Saved? – Lambs Conduit Street

Backdated from previous BA website Sixty-four members of the supermarket turned up at the council meeting on Monday; Paul Aiken, formerly a graphic designer, now personal assistant to Kate Bull, who runs the show, says: “In the chamber, the Labour party were sitting together, and offered no word of support until the end. The Greens … Continue reading The Peoples Supermarket Saved? – Lambs Conduit Street

Bloomsbury Welcomes Le Cordon Bleu London to Bloomsbury Square

Backdated from previous BA website The fabulous new Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts College opened at 15 Bloomsbury Square this week. We congratulate Le Cordon Bleu on the quality of design that has gone into this new International Flagship School of Culinary Arts and UK Headquarters. http://www.lcblondon.com Le Cordon Bleu offers the most recognised and … Continue reading Bloomsbury Welcomes Le Cordon Bleu London to Bloomsbury Square

Camden Council REJECT police call for immediate suspension of the licence of The Den & Jet Black

Backdated from previous BA website At a licensing hearing last night (24 Nov) a Camden Council Licensing Panel REJECTED the borough police commander’s call for an immediate suspension of The Den and Jet Black Club Licence. The panel decided not to impose interim steps pending the full review hearing in December, so the licence was … Continue reading Camden Council REJECT police call for immediate suspension of the licence of The Den & Jet Black

Bloomsbury Association use StickyWorld for Neighbourhood Planning

Backdated from previous BA website Slider Studio has been commissioned by Bloomsbury Association to create an online virtual tour of the area on StickyWorld to help inform their forthcoming Neighbourhood Plan. As a result of a recent TSB funded feasibility study into how the web can enable Neighbourhood Planning, Slider Studio has been speaking to … Continue reading Bloomsbury Association use StickyWorld for Neighbourhood Planning

Consultation proposal to examine the deregulation of Schedule One of the Licensing Act 2003 (Regulated Entertainment) – Consultation deadline 3rd Dec

Backdated from previous BA website The APPARENT motivation for deregulating Schedule 1 from the Licensing Act 2003 is to allow small live music events. However what they are doing to achieve this is allowing ANY premises to have ANY form of what was previously regulated entertainment (live or recorded music, dancing etc) without a licence … Continue reading Consultation proposal to examine the deregulation of Schedule One of the Licensing Act 2003 (Regulated Entertainment) – Consultation deadline 3rd Dec

What is the Bloomsbury Village Neighbourhood Planning Project?

Backdated from previous BA website Hello, my name is Jim Murray and I am Chairman of the Bloomsbury Association. IA?d like to give you an introduction to our Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Planning Project. The purpose of Neighbourhood Planning is to give local people and businesses greater ownership of the plans and policies which affect their local … Continue reading What is the Bloomsbury Village Neighbourhood Planning Project?

Bloomsbury Village Neighbourhood Plan Project goes Public today, as Parliament gets ready to announce The Localism Act.

Backdated from previous BA website It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of our dedicated website for this project at: http://tinyurl.com/ctcgsvx Interesting timing for us, as all the House of Lords amendments to the Localism Bill were accepted by Parlianent a few hours ago. In theory the Bill could become an ACT … Continue reading Bloomsbury Village Neighbourhood Plan Project goes Public today, as Parliament gets ready to announce The Localism Act.

No time limit for neighbourhood forum designation

Backdated from previous BA website Source: By Michael Donnelly Thursday, 13 October 2011 Planning Magazine The coalition government does not intend to set a time limit for the period a local planning authority has to decide whether to designate a neighbourhood planning forum, a consultation reveals. Under neighbourhood planning, which is a key part of … Continue reading No time limit for neighbourhood forum designation

Bloomsbury Village Neighbourhood Plan – 2nd group meeting

Backdated from previous BA website The Kingsley Hotel, Bloomsbury Way at 6pm on MONDAY 26 SEPT. Bloomsbury Village Neighbourhood Plan Project2nd Group MeetingMonday 26th September at 6pmKingsley Hotel, Bloomsbury Way AGENDA 1.    Report from 19th July:Recommendations and purpose of meeting (10mins) 2.    Neighbourhood Forum:Overview – draft, governance and management (10mins) Membership – recommendations and amendments (20mins)Agreement for … Continue reading Bloomsbury Village Neighbourhood Plan – 2nd group meeting

Bring Back the Butterflies to Bloomsbury

Backdated from previous BA website This web site says it all and you can play your part in making our open spaces more interesting. http://www.bringbackthebutterflies.org.uk/cultivation.html Do you have a sunny back garden?Can we introduce butterflies to your garden? Please send us an email and we will contact you. gardens@bloomsburyassociation.org.uk————————————————– The Camden Butterfly Conservation Society Since … Continue reading Bring Back the Butterflies to Bloomsbury

Local Jobs for Local People in Bloomsbury, St Giles and Holborn.

Backdated from previous BA website We have established links with the InMidtown Business Improvement District and their innovative Employment Brokerage Service to promote local job opportunities for local people in the Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles area. If you are LOOKING FOR WORK with a local business visit the following link to view latest offers: … Continue reading Local Jobs for Local People in Bloomsbury, St Giles and Holborn.

Camden Council BAN the use of Leaf Blowing machines ‘out of season’.

Backdated from previous BA website To clarify: Today we received the good news that Camden Council have banned the use of leaf blowing machines during the spring and early summer (out of season), when trees are dropping seed spores and blossom. This is a victory for good common sense. The next step is to press … Continue reading Camden Council BAN the use of Leaf Blowing machines ‘out of season’.

University of London Bans use of Leaf Blowing machines on the Bloomsbury Campus.

Backdated from previous BA website We congratulate the University of London on banning the use of leaf-blowing machines on their Bloomsbury Campus. The use of these machines has caused massive pollution and nuisance in Bloomsbury for many years, especially in Spring-time when the ground is covered with the dangerous spores from London Plane trees that … Continue reading University of London Bans use of Leaf Blowing machines on the Bloomsbury Campus.

Importance of Community Vigilance on Licensing Applications

Backdated from previous BA website Local authorities are not able to accept late complaints from local residents on premises licences, a judgement in the Court of Appeal confirmed last week. The binding ruling involved London’s Albert Hall, which applied for a variation of its licence in May 2009, to allow boxing tournaments. Originally there were … Continue reading Importance of Community Vigilance on Licensing Applications

The Bloomsbury Project – UCL

Backdated from previous BA website Anyone with an interest in Bloomsbury will enjoy reading the results of this unique research project covering the development of the area during the 19th century. The project web site will go live to the public after Friday 15th April at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/bloomsbury-project The Evening Standard story can be read at: … Continue reading The Bloomsbury Project – UCL

Holborn and St. Pancras Secondary School Campaign. Message from whereismyschool.org.uk

Backdated from previous BA website Our proposal for The Holborn School has been submitted to the Department for Education. We now need to prove that enough parents in our area would consider choosing it for their children. More details are on our website. We are running an online survey. It should only take you a … Continue reading Holborn and St. Pancras Secondary School Campaign. Message from whereismyschool.org.uk

St Giles Circus/ TCR, Over Station Development Exhibition, 16th and 18th March

Backdated from previous BA website As part of our pre-application consultation process, we are hosting a public exhibition on Wednesday 16th March and Friday 18th March, from 4pm to 8pm at the Crossrail Visitor Centre (16-18 St Giles High Street, WC2H 8LN) TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD CROSSRAIL STATION OVER SITE DEVELOPMENTS (OSD)EASTERN TICKET HALL – ONE … Continue reading St Giles Circus/ TCR, Over Station Development Exhibition, 16th and 18th March

Bloomsbury – a strategic vision update improvement

Backdated from previous BA website In August 2010 Camden Council begin preparatory works to convert Russell Square to two way working. The change will improve safety and make journeys more direct whilst also reducing unnecessary traffic flow around the western three sides of the square. This will mean changes to signals at junctions around the … Continue reading Bloomsbury – a strategic vision update improvement

Bloomsbury Area Action Group – Camden Town Hall, Monday 31 January 2011

Backdated from previous BA website Find out what is going on in Bloomsbury Ward and help us set the goals for the action group. BloomsburyMonday 31 January 20117.00pm – 8.30pmCommittee Room 1 & 2, 1st Floor Camden Town Hall, Judd St, WC1H 9JE Outline of Meeting 6.45pm    Opportunity to meet Bloomsbury ward councillors 7.00pm    Welcome and introductions … Continue reading Bloomsbury Area Action Group – Camden Town Hall, Monday 31 January 2011

Hanway Street/ Hanway Place Conservation Area – Primark service vehicle entrance plan approved by Camden Council

Backdated from previous BA website Re: 2010/5956/P Planning application submitted to the London Borough of Camden for the widening and two-way working of Hanway Street (45 metres), and use of loading bay at flank of 6-17 Tottenham Court Road to facilitate access for delivery vehicles to the rear servicing yard of nos 14-28 Oxford Street … Continue reading Hanway Street/ Hanway Place Conservation Area – Primark service vehicle entrance plan approved by Camden Council

Bloomsbury Safer Neighbourhood Team – Bloomsbury Order of Merit

Backdated from previous BA website Bloomsbury Safer Neighbourhood Panel met on 13/12/2010. 14 panel members attended. Sgt Darren Bone introduced Sgt Paul Standing as his replacement officer in charge of the Bloomsbury Safer Neighbourhood Team and the panel welcomed Sgt Standing to Bloomsbury. The Chair of the Bloomsbury Association thanked Sgt Darren Bone for his … Continue reading Bloomsbury Safer Neighbourhood Team – Bloomsbury Order of Merit

Postal Scam

Backdated from previous BA website Can you circulate this around especially as Xmas is fast approaching – it has been confirmed by Royal Mail. The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam: A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were … Continue reading Postal Scam

WHATA?S IN STORE? THE BEDFORD ESTATES UNVEILS VISION FOR STORE STREET, BLOOMSBURY, WC1

Backdated from previous BA website BloomsburyA?s largest private landowner, The Bedford Estates, unveils its vision for Store Street. As a long-term property owner and investor, The Bedford Estates is injecting approximately A#5 million into the rejuvenation of Store Street to create a compelling and improved tenant-mix and to reinstate a village high street leading towards … Continue reading WHATA?S IN STORE? THE BEDFORD ESTATES UNVEILS VISION FOR STORE STREET, BLOOMSBURY, WC1

Bloomsbury Area Action Group announced by councillors – Inaugural Meeting Tuesday 23 November

Backdated from previous BA website Area action groups, which replace area forums will give you an opportunity to discuss important local issues with councillors and neighbours, and to influence decisions about your area’s future. Committee Room 2, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street Tuesday 23 November 2010, 6.30pm – 8.00pm The inaugural meeting will consist of … Continue reading Bloomsbury Area Action Group announced by councillors – Inaugural Meeting Tuesday 23 November

Bloomsbury and Covent Garden Safer Neighbourhoods Team

Backdated from previous BA website In December Camden Police are launching a new Police Tasking Team which will concentrate on reducing crime in the Bloomsbury and Holborn and Covent Garden wards. We will publish more information on this as we receive it from out SNT’s or you may contact the SNT’s on: Bloomsbury SNT: 020 … Continue reading Bloomsbury and Covent Garden Safer Neighbourhoods Team

London 2012 – Plans for Russell Square and the surrounding area.

Backdated from previous BA website The Olympic Games Organising Committee are seeking planning consent to locate a Media Transport Hub in Russell Square. This will be the pick-up and drop-off point for the media being transported to and from Olympic venues. Some temporary structures and facilities will need to be installed in the Russell Square … Continue reading London 2012 – Plans for Russell Square and the surrounding area.

Bloomsbury Safer Neighbourhood Team & Panel (BSNT & BSNP)

Backdated from previous BA website A milestone was reached reached this evening at the Bloomsbury Safer Neighbourhoods Panel Meeting when Sgt Darren Bone announced his retirement as Team Leader for Bloomsbury SNT having been at the helm since the inauguration of Safer Neighbourhoods about 5 years ago. Yes, it’s that long! We welcomed 2 ambassadors … Continue reading Bloomsbury Safer Neighbourhood Team & Panel (BSNT & BSNP)

Tottenham Court Road is a Mess

Backdated from previous BA website A local resident has produced a very interesting presentation of his view of Tottenham Court Road. See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DesqbmDcyZ4 We agree with most of what has been said in this presentation and have been actively complaining to Camden for years about what we call Shed Culture and the disgusting … Continue reading Tottenham Court Road is a Mess

The scale and impact of the drug problem south of the Euston Rd.

Backdated from previous BA website Are you or your neighbours affected by drugs where you live? Camden Drug and Alcohol Action Team are the Partnership in LB Camden responsible for improving drug enforcement and treatment outcomes across the borough. In view of this, we are gathering information from a variety of sources about the scale … Continue reading The scale and impact of the drug problem south of the Euston Rd.

St Georges Bloomsbury announce series of special events

Backdated from previous BA website Special concert events occurring at St George’s Bloomsbury in the coming months as follows. Thursdays October 7, 14 & 21  6.00 pmAutumn Leaves With Australian born singer Tazina Frank and London based guitarist Barry Langton. Enjoy a glass of white wine and some rush hour quiet time as Tazina and … Continue reading St Georges Bloomsbury announce series of special events

Home Office Consultation on Alcohol – 8 Sept 2010

Backdated from previous BA website The Bloomsbury Association has responded to this consultation as follows: Response to Home Office Alcohol Consultation. 1. What do you think the impact would be of making relevant licensing authorities responsibleauthorities? We believe that the impact will be positive as it means that the Licensing Authority (LA) will be able … Continue reading Home Office Consultation on Alcohol – 8 Sept 2010

St Giles Area Community Safety – What would you do?

Backdated from previous BA website We have received the following communication from Camden Council and would welcome your feedback via stgiles@bloomsburyassociation.org.uk In recent years the activities of drug related anti social behaviour has had a direct impact on Bloomsbury residents and this fund should be used wisely to help reduce or get rid of the … Continue reading St Giles Area Community Safety – What would you do?

BBC Antiques Roadshow comes to the British Museum on 2nd September

Backdated from previous BA website Rare visit to central London by the BBC Antiques Roadshow takes place on Thursday 2nd September at The British Museum. Entry is free. See our previous news item for more info…. LAST TIME THE ROADSHOW CAME……Last time the Antiques Roadshow visited London was 2010 when it was held in the … Continue reading BBC Antiques Roadshow comes to the British Museum on 2nd September

Antiques Roadshow (BBC TV One) to visit Bloomsbury on 2.9.2010

Backdated from previous BA website BBC ONEA?s ever popular Sunday evening programme ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will be filming for its 33rd series at the British Museum, on Thursday, 2nd September, 2010. The doors open at 9.30 am and close at 4.30pm. Entry is free. This will be presenter Fiona Bruce’s third year with the Roadshow and … Continue reading Antiques Roadshow (BBC TV One) to visit Bloomsbury on 2.9.2010

Bloomsbury Area Forum – Pre Election

Backdated from previous BA website The Bloomsbury Area Forum (BAF) is the main forum of communication and discussion between the Bloomsbury Ward councillors and residents. It is always well attended and produces lively debate. Anything of importance to the area may be discussed. It is chaired by our local councillors. The main topic of the … Continue reading Bloomsbury Area Forum – Pre Election

Holborn Business Improvement District (BID) Renewed and Expanded

Backdated from previous BA website InHolborn announced today that the renewal and expansion of their Business Improvement District (BID) was approved by business voters. Businesses with a Rateable Value of A#60,000 or more were balloted along the Holborn to St Giles corridor. The InHolborn Press Release reads as follows:Renewed and Expanded BID!Holborn, St Giles and … Continue reading Holborn Business Improvement District (BID) Renewed and Expanded

Drug Treatment Centre south of Euston Road – Position Statement from Camden Council Feb 2010

Backdated from previous BA website Please navigate to the file which is stored in Our Files. http://www.casweb.org/bloomsburyassociation/file-storage/view/drugs/Drug%20Treatment%20services%20south%20of%20Euston%20Road%20-%20Position%20Statement%20Feb%202010%20from%20Camden%20Council Dear Stakeholder, Camden Drug Treatment service for the wards South of Euston Road The Council Executive considered and approved the award report for a drug treatment service for south Camden residents on 9th December 2009.  The Council Executive … Continue reading Drug Treatment Centre south of Euston Road – Position Statement from Camden Council Feb 2010

Street-level crime and local policing information tells the public what’ s happening on their streets

Backdated from previous BA website Monday, 31 Jan 2011 People will now for the first time be able to see what crime and antisocial behaviour has happened on their streets, access details about their neighbourhood policing team and find out about regular beat meetings all at the touch of a button, the Home Secretary announced … Continue reading Street-level crime and local policing information tells the public what’ s happening on their streets

Serious Assault – Appeal for Witnesses – TCR/ Grafton Way

Backdated from previous BA website On Tuesday 8th December 2009 at approximately 3:30pm, a serious assault took place outside William Hill bookmakers, 50 Grafton Way, W1. A 16-year-old male received a stab wound to the chest. We hear the boy is making a steady recovery. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has informationthat may assist … Continue reading Serious Assault – Appeal for Witnesses – TCR/ Grafton Way

Proposed New Integrated Drug Treatment Centre for South of Euston Road

Backdated from previous BA website The planning application for Roger Street WC1 has been withdrawn. We believe the contractor for this service will propose a new site for this service in due course which must be subject to consultation with the local community and businesses BEFORE any planning application is made – and we invite … Continue reading Proposed New Integrated Drug Treatment Centre for South of Euston Road

New Drug Treatment Centre in the Bloomsbury Area?

Backdated from previous BA website So called consultation, rumour and red herrings! The fact is, that Camden Council have advertised for service providers to show interest in managing the proposed new treatment centre ‘somewhere in Kings Cross, Bloomsbury or Covent Garden’ and then will invite tenders from applicants over the next couple of months. WHEN … Continue reading New Drug Treatment Centre in the Bloomsbury Area?

Defend Camden NHS

Backdated from previous BA website Thanks to everyone who came to the Camden Council’s Health Scrutiny meeting last week. The Committee did agree: a) To ask NHS Camden to amend the consultation document so that real consultation could take place on alternatives. b) To ask NHS Camden to stop tendering for the GP Help with … Continue reading Defend Camden NHS

Defend Camden NHS

Backdated from previous BA website 2009 will be a crucial year for the future of our health service as we know it. * Please find attached the response from CamdenPCT to the questions put to them by the Defend Camden NHS Campaign. It confirms they plan to put out to private tender the GP’s Urgent … Continue reading Defend Camden NHS

Holborn and St. Pancras Secondary School Campaign

Backdated from previous BA website The Bloomsbury Association has supported the call for a new Secondary School south of Euston Road and we have pleasure in reporting from the campaign headquarters as follows. By now you may have read in the Camden New Journal of Camden Council’s ‘positive step forward’ in acknowledging the potential for … Continue reading Holborn and St. Pancras Secondary School Campaign

Bloomsbury Village Fete – and EPICOVID. Friday – Sunday 4/5/6 July 2008

Backdated from previous BA website The BA is returning to its roots in Bloomsbury Village and we are working with all stakeholders in the area towards making the Bloomsbury Village Fete an event to remember over the weekend of 4/5/6 July 2008. This event is part of LFA2008 – the London Festival of Architecture 2008 … Continue reading Bloomsbury Village Fete – and EPICOVID. Friday – Sunday 4/5/6 July 2008

Community Strategy via Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Forum

Backdated from previous BA website Congratulations to Cllr Penny Abraham and Cllr Rebecca Hossack who went to the trouble of organising the inaugural meeting of the Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Forum so that the community members that attended could give their views without being led down the garden path of paying lip service to the views of … Continue reading Community Strategy via Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Forum

The Call-In and Extraordinary General Meeting of Camden Council on BUILDING SCHOOLS for the FUTURE…OR, Are you beginning to get the message that as a Borough Council, Camden is failing in its responsibilities?

Backdated from previous BA website On Monday 5th November an extraordinary meeting of Camden Council took place to listen to deputations and answer the Call-In by Labour Members on the Executive’s decision to build a new secondary school in Swiss Cottage, rather than south of Euston Road. The Call-In failed! Observing the farce from the … Continue reading The Call-In and Extraordinary General Meeting of Camden Council on BUILDING SCHOOLS for the FUTURE…OR, Are you beginning to get the message that as a Borough Council, Camden is failing in its responsibilities?

Bloomsbury Village Traders seek Urban Renaissance

Backdated from previous BA website Bloomsbury Traders call for the Renaissance of Bloomsbury Village as a centre of excellence for Arts & Crafts. Current planning regulations that allow unrestricted retail development into this area are damaging existing trade to such an extent that the area is now virtually unrecognisable for offering anything other than tacky … Continue reading Bloomsbury Village Traders seek Urban Renaissance

Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Forum – An exemplar of community networking

Backdated from previous BA website Anyone who has any doubts about the positive attributes of community networking need only look to the Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Forum (BNF) as an exemplar of good practice and grass roots democracy at work. After a fairly tricky start and some territorial issues (not always healthy ones), this forum has now … Continue reading Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Forum – An exemplar of community networking

Bloomsbury Renaissance

Backdated from previous BA website Bloomsbury is at last beginning to work as a cohesive community again, thanks to all the hard work over recent years by our many active and committed community members, the Bloomsbury Safer Neighbourhoods Panel, SN Police Team and Bloomsbury Neighbourhood Panel. Substantial investment was made by the Bedford Estate, University … Continue reading Bloomsbury Renaissance

Bloomsbury Residents Oppose New Casino License Proposal

Backdated from previous BA website The Bloomsbury Association will oppose the Gaming License application by Bloomsbury Gaming Club Ltd for the Thistle Hotel (BIL Group), in Bloomsbury to operate a new Casino within the hotel premises. The court has instructed that objections must be received in writing at Highbbury Magistrates Court before 9th May. The … Continue reading Bloomsbury Residents Oppose New Casino License Proposal

UCL sponsored Academy School for Camden? Report on the public meeting held at UCL on 5/9/07.

Backdated from previous BA website Consensus was NOT reached at the 5 Sept public meeting hosted by UCL. The well informed audience of approximately 60/70 stakeholders generally welcomed the involvement by UCL into secondary school education but there was a substantial and lively voice of protest which opposed the location of the new school, the … Continue reading UCL sponsored Academy School for Camden? Report on the public meeting held at UCL on 5/9/07.

A Bloomsbury Vision – Feedback from Camden Council

Backdated from previous BA website Camden have produced results of the consultation with stakeholders on the Farrell Report – A Vision for Bloomsbury. The BA is pleased that in general, stakeholders approved the concept of future improvement in consultation with all stakeholders in the area and we hope this document will form the basis for … Continue reading A Bloomsbury Vision – Feedback from Camden Council

First Emperor of China Exhibition at British Museum Sept 2007

Backdated from previous BA website The British Museum have issued the following press release announcing the exhibition of the famous terracotta warriors from XiA?an. British Museum announces plan for the First Emperor of China exhibition in Round Reading Room Morgan Stanley to sponsor the exhibition The extraordinary success of two recent exhibitions at the British … Continue reading First Emperor of China Exhibition at British Museum Sept 2007

Holborn and St. Pancras Needs a new Secondary School – Campaign UPDATE

Backdated from previous BA website The event was very well attended by knowledgable residents from the southern part of Camden. Camden Council are left in no doubt that what we want is a new secondary school for south of thew Euston Road. e have been screaming for a new Secondary School south of Euston Road … Continue reading Holborn and St. Pancras Needs a new Secondary School – Campaign UPDATE

Secondary School South of Euston Road?

Backdated from previous BA website Important public debate at 6.30pm on Monday 5th March at Havwerstock School Camden CASEThe campaign for state education in CamdenConsultation meeting We have organised this meeting to give Camden’s parents, teachers andgovernors the opportunity to be consulted on the Council’s ‘Building Schoolsfor the Future’ plans. These plans will involve rebuilding … Continue reading Secondary School South of Euston Road?

Annual Report 2006

Backdated from previous BA website Our Annual Report 2006 is copied below or navigate to ‘Our Files’, then ‘Constitution and Annual Reports’ to find the document in PDF format. BLOOMSBURY ASSOCIATIONhttp://www.bloomsburyassociation.org.uk/Annual Report2006-2007 Chairman’s Report2006 was a good year for Bloomsbury.  There is a new mood of optimism about the place, a spirit of renewal even, … Continue reading Annual Report 2006

Camden Community Strategy Meeting – Post meeting UPDATE

Backdated from previous BA website We will be reporting back in the near future with a summary of what the community said to Camden Council at this event. Watch this space! Bloomsbury Ward meeting is at:Tues 21st NOV: 7pm at New London Architecture, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1. For further information visit: http://www.camdentogether.org.ukContinue reading Camden Community Strategy Meeting – Post meeting UPDATE

Community Strategy Consultation by Camden Council – Bloomsbury Ward

Backdated from previous BA website Our ward Councillors chaired this well attended and lively meeting at NLA in the Building Centre. A summary of the discusion follows. PA’s notes re: Community Strategy Consultation MeetingNovember 21 2006, 7 p.m. at NLA, Store Street 1.    We need an evidence base for what is needed in Bloomsbury, to reflect … Continue reading Community Strategy Consultation by Camden Council – Bloomsbury Ward

Congratulations to Camden Police – Bloomsbury Drug Dealers Jailed

Backdated from previous BA website Bloomsbury is a safer place after this successful police operation. Five drug dealers operating in Camden have been jailed for a total of sixteen years and eight months. Five drug dealers operating in Camden have been jailed for a total of sixteen years and eight months.  On Friday 10th November … Continue reading Congratulations to Camden Police – Bloomsbury Drug Dealers Jailed

Important new consultation on Community Strategy 2007-2012 by Camden Council

Backdated from previous BA website For further information visit: http://www.camdentogether.org.uk The Bloomsbury Ward meeting is on: Tues 21st NOV: 7pm at New London Architecture, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1 Strategy & Policy,Camden Strategy UnitLondon Borough of CamdenRoom 305, Town HallJudd StreetLondon WC1H 9JE 17 October 2006 Dear colleague, On 5 September the consultation … Continue reading Important new consultation on Community Strategy 2007-2012 by Camden Council

Make a difference Camden! We desperately need a secondary school south of Euston Road!

Backdated from previous BA website Why does Camden Council continue to ignore the vast consensus of opinion that says we need a new Secondary School south of the Euston Road. Lets see some serious discussion taking place with University College London on their offer. We have waited 60 years so far but its time the … Continue reading Make a difference Camden! We desperately need a secondary school south of Euston Road!

What is happening to our parks?

Backdated from previous BA website It would seem that Camden Parks Department seems to think or has an expectation that they should – indeed, must – make money. Increasingly Camden’s parks are being rented out to host commercial ‘events’. Camden Council has control over 68 designated parks, ranging from small Central London garden-squares (e.g. Bloomsbury), … Continue reading What is happening to our parks?

New Dedicated Fixed Site Needle Exchange Planning Application Submitted by Camden Council

Backdated from previous BA website Please be advised that today (Friday 6th Jan) an official of Camden Council submitted the application for planning permission for the ‘temporary’ fixed site Needle Exchange in the Tottenham Court Road Underpass. It is incredible that this facility should be proposed for “what is regarded as one of the worst … Continue reading New Dedicated Fixed Site Needle Exchange Planning Application Submitted by Camden Council

May 2006 Local Elections – What would you like to see on the Bloomsbury Manifesto

Backdated from previous BA website The 2006 elections in Camden have the prospect of being a little more interesting than usual – provided you decide to use your vote! The BA will host a Hustings event during April 06. In the meantime, if you would like to let us know what you think we should … Continue reading May 2006 Local Elections – What would you like to see on the Bloomsbury Manifesto

NEW CAMDEN ADMINISTRATION ELECTED

Backdated from previous BA website The Camden Labour Group, led by Cllr Anna Stewart have managed to ostracise themselves from the mainstream debate in Camden after 35 years of power culminating in a landslide defeat because of the arrogance of their executive. We wish the new executive every success. New administration elected25-May-2006 Camden’s Councillors have … Continue reading NEW CAMDEN ADMINISTRATION ELECTED

St Mungo’s Endell Street – Refurbishment

Backdated from previous BA website We attended at St Mungo’s Endell Street to hear the announcement and presentation about the proposed refurbishment of the hostel. This is a government funded project costing A#3.24M and plans will be submitted to Camden Planning in the near future. St Mungo’s own the freehold of this building. A lively … Continue reading St Mungo’s Endell Street – Refurbishment

West End Dispersal Zone – We need your help?

Backdated from previous BA website Camden Police are asking for the legislation to introduce a Dispersal Zone for Holborn, Covent Garden and Bloomsbury that gives them the powers to to tackle the anti social behaviour of drug dealing / taking – the persons who are congregating together waiting to deal or take the drugs. It … Continue reading West End Dispersal Zone – We need your help?

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