Spring may seem a while away, but there’s no better time to start thinking about your garden. We’ve updated our Resources page with a Gardening section that includes an Elm Village gardener who’s available to help you.
If you are looking for pure historical fact, read no further ! Many of the events described in Ed Lee’s latest instalment of the Elm Village Chronicles have been disputed by historians. But let’s not spoil a good story for the sake of the truth.
Ed Lee has written another thrilling installment of his history of our area. Last time we were hanging out with mammoths. This time, the Romans have invaded!
Our little park is looking lovely once more. The willow is sporting a short back and sides, the lawn is smooth and the flower beds are looking great. It’s opened up the space, given it clear viewing lines and allowed the sunlight in. Thanks to Fountains and Camden for giving us a park to be proud of.
A Park to be Proud Of
Each year our little park Elm Village Open Space becomes neglected. This year is no different. Easy perhaps to blame the rain and the recession, but are our council taxes being well managed? How hard can it be for the grounds contractor to come by once a week and see that our area has not been maintained?
The long grass becomes an excuse for the irresponsible dog owners to not clean up, not that they need it but at least with a short lawn you can see where you are stepping. The rubble and debris is hazardous – surely the contractors can remove such items? The overgrown willow never gets cut back. If it were shorter it would still look nice and the park would be more open and safer.
Come on Camden – we’re not a backwater here – we’re proud of Elm Village and want to maintain the value of its amenities.
Elm Village Open Space Neglected Again
Written by Ed Lee, we will present a series of short histories. Here’s our first instalment.
Camden and Islington have developed a Place Plan for the King’s Cross area. This includes Elm Village, Camley Street, Agar, Maiden Lane, the Canal. This plan sets out a vision for the future of King’s Cross that reflects the priorities for the area.
The Council needs your opinion about this plan by 21st May.
EVTRA encourages all Elm Villagers to look at this plan and be a part of the future by giving your feedback.
If you would like EVTRA to provide feedback to the Council on behalf of residents – contact us at email@example.com
After the warm spell in March, Elm Village seemed to be in eternal deluge. Lots and lots of rain this past weekend. Good for our plants and trees but apparently not enough to end the drought. Then suddenly it all ended and the sun came out today. Nature looked wonderful and reminded us that Elm Village is a little oasis of greenery. Next time you’re out and about stop for a second and see our surroundings.
Some EVTRA members have been active in the campaign to keep Camden Road Surgery open. Camden Council is now planning to run an inquiry into the situation. This developing story is being covered by the Camden New Journal.