London Wildlife Trust are currently consulting on plans for a new visitor centre and programme of learning activities at Camley Street Natural Park. We’d love to hear the views of Elm Village residents.
As many Elm Villagers visit or work in the West End, this consultation will be of interest. Camden is seeking your feedback on the West End Project, a £26 million proposal to change the Fitzrovia-Bloomsbury corridor significantly. And your voice to the dialogue http://www.wearecamden.org/westendproject/ before 18th July, 2014 when the consultation closes.
Evtra holds its AGM on Monday, 30th June 7pm – 8pm in the Constitution cellar bar. This is an opportunity for residents to meet and discuss Elm Village and Places for People. There will be updates about PfP plans, neighbourhood planning, community events and safety. All residents in the Evtra area are encouraged to attend. If you would like to volunteer a little time each year to help our community, we will be accepting nominations to the volunteer committee.
Commentary by David Powell, Chair of the Evtra volunteers committee and Chair of the Camley Street Neighbourhood Forum
In our Elm Village ward of St Pancras & Somers Town, Cllrs Roger Robinson, Samata Khatoon and Peter Brayshaw were all re-elected (with some of the largest majorities in Camden)
Cllr Phil Jones who was the Portfolio leader with responsible for the community investment plan is re-elected for Cantelowes, the ward just the other side of Agar Grove. This is relevant to Evtra’s role in the Camley Street Neighbourhood Forum.
Cllr Theo Blackwell, Gospel Oak, former Portfolio Lead for finance and who spoke at the Camley Street Neighbourhood Forum’s first public meeting, is re-elected.
Cllr Richard Cotton is newly elected to Camden Town with Primrose Hill. Richard lives on Weavers way and is an elected member of the Camley Street Neighbourhood Forum.
Cllr Sarah Hayward, Leader for the last term, remains a councillor for Kings Cross
Cllr Julian Fulbrook, (Holborn) Camden’s longstanding planning chair, is re-elected.
Sian Berry is the Green Party’s new councillor for Highgate.
Cllr Flick Rea, representing Fortune Green in W Hampstead is now the only Lib Dem representative on the council.
Sunday 1st December
9:30 Meet outside the Garden Centre and ‘walk’ the Camley Street Neighbourhood Area – taking photos and discussing ideas/issues for neighbourhood development as we go
11:00 at the Camley Street Natural Park for coffee/tea & biscuits. Followed by a Meeting/presentation with drop-in question and answer session.
Ends by 12.30.
This is the area covered by the newly formed Camley Street Neighbourhood Forum. Evtra is taking an active role with residents on the steering group.
This neighbourhood forum will grow in importance as developers spread out from Kings Cross and begin to eye our area as prime real estate. The area in the map is also identified by HS2 planners as a major works depot (building materials, lorries) for work that will go on to widen the bridges on the HS2 Link (i.e. the Overground rail tracks running parallel with Barker Drive through Camden Road station). With property development, we’ve already seen new high rise student flats on Camley Street and St Pancras Way.
Neighbourhood forums are a way for local residents and businesses to play an active role in neighbourhood development plans. Residents in Elm Village, Weavers Way, Ploughmans Close and Crofters Way, and business along Camley Street, are actively participating in our neighbourhood forum.