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Say ‘No’ to the Swiss Cottage tower!

by Tom Simon on 28 April, 2014

You may be aware that the owners of 100 Avenue Road (the building at Swiss Cottage with Me Love Sushi, Ham&High, Mia) want to demolish it and build something much larger, including a 24-storey tower. For more information please have a look at Cllr Tom Simon’s recent email newsletters on this topic: December 2013: […]

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Information on HS2

by Tom Simon on 28 April, 2014

We know that many Belsize residents are concerned about HS2 and its impact on the area. Please have a look at recent copies of our email newsletter on this topic: January 2014: February 2014: March 2014: April 2014: Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions about HS2. Also, […]

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Adelaide Road housing development

by Tom Simon on 26 June, 2013

Camden Council has a proposal to increase housing in this area by building a new large development next to Blashford on Adelaide Road and a smaller development on the Fellows Rd Estate.   The drawings below show what is proposed for the Adelaide Rd development. Under the plans the garage will go and the medical […]

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New primary school set to open in 2013

by Tom Simon on 6 December, 2012

Great news for children due to start school next year – Belsize Primary School is on track to open in September 2013. Local Lib Dem Councillor Tom Simon has been working closely with the parents and campaigners behind the school and helped them get approval from the Government earlier this year. This school will mean […]

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HS2 meeting with Transport Minister Norman Baker

by Tom Simon on 28 April, 2011

Camden Liberal Democrats have taken the case against High Speed 2 directly to the coalition government.   Transport Spokesperson Councillor Paul Braithwaite and Belsize Councillor Tom Simon met with Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Norman Baker on Tuesday and set out the concerns of local people in Camden.   Cllr Paul Braithwaite said, “This was an important opportunity for […]

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Labour-run Camden Council has rejected a motion to guarantee that none of our libraries will be closed, claiming this would be pre-judging the results of its consultation. The motion was the subject of an Extraordinary Meeting of the Council that had been called by the Liberal Democrats in order to allow a proper debate and […]

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Residents’ relief at planning victory

by Tom Simon on 19 March, 2011

On Thursday evening at the Town Hall local residents and conservationists scored a stunning victory over plans to build a pair of modern 7-bedroom town houses in the heart of the Belsize Conservation Area. Following an energetic campaign by Belsize residents, Camden’s planning committee threw out the plans by a unanimous vote.

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Camden’s flawed library consultation

by Tom Simon on 18 February, 2011

Camden Council’s library consultation has been launched. The consultation document should be available in libraries and community centres across Camden. It is also available online here. Along with other budgets, the library budget in Camden is being cut. Critics have attacked the consultation as lacking imagination and being front-loaded on the assumption that the library […]

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Show your support for Belsize library on 5th February. Come and take part! With many of our local libraries under threat of closure by Camden it is crucial that the community shows how much it values this wonderful asset. Please come along and join in. All ages are welcome. The library opens at 10am and […]

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February is consultation month!

by tomsimon on 24 January, 2011

Camden is running consultations on sustainability, housing and transport.   Draft Environmental Sustainability plan (closing date 20th February):—have-your-say.en  

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