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Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

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: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1ca2e6bb60967d52c047a44de&id=e3286bc9ce […]

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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: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1ca2e6bb60967d52c047a44de&id=41328362a7 February 2014: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1ca2e6bb60967d52c047a44de&id=1d1379d572 March 2014: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1ca2e6bb60967d52c047a44de&id=acc1331828 April 2014: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1ca2e6bb60967d52c047a44de&id=ffb2b325cb 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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Save Belsize Fire Station!

by Tom Simon on 6 May, 2013

  UPDATE: A new report released by the London Fire Brigade shows the increase in average response times across London on a ward-by-ward basis. Belsize Ward will see its average response time increase to 8 minutes, 2 minutes over the LFB’s own 6 minute target. The report shows increases across Camden with 6 other wards […]

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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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Save Belsize Fire Station!

by Tom Simon on 30 November, 2012

Conservative Mayor Boris Johnson is planning budget cuts that could see 17 London fire stations closed, including our one here in Belsize. The Mayor is demanding the fire brigade find £65m in savings in the next two years. Modelling of what this might mean shows it could force the closure of 17 stations and the […]

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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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HS2 threat to Adelaide Rd nature reserve

by Tom Simon on 28 April, 2011

The image above shows the scale of the proposed ventilation shaft. The structure is 5 storeys high, but will appear as just 2 storeys from Adelaide Rd, due to the sloping off of the land down to the railway. CLICK on the picture to see it full scale for a better view.

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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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