Belsize Liberal Democrats

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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):   http://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/environment/news/2011/january/our-draft-environmental-sustainability-plan—have-your-say.en  

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HIGH SPEED RAIL LINK TO RUN UNDER FELLOWS RD!

by tomsimon on 23 December, 2010

The high speed rail link from London to Birmingham (HS2) has a new proposed route in London – right under Fellows Rd and the Chalcot Towers. Recently I attended a briefing and Q&A session by HS2 at the Town Hall. In case you are not aware there was a previous proposed route along King Henry’s […]

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Labour-run Camden have replaced the ‘Local Area Forums’ with ‘Area Action Groups’. Aside from a new name, the only real difference is that your ward councillors receive less support in setting them up and the meetings no longer have the annual £10k budget to spend locally.

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Labour-run Camden’s new Community Investment Programme includes nothing to help with the shortage of primary school places in the Belsize/NW3 area. This is despite there being an acute shortage of places in reception classes, which is set to get worse over the next few years, due to a rise in birth rates.

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LABOUR’S PLAN TO CLOSE BELSIZE LIBRARY

by tomsimon on 5 November, 2010

The much-loved library on Antrim Grove may be closed   Belsize Library on Antrim Grove is under serious threat of closure by Camden’s Labour administration, despite it having 50,000 visitors a year. This would be a huge blow to the many residents. The library is popular across age ranges, being particularly valued by the elderly, […]

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A great day – new post office opens

by tomsimon on 9 October, 2010

  Cllr Tom Simon (right) with Andrew Thornton at the opening On Tuesday 5th October the new ‘post office local’ service at Budgens supermarket on Haverstock Hill opened. Budgen’s owner, Andrew Thornton laid on champagne and nibbles for the crowd that had gathered for the official opening and the red ribbon was cut shortly after […]

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People who live or work in Belsize Park will be pleased to hear that postal services are returning to the area. From 4th October Budgens on Haverstock Hill will be home to a 12-month trial of the ‘Post Office Essentials’ service, which provides most post office services. One great thing is that it will be […]

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UCL academy gets green light

by tomsimon on 8 August, 2010

Great news for Camden parents and children in both the north and the south of the borough. The coalition government has announced that three key schools projects are going to go ahead – the UCL sponsored academy on Adelaide Road, the rebuild of South Camden Community School and the rebuild of the outstanding Swiss Cottage […]

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