Introduction – what is the Inkerman Area Residents Association?

To remind established residents and to introduce us to new residents…

The Inkerman Area Residents Association (IARA)  is our local residents’ association. We cover the area bounded to the east by Kentish Town Road, to the south by Prince of Wales Road and  to the west and north by the railway lines.

We started 34 years ago. We are all volunteers. Anyone who lives here is automatically a member, and you can be involved in the association by coming to meetings and/or joining our ever-growing e-mail group, the main way we consult on local issues as they arise (e mail us on to join the group) (more…)

Welcome to our website

This is the website of the Inkerman Area Residents Association.   See above for information about the Association.

See also the articles reporting local events as well as links to other information about the area.

If you are interested in the history of the area, click on Local History in the column on the right for a series of maps through the years showing how the area was built up on fields.

In Local history there is also a link to the excellent Conservation Area Statement which has a description of all the streets and buildings in the Conservation Area which cover much of The Inkerman Area.

Any comments or suggestions:

Major Development just north of our area. 3-6 Spring Place

We do not send out details to members or post here all planning matters, but this is a big issue. Some people may have seen this week’s CNJ, which had a full page article about the Spring Place development.  In case you missed it, this is the proposed development of the Addison Lee garage site,… Read more »

NO Alma Street Fair in 2016

Following a full meeting of the Association, IARA has decided not to hold any kind of Fair this year.  Not enough people in the Inkerman Area have got the time and energy to make it a success, and we will therefore have a quiet year – perhaps recharging everyone’s energy for 2017!

Good General Meeting 9 May 2016. Minutes below…

Alma St Fair:  See below: 3. “There have been offers of help from outside IARA, but no significant enthusiasm or commitment from within the Association. We have floated the idea of combining a Jumble Trail with local venues hosting music and some stalls, but had very little response – 4 or 5 people have expressed… Read more »

NOT The Alma Street Fair but instead …

We have made the decision that there are not enough people involved this year to run The Alma Street Fair along the same lines as in previous years. We also thought it might be good to try something different – at least for one year – with the option of reverting to the previous model… Read more »

IARA General Meeting Monday 9 May 7.30 pm

You are invited to a General Meeting of the Inkerman Area Residents Association, on Monday 9 May 7.30 – 9 pm upstairs at The Grafton (corner of Grafton Road and Prince of Wales Road) Everyone who lives in the area is automatically a member so come along to find out more about what your Residents… Read more »

March update

Basement development rights We have mentioned previously that there are concerns about the impact on neighbours of basement developments. At present, many of these fall into the category of “Permitted Developments”, which would mean that they don’t need to go through the normal planning process. However, the law is not clear on this point and… Read more »