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Spring newsletter – Alma Street Fair, Film Quarter, Kentish Town walkabouts, Green issues, crime … and more

The Big Event! The Alma Street Fair 23 June 2024  …  …when local residents and local firms and organisations unite in a one-day event which means we close the streets and have three music stages and dancing and 100+ stalls selling food and drink and lots more.  Stall reservations now open on Eventbrite Volunteer for… Read more »

Late night licensing threat. New Raglan Street housing. Ideas for using a local community centre. Climate action day. IT help wanted

Evening and Night Time Economy and Licensing Rules. Camden is seriously suggesting a change in licensing to allow  more late night opening – up to 2.00 am in places.  This proposal follows various consultations Camden have had on the Evening and Night time Economy. Some of you may have contributed to the Commonplace consultation on these… Read more »


                At approximately 7.13 pm on Monday September 2nd 1861 an excursion train travelling from Kew to Bow on the current Overground line had just passed Kentish Town station (now Gospel oak station) when it ran into a goods train which was in the process of crossing the tracks.  The crash took place on the line… Read more »

January Newsletter

Dear Members  This is our first newsletter for 2024, and there is quite a lot going on already.  IARA WhatsApp group  The main group now has over 200 members and buzzes with news, requests, offers.  We also have subgroups for History, Dog Lovers, Theatre Goers, Trees and Gardening, Sustainability.  There are plans in the spring… Read more »

Crime, art, music Newsletter December ’23

Crime warning Someone local (Kelly Street) has had a very unpleasant experience, and has invited us to share it as a warning  It comes under the heading of what the police call “distraction crime”.  This is what happened.  Early in the morning there was a knock at the door.  Someone asked if it was possible… Read more »

Local events for your diary – Now for historic interest!

 There are a number of interesting events coming up soon. There’s the annual concert to raise funds for our local youth project, GOAL YC.  Based in Queens Crescent, they do fantastic work and this is a chance to have a really enjoyable evening with some very talented musicians, drinks and food.  See flyer attached. Then there’s … Read more »