Update 26 May 2020

Bike thefts and Police Matters. Last week one of our members has had their bike stolen overnight, although it was locked to the railings. It is really hard if you cannot bring the bike in overnight but maybe double up the locks? The Chair of the Safer Neighbourhood Panel has sent this to us: “I’m in… Read more »

Update 19 May 2020

Dear Members Progress on the Pizza Express siteThere is a new planning application, which is to put up a temporary illuminated advertising space on 187 Kentish Town Road. Details are here:Application number: 2020/1947/AApplication type: Advertisement Consent   View Application Stephen, from Prince of Wales Road, had a look at the application and spotted this: “This application… Read more »

IARA Update 10.5.20

Dear Members Things feel very quiet at the moment. We hope everyone is doing ok. It’s been great seeing people (from a safe distance) on their doorsteps during the lovely weather. Green issues Boma –the garden centre in Islip Street – is now open for online orders and deliveries: www.bomagardencentre.co.uk Lots happening at Transition Town’s Think… Read more »


Before we start… please note this section goes over several pages and you need to spot the rather unnoticeable box at the foot of each page to arrow yourself into the next page. This part of the website consists of: 1. some quite old postings of a History of the Area in Maps – (ignore… Read more »

History of the Gates by Pamela Taylor

I live at 40 Prince of Wales Road, the first house in the terrace between Hampstead Gates and the railway bridge, and I’m one of the writers for Alan Godfrey who publishes reprints of large-scale OS maps with accompanying historical notes.   The map dates range from the 1860s to the 1930s, the scale is usually… Read more »

IARA Update 28.4.20

Dear Members Firstly, we hope everyone is well. If you need any help (shopping, some virtual company …) please let us know.  There are lots of friendly people willing to help out.PPE Kentish Town Health Centre have been delighted with the masks several of you have made for them. Sophie has forwarded this amazing picture… Read more »