A meeting, a party, wildlife in the area and other stuff….

IARA General Meeting

We previously told you that the next IARA general meeting will be this Saturday, 10 September and will be essentially a social meeting.  We’ll be there between 4 and 6 and will bring labels for name/street badges, plus a bit of drink to start us off and some (plastic) glasses.  

Hope to see you there! 

And then on Sunday it’s the ….

York Rise street party
, with a hugely green theme. A major player in organising this is Dan Carrier – a long term friend of IARA and mastermind behind the Dig It stage at the Fair.

Stay Club 

Many residents of Holmes Road have been troubled over the summer by the behaviour of the very large groups of young students who stay at the Stay Club for short courses.  We will try to set up a meeting with the management there.  Please let us know if you would like to be involved. 

Dog poo! 

This from Camden:

“We know that the majority of dog owners in Camden are responsible and that they and their pets have no negative impacts on our communities. However, we are also aware that there are complaints around antisocial behaviour associated with the minority of dog owners who are irresponsible. 

These include regular complaints around dog fouling, the Council receives a number of these each week, through to the fear and intimidation generated when dogs are not kept under control by their owners. We are therefore looking to re-introduce the Public Space Protection Order for irresponsible dog ownership as part of our drive for improving the environment of Camden.

The Public Space Protection Order would cover the following behaviour: 

  • Failing to clear up dog faeces by the person in charge of the dog. 
  • Failing to comply with a request to leash a dog, by an authorised officer on any land to which the Order applies. 

We are considering the continuing of the PSPO in Camden to tackle the issues around antisocial behaviour associated with irresponsible dog ownership. Under any new order, police and accredited council officers would be able to issue on-the-spot fines of up to £100, to people in charge of dogs who are breaching the agreed prohibitions that will be reviewed as part of this consultation.   

Please send your thoughts and comments for the proposal to OperationsTeam@camden.gov.uk. Please ensure that you respond to us before 27th October 2022”

And finally – on a rather nicer tone relating to our local animals…..

Wildlife in Kentish Town – Results from the Alma Street Fair Biodiversity Stand

Some of our local naturalists ran a stand at the Alma Street fair and gathered information from local residents and slightly less local i.e. Kentish Town, Gospel Oak and Tufnell Park.  The results are on the website at https://www.inkermanresidents.org.uk/gardening/wildlife-in-kentish-town

Taster:  “For birds, Wrens and Robins are seen everywhere, and some visitors also had Blue and Great Tits nesting in birdboxes. A surprise was the number of records of Grey Wagtail, which are clearly now breeding widely in Kentish Town, as are Goldfinch….”

Inkerman Area Residents Association Ltd Wildlife in Kentish TownWildlife in Kentish Town. Posted August 21st, 2022 by admin. Wildlife in Kentish Town – Results from the Alma Street Fair Biodiversity Stand . At the Alma Street Fair on Sunday 3 July, we ran a table on biodiversity.www.inkermanresidents.org.uk

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