Notice of the Annual General Meeting 2019 and other news

Dear Members

1. Notice of the Annual General Meeting 2019
Monday 25 November 7pm upstairs at The Grafton, Prince of Wales Rd

Come early to meet people – the bar upstairs will be open from 6.30. Please buy your drinks upstairs as we have to spend a minimum amount for the free use of the room (the first drink is on IARA, so claim your token when you arrive)

The first part of the meeting will be a formal AGM, with reports from the Chair, Treasurer and some of the subgroups. You can hear more about what’s happening in the High Street and nearby, what the police are dealing with, what the Elders group is up to and more.

There will be an election of officers – Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Think about whether there is anyone you would like to nominate anyone to any of these positions (yourself, or another person with their permission), and if so let us know in advance of the meeting. (The current officers are also willing to stand again). If you want to know more about what’s involved, get in touch.

After the AGM we hope everyone will stay for some drinks and a little bit of food and socialising. Everyone who lives in the area is a member and all are welcome. If you know of someone else who is perhaps new to the area and who may not know about us, please let them know about the meeting. Thank you.

2. Raglan House planning application – deadline for comment 11.11.19Here is the application for the development of Raglan House (the old day centre on the corner of Raglan/Anglers). Raglan neighbours we have heard from seem happy with the plans, which retain the facade and create 6 houses.

Raglan House 1 Raglan Street London NW5 3DB
Change of use from day centre (Use Class D1) to create 6 (3 x 2 bed and 3 x 3-bed) residential dwellings (Use Class C3). Erection of new first floor side extension and two storey side infill extension on Anglers Lane; Installation of dormer windows in the front and rear roofslopes; insertion of new doorways at ground floor level and associated minor alterations to the railings.Application number: 2019/4825/P
Application type: Full Planning PermissionView Application

3. Solar panels?You may already have had a letter from the Camden Climate Change Alliance about a new solar panel scheme which involves bulk buying (so the more people that sign up, the cheaper it gets). If you haven’t had it and are interested here are the details:

Camden Council is working with the Greater London Authority to deliver Solar Together, a group buying scheme for solar panels. We are inviting you to participate to help you install solar panels on your home, business premises or community building. Solar panels are not complex but buying a solar system can be daunting. Solar Together London is a group-buying scheme that helps you through the process, keeping you informed at every stage.

Solar Together has been operating across the UK since 2012, with schemes taking place across the country in partnership with Local Authorities. The scheme has facilitated the installation of over 17,000 solar panels and has helped save approximately 35,000 tonnes of CO2e.

Solar Together is open to Smal and Medium Enterprises and Commonhold Associations who are freeholders of their premises, or have permission from their Landlord to install solar panels. Solar Together is available for solar arrays up to a maximum of 50 panels.

How does Solar Together work?

  • Register – Register online for free to become part of the group and without obligation until 22nd October 2019.
  • Auction – Pre-vetted UK solar PV suppliers participate in an auction run by the independent group-buying experts iChoosr. Suppliers are able to offer compelling pricing as the volume and geographic concentration will make it possible for them to realise greater efficiencies, which they pass on with lower prices for installations.
  • Your offer – After the auction, registered parties will receive a personal recommendation, which is specific to the details they submitted in their registration.
  • Offer accepted and installation – If you choose to accept the recommendation, the specifics of the installation will be confirmed with a technical survey after which a date can be set for the installation of their solar PV system. Installations are scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2020.

Telephone and email helpdesks are on-hand throughout the whole process and information sessions will allow you to make an informed decision in a safe and hassle-free environment.

Apply for Solar Together London

4. Help to grow a wildflower meadow –on the Raglan Estate, Thursday 31 October. See flyer attached.

5. Murphy’s Yard ConsultationAs you know, major developments are planned for the huge area of Murphy’s land, between Highgate Road and the railway. There is a further consultation – see flyer attached. They write:

Please see attached an invitational flyer for the upcoming Murphy’s Yard Workshops, scheduled for the 4th and 6th of November.

We have sent this to the circa 7000 local addresses contacted ahead of the first public exhibition, and hope to host a series of engaging and accessible sessions to help influence the scheme.

Each session will be run in the same manner, so those interested only need to sign up for one spot. You can do so via:

You can also sign up through our updated website, which now also contains a copy of our Stage 1 Feedback Report, detailing what we’ve been up to and the responses to consultation received so far.

If in the meantime you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact details below. 0203 880 6941

6. Bassett Street Community GardenYou may have seen the report in the CNJ this week about the closure of the garden. The campaigners have not given up and say this:

write to express your concerns : and you and your friends and neighbours can tweet your concerns about this decision to: @CamdenCouncil or @Georgia_Gould (who is the leader of Camden Council).D & D