Update 13 November – IARA’s Annual General Meeting and other things.

Dear Members

Here is the formal notice of IARA’s Annual General Meeting.  This is being delivered by hand to as many homes as our loyal street reps can reach – ie 600.   If you live in a block of flats or a street where there is a WhatsApp or other group for residents, it would be great if you could forward this. Flats in particular are difficult to access with paper notices and it would be good to give more opportunity for people to join the mailing list if they would like to.

Notice of the Annual General Meeting 2020
Monday 7 December 7pm – by Zoom

We will be sending a Zoom invitation by email shortly before 7 December, together with a Chair’s report and a financial statement. If you are not already on our email list and would like to be involved, please email us and we will add you to the mailing list.

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 neighbourhood, what the police are dealing with, what the Elders group is up to, issues around greening the area and more.

There will be an election of officers – Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. If there is anyone you would like to nominate anyone to any of these positions (yourself, or another person with their permission) 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.

Everyone who lives in the area is a member and all are welcome. If you are new to the area you may like to see over the page a brief introduction to IARA. If you know of someone else who is perhaps new to the area and who may not know about us, please pass this notice onto them. Thank you.

Police matters – John’s report from the Safer Neighbourhoods Panel

Although we have had no Panel meetings due to Covid I thought I should write a brief note for the next newsletter.

The Kentish Town Safer Neighbourhoods Team Panel hasn’t been able to meet since April this year due to Covid. However, the Team itself has still been working including weapons sweeps on the estates and regular patrols through the whole Ward area. Ingestre Estate in the northern part of Kentish Town remains one of the main areas for anti-social behaviour.

I have spoken on a couple of occasions to PCSO Danny Fitzsimmons and others in the Team when they have been walking through our area. Danny has confirmed that the whole of Kentish Town Ward, including the Inkerman Area, is now covered by a Community Protection Notice (CPN) to deal with anti-social behaviour.

A copy in two parts is attached to explain what this covers.

Burning coal and wood – a request from Camden Climate Change Alliance

We are urging everyone to avoid burning wood and coal at home and to also avoid burning garden waste, to help protect health this winter.Camden is a Smoke Control Area, so if you do burn wood or coal at home you must comply with the Clean Air Act restrictions on certain fuels, or face a fine of up to £1,000. For more information, please visit our wood-burning webpagewhere you can download our flyer on open fires and wood burning stoves.”

Support the High Street.

In these times which are so hard for our local shops it may be good to see if you can support them and avoid doing everything on line – eg Amazon.  

Our wonderful local bookshop, The Owl, is not open for browsers but you can order and collect. owlbookshop@gmail.com 020 7485 7793.

As well as the obvious food shops and takeaway food outlets, there are some other shops open – eg our two hardware shops and, for stationery, Morgans is still open 9 – 5 every day except Sundays. If you want to reduce browsing time, ring them on 020 7267 5231 

Tally at Kall Kwik in the High Street has offered to do print jobs and deliver to the area. She has even said that small print jobs for those in real need may be cheap or free. She did our AGM notices cut price.  191 Kentish Town Road NW5 2JU 

Tel: 020 7485 9818   info@kallkwikkentishtown.com

Please let us know of other local resources that you think we should plug. 

D & D