Judd St open space

Camden Council is asking local residents and businesses for their ideas and opinions on how this park might be improved
Shape Landscape Architects have already been speaking with neighbours and they will be in the park on Thursday 30th November, 12noon ‐ 4pm and Saturday 2nd December , 1pm – 3pm.
They are interested in ideas for a renovation – the first step in what is promised as a ‘two stage’ discussion process, with the second presumabky to include som worked up proposals.
If you can’t make it but have ideas, contacts for the work are Joe Lewis Green SpaceProject Officer at LB Camden (07876 745481; joe.lewis@camden.gov.uk) and  Richard Peckham of Shape Landscape Architects (07876 255777; richard@shape.eu.com).

Xmas event planners at the ready folks …

Next week sees the Goodenough College & Bloomsbury Community Carol Service at Holy Cross Church., Cromer St. It’s on Thursday 7 December at 630pm.

The Mayor of Camden will be there as will the Bishop of Edmonton.

Mulled wine and mince pies afterwards too.


Attractive Christmas gift ideas that support the work of the Marchmont Association

With the race to find that special Christmas gift well underway, you might like to think of treating your nearest and dearest (or other acquaintances) to one of the Marchmont Association’s lavishly illustrated local history publications, all authored by Ricci de Freitas. All of the proceeds go towards the association’s work to improve the local area.

 They include, in order of publication:

·         The Story of Marchmont Street – Bloomsbury’s original high street (now in its 4th edition)


·         Tales of Brunswick Square – Bloomsbury’s untold past


·         From Fields to Fountains – the Story of Bloomsbury’s Russell Square, b


All three are all available at the following local outlets:

Skoob Books, 66 The Brunswick, WC1N 1AE

Judd Books, 82 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AG

Camden Local Studies & Archives Centre, Holborn Library, Theobald’s Road

From Fields to Fountains is also available from Caffè Russell in Russell Square Gardens, and you can find them all on Amazon.

Peace and goodwill to you all.