High hopes for creation of an important green space

To those who might have visited the town hall executive meeting last Wednesday evening hoping to learn the outcome of the town green idea for Talacre Gardens (Town green would restore trust, H&H letters, June 26), they could be forgiven for thinking it wa

To those who might have visited the town hall executive meeting last Wednesday evening hoping to learn the outcome of the town green idea for Talacre Gardens (Town green would restore trust, H&H letters, June 26), they could be forgiven for thinking it was unacceptable.

However, at the 11th hour, the coalition produced a response that could restore local trust in the council at Haverstock ward.

We knew our local councillors and others had been lobbying for the proposal.

After an eloquent and passionate speech by Cllr Matt Sanders on the topic, a lengthy debate followed. It led to a formula for progress which has greatly encouraged activists to believe that by the autumn the town green could be a reality.


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If it is achieved, as expected, it will be a landmark decision confirming that Camden Council is doing more than listening to community pleas.

In the scale of human endeavour, registering Talacre Gardens as a town green may not loom large. But for this gritty and often troubled corner of the borough, if confirmed, it would represent more than a symbol of renewed interest in the welfare of Haverstock.

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We are grateful to the coalition for showing concern that this very frugal measure could possibly be realised soon by the registration authority - Camden itself.

Peter Cuming

Chairman

Friends of Talacre Gardens

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