Kentish Town residents delighted by Talacre decision
It s fantastic that Talacre Gardens will be registered as a Town Green. Residents are over the moon. Those with long memories will know that this is just the latest chapter in Talacre s messy history. The gardens were born with the clearance of slum housi
It's fantastic that Talacre Gardens will be registered as a Town Green. Residents are over the moon. Those with long memories will know that this is just the latest chapter in Talacre's messy history. The gardens were born with the clearance of slum housing in the 1970s, but residents had to fight the council every step of the way to create the precious park we see today.
More recently, the ugly shadow of the Dalby Street development forced residents to recognise that, with land in inner London growing ever more scarce, there will be real pressure to use every last scrap. Talacre Gardens, at least, is now safe.
It's been quite a journey for all those of us who have done battle for Talacre Gardens, and I would like to warmly thank all those people - both in Camden and further afield - who got involved, worked together and supported our campaign. Similarly, the Liberal Democrat councillors who took this decision showed that they trust the local community and are not afraid to be bold and radical when it comes to protecting what is special about our borough.
Whatever the future may bring, we have a guarentee that this green lung will remain. When people are enjoying the sunshine in Talacre this weekend, they will have good reason to smile.
You may also want to watch:
Councillor Matthew Sanders
Haverstock Ward, London Borough of Camden
- 1 'Something out of Blade Runner?' BT eyes screen near cinema
- 2 North London floods return – with South End Green deluged again
- 3 Anger over Thames Water and Westminster Council's flash floods response
- 4 Man charged with indecent exposure and voyeurism in West Hampstead
- 5 Piers Plowright obituary: BBC and Hampstead star dies at 83
- 6 Hampstead 'business hero' honoured for work with Soho Dairy street stall
- 7 Camden councillors rally against constituency boundary changes
- 8 CQC says Royal Free 'comprehensively responded' to maternity issues
- 9 Convicted terrorist sent back to jail after bin lorry breach
- 10 O2 Centre: Developer says it 'will listen' but still aiming for 1,900 homes