After seven years of fighting the monstrous and unwelcome development planned to overshadow Swiss Cottage Green Space, local residents are relieved that developers Essential Living have announced they will be “closing” all work on the 100 Avenue Road site, including removal of the large crane forthwith.
London’s water supply continues to be a major concern for us all to consider seriously and urgently: 22 per cent of our water comes from the Colne Valley aquifer, and HS2 is being allowed to contaminate it with pile driving.
I have never felt more like I am living through a defining moment. Everywhere we are asked to pick a side, and division is being stoked by many of our country’s leaders, when they should be leading the way to a finer and kinder understanding of our common humanity.
High streets across the country were already facing challenging times, through increasing government business rates, rent increases and changing shopping habits, but the local shop has been a vital life line during this crisis.
Shortly before the world turned upside down, I was lucky enough to be at BBC 6 Music event in Camden, where Tony Visconti, the great producer behind David Bowie’s Berlin-period albums, and The Stranglers’ JJ Burnel were interviewed by Liz Kershaw.
The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.