The South Hampstead Flood Action Group would like everyone who was flooded to fill in one of Thames Water's Flooding Questionnaire.
The more people who do this, the more likely it is that Thames Water will make this area a priority for drainage improvement. Thames will keep the information provided confidential --- they won't share them with any other organisations, including insurers.
You can fill in the questionnaire online: tinyurl.com/f6k8br7c. Or print a copy to complete by hand and post in by googling: “Thames Water Flooding Questionnaire”.
If anyone needs help printing the form or filling it in, they can contact the Flood Action Group on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Group wants everyone to encourage their friends and neighbours who have been flooded to fill in the questionnaire, including everyone who completed the local survey prepared by The Group in the autumn.
They would also like residents to tell them more about impact of being flooded on them and their property. They welcome any photos or videos they have of the flood or of the damage it did.
The Group will use this information anonymously as part of its campaigning. For example it will form part of its submission to Thames Water's Independent Review, as well as being used to inform the council and the local press about the importance of protecting this area from any future extreme rainstorms.
The Group welcomes any comments and ideas you have. Please contact them on email@example.com
West Hampstead Amenity & Transport, WHAT, has arranged a public meeting with Camden on Wednesday 16th February at 8pm on the Landsec O2 redevelopment scheme. Please find full details at https://whatnw6.com/ CRASH members are very welcome and encouraged to attend. The venue is the Synagogue Hall, Dennington Park Road, NW6 1AX, which is a large hall that will accommodates social distancing.
The Conservative Party has announced its three candidates for the South Hampstead ward in May's council elections. They are:
The Labour Party has announced its three candidates for the South Hampstead ward in May's council elections. They are:
CRASH looks forward to hearing from them, and also from the Conservative, Lib/Dem and Green candidates (and perhaps one or two independents).
Swiss Cottage ward is to have three new councillors come the Camden council elections in May, with Cllrs Nayra Bello O'Shanahan and Simon Pearson announcing that they do not intend to stand again, and the (shameful) de-selection of Cllr Leo Cassarani. The elections will be fought with slightly-altered ward boundaries and the name of the ward will change from Swiss Cottage to South Hampstead. The Polling Station where you normally cast your vote may change.
CRASH would like to take this opportunity to express its gratitude to all three ward councillors for their support and assistance over the past four years. We wish them well.
Throughout last year, Land Securities (Landsec), the owner of the O2 site, kept promising (threatening) to submit its formal planning application for the development before the end of the year. Recently they announced that the application would be submitted in early 2022. We await its arrival.
As reported last year (15/7/21), Essential Living, the developer of the 100 Avenue Road site, submitted an Appeal against Camden's refusal to permit changes to the scheme. The government-appointed Planning Inspector has now refused EL's appeal. The saga continues.