Subject: Friends of Regent's Canal - public meeting and current campaigns

Dear Friends

Our next public meeting will take place on Wednesday 23rd September at the London Canal Museum, starting at 7pm. The agenda will include discussions of Camley Street Park visitor centre (near St Pancras), revival of Dead Dogs Basin (Camden Town), proposals to demolish Holborn Studios (Hoxton) and the King's Cross visitor mooring proposals. If you are unable to attend then please advise me of your views on these topics.

Tomorrow morning there is a gardening event on the towpath at City Road Basin. This is beng arranged by the Hanover School Association and everybody is welcome to join in. See here for a copy of their flyer.

Over the next two weeks we will be submitting comments on two planning applications that will have a major impact on the canal and its neighbouring communities. The first is the redevelopment of Camden Lock Market and our main focus is the Dead Dogs Basin. We are campaigning to revive it as a canal asset and we are exploring positive compromises that should suit the new owners and the waterway industry alike. The second application will result in the loss of a thriving locally run business community and one of the few major heritage landmarks in Hackney. I cannot think of anything positive to say about this plan and we are uniting with other organisations to oppose this on all fronts.

Here are some links to these campaigns.

I will be supplying more details in the next few days. Please contact me if you are interested in helping with these campaigns.

Best wishes

Ian Shacklock
Chair, Friends of Regent's Canal

18th September 2015

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