Subject: Events and news.

Dear Friends,


On Friday 12th August we will mark the 200th anniversary of the completion of the first stretch of the Regent's Canal. If you are in the Camden Town area between 2pm and 3pm then please join us at the Regent's Canal Information Centre.


This year's canal festival will take place on Sunday 4th September. 11am to 5pm.


Some distressing news. Hackney Council has delivered a huge kick in the teeth to canal supporters and the creative industry in Hoxton by approving controversial plans that would displace Holborn Studios and homogenise what is left of our industrial landscape. This was a bizarre and unwelcome decision given that the same council had recently granted local protection to these buildings. The number of affordable homes in this scheme is zero and the council's decision will be challenged.

Here are some news reports.

Best wishes,

Ian Shacklock
Chair, Friends of Regent's Canal
8th August 2016

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