Why Save Bloomsbury?

Bloomsbury is a place of outstanding beauty and history, of genuine international significance. More than 8 million tourists visit Bloomsbury every year.

But the far smaller number of residents and businesses here often feel forgotten and overlooked. Most have some problem with the way that Bloomsbury is run. From overdevelopment to crime, or simply litter and noise. Fingers are pointed in all directions, but mainly at Camden and similar bodies.

A number of individuals and groups have come together to try and solve these problems permanently – to ‘save Bloomsbury’. This website documents the work which we are all doing, which even if you don’t know it is affecting you.

Current Work

Street Environment

We have been working directly with Camden’s officers to improve the levels of cleanliness in Bloomsbury. We recently published a 32-page report on cleanliness and how it could be improved, which we are currently working with Camden to implement.

We have weekly meetings with Camden’s officers and have good relations with Environment Services. If your neighbourhood needs our attention, get in contact with us.

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Bloomsbury Conservation Areas has been working since 1968 to protect Bloomsbury and its heritage. The Conservation Areas are under a range of new and severe threats, which we are working to combat.

You can learn more about the program that we have recently uncovered which is fuelling the destruction of heritage and communities in the area.

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Visit the BCAAC Website


Bloomsbury Residents Action Group have been working since 2016 to stand up for the rights of residents in the face of a local authority which seems to care little for its needs.

BRAG have been involved in vigorous and effective campaigning against Camden and TfL, in planning and traffic matters, and also work to protect residents during construction projects near to their homes.

If you have a concern about something affecting your community or home, you can seek help from us.

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David Marchant has been campaigning and lobbying for greater police numbers in Bloomsbury.

By working closely with the police and senior politicians, David has managed to increase numbers of police officers in Bloomsbury, and is currently campaigning for widespread introduction of CCTV throughout the area.

David Marchant has been supported throughout his campaign by Bloomsbury Residents’ Action Group and the Bloomsbury Association.

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