Bloomsbury’s Brush with Fascism

75 years on from VE Day, we should remember that fascism was once common in Britain, and even made its mark upon Bloomsbury before it was banned at the outbreak of war. One aspect of the common perception of the Second World War is that Nazism and Fascism in general was something confined to theContinue reading “Bloomsbury’s Brush with Fascism”

Camden: The Non-Local Authority

FOI response reveals surprising statistics about where Camden employees live. After the popularity of the post revealing that less than half of Bloomsbury’s councillors live in Bloomsbury, with one living in Morden, I decided to do some further research into just how local our local authority is. One problem that those in Bloomsbury often faceContinue reading “Camden: The Non-Local Authority”

UCL Launches Excellent Mapping Resource

UCL have been working on an online application to map information about the buildings of London. The BCAAC planned to create an interactive online map showing the history and importance of buildings in Bloomsbury. However thanks to an extensive research project undertaken by UCL and today shared on Londonist, we no longer need to. UCLContinue reading “UCL Launches Excellent Mapping Resource”

The Birds of Bloomsbury

Bored at home? Consider feeding the wide variety of birds in Bloomsbury. The blandness and strange predictability of days spent indoors has come as something of a culture-shock to many of us accustomed to the unpredictable and dynamic life of Central London. But there is a way in which you can bring something of theContinue reading “The Birds of Bloomsbury”

Plans for New Bins in the Works

Environment Services has undertaken a survey for new bins in the Judd Street area. You can find the survey here. We were out on the fine afternoon of 13th February undertaking a survey for new bins in the Judd Street area. One of the recommendations contained in our report is to increase the provision ofContinue reading “Plans for New Bins in the Works”

Inside Information: The Briefing Panel

Correspondence with senior Camden councillors and officers has shed new light on the Members Briefing Panel controversy. Over the past month a stir has been caused by the so-called overruling of elected councillors by an unelected official in Camden. Originally we had heard that the Members Briefing Panel had recommended an application be heard byContinue reading “Inside Information: The Briefing Panel”