New Website and Email Address
Starting today, we have a new website and new email address! The old website (www.wearecamden.org/leaseholders) and email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) have been discontinued.
All the old content has been copied across and the layout improved. Hopefully everything will be easier to find (including our much appreciated “Guides” series). We are still bedding in some of the finer details so you may find changes in layout over the next week or so.
Unfortunately it was not possible to copy across our old Discussion Board, but why not sign up and start a new discussion instead? By signing up you will also get automatic notifications when there are new posts.
As ever, all feedback is welcome – especially if you find that any of the links aren’t working!
p.s. We fully appreciate the timing and smoothness of the transition between the old and the new website could have been much better – unfortunately some of these factors (but not all) have been outside our control.
Seeking Concerned Leaseholders!
Read our Chair’s letter which was published in this week’s Camden New Journal (unfortunately with an old website link, corrected in the text below)
Every three years I seek Camden Council leaseholders who are concerned; concerned about what Camden is doing and concerned enough to want to help improve the situation. That is because the Camden Leaseholders Forum is about to be re-elected; it is the only such Camden body where every member stands down for re-election in this way. And, although we have done well in retaining current members for their three-year term, there are spaces for new members even if every existing one stood and was re-elected.
Detractors ask if we achieve anything, and I will list just two things from this term which particularly please me.
Cllr Phil Jones wrote to the press on June 8 about HS2 saying “Camden does have a plan to help the council tenants affected… all council tenants and resident leaseholders displaced by HS2 will have a new flat built, meeting their needs, that will be ready to move into before HS2 begin to demolish homes”. I am grateful to him and his colleagues but that is not where we started from; compulsory purchase plus 10 per cent capped was the position for leaseholders we successfully argued against. Be assured we will go on arguing for more…
Secondly we are involved in the major re-procurement of the capital building programme contractors. I was able to nominate three leaseholders to be part of the process, all with relevant skills to contribute which the council in-house team does not have. They are having an impact on that process which cannot but be valuable.
Find out more here.
Nominations close on July 31.
Chair, Camden Leaseholders Forum
The next meeting will be at 6.45pm on Tuesday, 28th July at Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 9JE; observers are always welcome. The agenda will be published nearer the time and be available via our website.
That’s it for now!
on behalf of Camden Leaseholders’ Forum
More information available at: https://www.leaseholdersforum.org.uk
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Camden Leaseholders’ Forum is a volunteer group representing all leaseholders in Camden Council properties and freeholders paying service charges to Camden Council. We scrutinise Camden Council proposals, examine working practices and lobby on behalf of leaseholders to Camden Council.