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Update windows petition and barn doors

Dear Residents,

Yesterday morning (Wednesday 20th) the TRA and residents met with Camden officers Pat O’Neill, Head of Service Delivery and Colin Kenny from Camden Better Homes to discuss our windows petition. Also in attendance were councillors Mason and Beales; two of our ward councillors. We would like to take this opportunity to especially thank Cabinet member for Housing and deputy leader Patricia Callaghan  for her time and support she’s put helping us persue this matter.

MLTRA are pleased to announce that Camden Council will be changing the window designs (!!) for Phase 2 to include many more opening panels. Officers apologised to residents for any lack or failure in consultation. They also brought a proposal to keep the function of our barn/stable doors in the form of a full door with an inset (top level) opening window (see pictures).

These are only proposals at the moment. They took us to see a “possible” mock-up (as pictured below) which we found much more acceptable. Camden officers will provie the TRA with new drawings of the designs as agreed and requested by residents at the annual general meeting (that took place on the 13th of September) for us to comment on and discuss. These designs will not be final. At this point we will arrange an estate wide meeting with residents.

Please make sure to attend. We will let you know when.

Thank you to everybody who has supported the TRA by signing the petition and coming to meetings. This is democracy in action. We have shown that we can get more positive outcomes when we work together.

We have not forgotten about the people in Phase 1, we know there are still issues. We raised them yesterday morning and let the council know that the fight is not over (!). Officers indicated that they would come back and discuss phase 1 and that they are open to being challenged by residents and listening again.

We also need to thank our brilliant and local newspaper the Camden New Journal for help with publicising our cause.

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