Sadiq Khan’s Knife Crime Strategy

Sadiq Khan’s Knife Crime Strategy
Sadiq Khan’s long-awaited knife crime report was released yesterday. I am glad that the Mayor’s office and wider government are acknowledging the knife crime epidemic London is going through but the real question is; will it actually work to decrease the amount of those carrying knives and knife offences? Three of the pledges included in...

Chalcots Estate: Emergency Evacuation

Chalcots Estate: Emergency Evacuation
Last night Camden Council asked residents from Taplow tower block, just one of the five towers that make up Chalcots Estate, to evacuate following advice from fire services. In my previous blog post Cladding, Camden and Questions I wrote about what was discussed at the residents meeting on Thursday night. Camden Council tried to make...

Cladding, Camden and Questions

Cladding, Camden and Questions
On Wednesday the 21st of June, Camden Council removed a panel from the Burnham tower, just one of five on Fellows Road, Swiss Cottage. This action comes a week after the tragedy at Grenfell Tower of which the 24-story tower block caught fire leaving – at time of writing, 58 dead. Camden Council told residents...

Addiction in the city

Addiction in the city
Dubbed as the original ‘IT Girl’, Londoner Tara-Palmer Tomkinson was found dead in her flat yesterday. I was shocked by the news and saddened as I enjoyed watching and listening to her on various TV shows. Whilst Tara’s death is currently ‘unexplained’ it is widely known that she had a terrible cocaine addiction. I wonder,...