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  • Weekly Walk in Primrose Hill
    Every Wednesday at 10.30am. Meet inside Primrose Hill park gates at the entrance where Regent’s Park Road meets Primrose Hill Road. Walking in groups of 6 to comply with guidelines. Get in touch here
  • Pauline Baines Obituary
    She was a stalwart! She came to Advanced French till a few years ago when only a fracture and the impossibility of leaving her lovely top floor flat made it a step too far. With the French group she read her way through Proust and was in her nineties part of a celebratory expedition to
  • Chair Yoga for All
  • French Lessons for Children with Club Petit Pierrot
  • Food Projects
    We have lots of food ideas to make use of our shiny new kitchen until a time when we might open as a cafe. If you would like to be involved in progressing some of these projects then please get in touch here. Some of the ideas include linking in with the foodbank to provide
  • A message from the Events Committee
    It’s not an easy time to be an Events organiser at the moment with our chances to come together in numbers so circumscribed. We have had to postpone our planned September Fashion Show in partnership with Mary’s Living and Giving, and probably our autumn Village Disco in November.  The View from the Hill However, we
  • Julie has left the building
    We wish to thank Julie Stapleton for all her hard work for Primrose Hill Community Association over the last 4 years. Because of Covid, we had to reduce Julie’s hours, which didn’t work for her, so she took redundancy instead. Julie leaves with our very best wishes and she will be missed.
  • Primrose Hill Library set to re-open 24 August for trial period
    Primrose Hill Community Library will be re-opening on 24th August 2020. The hours will be: Monday 24th     11.00 – 13.00 Wednesday 26th     13.00 – 15.00 Friday 28th        11.00 – 13.00 This will be a trial period this will be for new book loans and returns of previous book loans only. Visitors are expected on
  • Art Trail Photos
    You can see photos from the Primrose Hill Art Trail here
  • Primrose Hill ASB Meeting
    On Wednesday 5th August at 6.30pm there will be a public meeting on Zoom to discuss ASB (noise, drugs, toilets etc). There will be representatives from the Met Police, Parks Police and the Park Manager to answer questions. Our local councillors will also be there. It will be hosted by PHCA. Leave your details below
  • Short Story Competition
    Our community magazine, On The Hill, is running a short story competition for all age groups. Winners will get a £20 book voucher for Primrose Hill books. Deadline 31 July. More information and how to enter the competition here…
  • Re-opening of Community Centre
    The Community Centre and Community Library have furloughed all staff except Mick, who is keeping things on track. We are gradually starting to re-open this month, which is very refreshing to have people at the Centre again.  Because of the coronavirus, we have introduced a new policy, which expects all user groups of the centre,
  • Community Centre Improvements
    While the Centre has been closed to the public, we have taken the opportunity to carry out improvements to enhance the building for its users. These include new kitchen facilities and new solid oak flooring on the mezzanine floor. The kitchen was donated by Roundhouse Kitchens and a local resident, which was a huge help
  • Covid-19 Survey
    Healthwatch Camden have a survey out which aims to gather resident experience of the Covid-19 pandemic. They are interested to know how people are getting Covid-19 related information, how health and care services have changed since the outbreak, and how it is affecting health and wellbeing. They want to hear from a diverse group of
  • Hillview Mast Planning Application
    Planning Application – 2020/0989/P I hope you are all well. This is not the most important issue in these challenging times but it concerns a lot of people living in this area and regular users of Primrose Hill Park.  You will recall that back in January we became aware of an intended planning application to install a mass
  • Get help if you’re staying at home because of coronavirus
    Get help if you’re staying at home because of coronavirus from Camden Council. Use this service to find volunteer groups and other services in your local area who can help you cope https://coronavirus-help.camden.gov.uk/
  • Primrose Hill United We Live, United We Are One Community Group
    We are sharing a link to a new Facebook group aimed at helping the local Primrose Hill Community, including its local businesses https://www.facebook.com/groups/primrosehillunitedwelive/ This group isn’t affiliated with the Primrose Hill Community Association but we think it’s doing a good job. See also Primrose Hill Online article from our On The Hill community magazine
  • Community Centre Closure
    Dear Community Centre users and clients, The decision has been taken to close Primrose Hill Community Centre for the foreseeable future from the close of business on Friday 20 March 2020. We extend our sincere apologies to you all, but to comply with government guideline, we are left with no choice. It is impossible at
  • Lunches for the Vulnerable
    Jemma is a local person who is a chef, with not a lot of work right now, so wants to give something back. Jemma will be cooking 20-30 vegetarian meals per day (Monday to Friday) starting Monday 23rd March. They will be delivered to the Community Centre, so we would like to know of anyone
  • Coronavirus and Community Centre
    Hello, We would like to update you as to what is happening at the Community Centre in relation to the coronavirus.  We started off by stopping all our older peoples’ activities, as it became clearer things were getting steadily worse, we then stopped all of our own activities as a precaution.  We have cancelled the
  • 274 Bus Service – Public Meeting
    After concerns raised by residents regarding the bus service 274 and following the outcome of the first meeting with TfL held in October 2019, Cllr Callaghan will host a public meeting with the bus operator, Metroline, and TfL. This will be an opportunity for residents to discuss directly with the bus operator difficulties they are
  • Low Emission Neighbourhood Engagement
    There is currently a Camden Town Low Emission Neighbourhood engagement process that is taking place. To have your say please go to the link below. Low Emission Neighbourhood Engagement Consultation
  • Camden Goods Yard: Demolition of Morrisons Petrol Station
    We are sharing a communication from Nick Hazzard: Senior Construction Manager, St George. You can open his letter on the link below Camden Goods Yard: Demolition of Morrisons Petrol Station [pdf] You can view all the latest news and sign up for our regular updates at www.camdengoodsyardconsultation.com
  • Date change for ‘Gloucester Avenue’ talk
    Martin Sheppard’s talk is moving to Tuesday 25 February at 7 pm for 7.30pm. Martin will give us a full account of the history of Gloucester Avenue: what was there before it was built; who built it; who has lived there; its pubs and shops; its notable inhabitants; its decline in the first half of
  • Refurbishment
    In February/March this year we are going to start sprucing up the community centre, concentrating on the mezzanine area initially: putting in a new hardwood floor, followed by a new kitchen (very generously donated by Roundhouse kitchen designers). This means that the mezzanine area will be inaccessible for a few days. As soon as the
  • Burns Supper Photos
    A few photos from our Burns Night Supper from 25 January 2020. Photos by Petar Savic and Jason Pittock
  • Unwanted Gifts = Much Needed Donations
    As we settle into 2020, all the festive decorations have been put away and Christmas seems like a distant memory, there are always a few left over bits and bobs to remind us that we are done with over indulging for a while! Have you got any bottles of wine, boxes of chocolates or unwanted
  • New Year’s Resolutions
    Happy New Year! We’ve got some ideas for New Year’s resolutions to help your local community in 2020…. 1) Anyone who is decluttering or has unwanted Christmas gifts could donate to the Primrose Hill spring jumble sale (on 28 March). This raises money for the upkeep of the Community Centre. 2) We would be very
  • Fireworks New Years Eve
    The Royal Parks and the Metropolitan Police remind people not to bring fireworks or paper lanterns to Primrose Hill over the festive period. For the comfort and safety of visitors and residents, the park will close at 1 am on New Year’s Eve and there will be no official viewing areas to watch displays. In
  • St Mary’s Xmas Lunch
    On Monday 23rd December there will be a free Christmas Lunch, entertainment, drinks etc  for Chalk Farm Food Bank, St Mary’s and community friends.  This is organised by St Mary’s Church. Hosted by the local community all volunteers with in kind donations from individuals and local  businesses. Our invited guests include Chalk Farm Foodbank referrals,