Doorstep Library and Trees in Camden

Posted on 16/8/2023

Doorstep Library: Words take you places

Doorstep Library is a community-focused charity dedicated to bringing the gift of books and the joy of reading into the homes of children and families who need our support. 1 in 5 children don’t own a book, and 1 in 4 children leave primary school unable to read or write properly. By working with families every week, the charity hopes to improve a child’s future opportunities in life, instilling a lifelong passion for reading.

The Library operates across London and has a project particularly close to us: in Chalk Farm.  It is looking for volunteers to join its team.  For more information, and to discuss opportunities in more depth, visit:

Trees in Camden: Did you know that…

Camden Council manages approximately 28,000 individual trees across the borough and 10-15,000 additional trees as part of sites of nature conservation.  In 2022-23, Camden removed 166 trees and planted 600 trees.  Out of that total, 64 street trees were removed and 561 street trees were planted.  The tree canopy cover has increased by about 1.1% in the last 9 years up to 22.9%. The canopy cover includes council land, private land and green spaces not managed by the Council. London plane trees make up 13% of those in the borough followed by lime trees (6%) but there is a wide array including false acacia (2%), whitebeam (2%) and sycamores (3%).  To find out more about notable trees in Belsize Park, go to our website: