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Flash Flooding on Monday, 12th July 16/7/2021

Following Monday afternoon’s flash floods, Camden is requesting that
anyone who noticed or experienced flooding should report this to

Camden is particularly keen to learn about the following types of

* internal: clean water or sewage (please say which) at a property, eg
in basement, or coming up through the floor into the ground floor, or
simply entering the property from outside
* external: at a building site (eg an open basement or demolition
site), where water is seen to flow out of or through holes in the

If you should have any photos of flooded properties or streets (where
the drains were not coping), these would also be extremely helpful.

Camden produces a map of roads affected by flooding so that developers
know where to be particularly careful not to add to water run-off. The
last two flood years for Hampstead were 1976 and 2002, but the maps of
flooding for these two years included only the roads for which flooding
was reported. It is important that Camden is aware where properties
THE ROADS (see map below).

The other reason to inform Camden is so that it can clear blocked
drains, and so Thames Water knows where storm drains and sewers are not

As a result of reports on the 2002 storm by West and South Hampstead
residents (who receive rainwater surface run-off from
Hampstead/RedFrog), Thames Water Utilities Ltd constructed a sewer at
Sumatra Road, designed to intercept and divert flow towards a storage
tank providing approximately 1,700 m3 of storage during extreme rainfall
events. The scheme was expected to help to reduce the local flood risk,
but a potential flood risk during an extreme rainfall event still
exists, and Thames Water needs to know about this.

If you experienced sewage coming in, then you need to inform Thames
Water as well on: 0800 316 9800.

Alert for budding croquet enthusiasts 28/6/2021

Hampstead Heath Croquet Club are running some ‘Pay & Play’ sessions for beginners during July and August. Please see our activities page for details.

Public Consultation on London Rental Electric Scooter Trial 23/6/2021

Residents have been invited to have their say on Camden’s involvement in the London wide electric scooter trial which launched in parts of the Capital earlier this month.

Transport for London (TfL) has been working with London boroughs and other organisations such as the Metropolitan Police and London Councils to develop proposals for a rental e-scooter trial in London. The aim of the trial is to provide an alternative option to public transport including taxis and private cars.

Camden Council is now consulting on the borough’s involvement in the London-wide trial which would decide whether to make rental e-scooters legal for people to use in the Borough and to provide an alternative option to motorised transport. The consultation asks for views on how Camden should take part including potential no go zones for e-scooters and options on where they could be used and parked.

TfL launched the London trial scheme on 7 June 2021 with Dott, Lime and Tier being selected as service operators by TfL and London Councils for a trial of up to 12 months.

Camden are not currently part of the TfL trial but is proposing to join by September 2021 for the remainder of the trial period, subject to the outcome of this consultation and consideration of relevant policies and other data.

For more information on the trial and to have your say, please visit

If you would like to make any other comments, you can do so by emailing Please note the consultation will close on Monday 12 July 2021

New lockable cycle parking for Eton Avenue, NW3 3EL 14/6/2021

Camden’s latest lockable cycle hanger proposal. Please see here

HS2 update on Adelaide Road Works (18.05.21) 18/5/2021

HS2 Works: Adelaide Road will be closed between 7.00 and 19.00 on Saturdays 29th May and 12th June 2021 in order to install site offices and welfare units on the HS2 site. Please see here for maps and details of road closures and diversions.

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