The hard engineering has gone in for the Olympic restrictions - Remnant Street is blockaded, a huge pedestrian island has sprung up in the middle of Kingsway and, weirdly the postbox on Kingsway near Great Queen Street has been wrapped in clingfilm because they won't be letting the post office van stop there to empty …
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In an apparently unadvertised move Camden have decided to make the West side of the Fields an Olympic bus park
Friends of Lincoln’s Inn Fields Committee Meeting Thursday 26th July 2012 4.30pm – Royal College of Surgeons Committee Room 3 – Ground floor Agenda 1. Apologies 2. Items from the last meeting & Committee members, to include; • Removing barriers around the tennis court • Improvement in bin collection, or removal of bins • Visit …
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Friends of Lincoln’s Inn Fields Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 5.30pm on Thursday 14th June 2012 New Academic Building London School of Economics Apologies for Absence Apologies were received from Col Hill, Noreen Kent & Mary Lewis The Chairman undertook the introductions and welcomed the representatives of Club Quarters and from the 2 O’clock …
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I chatted to workmen spraying green and yellow blobs at strategic points around the fields. They are preparing to put in new bins both to meet the long term need for more refuse disposal and some temporary ones for the Olympics period. The permanent bins will be of cast iron. The temporary bins will be …
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The bays on the West of the Fields will it seems be out of use during the Olympics period - from 24 July to 14 August. It isn't clear if this was pre-notified or not, I certainly haven't had anything through my door about this.
For those fascinated by how the body works the Hunterian has a remarkable exhibition on how athletes' bodies allow them to do what they do. As ever with the Hunterian no concessions are made to the squeamish but it's riveting to see what goes on under all the lycra, if you see what I mean. …
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It's a big day for the Soane as they open their new temporary exhibition space, the first leg of their refurbishment. The new exhibition is Olympic inspired - on Stadia From the religious sporting competitions of ancient Greece and the often bloody games of the imperial Roman circus through to the modern sporting arena the …
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Camden Council inexpliably remains keen for the film industry to be able to film in the borough. It takes rent for parking bays, denying revenue to local traders who could let commercial space to crews if they weren't undercut by the Council. Allowing large catering vehicles to park also robs revenue from local cafes. All …
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I'll be covering the local olympic traffic changes as closely as possible. Here's some 'before' shots of the Remnant Street junction.