Robert McCracken (Chair)
Apologies: Noreen Kent
Outstanding Items from previous meeting
William had spoken with the film companies directly regarding their parking as well as parking attendants. Robert will investigate further film vehicle parking/double parking
Walter still asked to draft letter to Frank Dobson inviting him to visit the Fields
No 6 LIF still has planning enforcement issues. BBC currently using the building
Terrace Restaurant Update
Consultation has taken place and generally felt that Camden seemed to have taken on board the comments and concerns regarding the facility being a service to the park users rather than an opportunity for revenue generation.
Currently notice has gone out advising that a lease is being offered for a refreshment facility. Belated copy sent by WH to committee by e-mail
Feeding stations and street people
Following a recent attempt at a ‘sleep-in’ Robert felt that FLIF should inform Camden of our concerns in order that they act now to prevent the issue becoming unmanageable.
FLIF are not averse to charity and in the current financial climate the need is understandable. It is important we do not revert to tent city and (while street feeding may not be the ideal way to support the homeless, as to which we do not need to have a policy) we need to have an agreed view/policy on street feeding in LIF.
• Numbers not excessive
• Rubbish and mess cleared up
• Within certain hours
Any other Urgent Business
North West Quadrant of the Fields grass has got very worn on evident desire lines occurring due to the removal of railings.
Jessica will, we hope, be arranging for some hedging being placed in the corners to reduce this problem and the damage it causes
Will and Fran are helping a community group in regard to external drinking around the Ship public house. The publican has no right to allow this
Julian asked if there was any planning permission for the large umbrellas in the courtyard of the hotel. His concern was that once established there is nothing to prevent these umbrellas being replaced with ones containing advertising. Walter to contact Camden planning department
Date of next meeting
• Following meeting in Soanes in January. Sue will offer a date