TV support depot on Lincoln’s Inn Fields – update

We have some new information about the matter of video crew parking.  Here's a letter from Fiona Dean, Assistant Director for Culture & Customer Services to Cllr Fullbrook. 'Each parking bay costs £1,507 per unit per day on this site. There are small administration charges for the film liaison work, which are dependent on the scale …

Lincoln’s Inn Fields 1682 map

When you look at maps of London over time Lincoln's Inn Fields is one of the few constant green spots.  Here's a map from 1682 I stumbled across in the 1911 Survey of London. In the early C17th there had been much wrangling to protect the Fields from commercial property development.  This was interrupted by …

Hunterian Museum events January to March 2012

The Hunterian Museum is one of the most remarkable public collections in London - there's a great video with a quick tour, including having a go at keyhole surgery.  Here are their exhibitions and public lectures for the first quarter of 2012.  don't miss Abnormal on perceptions of disability which is on until 14 January. …

Minutes 10 November 2011 – Friends of Lincoln’s Inn Fields – FLIF

Minutes of the FLIF meeting held on Thursday 10th November 2011 Present: Robert McCracken (Chair) Noreen Kent Peter Dodge Walter Hand Apologies: Sue Palmer David Hills Keith Clarkson Amanda Rigby Outstanding Items from previous meeting Interior Railings. Following the correspondence Robert had with Camden he subsequently had a meeting with Cllr Fulbrook and received the …

St Giles to Holborn – consultation affecting North end of the Fields

Camden are beginning to consult on a plan for the St Giles-Holborn area.  Their thesis is that Crossrail will encourage development in the area and it would benefit from being seen as a contiguous whole.  New Oxford Street that connects the two areas is generally a dump.  The pedestrian environment is awful and (with the …

Parking in Lincoln’s Inn Fields – £44,500 per annum for Camden Council from Pay and Display machines

This post is rounding up background information on parking policy to help make sense of Camden's parking policy review.  The annual parking bible Parking and Enforcement report 2010 says: Most aspects of Camden’s parking regime are being reviewed in 2010/11, with a view to simplifying arrangements. The way in which a particular part of the service …

Railings Camden’s poor decision process – response to delayed documentation

In the ongoing saga of Camden's process and decisions on the removal of the internal railings on the Fields the Chair of the Friends of Lincoln's Inn Fields  (FLIF) writes back to the Council after the delayed receipt of crucial documents. 26th September 2011 I have now received some of the material for which I …

Camden Council removal of railings at Lincoln’s Inn Fields – chronology

This new website for the Friends of Lincoln's Inn Fields hopes to explain what is going on around the Fields and the background to major developments.  The internet allows us to share information more readily and conduct business in a more transparent way.  An immediate issues is the removal of the railings by Camden Council. …

Cllr Sue Vincent pauses precipitate removal of railings by Camden officers

The Friends did not receive a reply to the Chair's correspondence with Fiona Dean Assistant Director Culture and Customer Directorate at Camden Council questioning the basis for her decisions in removing the railings and asking for further information. Local people spotted on 16 September 2011 that Camden contractors had begun to remove the railings.  Cllr Vincent stepped …