Camden Council removal of railings – letter to Shaun Kiddell Head of Parks and Open Spaces

At the AGM Camden's proposed removal of the railings was a major topic of discussion. The Friends Chairman wrote to the head of parks to try and get to the bottom of the strange lack of communication from Camden Council officers. 9th June 2011 Shaun Kiddell Head of Parks and Open Spaces Camden Council 7th …

English Heritage draft masterplan for Lincoln’s Inn Fields July 2009

English Heritage produced a draft plan for Lincoln's Inn Fields several years ago.  The diagram below shows the draft circulated in 2009.  EH's approach is an odd one, picking and choosing historical features.  They propose to restore the historical patterns of the C19th but choose to remove the internal railings even though they are a …

People who use the railings in Lincoln’s Inn Fields

One of the lovely things about Lincoln's Inn Fields is the huge diversity of people who use the place.  This young man, we understand from his friends habitually uses the railings for support when out walking as you can see in the photo.  Sadly if the railings are removed by Camden Council this won't be …

English Heritage 2008 consultation workshop reveals concerns about removing railings

English Heritage consulted local people in 2008 about their original plans for the Fields - the plans that Camden is now pressing ahead with.  The workshops revealed concerns about removal of the railings.  Two of the three workshop groups saw the removal of the railings as a weakness or a threat.  The English Heritage record …

Removal of Lincoln’s Inn Fields internal railings – correspondence with Fiona Dean

The Friends protested against the removal of the railings at a local area meeting to Councillors.  The view at the meeting at which several Fields users spoke was clearly in favour of retaining the railings.  There ensued the following exchange of emails: 1 - email to the Chair of the Friends from Fiona Dean Assistant Director …

Removal of Railings – initial correspondence with Camden Council

Camden Council first alerted the Friends to imminent removal of the railings in this email to the Secretary Walter Hand of 1 June 2011 from Gabi Howard, Parks Engagement Manager. It's worth noting that Camden's time line suggests that invitations to tender for the work had already been sent out to contractors prior to informing …

Internal railings at Lincoln’s Inn Fields – Camden Council’s plans to remove them

Lincoln's Inn Fields has been divided into internal quadrants for over 100 years.  This helps different uses of the Fields to happen at the same time without interfering with each other.  People can walk around the outside, play ball games, frisbee, picnic, chat, sit, lounge, sleep without these different activities overlapping.  Fitness instructors use the …

Welcome

Welcome to the new website for the Friends of Lincoln's Inn Fields. We have a Facebook page too. There is a useful history of Lincoln's Inn Fields on the Camden Council website. Lincoln's Inn Fields is protected by Parliament in law - it's worth a look at the Act especially if you are interested in organising …