According to an article just published in the Islington Tribune and reported to the Bulletin Board by Sean Murray, Camden officials have decided that the best place to open "a new super-clinic and needle exchange" will be at 264 Pentonville Road (see circle on above map).
Given that King's Cross continues to struggle to cast off its reputation for drugs and prostitutes, making it a "destination location" for drug users doesn't seem like a brilliant idea. Given the need to integrate communities, I think it would be much better to locate it right in the centre of Hampstead!
If you want to comment on this, you'd better attend the meeting that will be taking place at the Camden Centre (Download Location of Camden Centre) from 6 PM on 29 September.
This neighbourhood can go either way and many new residents have been attracted to the are in the hope of continued IMPROVEMENT. The following is a photo just taken by one of our neighbours along York Way…
The pic attached illustrates the concern we have and that these are escalting in York Way, Caledonia St and outside the station.
The guy in the pic is about a p*** up the wall at 08:00 this morning (17 Sept). The situation was the same yesterday.
If you too have noticed changes in the area of this nature, maybe you should register your comments here in the hope that our elected officials can sense the tone of the residents.
Just received another pix (17 Sept, 1300) that futher illustrates the growing problem.
I thought we had a "controlled drinking zone" – apparently someone forgot to tell these folks.
Taken 3 PM on 18 Sept