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About South End Close - a community blog by P. Reid

WELCOME to South End Close - a blog for about the community who live here in South End Close, Hampstead, London and for the community by P. Reid

I think certain Camden Council staff need to look up the word ‘RESPECT’

Following is a copy of an email I have just sent to Mr Alam, Contracts Manager of Camden Council having received his letter dated 13th July commenting on the ‘progress of the communal flooring works to SEC’. As you will … Continue reading

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You can’t be serious?!

So the reason for my long absence from my SEC blog was, in honesty, my disappointment that we couldn’t get 10 people together to continue with the South End Close Tenants and Resident’s Association (SECRA). There are a few people … Continue reading

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The redecoration of communal areas in SEC

The work started in our porch on the 8th August 2014 as I discovered when I came home from work to a completely dust covered hallway where the ceilings had been sanded down. The workers eventually came back and painted … Continue reading

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Redecoration of SEC – when will it end????

I’ve written to Camden this morning and sent them these photos. This is how our porch has looked for the last two weeks, since the walls were painted magnolia. The black skirting remains untouched. I’m getting a fed up with … Continue reading

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Calling all 13-19 year olds! Need help with your studies and want to get fit?

Work Your Brain And Your Body Every Tuesday 7-9pm 13-19 year olds QCCA, 45 Ashdown Crescent, NW5 4QE Starting 7th October Study Session 7.00pm-8.00pm Get support with homework, coursework and revision or improve your literacy/numeracy then have full use of … Continue reading

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An update on porches in SEC

In response to my request for a survey to be carried out with regards to lino being laid in the porches of SEC… I was advised by Shamsul Alam of Camden Council that he was going to write to all … Continue reading

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Update on staircases in SEC

Following several comments from residents in SEC, some of whom who don’t have access to the internet, regarding Camden’s plan to put Lino on our staircases I have requested that Camden send a survey to all residents before doing so. … Continue reading

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Correspondence re Redecoration of SEC

For those who are interested, this is my correspondence with Shamsul Alam, Contracts manager for Camden Council who is in charge of the redecoration work in SEC. I meant to put this up ages ago, so apologies to all for … Continue reading

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Is this what you want your porch in SEC to look like?

This is what Camden Council are planning to put in our porches. I asked Shamsul Alam, the man in charge at Camden Council, if they could try cleaning the original 1920s stone staircase we have in our porches before buying … Continue reading

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Paint the whole world with a rainbow

I had to stop the car and take this photograph on my way home from work last night. Made me smile. Belsize Village, London

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