Camden Local Exchange Trading Scheme
News and Events
Socials are events for members to connect up and for prospective members to find out what Camden LETS is all about. Members used to host them, but since our wonderful coordinator Shaku became unable to organise these, this tradition fell by the wayside. However, Highgate Newtown Community Centre, HNCC, 25 Bertram Street, NW5 5DQ has invited us to meet in their Cafe Area on Mondays - starting with Coffee & Chat at 11am followed by a Bring and Share Lunch! We will make a new start on Monday 24th September by welcoming Simon Cole from BrisLETS in Queensland, who is going to tell us how they do LETS down under - all welcome! and watch this space forfeiture dates.
This is an international movement, sponsoring a wide range of local voluntary initiatives, both campaigning and practical, in support of the environment. There are several local branches including: - Transition Belsize and Transition Kentish Town. The latter, coordinated by a very active lady called Debbie, have beautified the Kentish Town overground station by installing flower beds, and have created a Well-being garden in the The James Wigg practice on Bartholomew Road - their latest Newsletter includes details of York Rise street party on Sunday 9th September, where they will have several stalls, as well as Transition Tipple on 19th September and World Cafe on Economics on Sat 22nd September 1.30pm, and other important content. Link to full details HERE.
Restart Parties are free and fun events giving practical help to fix your broken or tired gadgets. Slow laptops, broken printers, coffee grinders, lamps, kettles, vacuums and many other small electrical items! We’ll help you figure out the problem and give help and advice on how to fix it. Restart Parties promote the repair and maintenance of electronics that may otherwise be thrown away. Our volunteers will help you learn to fix, we're not simply a free repair service and we can’t guarantee to fix everything. For details of upcoming parties in Kilburn click HERE
Supporting a wide range of organisations in Camden, VAC's regular Bulletins always contain interesting items, for example, did you know that Camden now has a Community Land Trust? Details here. As always the latest edition, ably compiled by Kevin Nunan, includes several event invites, eg Abbey Community Centre's late summer/‘back-to-school’ festival at Abbey on Saturday 15th September, two more on 22nd September, and Reimagining Our Churches: Conservation to Co-operation on Tuesday 9th October 2018. To view it click HERE.