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New housing block named after former councillor Peter Brayshaw

Relatives attend the official opening of Brayshaw House

08 October, 2018 — By Richard Osley

RELATIVES of a former Labour councillor were in Camden Town on Sun­day for the official open­ing of a new housing block named in his honour.

Former anti-apartheid campaigner Peter Bray­shaw died while serving as a councillor in St Pancras and Somers Town ward in 2014.

Brayshaw House is a block of 14 new council homes in Camden Street, created as part of the redevelopment of the former St Pancras Community Centre.

His cousin, Sue Smith, said: “Peter felt strongly about people feeling they belong. People living in social housing are now able to enjoy the benefits of energy-efficient, design­ed living, and we know this would have been very important to Peter.”

The redevelopment in­cludes a com­munity centre and sports pitches at Rich­ard Cobden School funded by the construction and sale of 31 new homes.

The naming of the block continues a tradition of marking local service. Dobson Court in Holborn was named after former council leader and MP Frank Dobson. New flats in Somers Town will bear the name of Dame Tessa Jowell, the former culture secretary whose political life began in Camden’s council chamber.


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