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Mitch Winehouse: 'Amy will oversee Camden forever'

Mitch Winehouse has said he's delighted that a statue of his daughter Amy will be placed at the centre of Stables Market in Camden, saying "Now Amy will oversee the comings and goings of her home town forever"

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The Winehouse family has part-funded the statue of Amy, which will overlook the Stables Market Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

"Amy was in love with Camden and it is the place her fans from all over the world associate her with. The family have always been keen to have a memorial for her in the place she loved the most, which will provide fans a place to visit and attract people to the area."

– Mitch Winehouse

Amy Winehouse statue to be unveiled on her birthday

A statue celebrating the life of singer Amy Winehouse is to be given a permanent place in Camden. The specially-commissioned artwork, designed and sculpted by Scott Eaton and cast in bronze, will be unveiled on the late singer's birthday, September 14th.

Flowers laid outside Amy Winehouse's home in Camden
Flowers laid outside Amy Winehouse's home in Camden after her death in 2011 Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

The statue will be placed at the centre of the regenerated Stables Market. It's been funded by the Winehouse family and Camdenmarket.com

Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse's statue will overlook her spiritual home of Camden Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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Council urges responsibility

Council asks that people to use barbecues responsibly and safely
Council asks that people to use barbecues responsibly and safely Credit: Jens Wolf/DPA

The council warned people keen to take up its offer that they need to cook outdoors responsibly; take water to put out the BBQ, be considerate to other people, dispose of all litter properly and keep children, pets, games and sports well away from the BBQ.

Camden Council do not manage Hampstead Heath, Regents Park or Primrose Hill where barbecues are still strictly not permitted.

Only portable charcoal barbecues allowed

Only portable charcoal barbecues are allowed
Only portable charcoal barbecues allowed, says the council Credit: Bernd Thissen

Many people living in Camden do not have their own gardens and we want as many people as possible to enjoy our parks over the summer. We will only be allowing portable, reusable charcoal barbecues, disposable or gas barbecues will not be allowed.

Full BBQ guidelines and bins for cooled charcoal will be provided in our parks and open spaces where BBQs prove most popular.

– Camden Council

Council allows BBQs for one year trial

Camden has overturned its total ban on barbecuing it its parks
Camden has overturned its total ban on barbecuing it its parks Credit: Kezia Storr/PA

From today Camden says it welcomes barbecuing in its parks and open spaces for a trial period of a year.

The move reverses their previous total ban on outdoor barbies.

The council said they want people to be able to enjoy outdoor cooking with their family and friends.

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