Cloudesley Association Update – September 2017

1. The Bridge School BBQ - TOMORROW

You will all have received letters through your mail boxes about the summer BBQ tomorrow at 3.30pm at the Bridge School. The school have kindly offered to conduct tours of the school and residential block and answer any questions you may have. It is a lovely opportunity to visit their fabulous new buildings.

2. School Contact Details

Some of you have asked us for contact details for the school(s). Ed Ashcroft, head of the Bridge School, has kindly given us his phone number, for distribution to residents, so that we are able to contact him directly if there are any issues on site. Ed's details are:

Mobile: 07850736434
School : 0207 7995050

3. London Underground Noise Disturbance

Our counsellor, Rowena Champion has kindly provided us with an update as to the track repairs in relation to the Victoria Line.
Mark Wild, Managing Director of London Underground, has told Rowena that minor track repair was done in April to ensure the rails were not moving and causing unnecessary noise. However, engineers will be renewing the track around Islington with a type of track base more resilient to vibration. This is preferable to simply smoothing the rails in this area, as it should bring a more permanent solution for residents who are being disturbed by noise. Mark stated that whilst it is a priority area for TfL, the significant change in track needs time to plan. He expects his engineers to start modernising the track along parts of the Victoria line including between King's Cross and Highbury & Islington later in the year or by early next year. He stated that he appreciated some residents would be disappointed that they were unable to address this quicker but that this would be a much better solution for everyone in the long term.

4. Church

Rowena Champion and Susan Spreece have been desperately trying to get the Council involved in the need to get the trees surrounding the church seen to. Unfortunately, this is taking a while.

In addition, Susan has reported back that a very recent dilapidations survey report has shown that the cost of repairing the church is horrifyingly high as it is in such a sorry state. A fire risk assessment has also been conducted but Susan is still waiting for the report.

Hopefully we can report back soon with some more positive news!

5. Kings Cross Events

There are a number of events going on in Kings Cross this month:

designjunction 2017: an international design event (as part of the London Design Festival) from 21-24 September. This is the leading exhibition for contemporary interior design and culture, presenting the latest in cutting-edge design from more than 200 international brands. For more details, please see: https://www.kingscross.co.uk/event/designjunction-2017

Learn how to cook at Waitrose Cookery School: September includes flavours from the Middle East, Portuguese pinchos & an Italian feast

This month at the Canopy Street Market: The first ever Spanish Olive Festival is coming to the UK and will be hosted by Canopy Market in September (29 September – 1 October). Visitors to the Canopy Market will be transported to the olive groves of Spain with celebrity chef demonstrations, a famous nutritionist, olive tastings, an interactive marinating & filling station, an olive art installation and of course Spanish music to flamenco the day away.

If you are aware of any event, consultation or news item that you would like us to include in our next newsletter, please let us (or your street rep) know.

As ever, if you know of any neighbour who is not on the Cloudesley Association e mail distribution list, please pass this e mail on and/or ask them to provide me with their contact details so that they can be kept in the loop.

Amanda and Florence
On behalf of
The Cloudesley Association