Cloudesley Association Update – January 2018

Happy New Year!

Here are our updates for the month of January:

1. Local Crime Update – Extortion Letters

Please see below some extortion letters that were received by Amanda recently. We wanted to share these with you so that you are all aware that these letters are a scam and should not be responded to. The police have received similar letters from about 30 residents in the Islington area but there are others across the whole MET area.

2. Local Crime Update – Moped Crime

Whilst on the telephone to the police in relation to the above matter, one of the detectives mentioned that Islington now accounts for 50% of all moped crime across the whole of the UK. They asked that we remind residents of this horrific statistic and ask that residents are very careful when using their mobile phones in public.

3. Local Crime Update – Burglary Update

Many houses down Cloudesley Road and neighbouring streets have been "stickered" in the past few days. Please see below a useful article about this practice, which is a way of burglars identifying homes as possible targets for break-ins. We understand that residents have contacted the police about the sudden appearance of all these stickers but again, this is a good reminder to ensure all your locks and burglar alarms are working correctly.

4. Neighbourhood Watch

Inspector Steven Murfin's has posted on Next-door that he is looking at re-invigorating the Neighbourhood Watch scheme in Islington.
If you would like to be a member, set up a scheme or find out more information about your local scheme then please contact PC Sara Langridge or PC Heather Farrell at:

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5. Residents Meeting – 27th February 2018

As mentioned in our last update, our next residents association meeting is scheduled to take place on 27th February 2018. Susan Speece from the Diocese will be our special guest and will be able to answer all your questions regarding the Church and its redevelopment.

Ed Ashcroft and Nigel Smith have happily also agreed to attend, as well as very kindly offering the use of the school to host the event. Further details on which entrance to go to and timings (assume a 7pm start) will be sent nearer the time.

For those who live on Stonefield Street, please note that Adi Cimic has contacted me to try and get us all together to discuss replacing the back fence the whole way along – I suggested to Adi that we can discuss immediately before the residents meeting on 27th but will confirm nearer the time.

6. Kings Cross – Lumiere London 2018

Lumiere London is back! From Thursday 18th January to Sunday 21st January Lumiere London is back and it's brighter, bolder and more magical than ever. See King's Cross transformed into a spectacular, nocturnal art show that will lift your spirit. Lumiere London is a major international festival with over 40 installations to explore across London's streets, buildings and public spaces. The festival is completely free of charge.
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


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