Cloudesley Association Update – February 2018

Here are our updates for the month of February:

1. Residents Meeting – 27th February 2018 - 6.45 for 7pm start – The Bridge ILS

Just a reminder that our next residents association meeting is scheduled to take place on 27th February 2018 at the Bridge ILS school. We will start at 7pm but please do come along any time after 6.45pm. The meeting will take approximately one hour.

Please could residents come via the Dowrey Street entrance to the school.

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 from the Bridge ILS and PRU schools respectively, have happily also agreed to attend the event and can answer any of your questions regarding the schools.

2. Local Crime Update – Burglary Update

You may recall that in our last newsletter, we mentioned that many houses down Cloudesley Road and neighbouring streets have been "stickered" and that this practice is sometimes associated with potential scoping exercises (i.e. are a way of burglars identifying homes as possible targets for break-ins).

One of our residents has happily received some comforting feedback from the Met police in relation to the recent round of stickering, which we thought we should pass on:

"Thank you for passing on the newsletter to me.
As discussed earlier, I rang the mobile number advertised on these stickers in Cloudesley Square and, unlike the Wandsworth case, it appeared to be a genuine locksmith business number.
Having done some further research, it is a company based in Cricklewood with further branches in other parts of London.
However, now that I have seen the Evening Standard article, and the remarkable similarity of both stickers, I can certainly understand why residents would be alarmed at the sudden appearance of these.
The business owner has been warned to stop this practice of placing stickers on people's front doors with immediate effect.
In the meantime, I would advise residents at Cloudesley Square/Road to remove the stickers, and if they know their neighbours might be away for a while, to remove those as well.
The reason I am advising this is because any remaining stickers might give potential burglars a clue that this house is unoccupied, and therefore an easy target for a break-in.
I will write to all residents with the above advice, you can never be careful enough when it comes to thieves and scammers...if you can spread the message as well via the Cloudesley Association that would be great.
If there are any other issues we can help with, please do let us know."

3. Recycling

Rowena Champion has contacted us to let us know that the Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee is currently scrutinising recycling. As part of that exercise, Islington council have produced a survey at which you may be interested in participating in. Please do participate if you have time as I understand all feedback would be very gratefully received.

4. Kings Cross – Canopy Market

The monthly pop-up market that takes place on the last weekend of each month at West Handyside Canopy. Check it out Friday 23rd February 2018 - Sunday 25th February 2018.

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