Cloudesley Association – June 2018 Update

1. Noise Levels – Dowrey Street Site

On Sunday 26th May, the Celestial Church of Christ had an event in the New River College School premises that carried on into the afternoon and made use of amplified music, the level and duration of which was beyond an acceptable level in such a residential area. Mid afternoon Amanda went to see the Celestial Church of Christ and asked for the music to be turned off, but this event had already led to several complaints from residents.

Nigel Smith, Executive Head of the NRC, Mark Gilleran of the NRC and Rowena Champion were contacted on the 29th. On the 31st, we received the following e-mail response from Mr Gilleran:

"Dear Amanda,
Many thanks for your email letting us know. I was unaware such amplified music would be used. I was informed it was a summer fair like event with activities and food. I will liaise with the Church organisers. It was a one-off event to celebrate their 40th anniversary within the local community. I apologise for any inconvenience.
Regards Mark"

A second e-mail was sent out on the 3rd June to the NRC suggesting that a meeting be organised to discuss the issue. No response has so far been received.

The Noise Pollution department at the Council was also contacted by numerous residents concerning the issue.

We are still hoping to speak to the NRC about the issue and their proposed usage of the building during weekends and holidays moving forwards and will let you know as and when we do hear from them.

2. Central Island - Liverpool Road

A consultation is currently taking place in relation to the building of an island on Liverpool Road at the junction of Liverpool Road and Barnsbury Street. You have most Iikely already received a letter about this in the post. The deadline for comments has just passed but if you do have views on this, the Council may still be willing to accept them. Chris Loughton at the Council can be contacted about this on 02075273734 or an e mail can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

3. The Holy Trinity Church, Cloudesley Square

Susan Speece has informed us that the Diocese have now held their first meeting with a stakeholder engagement consultant and would like to arrange a meeting for the consultants to brief residents on the progress of work on the Church and a couple of events that they are intending to hold, but also to answer questions you may have. We will let you know when this is scheduled.

4. Kings Cross

Of interest in Kings Cross this month:

27 June – 15 July: Summer Love Film Festival (Everyman's open air film festival on the banks of the Regents Canal!)
2-15 July: Strawberries and Screen is back!
3 July – 30 September: Scoop, a wacky pop-up ice cream museum arrives in King's Cross, Gasholder 11.

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