Cloudesley Association – March 2019 Update

1. The Integrated Learning Space Update

Last week Amanda met with Penny Barratt to discuss the school. Penny and Ed have happily found someone to head the residential unit but it will take some time before it is fully operational – perhaps another 12 months or so, mainly because of council funding issues. Penny said that, consequently, the school (specifically the ILS part of the building only, i.e. that part accessed from Richmond Avenue and occupying the first floor of the building/the residential unit) may be used (during the day on weekdays only) for 3 weeks or so over the summer months for educational purposes (a summer course/club) and she was keen to let residents know of this plan.

2. Barnard Park – Date for the Diaries

The Friends of Barnard Park have been busy organising two Pop-Up Saturdays on June 1 & 8 from 11am-4pm in Barnard Park. They will be free fun for the whole family. Past favourites will be on hand. Mrs. H and the Sing-along Band headline on June 1.

There will be activities for children, food and music. The Adventure Playground will also be open for families to enjoy their amazing play frames structures and more.

3. Website update on “Cloudesley History”

Nick Collin and Jenny Tatton have been busy researching the local history of the Cloudesley Estate and updating our website with the results – see . In particular we wanted to let you know about Jenny Tatton’s magnificent new labours of love: “Hunting Ghosts – Cloudesley Road – Past and Present” and “Gold Dust – Born and Bred in Cloudesley Road”, which you can find by clicking on the latest Breaking News item on the website Home page or via Projects > Cloudesley History.

4. Holy Trinity Church

We’ve been contacted by the Church Commissioners who have prepared a “Legal Scheme” and related documents setting out the Diocese’s proposals for renovating the church. They are inviting representations from interested parties for or against the proposals, which must be received by 14 April 2019. You can view the proposals on the Church Commissioners website here: - where you can also download a complete pack of explanatory materials. Residents of Cloudesley Square have also been sent a hard copy of this pack and we will be publishing it on our website. Our first impression is that this development is just a standard legal procedure to prepare the ground for the renovation project proper, but if you have any views, positive or negative, or informed opinions on the proposals, then please do make your representations known to the Church Commissioners by the April 14 deadline. There will also be an opportunity to discuss this subject at the next Meeting in May (see below).

5. Pupil’s Referral Unit

Rowena Champion, Amanda and Florence are meeting with Nigel and others from the PRU at 5.30pm on Weds 27th March. If you have any questions/queries that you would like us to pass on, please do let us know.

6. Residents Meeting

We have tabled 14th May for the next residents meeting. We will circulate details of location in next month’s newsletter. If you would like to raise a specific subject, or would like to suggest a guest to be invited to address a topic of local interest, please let us know by 3 April.

7. Kings Cross

Of interest in Kings Cross this month:

Vintage Classic Car Boot Sale – this is back – 27-28 April 2019.

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 (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) so that they can be kept in the loop.


Amanda and Florence
On behalf of
The Cloudesley Association
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