Cloudesley Association – May 2019 Update and change of meeting date

1. Residents Meeting

Unfortunately we were unable to secure a suitable venue for our proposed residents meeting on 14th May so we have had to change the date – it will now take place on Tuesday, 21st May at 6.30pm in the Drapers Arms (the room upstairs).

We will circulate an agenda a couple of days beforehand. Rowena Champion has kindly agreed to join us to discuss issues of local interest. We will also be joined by Jenny Tatton who will speak to us about the amazing local history work she has been doing. We are also aiming to spend some time talking about the plans for restoration of the Holy Trinity Church more generally. If you would like to raise a specific subject/topic for discussion, there is still time so please let us know ASAP.

2. Barnard Park – Date for the Diaries

The Friends of Barnard Park will be holding their AGM at 7.30pm on Monday 13th May in the Adventure Playground building just off Copenhagen Street. We understand from Rowena that there has been some progress made in relation to the proposed regeneration of the park and we hope that we will be able to report back with some more information on this soon.

3. Holy Trinity Church - News

The Diocese have received funding for a project to research local Cloudesley history, focused initially on the parishioners of Holy Trinity buried in the crypt. Read the press release on the Cloudesley Association website. This exciting project will build on the work that has already been started (Read about that here). Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with the research should contact the Diocese at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . There is also one final drop in session at Finsbury Library, 245 St John Street on Thursday 9th May (2-5pm)

4. Friends of Thornhill Road Gardens - Gardening Club

On the last Sunday of each month, anyone keen to get stuck into some gardening can join the Friends of Thornhill Road Gardens between 10am and 1pm in Thornhill Road Gardens for a spot of gardening. It should be a lovely opportunity to meet other local gardening enthusiasts.

5. Islington in Bloom

Islington in Bloom is your local horticultural competition and is run by Islington Gardeners and Islington Council. The 2019 competition is now open. Entries close by 2 June. To enter the competition, click here.

Contact details are: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and Daniela on 2027 527 6394.

6. N1 Centre Redevelopment

According to Nextdoor Barnsbury, the old site of Gap and French Connection is being redeveloped to house a new Uniqlo shop and mini golf centre. We understand that there are other changes afoot, including an expansion to H&M.

7. Visitors Car Parking Permits

It has not been particularly well advertised but there is now a new/alternative way to get parking vouchers for residents’ visitors, which we thought you might want to know about.

Visitor E-vouchers can be bought through RingGo. They are paperless vouchers linked directly to a vehicle number plate. You can buy for the exact amount of time you need rather than needing to buy 30 min, 3 hour or 1 day blocks.

If you are new to RingGo you will need to register online first (you can register in advance now so you are ready to go), but after that you will have more choice over how you order vouchers – through the RingGo app, online, or by calling 0203 046 0005.
You can order e-vouchers for immediate use or up to two days in advance.

8. Kings Cross

Of interest in Kings Cross this month:

London Craft Week: 8th – 12th May. Coal Drops Yard joins London Craft Week for the first time, presenting a packed programme of workshops, installations and experiences. More detail on the programme here.

Everyman Music Film Festival: 9th – 26th May. Everyman and music venue Spiritland bring you this celebration of sound and screen. programme


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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