Cloudesley Association – November 2019 Update

1. Christmas Carols in Lonsdale Square Church

The wonderful annual tradition of singing Christmas carols on the four corners of Lonsdale Square is happening this year on Tuesday 17th December, starting at 7pm. All residents are warmly invited so please do go along if you are free.

2. TfL - Victoria Line

A number of you are affected by the increased noise generated by the Victoria Line this past year or so.

Tfl did some grinding on the southbound rails in the area on 12 September, which has hopefully made a difference to noise levels. However, TfL doesn’t yet have a fixed date for when the northbound grinding will be carried out, but have indicated that it will potentially be in March 2020.

TfL are going to be taking noise measurements at a couple of properties on a regular basis to monitor the situation. Generally-speaking, the grinding will be taking place at least once per year, but the regular measurements will help them to understand if and when more regular grinding will be required.

3. ILS - Christmas day-care

The ILS will be providing some holiday day-care during the Christmas holiday season.
Any queries please contact Amanda via the Cloudesley Association, and we will put you in touch with Penny Barratt.

4. Islington Square

Islington Square is now open! Kicking off with a bang, it is hosting a number of events including a “Feeling Good” Jazz Residency Weekend from 29 November to 1 December. Timings can be found on the Islington Square website

5. Kings Cross

Christmas is a busy time at Kings Cross. Some of the more interesting events on in the coming month include:

(a) Northern Brights Festive Workshops: get stuck into some festive workshops - a host of independent brands will teach you everything from wrapping paper printing and candle dripping to cracker and piñata making. Listings can be found at;
(b) Christmas under the Canopy: Expect carol singers, live jazz, special events, seasonal master classes, workshops, tastings and so much more at the Canopy Market - open every day from 29 November to Christmas. In particular do not miss: (i) a ceramics / craft special weekend at Canopy Market 29 November - 1 December and (ii) the London Winter Craft Beer Festival at Canopy Market from 6-8 December.

6. Election register

If you haven’t received your polling card yet and wish to vote, the deadline to register is the 26th November. Information on who can vote and how to be added onto the register can be found at

7. Cloudesley Association website

Nick has updated and reorganised the website. This is full of information about the local history. Hope you enjoy it and please do get in touch should you have any historical facts or photos that might be of interest.

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 us with their contact details so that they can be kept in the loop.

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Amanda and Florence
On behalf of
The Cloudesley Association