Cloudesley Association – May 2023 Update


Dear Residents

1. Kings Coronation Street Party, Cloudesley Street

Lesley from Cloudesley Street is kindly organising a Coronation street party on Sunday 7th May, starting at 1.00pm (set up from 11.00am). Details in the flyer, attached. The Association is helping with funds and all members are invited. Bring your own food and drink and WhatsApp Lesley on 07800 697215 with your name and house number to be kept up to date.

2. Art Walk Around the Kings Cross Area

On Saturday 3rd June 2.00-4.00pm, our Cloudesley Road artist Anne Howeson will be leading a “Stroll with the Artist” around the Kings Cross railway lands which inspired her recent “Present in the Past” work – see Again, details in attached flyer. If you’d like to join Anne, please RSVP directly to the gallery just off Chapel Market which is organising the event, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

3. Islington Traffic Plans

As we advised in our last Update, Islington Council have been hosting an Interactive Map as part of the “LTN/LN Liveable Barnsbury” Engagement and Consultation process. The map is now closed for comments and an analysis has been published by Keep Barnsbury Moving, the organisation announced by Gillian at the last meeting which has been set up to fight the Council’s LTN plans. You can read the analysis here: and whilst the map is still online you can view individual comments on the Cloudesley Estate here:

The comments make interesting reading! Several commentators (some known to live outside the area) call for residents’ parking to be reduced and replaced with “parklets”, “rain gardens” and other “greening” measures. There are also calls for Cloudesley Place to be closed off. These are important issues which could have a big impact on Association members so if you have strong views, one way or the other, you should engage with the Council and make your views known by emailing them at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As far as we know, the Council will be making its specific plans for a Barnsbury LTN known by late summer but despite requests for clarity the timelines and formal consultation process remain obscure so this could become quite an urgent issue.

4. Cloudesley Square Cycle Hangar

Following objections by a number of residents, the Council’s proposal to install a Cycle Hangar in Cloudesley Square appears to have been dropped

5. Liverpool Road Pedestrian Crossing

A number of residents also complained to the Council about the new pedestrian crossing / cycle lanes on Liverpool Road opposite the Pig and Butcher, primarily on the grounds that it was a waste of taxpayers’ money and on the absence of any consultation. However the works are now completed and there appear to be no major adverse impacts on the Cloudesley Estate.

6. Churchyard Garden

If you’ve not already seen them, the bluebells in the churchyard are particularly attractive this year. Here below is a photo Jenny took or you can see more in the Gallery on the website, here: We’re now waiting with keen anticipation to see what wildflowers will appear!

 Jenny 1



7. Kings X

Coronation Weekend Colouring Workshops: For 3 days, 6-8 May, join Samme Snow for colouring sessions in Coal Drops Yard. Sessions will be running from 10am to 5pm each day and are suitable for families and children of all ages. If your children are over the age of 6, please reserve a ticket here: . All art supplies are provided.

Independent Label Market: On 20 May, the Independent Label Market comes back to Kings Cross. The best Indie labels in town will be selling their finest releases including vinyl rarities and test pressings as well as extended back catalogues, signed merchandise and advance copies. Plus, setting up alongside Independent Label Market, London Brewers’ Market brings you London’s best brewers and The Craft Makers Corner makes its return for the Spring edition. Entry is FREE!

The Camden Clean Air Cycle: On 20 May, between 9.30am and 4pm, with staggered departures from 9.30am until 11.30am, the Camden Clean Air Cycle Ride is a friendly, non-competitive bike ride for the whole community to take part in, regardless of fitness level, to celebrate cycling, cleaner air and the communities of Camden. The ride will begin and end in Granary Square. Book tickets at:


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 know.

As ever, if you know of any neighbour who is not on the Cloudesley Association email distribution list, please pass this email on and/or ask them to provide us 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 Nick
On behalf of
The Cloudesley Association
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1. Flyer: King’s Coronation Street Party.
2. Flyer: Stroll with the Artist – Anne Howeson.