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Cloudesley Association Update – September 2016

1. Dowrey Street Site

Please find attached the monthly newsletter produced by Morgan Sindall, which includes an apology for the noise/disruption that was caused on the evening of 26 August. The attached newsletter contains details for Kevin Morrallee, the project manager, as well as phone numbers for Paul Harris and Tom Butvillas, the current site managers. If you have any concerns/issues please do feel free to contact them.

2. Open House London

It is this time of the year again! London Open House is your opportunity to explore hundreds of exciting buildings in London. The programme for 2016 has been announced, which includes lots of places to discover in Islington and throughout London over the weekend of the 17th & 18th September.

Programme details can be found at http://www.openhouselondon.org.uk.

Please note that you may need to make a booking for some locations, although there are plenty of architectural wonders that do not require booking and you can just pop by and visit. Well worth it - there is something for everyone, from the small private residential projects to schools and offices, as well as new build and historic buildings.

3. Residents Meeting

Please note that we are now able to confirm that we will be holding our next residents meeting on Tuesday 11 October 2016 (not Monday 10th as we mentioned in our previous update as we struggled to get a room for that date).

The meeting will take place at 6.45pm at the first floor function room in the Drapers Arms again. We will circulate an agenda beforehand. We were hoping that Rowena Champion might be able to join us but she is sadly busy that night. However, Rowena is hoping to meet up with us in advance of the meeting to talk through local issues and we will provide feedback during our residents meeting.

4. Kings Cross Events

• London Fashion Week is coming to Kings Cross Friday 16th – Tuesday 20th September.

• "Everyman on the Corner", a temporary bespoke 32 seat Everyman cinema has arrived in the Plimsoll Building (on the corner of Wollstonecraft St and Handyside St).

• The London Greek Wine Festival is back for a second year on the weekend of 8th / 9th October. Tickets can be bought here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-greek-wine-festival-tickets-26054704322

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

Cloudesley Association Update – August 2016

 

1. Dowrey Street Site

2. By-election result

3. Cycling scheme

4. The Church

5. Meeting – SAVE THE DATE

6. Next-door

7. Noise Patrol

8. Flyers/Junk Mail

9. Barnard Park

Cloudesley Association - Interim Update

(a) Dowrey Street Site

The construction continues! One of our local residents is an engineer, who has kindly sent us a site photo which he has added some explanations to so that we can all better understand what is currently going on on site. Florence and I thought this was incredibly helpful and wanted to share with you all too (please see attached).

We have not yet received the monthly update from Morgan Sindall as to what is happening next but will circulate as soon as it arrives.

(b) Barnsbury Bi-Election

Following the resignation of Cllr James Murray, a bi-election is to be held on Thursday, 14 July. Please do remember to vote.

(c) Strawberries & Screen

Watch all the Wimbledon action on the big screen at Granary Square between now and Sunday 10 July. It is a free event.

(d) Baby Loves Disco

For anyone with kids, this is your chance to go clubbing with your kids at this one-off disco between 10am and 1pm on Sunday 3 July at Lewis Cubitt Square (in Kings Cross). This is a free event.

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.

Best regards

Amanda and Florence
On behalf of
The Cloudesley Association

Cloudesley Association Interim Update – June 2016

1. Dowrey Street Site

We have just received the latest newsletter from Morgan Sindall in relation to the development of the Dowrey St site. Morgan Sindall will be distributing this more generally in the next few days.

2. Barnsbury Square Gardens Summer Party

The friends of Barnsbury Square Gardens are hosting a "RIGHT ROYAL DO" Summer party. All very welcome. Details are as follows:

Saturday 18th June 1pm – 3pm in Barnsbury Square Gardens
Tea, coffee, soft drinks, bring some summer fare to share
Presenting 'A cake fit for a Queen' (the 'Barnsbury Square Bake Off competition') - Judging by Matt & Steve from Pistachio & Pickle at 1.15pm
Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles......
Children's storytelling & book swap
Activities, fun & games
And much, much more....
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

Cloudesley Association Update –June 2016

1. Dowrey Street Site

2. Nextdoor Barnsbury

3. EU Referendum

4. Kings Cross

5. Barnard Park – Reminder

Cloudesley Association Update

1. Dowrey Street Site

It seems that the demolition of the school building has commenced.

The council has confirmed that the builders are due to send out another newsletter (in fact they said it was coming last week), updating us on progress and what comes next - we were hoping to attach it to this update but it doesn't seem to have been distributed yet.

We are also trying to get hold of the details for the site manager and will update you next month with this information.

In the meantime, please do let us know if you are having any issues with the development.

2. The Church

Camilla Gersh has updated us on the status of the church and has once again confirmed that the Church of England are definitely planning on restoring the building, and probably doing some development work. The nature of this development will include the provision of additional community facilities and will definitely not be residential. They are in talks with several different charitable organisations about a cooperative venture for the building and the local parish, the Barnsbury Team will definitely have a presence. The Churches Conservation Trust are involved as project managers for the fundraising and repairs/development project and are putting together some business/project plans and legal agreements, as well as cost projections and design briefs, in the coming weeks. The timing of the project is slightly dependent on the current residents, the Celestial Church of Christ. Hopefully they will also be keen for our beautiful church restored to its former glory as soon as possible.

If you would like an opportunity to see the inside of the Church, the local elections will be taking place there next week so there is another reason to go ahead and vote.

3. Barnard Park – Dates for the Diary

The Friends of the Park are hosting three pop-up Sundays of free fun activities between 11am and 4pm on 5th, 12th and 19th June.
If you have kids, you may be particularly interested in attending on 5th June, when the Adventure Playground will be offering a Family Playday.
Here is what's in store:

  • June 5: Mrs H & the Singalong Band, Oxjam music jam, Bouncy castles and other activities for children of all ages. International petanque tournament – watch play!
  • June 12: Scruffs dog fun with free advice from Zasman Vet. Queen's Birthday Party – tea and scones. Her Majesty may just make an appearance.
  • June 19: Open Squares Tour – Park volunteer gardening on show, plant sale and park history mini-exhibition. More flower power in the works...

The Friends Café will be serving coffee, tea, ice cream and cakes every Sunday.

 

 

Cloudesley Association Update

1. Dowrey Street Site

2. Quietways

3. Highbury Corner

4. Hemingford Road Association

5. Private Taxi Drivers

Cloudesley Association – Update and Minutes

1. Dowrey Street Site

Please find attached the first Newsletter from the contractor, Morgan Sindall, regarding the redevelopment of Dowrey Street/ the school. The newsletter contains an invitation to a pre-construction public meeting to discuss the construction programme and impact for neighbouring properties. The meeting is taking place at 6pm this Thursday, 11 February 2016, at the Laycock Professional Development Centre on Laycock Street. We would encourage anyone who may be affected by the redevelopment of the site to attend.  Also attached is the Council's Planning Decision Notice

2. Minutes

Please see the Minutes from our meeting last month. We will be looking into various issues that came out of the meeting and will report back with an update next month.

Cloudesley Association Update

1. Cloudesley Association Meeting

2. Dowrey Street Site

3. Lumiere London

St Andrew's Church Christmas Services

Michael has informed us that their Christmas services will be as follows:

  • 20th December: 6pm Carols by Candlelight
  • 24th December: 4pm Christingle & 11.30pm Midnight Communion
  • 25th December: 9am Holy Communion & 10.30am Family Service with Communion

 

 

Cloudesley Association Final Update 2015

1. Christmas Carols in Lonsdale Square

2. HAPPY CHRISTMAS

 

Cloudesley Association Further Update

1. Cloudesley Association Meeting Update – DATE CHANGE

2. The St Andrews Ceilidh

Cloudesley Association Update

1. Meeting – CHANGE OF DATE

2. Arson Attacks

3. Lonsdale Square Residents Association

4. Fundraiser – Youthwork Project – SAVE THE DATE

5. Christmas Events

There appears to have been an arson attack on 5 motorbikes in Cloudesley Street - see photo.  Residents say it happened at about 5.00am on the night of Monday, November 11th. 

Motorbike Arson Cloudesley St

 

Worryingly, this follows on from a similar attack in Richmond Crescent where a moped was torched, setting fire to a nearby car, as reported in the Islington Tribune - see below.

 

Arson Mercedes and Moped

 

What's going on?  Does anyone know anything about these incidents?  Comments welcome!

Cloudesley Association Update

1. Dowrey Street Site

2. Barnard Park

3. Fundraiser - Youthwork Project

4. Crime/Mopeds

5. Post Office Move

6. Association Meeting

 

Cloudesley Association Update 

1. BBQ at Celestial Church of Christ

2. Other local events

3. Dowrey St site

4. Planning

5. Local planning policies

6 Street party 2016

Cloudesley Association Update

1. Open Garden

2. Dowrey St Site

3. Planning

 

Cloudesley Association Update

1.            Update on Holy Trinity Church, Cloudesley Square (the “Church”)

2.            Dowrey Street Site

3.             Barnard Park

4.             Scaffolding

Cloudesley Association Update: announcement from the Bridge School


Please find below two messages from the Bridge School that Linda Quirk, school governor and resident on Richmond Avenue would like to share with us.

  • Opportunity to sponsor Samantha (PA to the headteacher) who was running the London Marathon!
  • An invitation from Penny, the head teacher to an Intoart Fundraising event in SW4 (11-13th June 2015)

 

 

Cloudesley Association Update

  • Planning Committee date announced for the 24th March 2015
  • Residents Meeting reminder (31st March at the Regent's)