We have launched an online survey to allow the people of Islington to put forward their views about the future of the Holloway prison site.
The survey is part of a two year community engagement project, working with local people and community groups to put forward a positive vision for the site.
Rebecca Roberts, the coordinator of Community Plan for Holloway, speaking about the survey said;
Community Plan for Holloway is working to ensure that the people of Islington have a say in the future of the site and their needs are prioritised.
A sale to private developers is not a foregone conclusion, so it’s incredibly important that people come forward to share their views about the future of the Holloway site.
The survey launch is accompanied by the release of a new report Islington A local needs analysis, dispelling some of the myths that Islington is a wealthy borough. The report reveals high levels of poverty, deprivation and housing problems faced by people living in Islington.
The report’s author, Matt Ford, said;
‘’Despite its reputation as a wealthy borough, Islington has shocking levels of poverty and deprivation. Out of 326 local authorities in England, it is the 24th most deprived and has the 4th highest rate of child poverty in the UK.
‘’Given what this report reveals about the problems facing people in Islington, it is clear that the redevelopment of the Holloway site could offer a fantastic opportunity to meet needs and benefit the local community.