Newsletter: 26 May 2017

We’ve had a fantastic response following the launch of our online survey in April with more than 150 people sharing their hopes for the future of the Holloway prison site.

We want to hear from many, many more people. Please help us to spread the word by sharing the link below.


If you are involved in a local group and would like to host a meeting to discuss the future of the Holloway site, then please get in touch.

Could Holloway offer a prison break from the housing crisis? Housing worker and local campaigner, Glyn Robbins thinks so and has written an article calling for prison land to remain in public ownership and developed into council homes.

The redevelopment of Holloway is an opportunity to invest in the future of Islington, argues Matt Ford, in an article on our website.

The launch of the Plan for Holloway survey received wide press coverage, with articles in the Evening Standard, Islington Gazette and Islington Tribune. It was followed up by a letter in the Gazette, titled ‘Islington is hardly home of elite’. Local residents and Community Plan for Holloway staff were interviewed by TV news channel London Live.

Just up the road at Pentonville prison, residents and local councillor, Diarmaid Ward have called for empty flats to be refurbished by the council to provide much needed housing.

And before you go … please don’t forget to share the survey link amongst your networks. We want to gather as many views as possible!