After holding the 2 March meeting, Community Plan for Holloway incorporated the overwhelming responses and feedback as to what you want to see on the Holloway site. You can find this here. The next meeting will be on the morning of 19 May at Hilldrop Community Centre, N7 0JE. Look forward to seeing you all there!
With local elections to be held on 3 May across Islington's 16 wards and housing remaining a key issue in the borough, we took a look at manifesto pledges on the issue. Here are the key positions and pledges. Conservatives Building Build more homes by encouraging the development of four zones of taller, denser housing… Continue reading Key promises on housing: Islington local elections 2018
According to Reclaim Holloway, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is not being honest about the use of the Visitor Centre at the now closed Holloway Prison. The campaign to put the Visitor Centre to good use is supported by local MP Jeremy Corbyn, who recently told a community meeting, 'I have had a reply from… Continue reading MoJ confirm Holloway Prison Visitor Centre remains empty
We are very pleased to announce that Manalo & White Architects are on board with Community Plan for Holloway. This is a result of our cross-community efforts to ensure that the site's legacy is used for social good and a community purpose. It is an achievement to attract the interest of architects who are willing to give… Continue reading Community Plan for Holloway welcomes Manalo & White Architects
Alexandra Lilley, St George's Church Thank you very much Will and good evening to everyone here. It's my pleasure to welcome you to St George's church this evening for this very important meeting about the site of Holloway Prison. St George's is the parish church for what was Holloway Prison. Now this vacated plot of… Continue reading Speeches from Community Plan for Holloway night, Friday 2nd March
Over 180 residents and community campaigners attended a packed Community Plan for Holloway meeting on Friday 2 March. The event was vibrant, inspiring and illustrative of a real change happening across the boroughs, driven by a grassroots and inclusive movement. We heard talks from Niki Gibbs (Reclaim Holloway), Glyn Robbins (Islington Unite Housing branch), Alexandra… Continue reading From vision to reality: thank you for making Friday’s meeting a success!
Come to our public meeting on Friday 2nd March to discuss the future of the Holloway prison site, where we'll be joined by local MP Jeremy Corbyn. We'll be at St George's Church on Crayford Road in Tufnell park between 7pm and 8.30pm. Over 900 people and organisations responded to the Community Plan for Holloway… Continue reading Join us to discuss future of Holloway prison site with Jeremy Corbyn MP
On Friday, 5 January, Andy Bain of Community Plan for Holloway appeared on BBC London News calling for genuinely affordable housing to be built on the Holloway prison site to meet the needs of young people in Islington. The interview was part of a report about the adoption of a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for… Continue reading Community Plan for Holloway appears on BBC News
On Thursday, 4 January Islington Council adopted planning guidance which sets out the priorities for any future development on the Holloway prison site. The Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was informed by what the council described as the biggest consultation response to a planning document of this kind they have ever had. The council expects any… Continue reading Council adopts planning guidance
'More than 500 people have backed the council's demand that half of the homes on the Holloway Prison site should be "genuinely affordable"', reports the Islington Gazette. A record number of people responded to Islington Council's draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The Gazette reports Two out of three people said they agreed with the council’s… Continue reading Community backs calls for affordable homes & services at Holloway prison