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Come to our emergency meeting on Saturday 30th March!

Housing association Peabody has bought the Holloway site. Peabody will be developing the land in partnership with private property developer London Square and plan to build 1,000 homes there. We're holding an emergency meeting on Saturday 30th March between 2PM and 4PM at St George's Church, Crayford Road, Tufnell Park N7 0ND for local people… Continue reading Come to our emergency meeting on Saturday 30th March!

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Campaigners cautiously welcome Peabody development

Activists from North London Sisters Uncut and Islington Homes for All have cautiously welcomed the housing association Peabody's proposals for the redevelopment of the Holloway prison site, the Islington Tribune reports. Peabody, who bought the Holloway site last week with a loan from the Mayor of London, plan to build 1,000 homes on the site… Continue reading Campaigners cautiously welcome Peabody development

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Ministry of Justice refuse local housing for homeless

The Ministry of Justice has refused to lease a block of 29 flats behind Pentonville Prison to Islington Council to use as emergency accommodation for homeless families, reports the Islington Gazette. The flats used to house prison officers but most have been empty for the last 27 years. Islington Council has 14,000 households on its… Continue reading Ministry of Justice refuse local housing for homeless

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Finsbury Park resident: ‘Turn visitor centre into homeless shelter’

A letter¬†by Finsbury Park resident Jenny Kassman repeating calls to use the visitor centre at closed Holloway prison as a homeless shelter has appeared in the Evening Standard. She said Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn and local homelessness charities have been pushing for the centre to be turned over to shelter homeless people since the… Continue reading Finsbury Park resident: ‘Turn visitor centre into homeless shelter’

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts at Tuesday’s meeting!

On Tuesday evening around 150 people came to discuss future plans for the Community Plan for Holloway.¬† It was a fantastic turnout. The gathering at Williamson Street Community Centre discussed how to maximise the influence local people have on what happens to the former Holloway Prison site. The meeting began with Will McMahon of Community… Continue reading Thank you for sharing your thoughts at Tuesday’s meeting!