Planning and development is far too often dominated by private developers. Holloway prison is still owned by the Ministry of Justice and it’s crucial that the people of Islington have a say in the future of the site.
Between April and September 2017 we ran an online and paper survey asking for people’s views. With the help of local people and community groups we distributed survey leaflets to around 8,000 homes near to the Holloway site. We attended local events, spoke at public meetings and organised street stalls giving out around 20,000 survey leaflets.
Working with the charity, Women in Prison, we have also consulted with women in the criminal justice system through discussion groups and paper surveys.
By mid September, more than 930 individuals and organisations shared their views with us about the future of the Holloway site.
- We have published, Holloway Prison: community perspectives, a summary of the responses we received. This will be used as a basis for creating a Community Plan for Holloway.
- On Saturday 30 September, we held a Community Open Day.
- We are organising local meetings to discuss the main issues raised.
- We will be working to influence key decision makers and elected officials.
We also published Islington: A local needs analysis, revealing high levels of deprivation and need in the borough. The report and poster were intended to frame conversations about what people want to see at the Holloway site. Click here to read the report and view the poster.