At a Justice Committee meeting yesterday, Rory Stewart announced that a bidder will be in place for the Holloway site by the end of the year. Stewart said that the prison population was likely to increase and the Holloway site sale would provide funding for new prisons to cater to that demand. Deputy Director at… Continue reading Bidder in place by end of year
Local Islington papers have been continuing to update the community on the progress of our plan, particularly in the run up to the local elections. The site has been discussed at both recent hustings. Housing remains a clear concern, in terms of quality, quantity and true affordability across the borough. The latest from The Tribune… Continue reading Community Plan in the news
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!