Cloudesley Association – March 2020 Update

1. The Bridge ILS School - Residential Block Update

Penny Barratt has written to us to let us know about a proposed change to the conditions of use for the residential block. The current condition states:

“13. CONDITION: The use of the ancillary residential accommodation hereby approved shall be used during school term time only and not during school holidays. The accommodation shall be used by pupils of the Bridge International Learning Space School and their carers only and shall not be used as self-contained C3 residential units.
REASON: To protect the approved use of the site and the amenities of the neighbouring residential occupiers.”

As many of you will already be aware the residential block is not going to be used for the purpose that it was originally intended. However, the ILS still want to provide a service to the Borough’s pupils and their families, so have agreed with social care and the SEN team to offer after school and holiday provision. At present, they already have use of the residential block for the after school provision, but they would like to use the residential block for holiday provision, which they are currently unable to do because of the above-mentioned condition. At Christmas, holiday provision was provided in the main school building instead, but this caused significant issues for one of the attendees/students as he associated the school building with school not holiday provision.

Penny wanted us to inform you that the ILS are requesting this condition be amended to “The accommodation shall not be used as self-contained C3 residential units” and for the other conditions to be removed.

She would like to hear from anyone who has any questions or objections etc. Please let us know if you would like Penny’s details.

2. Victoria Line Update

If you are affected by the Victoria line noise, you may want to join the local group that is specifically tackling this on-going issue. Dr Jospeh Jeballi has been putting leaflets through local letterboxes but please see attached in case you have not received it. Please also see attached some maps showing the actual location of the Victoria line train tracks in relation to local housing.

3. Holy Trinity Church Update

You will have seen the scaffolding rise on the south aisle of the church over the last few weeks. We understand that this work, funded by Historic England, is for emergency repairs to the South Aisle roof which was discovered to be at the point of collapse.  Further work to the North Aisle roof and the West Turrets is expected to follow.  The attached letter from the contractors, Fullers, has been circulated, estimating that the works will last for 18 weeks.  We understand that a formal announcement will soon be released by the Diocese about this work and the larger renovation project for which funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund is being sought. We understand that the Diocese are also hoping to host a residents update meeting about the proposed renovation of the church at some point in mid to late April (date TBD).

As you may have seen in Islington News, the Islington Society is hosting a talk about Holy Trinity Church and the “Tales from the Crypt” local history research project on 25th March at 7pm in Islington Town Hall. Details can be found in the flyer attached. Two further talks about the church will be hosted by the Islington Society on April 22nd and May 13th.

There will also be a “Tales from the Crypt” exhibition at the Islington Museum, 245 St John St, starting on Thursday 19th March.  Several Association members have worked as volunteers on this project.

4. Neighbourhood Watch

Our local neighbourhood watch scheme has been in touch. Please find attached the Neighbourhood Watch Members’ booklet and Cybercrime Handout, which you may find useful.

If you have any queries about the neighbourhood watch scheme or wish to be included in their distribution list, please contact them on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5. Carol Singing in Lonsdale Square/St Mungos

A date for your diaries - this year’s carol singing in Lonsdale Square has been provisionally booked for 15 December. In the end close to £450 was raised for St Mungos at last year’s event and we wanted to pass on a message of thanks from Sylvia at St Mungos to those who attended the event and donated.

"Thank you for helping us to end homelessness and rebuild lives. Your £410.00 donation on the 18th December 2019 is truly appreciated.

Homelessness damages the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Thanks to our supporters, we will continue to welcome them into warmth and safety, provide much needed support for their mental and physical wellbeing and help them rebuild their lives.

Together, we can end homelessness and ensure that everyone has a place to call home and fulfil their hopes and ambitions.

Best wishes,

Sylvia Kamara
Supporter Care Team
St Mungo's

6. Islington Clean Air

Some of you may be interested in a petition by Islington Clean Air Parents regarding an Ocado depot (with diesel pumps) that’s planned to open up next to a local school.

The link to the petition is:

7. Angel Central

We have asked Rowena Champion for an update as to the lack of progress on the N1 Centre/Angel Central but do not currently have an update. Rowena is kindly looking into this for us.

8. Kings Cross and Islington Square

· Play crazy gold in Coal Drops Yard until 29 March . Tickets are £5 each (kids under 12 go free). Head to Lower Stable Street to pick up your putter and ball.

· The Aga Khan Centre is home to a “Retreading and retracing textile techniques” exhibition until the 3rd May. Details can be found at

· Rubber stamp printmaking workshops are taking place on Thursday afternoons in March in Islington Square. Tickets can be bought here:

· The Humble Grape is inviting wine lovers to join them at their Wine masterclasses on Friday evenings in March at Islington Square. Tickets can be bought here:

If you are aware of any event, consultation or news item that you would like us to include in our next newsletter, please let us (or your street rep) know.

As ever, if you know of any neighbour who is not on the Cloudesley Association e mail distribution list, please pass this e mail on and/or ask them to provide me with their contact details (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) so that they can be kept in the loop.



Amanda and Florence
On behalf of
The Cloudesley Association
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