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Highbury Corner – TfL sets out final plan

Transport for London has published its response to issues raised in its consultation on Highbury corner.

In August 2016 we published our consultation report for Highbury Corner.  We are now pleased to publish the responses to issues raised report.  Please click here to view the report online.

Following the consultation, we now intend to proceed with the changes to Highbury Corner subject to the usual planning approvals. Please be aware that there are some changes to the proposals we consulted on, these are listed below. 

·         The arboretum is proposed to be partially open to public access in a way which protects existing trees. The new public space  would incorporate the western arm of the roundabout and Highbury & Islington station forecourt, providing local residents with more green space whilst protecting the most vulnerable trees

·         The proposed new pedestrian crossing allowing for access to the south-eastern corner of the arboretum at the junction of Upper Street with Canonbury Road will no longer be required. The proposal to partially open the arboretum on the western side means that the eastern half of the arboretum, including the option to open up a path from the south- eastern corner will no longer be required

·         The entrance to Corsica Street has been made a ‘blended footway’ which provides a continuous footway over the junction to give pedestrians priority

·         A shared pedestrian / cycle  ‘toucan’ crossing will be included across St Paul’s Road to allow two-way cycling to and from Corsica Street

·         The cycle lane on Canonbury Road will be extended to Canonbury School. 

Further information is available in the report.

Jenny Gordon

Engagement Officer

Local Communities & Partnerships

Transport for London


New Year social on 15 January 2018


You are warmly invited to the Association’s New Year’s drinks party on Monday 15th January in The Club Room at Frederick’s, Camden Passage, N1 from 6pm till 8pm.

Beer, wine and canapes will be served.

Frederick’s and others have made generous contributions so that all door proceeds will go to:Beanstalk’s reading helpers at St John Evangelist School, Duncan Street.

Tickets: £15 each (payable in cash on the door)



Travel problems at Highbury Corner

Transport for London has now reached the stage of demolishing the bridge and rebuilding. It will mean further travel problems. Holloway Road will be closed in both directions from 18 December to 8 January. There will be no overground No from Highbury and Islington  station between 23 December and 30 December.

Details are available at

Letters are being sent to residents


AGM 11 July 2011

This year’s AGM agreed changes to the constitution. The chairman, Eric Sorensen, noted that  the draft revised constitution had been circulated to all members giving 28 days’ notice as required by article 13 of the constitution.

Jennet Eyre suggested moving the new object regarding licensing from objects to the list of powers. This minor amendment was accepted and the resolution (as so amended) was put to the meeting and approved by the requisite majority. The chairman thanked Neil Vickers for his work on changes to the constitution.

Treasurer’s report: Fiona Cullen reported a healthy subscription level. It had been a year of consolidation. Funds stand at £14,172, compared with £13,380 the previous year.

Martin Klute, vice-chair of planning and chair of health scrutiny board, gave an update on  planning and the appointment of a new sergeant to the neighbourhood police team.

Christine Lovett, chief executive of Angel London, outlined the work  that had been done in negotiating with Thames Water in the wake of the flooding.

Giles Eyre, chairman of the Angel Community Canal Boat Trust,  gave a brief history of the canal and City Road basin with photographs.

Jennet Eyre and Eleanor Wilson, retiring members of the committee, were thanked for their hard work.

AGM 2017

Annual General Meeting



The AGM  will be on 11 July 2017 at 7pm at St James’ Hall, Prebend  Street, N1 8PF

In addition to the usual business, one of the resolutions proposes the adoption of some amendments to the Constitution of the Association.

The Executive Committee believes that it would be sensible to update the Association’s Constitution in order for it to better reflect the work of the Association, and to make some procedural and administrative changes. A draft amended Constitution has been prepared and a resolution to approve the amendments will be proposed at the AGM. As required by the existing Constitution we are giving members 28 days’ notice of the proposals. The revised constitution is below.It is followed by  the existing Constitution marked to show the amendments (please note that wording in green is text that has been moved or re-formatted rather than new text). To be approved the resolution requires a vote in favour by two thirds of the members present at the meeting and voting.

You will see from the draft that we wish to expand the list of Objects and Powers (in Articles 2 and 3) to make them more in line with our activities, including matters such as licensing, supporting facilities for young people, making contributions to good local causes and holding social events.

In Article 5 we have refined the provisions for the calling and holding meetings. We have also provided that the annual accounts should be prepared in compliance with the Charity Commission’s guidance (which allows them not to be audited).

 The remaining changes are generally tidying up and re-formatting in nature.

 We very much look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

Notice of Annual General Meeting 

Notice is given that the next annual general meeting of the Angel Association (the “Association”) will be held at St James’ Church Hall, Prebend Street, Islington, London N1 8PF on Tuesday 11th July 2017 at 7 pm to consider and if thought fit to transact the following business:


  1. To receive the annual accounts of the Association for the year ended 31 December 2016;
  2. To elect or re-elect the Officers and Members of the Executive Committee of the Association;
  3. To approve the amendments to the Constitution of the Association set out in the draft revised Constitution circulated with this Notice of Meeting; and
  4. To receive the Executive Committee’s report.



Proposed new constitution.  Any comments or proposed alterations should be sent to me before the AGM.

1          NAME

The name of the association shall be the Angel Association.

2          OBJECTS

The Association is established for the public benefit for the following purposes in the area comprising St. Peter’s Ward, London Borough of Islington as defined and surrounding area, which area shall hereinafter be referred to as “the area of benefit”:

  • to promote high standards of planning and architecture in or affecting the area of benefit;
  • to facilitate the provision of information and educational resources for the benefit of members, schools and other groups in the area of benefit;
  • to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest or amenity in the area of benefit;
  • to advance public safety by the promotion of safe traffic movements throughout the area of benefit;
  • to comment on applications for new, or variations to existing licences to sell or supply alcohol in the area of benefit; and to promote opportunities for young people, in particular, to have access to leisure and other activities in the area of benefit.


In furtherance of the said purposes but not otherwise the Association through its Executive Committee shall have the following powers:

  • to promote the area of benefit;
  • to promote research into subjects directly connected with the objects of the Association and to publish the results of any such research;
  • to act as a co-ordinating body and to co-operate with the local authorities, planning and licensing committees, and all other statutory authorities, voluntary organisations, charities and persons having aims similar to those of the Association;
  • to promote or assist, including through subscriptions or payments from the Association’s funds, activities which are of a charitable nature or which the Executive Committee considers (in good faith) to be beneficial to some or part of the area of benefit or its residents;
  • to publish reports and other literature;
  • to make surveys and prepare maps and plans and collect information in relation to any place, or building of beauty or historic interest within the area of benefit;
  • to hold meetings, lectures, exhibitions and members’ social events and tours to places of interest;
  • to give advice and information;
  • to raise funds and to invite and receive contributions from any person or persons whatsoever by way of subscription, donation or otherwise, provided that the Association shall not undertake any permanent trading activities in raising funds for its primary purpose;
  • to acquire, by purchase gift or otherwise, property whether subject to any special trust or not;
  • to sell, let, mortgage, dispose of or turn to account all or any of the property or funds of the Association as shall be necessary;
  • to borrow or raise money for the purposes of the Association on such terms and on such security as the Executive Committee shall see fit, but so that the liability of individual members of the Association shall in no case extend beyond the amount of their respective annual subscriptions; and
  • to do all such other things as are necessary for the attainment of the said purposes.


4          MEMBERSHIP 

  • Membership shall be open to all who are interested in actively furthering the purposes of the Association.
  • No member shall have power to vote at any meeting of the Association if his or her subscription is in arrears at the time.  The year covered by an annual subscription due from a member shall run from one Annual General Meeting to the next Annual General Meeting, with a three months’ period of grace.
  • The level of subscriptions shall be as proposed by the Executive Committee from time to time and agreed by members at an Annual General Meeting.
  • Corporate members shall be such societies, associations, educational institutions or businesses as are interested in actively furthering the purposes of the Association.  A corporate member shall appoint a representative to vote on its behalf at all meetings          but before such representative exercises his or her right to vote the corporate         member shall give particulars in writing to the Honorary Secretary of such


  • An Annual General Meeting shall be held once in every year to receive the Executive Committee’s report, its annual accounts, to elect Officers and Members of the Executive Committee and to transact such other business as the Executive Committee shall determine.
  • The Executive Committee shall decide when meetings of the Association shall be held and the business to be transacted at such meetings. Meetings of the Association other than an Annual General Meeting shall be called Special General Meetings.
  • Special General Meetings of the Association not convened by the Executive Committee shall be held at the written request (giving the nature of the business to be proposed at such meeting) to the Secretary of fifteen or more members whose subscriptions are fully paid up.
  • Twenty members personally present shall constitute a quorum for an Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting of the
  • The Executive Committee shall give at least 7 days’ notice to members of all meetings of the Association.
  • The Association’s annual accounts shall be prepared in a way which is consistent with the requirements of the Charity Commission as may from time to time be in force.


6          OFFICERS 

  • Nominations for the election of Officers shall be made in writing to the Honorary Secretary at least 14 days before the Annual General Meeting.  Such nominations         shall be supported by a seconder and the consent of the proposed nominee must   first have been obtained.
  • Outgoing officers may be re-elected.
  • The elections of Officers shall be completed prior to the election of further Members of the Executive Committee.
  • If the nominations exceed the number of vacancies, a ballot shall take place in such manner as shall be determined.
  • Nominees for election as Officers or Members of the Executive Committee shall declare at the Annual General Meeting at which their election is to be considered            any financial or professional interest known or likely to be of concern to the Association.
  • The Officers of the Association shall consist of:
  • Chairman
  • Honorary Secretary
  • Honorary Treasurer


all of whom shall relinquish their office every year and shall be eligible for re-election      at the Annual General Meeting.  The Executive Committee shall have the power to fill casual vacancies occurring among the Officers of the Association.



  • The Executive Committee shall be responsible for the management and administration of the Association.  The Executive Committee shall consist of the Officers and not less than 4 and not more than 6 other members.  The Executive           Committee shall have power to co-opt further members (who shall attend in an           advisory and non-voting capacity).  The Officers and members of the Executive         Committee shall normally be resident or work in the area of benefit but the Executive Committee shall have power to co-opt additional members from           outside the area of benefit.
  • In the event of an equality of votes cast, the Chairman shall have a second or casting
  • The Executive Committee shall meet not less than 6 times a year at intervals of not more than 2 months and the Honorary Secretary shall give all members not less than    7 days’ notice of each meeting.  The quorum shall, as near as may be, comprise one         third of the members of the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee shall         have the power to fill up to 3 casual vacancies occurring among the members of the       Executive Committee between General Meetings.


The Executive Committee may constitute such sub-committees from time to time as shall be considered necessary for such purposes as shall be thought fit.  The Chairman and Secretary of each sub-committee shall be appointed by the Executive Committee and all actions and proceedings of each sub-committee shall be reported to and be confirmed by the Executive Committee as soon as possible.  Members of the Executive Committee may be members of any sub-committee and membership of a sub-committee shall be no bar to appointment to membership of the Executive Committee.  Sub-Committees shall be subordinate to and may be regulated or dissolved by the Executive Committee.


It shall be the duty of every Officer or member of the Executive Committee or Sub-Committee who is in any way directly or indirectly interested financially or professionally in any item discussed at any Executive Committee meeting at which he or she is present to declare such interest and he/she shall not discuss such item (except by invitation of the Chairman) or vote thereon.



The Executive Committee shall, out of the funds of the Association, pay all proper expenses of administration and management of the Association.  After the payment of the administration and management expenses and the setting aside to reserve of such sums as may be deemed expedient, the remaining funds of the Association shall be applied by the Executive Committee in furtherance of the purposes of the Association.

11        INVESTMENT

All monies at any time belonging to the Association and not required for immediate application to its purposes shall be invested by the Executive Committee in or upon such investments, securities, or property as it may see fit, subject nevertheless to such authority, approval or consent by the Charity Commissioners as may for the time being be required by law or by the special trusts affecting any property in the hands of the Executive Committee.

12        TRUSTEES

  • Any freehold and leasehold property acquired by the Association shall, and if the Executive Committee so directs any other property belonging to the Association may be vested in trustees who shall deal with such property as the Executive Committee     may from time to time direct.
  • Any trustees shall be at least 3 in number or a trust corporation. The Power of     appointment of new trustees shall be vested in the Executive Committee.
  • A trustee need not be a member of the Association but no person whose membership lapses shall thereafter be qualified to act as a trustee unless and until re-appointed     as such by the Executive Committee.
  • The Honorary Secretary shall from time to time notify the trustees in writing of any amendment hereto and the trustees shall not be bound by any such amendments         in their duties as trustees unless such notice has been given.
  • The Association shall be bound to indemnify the trustees in their duties (including the proper charge of a trustee being a trust corporation) and liability under     such indemnity shall be a proper administrative expense.

13        AMENDMENTS

This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority of members present at an Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting of the Association, provided that 28 days’ notice of the proposed amendment has been given to all members, and provided that nothing herein contained shall authorise any amendment the effect of which would be to cause the Association at any time to cease to be a charity in law.

14        NOTICES

Any notice required to be given by these Rules shall be deemed to be duly given if left at or sent by prepaid post or email addressed to the address of that member last notified to the Secretary.

15        WINDING UP

  • The Association may be dissolved by a two-thirds majority of members voting at an Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting of the Association confirmed by        a simple majority of members voting at a further Special General Meeting held not        less than 14 days after the previous Meeting.
  • If a motion for the dissolution of the Association is to be proposed at an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting this motion shall be referred to specifically when notice of the meeting is given.
  • In the event of the dissolution of the Association the available funds of the Association shall be transferred to one or more charitable institutions having objects similar or reasonably similar to those herein before declared as shall be chosen by the Executive Committee and approved by the Meeting of the Association at which the decision to dissolve the Association is confirmed.
  • On dissolution the minute books and other records of the Association shall be deposited with the Civic Trust or its successor body.

AA Constitution changes


Volunteer drivers needed

Shelter from the Storm, the homeless charity, needs drivers on Mondays and Fridays to pick up food from Pret A Manger in St John Street and take it to Shelter from the Storm which is near Pentonville prison, off the Caledonian Road. The trip takes 35 to 40 minutes. A car is essential as the loads are quite large.


Guided walk into history

Guided walk – Saturday 21 January 

The Spa Field Riots of 1816


In 1816 Islington hosted a huge demonstration to demand political reform and cuts to taxes. The meeting started peacefully but some protestors had other plans. Clerkenwelll and Islington Guide Rob Smith leads this one hour walk that tells the story of the riots and why they are significant today.

Meet at Islington Museum, St Johns Street EC1V 4NB 10.30 for an 11 o clock start. The walk costs £5 payable on the day.


Tribute to Susan de Mont


Susan de Mont  08.01.61 – 03.01.16

For twenty-one years Susan was the indefatigable Treasurer of the Angel Association who saw it as her priority to look after the resources of members past and present and increase donations to local charities seeking our help. It was a job nobody else really wanted to undertake but it was a job Susan dedicated herself to as her way of contributing to the wellbeing of our community in St Peters Ward.

After arriving in the Ward back in March 1988 with her husband Alex, moving into a house in Elia Street, Susan fell in love with the local area, its history, amenities and wider society. But she knew our area beforehand through her father who had worked in customs and excise at the Royal Agricultural Hall long before it was transformed into the Business Design Centre. A good cook in her own right, Susan was always keen to try out new restaurants and cafes and then write reviews about them for TripAdvisor.

Susan ended her working career as a director of the city regulator, the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) towards the end of 2015 following the return of a secondary bowel cancer. She died at home with Alex and her younger sister, Catherine, in early January of this year, aged 54 years. A memorial bench bearing her name was subsequently placed in Colebrooke Row Gardens as a personal tribute to the affection in which she was held by many local residents.


Volunteers needed for Vincent Terrace woods

The Friends of Vincent Terrace Woods are planning another gardening day on Saturday November 12 from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs to clear up the woods and plant trees generously donated by the Woodland Trust and more daffodils and bluebells for spring .
Meet at canal tunnel entrance.
More info please contact Jenett 0n 07769 292208vincent-terrace-1