The Angel Association, Islington

The Angel Association seeks to improve the quality of life and the built environment for people in St Peter’s and Canalside and St Mary’s and St James’
  • We take up local issues with the council and the police.
  • We support activities for young people in our area, especially provision during school holidays.
  • We plant up forgotten areas on the canal towpath and elsewhere
  • We track planning and licensing issues and comment on issues of importance to residents.
  • We organise events and trips.
  • We hold an annual fund-raiser to provide funds for local charities.

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Latest posts

Local traffic only on Charlton Place

Islington Council is now planning to ban through traffic on Charlton Place. Details of the consultation are available at https://www.islington.gov.uk/consultations/2022/charlton-place-consultation. An experimental traffic order is to be imposed which will allow acces...

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Barnsbury’s elegant squares

On 4th July members of the association were treated to a fascinating guided walk by Rob Smith around the squares of Barnsbury. Rob explained that, in the 18th century, people moved from the City up to the village of Islington for fresher air and space. Initially...

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New boat for the canal

Angel Boat’s new boat The Angel Boat (Angel Community Canal Boat Trust or ACCT) has added to its fleet! In addition to Angel II of Islington, well known to residents of Islington for many years, ACCT has now acquired a day boat, Long Tom, ideal for short trips along...

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Visit to 49 Great Ormond Street

Some 20 members of the Association were welcomed by architectural historian Alec Forshaw to his seventeenth century home in Great Ormond Street. Alec was for many years Conservation Officer and Urban Designer for Islington. Over a glass of wine, Alec gave us a...

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Flowering Angel

Association chair Eric Sorensen planting up the flower beds by the Angel bus stops. Some of the plants kindly supplied at no charge by the adjacent flower stall Angelic Flowers.

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Volunteer at Estorick Museum

Volunteer at Estorick Museum

The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art in Canonbury Square is looking for local volunteers to work in the museum on a regular basis, either during the week or at the weekend. Anyone interested in pursuing this should email volunteering@estorickcollection.com....

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Night out raises £1,000 for Arc’s foodbank

Night out raises £1,000 for Arc’s foodbank

The fund-raiser at Frederick’s in Camden Passage raised just over £1,000 for the the foodbank at the Arc centre. The foodbank, which opened at the start of the lock-down, currently supports around 90 families. It doesn’t get funding from the government or the council....

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AGM: held at Frederick’s

AGM: held at Frederick’s

ANGEL ASSOCIATION, CHAIRMAN’S REPORT TO AGM 28 SEPTEMBER 2022 As Members know our ward boundary changed last year, there was a shift south which meant that much of the Arlington area is now in the new St Mary’s and St James’ Ward. The new St Peter’s and Canalside Ward...

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The greening of Islington

The greening of Islington

Do you know an outdoor space that could be a fruit orchard or a wild flower garden? The council is looking for applications from community groups, businesses or individuals for projects that could green the borough. The council’s Greenspace team will build and plant...

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River Head site to become Quentin Blake gallery

River Head site to become Quentin Blake gallery

The site of the former water pumping plant at New River Head just off Amwell Street in Islington is to be the new home of the Quentin Blake House of Illustration.This industrial heritage site was where fresh water arrived in London via the New River, an artificial...

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Plan for new building at the heart of Angel

Plan for new building at the heart of Angel

Preliminary plans for a new block to replace the offices over the entrance to Islington tube station have been submitted to the council. Tishman Speyer want to demolish the existing block and replace it with a bland square structure. The detail can be found at...

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