Community Plan for Holloway

Centre's analyst gives talk to planning students

On Monday and Wednesday our Research Analyst, Matt Ford, was at the Hilldrop Community Centre in Islington giving talks about our Community Plan for Holloway project to University College London (UCL) students on the Urban Design and City Planning Masters course.The days were organised by Omar Sherif, one of the planners we have been working closely with as part of the project. He has coordinated a unit on the Holloway site at UCL. 

Calls for London Mayor to build council housing on Holloway site

As part of our Community Plan for Holloway project we have been working in partnership with local people and organisations in Islington to put forward a positive vision for the former prison site. Islington Homes for All have launched a petition calling for London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to negotiate with the Ministry of Justice to keep the Holloway site in public ownership and to use the Affordable Homes Fund to build council houses there, alongside facilities for the local community, particuarly women. 

Our Deputy Director, on 'The Power of People, Partnerships and Participation'

Will McMahon, the Centre's Deputy Director, spoke at the Islington Voluntary Sector Conference 2018 yesterday. 

The theme of the conference, run by Voluntary Action Islington, was 'The Power of People, Partnerships and Participation'.

Will spoke about the Community Plan for Holloway, which is a coalition of local organisations, trade unions, churches, campaign groups and political parties, working together to transform the Holloway prison site into an opportunity for affordable homes, facilities and services for Islington. 

New report launched: After Holloway

After Holloway: Consultation with women affected by the criminal justice system has been published by Women in Prison and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The report comprises of a consultation with 50 women affected by the criminal justice system, many of whom were imprisoned in HMP Holloway, and asks whether and how the closure has had an impact and ideas for what they would like to now see developed on the site.

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