Community Plan for Holloway
Justice Matters: A community plan for Holloway has today launched an online survey inviting members of the public to put forward their views about the future of the former Holloway prison site in Islington.
In this report Matt Ford presents data on a range of issues facing people in the London borough of Islington to inform the community plan for the closed Holloway prison site.
The Ministry of Justice spent nearly £140,000 on water, gas, electricity and other utility bills for the closed Holloway prison site, between August 2016 and February 2017, we can reveal.
The information came in a Freedom of Information request we submitted to the Ministry of Justice in February.
Holloway prison was closed by the government in July 2016. Between its closure and February this year, the government has spent:
Last week, the Evening Standard reported that property agents, Savills, have been awarded a contract to review the possibility of closing and redeveloping London prison sites.
Prison sites the company will review, the paper reports, include Brixton, Pentonville and Feltham. The company will consider a number of options, including keeping the prisons open, or converting them to alternative uses, such as housing.
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website for our Community Plan for Holloway project.
In the latest issue of Red Pepper magazine our Senior Policy Associate Rebecca Roberts writes about the closure of Holloway prison and the Centre's two year project to develop a Community Plan for the site.
Maureen Mansfield writes about a new campaign for a women's building on the Holloway prison site
With the future of the Holloway prison site yet to be determined, Sarah Uncles assesses what has happened to sites of other prisons that have closed