News

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,...

15 August 2018
Speech

Turning the Community Plan vision into a reality

Good evening everyone  - thanks to all of you for making this event - especially given the weather.

My name is Will McMahon, I am from the Community Plan for Holloway, and I will be...

By 
Will McMahon
2 March 2018
News

Big turn out for Community Plan public meeting

Over 180 residents and community campaigners attended a packed Community Plan for Holloway meeting on Friday 2 March.

In what was a vibrant event, the audience heard from an anti-prison activist, housing campaigners and local residents who together called for the land on the former prison site to be used in the community interest.

The meeting began with a presentation, by the Centre's Deputy Director...

6 March 2018
News

Calls grow for London Mayor to bid for Holloway prison

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. Today, a petition has been launched, calling for London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to purchase the...

31 October 2017
News

We call on London Mayor to bid for Holloway prison

We have written to London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, urging him to consider purchasing the Holloway prison site in Islington N7.

The ten acre site is currently being marketed for sale by GVA Bilfinger on behalf of the Ministry of Justice and the deadline for bids is 15 November.

The letter...

18 October 2017
News

Community Plan for Holloway open day a huge success

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Community Plan for Holloway open day at St George’s Church, Crayford Road on Saturday 30 September.

More than 150 people stopped by to discuss the future of the Holloway prison site and share ideas for how the land should be developed....

2 October 2017
Comment

More mega prisons won't fix a broken society

In the next few weeks a new mega prison, HMP Berwyn, in north Wales, will open its gates and the Ministry of Justice will start the process of filling it with prisoners from across the country....

By 
Rebecca Roberts
8 February 2017
Comment

Cuts have consequences

Police numbers and funding have emerged as a general election issue this week thanks largely to a clumsy and muddled radio interview from shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott. Yesterday, Labour...

By 
Will McMahon
3 May 2017