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Canonbury Square: We Care
Message from the Beatrix Payne of the Friends of Canonbury Square

1. Islington's Greenspace team asked me to share the following contact numbers with you:
If you see anything in the Canonbury Square parks that worries you, call Parks Patrol on 07970 893588. This is a two-person team with dogs that work during day-light hours and after-dark. They work closely with the police.You can also call the Anti-social Behaviour team on 0207 527 7272. This team works with Parks Patrol and typically deals with threatening and drunken behaviour.

2. We plan to set aside a regular monthly Saturday slot for gardening. Watch this space.

3. Is anyone skilled in setting up and hosting a website for Friends of Canonbury Square? If so, please get in touch:

The Friends of the Rosebowl

The Friends of the Rosebowl held their Annual Dinner and Gala Auction on Wednesday March 7 at Frederick's Restaurant, Camden Passage. It was a most enjoyable occasion with a full house.

Canonbury heritage under siege by stone thieves

Read the tribute to Diane Brace in The Islington Tribune ISLINGTON LOCAL PLAN
You can also read the Guardian's obituary -

Islington Council has recently undertaken a consultation on its Local Plan Review. The Local Plan is the basis for all of Islington’s planning policies and decisions and usually covers a five year period.
Following the consultation, the council will submit in January 2018 an amended draft Local Plan and supporting documents for independent examination which takes place in May 2018. The Inspector’s report is received in October/November 2018 and it is anticipated that the Local Plan will be adopted by the full council within a couple of months from then.

Highbury Corner Proposals
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You can download the most recent here. You might like to see the register of Listed Buildings for Canonbury and also the register of Local Listed Buildings. This register is mentioned in the newsletter.

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Highbury Corner Proposals

The Canonbury Society Committee have considered these proposals in detail and we set out our rationale for our objection.

Click here to see a map of the proposals
Click here to see the Canonbury Society's objections

The Society thanks Petra Laidlaw for her photos of the birds on the New River.

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