Despite Islington’s concrete and tarmac there is often unused green space that goes to waste. Next to Bingfield Park, along Pembroke Street there is a 50metre long 15 metre wide green strip with about a dozen trees on it. There is a map at the link here showing the space. Something undefinable about local geography means that this Council owned ‘amenity strip’ is completely unused.
The area could be converted into a large dog exercise area with the addition of some simple fencing and a dog toilet sandpit. Then people could exercise their dogs there and Bingfield Park be made dog free, for the first time allowing children and people to use it without fear of dog poo or bad dog behaviour. Also it would bring more footfall to an end of Pembroke Street that has had a problem with car break ins over the years. The Council are investigating the feasibility and costings.