It’s long been an aim of King’s Cross Community Projects to find a way of mapping all the housing estates within half mile of the perimeter of KX Station. It’s not a simple task as many housing estates and blocks do not appear on standard maps making people living in social housing almost invisible. Eventually, KCCP aims to map each estate in detail, but that’s a long term aim. For now markers are being added to the King’s Cross community map
Praise goes to LB Islington, a detailed map of Islington’s housing stock was provided by them in response to a freedom of information act request. All Islington information has been added to KCCP’s map.
Brickbats to Camden, a similar request was put into the borough but they were unable to provide a simple map as Islington has done. KCCP’s map is far from complete, the Camden information is taken from a list of tenant associations on the borough’s website, and the charity is in the process of entering all the details today. If anyone has better information KCCP would love to hear from you. And if Camden has a simple map like Islington’s, please let us know and we will apologise profusely!
Initially KCCP will use the information to distribute invitations to the KXCommunity day on 27 April (places are still available…). However, it’s likely this information will have much wider long term uses.