Author Archives: William Perrin

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.

Kings Cross Square – sausages out, sandwiches in

  Kings Cross square started out so well with a couple of decent food shops, but they both moved on.  The independent hot-dog emporium Coffee Dogs, closed a while ago and its ‘egg pod’ site is vacant (above).  The hot … Continue reading

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Are you a Kings Cross community group looking for help with online fundraising?

We have some places for representatives of Kings Cross community organisations and charities on a training scheme from Local Giving to learn how to raise money online.  I  Info below – drop me a line william@cankfarm.com if interested and I’ll … Continue reading

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Drones over Pentonville – cops stop crooks in crime ‘copter caper

Anyone seen anyone furtively using a state of the art  white four rotor drone locally?  They may have been rehearsing flying drugs and phones into the ‘ville on the cally.  Remarkably an officer topped one ‘in mid flight’ – they … Continue reading

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Five Guys burgers in Lighthouse Building Kings Cross – good but pricey

It’s great to see the Lighthouse Building back in use, now with a Five Guys burger joint on the ground floor.  The conversion is light and airy with a more than 180 degree view of the lovely Kings Cross gyratory. … Continue reading

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Suez/SITA waste management keeps dumping skips on Randell’s Road

Senior management at Suez (formerly known as SITA) seem unable to control their own workers as they fail to stop rogue staff from using Randell’s Road as a waste transfer station.  Suez/SITA drivers have been repeatedly dumping their skips overnight … Continue reading

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Will the transparency law help us get to know our Kings Cross neighbours? #anticorruption

There’s a large number of properties in old and new Kings Cross owned by offshore companies. In one building alone, the Arthouse 33 flats owned by companies in exotic locations many with high opacity about their true ownership.  At the … Continue reading

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Kings Cross rental market – for only an extra £1,000 you can have the same flat

The rental market in Kings Cross throws up some real eye openers often of the dodgy landlords and beds in kitchens type but here for once is an apparently well appointed one bed flat and the cringe inducing, but possibly market … Continue reading

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Geddes Gallery – Mammary Gang 15-16 May 10-8pm.

The Geddes Gallery (formerly KC Continental Foods aka the Italian Deli at 26 Caledonian Road) is getting back into the swing of things with some new shows – first up is the Mammary Gang >Private view: Saturday 14th May 6.30-9pm … Continue reading

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