Category Archives: Community Health and Welfare

Plea to Argent to gift a valuable ecological resource to the King’s Cross green corridor

The King’s Cross pond, or ‘Of Soil and Water’ to use the title of this temporary art installation near the York Way railway bridge, was planned to exist for just two years. After that it will be filled in and … Continue reading

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The neighbours that desperately need our help

Just a mile away from King’s Cross is the long established community of Islington Park Street, 18 mixed-need residents, living in four victorian properties knocked into one large home, who provide mutual support in a caring communal environment. The community is … Continue reading

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Kings Cross suffers from Angel Islington’s ‘Not In My Back Canal’ problem

A couple of readers and now the council have got in touch to point out the issues caused by canal boats moored in the Kings Cross basin.  It turns out that council regulation of smoke and noise from issues caused … Continue reading

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Are these barges polluting homes alongside Regents Canal?

British Waterways has been asked to examine reports from local residents that these two barges are polluting canalside homes with fumes from their generators.  There’s a very diverse community who lives alongside the canal in Kings Cross – from expensive … Continue reading

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‘Very High’ air pollution forecast by Met Office

Kings Cross has relatively bad air: it’s a huge transport hub with very high levels of car, taxi, bus, lorry and diesel train movements.  I lived in the gyratory for a while and the pollution was ghastly.   But it … Continue reading

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London’s coolest chain gang?

A Kings Cross resident and dad, together with dads from Primrose Hill, Kentish Town and Bloomsbury has started what might become one of London’s coolest chain gangs, fitted not only with a tool-set as much as with nappy bags and … Continue reading

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Only tiny new swimming-pool for vast area of Kings Cross

Few opportunities exist in towns like London to help its residents to get better public facilities.  Usually there is not enough space, or the land is too expensive for such undertakings. A rare occasion for Camden and Islington residents arose … Continue reading

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Do you think Cally Pool is a filthy dump? Do we deserve better?

Cally pool may be popular amongst some, but the swimming pool has probably seen better days:  The changing rooms have permanent stained puddles, the facilities are beyond yesteryear, and who dares to use the toilets or send your child to … Continue reading

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