Arlington-Square-and-Canonbury Society



A delegation from The Canonbury Society visited award-winning Arlington Square on 18 February to learn how members of the Arlington Association successfully revived their square. We are grateful for the warm welcome, advice and guidance provided by chair Gordon McArthur (1st row right) and garden designer Paul Thompson (not pictured) as we launch a community effort to revitalize Canonbury Square. Please contact if you would like to be involved.

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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