As part of our efforts to create a cleaner, greener, and healthier borough, we are proposing to create a liveable neighbourhood in The Cally.
The liveable neighbourhood will create pleasant and lively streets where communities can come together to spend time with their neighbours, support local shops, and children can play and travel safely. With more greening including plants and trees, seating for neighbours and reduced traffic volumes, the liveable neighbourhood will transform streets across The Cally.
You can visit our Let's Talk Islington engagement website to see our proposals and have your say.
|November 2022 to April 2023||1 - Early engagement||
Listen to local people's views about how they want to see the neighbourhood improved, to help us create our first designs.
|30 June to 6 August 2023||2 - Co-design||Share your views on proposals for the area and tell us what you would like to see.|
|Winter 2023||3 - Public consultation||A formal public consultation on the final designs.|
We are currently in phase two - the co-design stage - which will last until Sunday, 6 August 2023.
About The Cally liveable neighbourhood
The Cally liveable neighbourhood is the area between Market Road, Caledonian Road, Pentonville Road, and York Way.
Local people have already told us that they would like us to work towards:
- creating safe streets for children to travel to school and areas for play
- reducing through-traffic, improving road safety and air quality
- supporting local businesses to thrive.
We have also heard the message that the liveable neighbourhood should:
- create greener and more pleasant streets
- make it easier and safer to walk and cycle
- bring the community together.
How to get involved
We want to work with local people to understand local issues that you would like to see addressed in The Cally to create healthier and more pleasant streets, and work together to design and implement the liveable neighbourhood.
Visit our engagement page
See our proposals, sign up to events, and give us your views about improving local streets and public spaces.
Have your say
After you've considered our proposals, complete the survey to tell us what you think.
The survey is open until Sunday, 6 August 2023.
Register for an event
You can share your views by coming to an event:
- Thursday 13 July 2023, 6pm to 7pm: Online public meeting on Zoom - Join us to hear about The Cally Liveable Neighbourhood. We will present the proposals and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
- Wednesday 19 July 2023, 6pm to 7.30pm: In-person design workshop at the Jean Stokes Community Centre - Take part in an interactive design activity focused on giving us your views on the proposals and any other ideas you have. We will give priority Priority to residents of Caledonian ward and neighbouring streets as space is limited.
Register now for one of our events.
You can also email our project team with your views and comments: TheCallyLN@islington.gov.uk.
For general information and questions about liveable neighbourhoods in Islington, you can visit our main people-friendly streets FAQs page
If you have any questions that are not answered by the information on this page or our main FAQs page, you can contact us at TheCallyLN@islington.gov.uk.
How do I give my views in person and how will they be used?
You can attend a public meeting either online or in person. We are holding public meetings so that local people can come and tell us about their views in person. We will take your views and use them to help create designs for the liveable neighbourhood in the next phase before a full consultation.
Look at the 'get involved' section or go to our engagement page to see upcoming events. We have also delivered information leaflets and displayed posters and tri-fold notices in the local area to publicise the events.
We held initial public meetings between February 2022 and April 2023 where we invited members of the community to give their views on The Cally area and identify issues in the area that they would like to see improved.
We will ask people to give their views on the proposals for The Cally Liveable Neighbourhood at these events in July.
Our proposals for the The Cally Liveable Neighbourhood have been guided by and will build upon the We Are Cally Community Plan and the five themes that are set out in the plan for how The Cally will be by 2024. This is in addition to discussions in early engagement held between November 2022 and April 2023.
Will you start building the liveable neighbourhood before I've had my say?
No. You can give your ideas online, by email or at in-person events until 6 August 2023. We will not implement any measures before we complete a formal consultation.
After our public engagement activity in summer, we will develop designs and carry out a formal public consultation in winter 2023.
The public consultation will help us decide whether to implement any liveable neighbourhood measures in The Cally.