The Budget: Our Treasurer’s Comment
Mar18

The Budget: Our Treasurer’s Comment

Read the summary from our Treasurer Ben Smaje of Kennedy Black Wealth Management of the main announcements in today’s Budget, with some thoughts and comments to boot.

Read More
Improvements to Highbury Corner – have your say!
Feb17

Improvements to Highbury Corner – have your say!

Transport for London are proposing a number of changes to Highbury Corner as part of their Road Modernisation Plan and want your views! Working jointly with Islington Council, they are consulting on proposals aiming to make Highbury Corner more pleasant and accessible for all users, with improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. Take part in the consultation here: Online Survey This consultation closes on Sunday, 20 March 2016 Main Changes Below we’ve set out the main changes, and you can read the full proposals here: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/highbury-corner-roundabout TfL and Islington Council are proposing to transform Highbury Corner by changing the one-way roundabout into a two-way traffic system. The proposed closure of the western side of the roundabout together with a larger station square would create a new public space. Road layout changes removal of the one-way system closure of the western side of the roundabout improved pedestrian facilities new cycling facilities Other changes changes to traffic movements some local road closures loading and disabled parking changes, and taxi rank provision changes to trees Bus service changes withdrawal of route 277 between Highbury Corner and Dalston additional buses on route 30 Options for a new public space The proposals would change the way in which people currently use and travel through the area, and TfL and Islington Council would like to hear your views on them.   Drop-in Sessions There will also be three drop-in events at which you can view the proposals in detail and speak to representatives of TfL and Islington Council. Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN Wednesday, 24 February 15:00 – 19:00 Saturday, 27 February 09:30 – 13:30 Monday, 29 February 10:00 – 14:00   Take Part in the Consultation Take part in the consultation here: Online...

Read More
Changes to Kings Cross Gyratory
Feb10

Changes to Kings Cross Gyratory

Transport for London are seeking your views on initial ideas to change the King’s Cross gyratory.  Your views will help to inform the designs taken forward to the next stage of design. As part of the Road Modernisation Plan and in partnership with Camden and Islington Councils, TfL have been reviewing the road network in King’s Cross with the aim of delivering substantial improvements and making King’s Cross a better place to live, work and visit.  They have developed a set of preliminary ideas for the road network in the King’sCross area and are now seeking your views on these.  These aim to simplify the local road network for all road users and improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.  They include:  Introducing two-way traffic on many of the streets that currently operate as one-way.  This would reduce the length of some traffic and cycle journeys Reducing traffic on some (mainly residential) streets to improve the local environment, aiming to benefit both pedestrians and cyclists Providing new and improved pedestrian crossings at key junctions, aiming to enable the area to function better for pedestrians Improving the local cycle network through the provision of new cycle facilities.  These could include contra-flow cycle lanes on remaining one-way roads as well as new cycle crossings at key junctions The plans for King’s Cross are still at an early stage and TfL would like to hear your views to help inform the designs taken forward during the next year. A second consultation in early 2017 will provide more detailed information on the benefits and impacts of any final proposed changes. For further information about these ideas and to complete the online consultation survey you can visit the consultation portal.  You can also email your views to consultations@tfl.gov.uk Comments can be submitted no later than 20 March 2016.   TfL will also be holding four drop-in events to answer questions about these plans: Horsfall Room, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG Monday 15 February, 18:30 – 20:30 Friday 19 February, 14:00 – 17:00 Saturday 20 February, 10:00 – 12:00 Friday 26 February, 10:00 –...

Read More
Could you Sponsor Our ‘007 Winter Party’
Jan24

Could you Sponsor Our ‘007 Winter Party’

We are inviting the opportunity for businesses to sponsor our special Bond-themed Winter Party, where local businesses can network and celebrate the coming spring with the vibrant business community of Islington and Camden.

Read More
Tickets released: Islington Chamber ’007′ Winter Party
Jan19

Tickets released:
Islington Chamber ’007′ Winter Party

24 February 6.30pm
Now the kerfuffle of Christmas is finally over, we’d like to invite Chamber members and non-members alike to forget about the cold weather and come celebrate north-London business at our Bond-themed Winter Party.

Read More
Archway gyratory: planned improvements – works start 1st February
Jan18

Archway gyratory: planned improvements – works start 1st February

Transport for London has written to us to inform us of their planned works to transform the Archway gyratory to make the town centre a more pleasant, accessible and safe environment for all road users. The improvements aim to create a new public space in the heart of the town and introduce a new two-way traffic system, dedicated cycle lanes and improved pedestrian crossings. The works are planned to be completed in summer 2017. What they will do As part of the improvements they plan to: Change the one-way gyratory traffic system to two-way operation Create a new public space and improve access to local businesses by closing the south-west arm of the gyratory to traffic Introduce segregated cycle lanes, including a two-way cycle route close to Archway Tube station Introduce a new street-level pedestrian crossing on Archway Road (near Despard Road), replacing the pedestrian underpass Permanently ban right-turns from St John’s Way to the A1 Archway Road Permanently introduce a no right-turn from the A400 Junction Road onto the A1 Holloway Road Permanently reverse the one-way operation of Vorley Road and MacDonald Road Retain the no left-turn from Holloway Road into Junction Road You can see a map of the completed road layout by clicking on the image to the right. The permanent changes to turn movements are planned to come into effect from January 2017. How you may be affected TFL aim to minimise the impact of the works on all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists. However, during construction there will be lane closures, suspended parking bays, turning restrictions and closed junctions and streets that will make traffic around the area busier than usual. You are advised to plan ahead and allow more time to complete your journeys, especially when travelling during peak periods (07:00-09:00 & 16:30-19:30 weekdays, and 10:00-19:00 at weekends) or to consider alternative means of travel where possible. It is strongly advised that you check tfl.gov.uk/trafficnews before you travel or follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter for the latest road travel information. Some bus stops will be suspended and relocated, and bus lanes will be suspended at times during the works. You can visit tfl.gov.uk/bus/status to find out how your journey may be affected or follow @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest bus updates. Temporary diversions around work areas and changes to bus services will be clearly signed. Working hours Construction will typically take place Monday to Saturday between 07:00 and 18:00. However, to minimise the impact on road users, quieter works will take place 24 hours a day at some locations during construction. In February 2016, work will be done at night between 22:00 and 05:00 on traffic signals near the Archway gyratory. TFL aim to do everything they can to keep disruption and...

Read More