Caledonian Ward Meeting Sept 2014 – Standing Room Only


Cllr Paul Convery at Ward Partnership Meeting Sept 2014


People just kept arriving, until it was standing room only at the last Caledonian Ward Partnership meeting, chaired by Cllr Paul Convery, with fellow Councilors Cllr Rupert Perry and Cllr Una O’Halloran. Speakers were Kate Kelly, from Islington Giving, who is running a project looking at uptake of youth opportunities, Jonathan Gibb from the Council Planning department, who updated everyone on the Cally Plan, and Sam from Team Cally who got feedback on the latest Cally Festival. The meeting was a lively exchange between speakers and the public. As you can imagine it was a mix of local issues and national policy. Cllr Convery took business from the floor which covered local issues from littering and recycling, pavements, crime and policing, housing issues and the investments going in to the Cally Pool. A report of the meeting and presentations are below.

(2014.09.10) Caledonian Ward Partnership Meeting – Report of meeting

The Cally Plan – Update by Jonathen Gibb

Cally Festival 2014 – Presentation to Ward Partnership Meeting

Next meeting of the Caledonian Ward Partnership will be 11 February 2015 – ALL WELCOME

And that’s why we love the Cally!!!


If you were one of the thousands of people who came to the Cally Festival – thanks for your part in making it a wonderful day. And if you were one of the hundreds of people who ran a stall, stewarded, danced, sung or were active behind the scenes thanks a million. The Cally Festival has been months of hard work, but well worth it. Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what local resident Siobhán Dennehy thought of the day who runs a community gardening group I love the Cally because of the Festival.  Siobhán spoke to lots of residents; it has been great to get your feedback – thanks for all your comments, keep them coming!!!

Caledonian Ward Public Meeting – 10 Sept

At the heart of the Cally Ward is the Ward Partnership; an open forum where residents participate alongside Councillors, local businesses, charities and other organisations to make a difference. The next meeting takes place at 7pm on the 10 September  2014 at the Jean Stokes Hall, Coatebridge House, Carnoustie Drive, N1 0DQ. To download a copy of the minutes of the last meeting please click on the link: (2013.11.19) NoteOfCallyWardPartnershpMeetingNov2013. If you have an item for the agenda please contact

Guardian Volunteers Improve Bemerton

On Thursday 12 of June 2014, The Bemerton Estate played host to the Guardian newspaper volunteers for a day of gardening and a residents’ barbeques in the sun. The now annual event saw the volunteers, Bemerton Staff and contributors from Central St Martin’s University transformed the corner on Copenhagen Street and Caledonian Road (in front of Orkney House). Centred on a theme of art and well-being, the volunteers planted a new hedge, built three impressive beds and planted them full of plants donated from the Chelsea Flower show. The day also provided a platform for three Masters Students from Central St Martin’s to present their work with the local community on the Bemerton.

Caledonian Ward Partnership Public Meeting, Tuesday 19 November 2013 at 7pm at Jean Stokes Community Hall, Coatbridge House, Bemerton Estate, N1 ODQ

You’re warmly invited to the forthcoming Caledonian Ward Partnership Public Meeting which will include information gathered from the recent consultation on the Cally Plan, an opportunity for you to hear about the new Bemerton East – West pedestrian route, a progress report on Team Cally ward priorities and a look back at this year’s Cally Festival.

Cally Plan – Next Steps - the purpose of the Cally Plan is to set out a vision for the future of the Cally and the practical steps for achieving this vision. The plan focuses on a stretch of the Caledonian Road from Regent’s Canal north to Pentonville Prison. The meeting will look at the information gathered from this summer’s public consultation on the plan and will outline how it will be implemented over the coming years.

Bemerton East – West Pedestrian Route – the Bemerton East – West Route is a scheme that will provide a pedestrian route from the new developments at Kings Cross Central, through the Bemerton Estate (Perth Green) to Caledonian Road and Thornhill Square to the east. The project was initially identified in the Bemerton Links and Spaces Project.

Team Cally Progress Report - the Cally has seen some significant changes over the last three years, and Team Cally has worked hard to respond to emerging issues and ensure that the Cally community is best placed to adapt and make best use of new opportunities. . There have been many highlights over the life of Team Cally, and this will be an opportunity to reflect on some of them and celebrate how far the neighbourhood has come.

A look back at Cally Festival 2013 - the Cally Festival organisers will present a short film showing the best highlights of this year’s Festival. This will be an opportunity to get your feedback on the festival in preparation for Cally Festival 2014.

Welcoming The Cally bridge to the Cally Road

Thank you to all who came to join us on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the opening of the newly named and newly painted bridge across the Caledonian Road. Deputy Mayor Theresa Debono joined us to release balloons as part of the festivities, alongside Councillors Paul Convery, Rupert Perry and Charlynne Pullen

We are very thankful to Network Rail who have project managed the regeneration of the bridge with the sole aim of benefitting the Caledonian community.

Kennedy’s pub offered their garden and generously prepared a delicious spread and celebratory drinks to enable the community to gather and further mark the occasion.