Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Post readers this week.

Erik Pagano is calling for a judicial review of Cycleway 38, writes John Hartley, Islington, full address supplied.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Gazette readers this week.

In 2011, when the future of Highbury Corner was being consulted, I proposed that the arboretum at its centre should be linked to the green space round Dixon Clark Court by closing the eastern arm of the former gyratory, writes James Dunnett, architect, Barnsbury Road, Islington.

It was disappointing to read recent misinformed comments on the Canonbury West updates for Islington’s People Friendly Streets, writes K Fallon, Islington, full address supplied.

In 1854, 400,000 people walked into the City of London every day. These walks weren’t the final leg of a journey from a mainline station: they were the entire commute.

Kate Pothalingam, Islington Liberal Democrats, writes:

I am sure you are aware that TfL are being asked to suspend free travel for under 18s (as part of their funding agreement with central government).

We have yet more evidence from the Office of National Statistics, suggesting a link between air pollution and higher Covid-19 mortality rates, writes Jennette Arnold OBE, London Assembly Member for North East (Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest).

Recently Extinction Rebellion (XR), fed up with a lack of media coverage about climate change solutions, decided to target the printing presses of the newspapers they feel don’t write about it - the Sun, Times, Telegraph and Daily Mail.

Islington Homes For All (IHFA) has been campaigning since 2016 for the social housing desperately needed and wanted by Islington residents on the Holloway Prison site, writes Andy Bain, Islington Homes For All, Finsbury Park.

Home Secretary Priti Patel has called the death of a 16-year-old Sudanese boy who drowned on Wednesday August 19, 2020 trying to get to the UK from France in a makeshift boat a “tragic loss of a young life.” This plumbs new depth of hypocrisy even by Tory standards, writes Sasha Simic, Stoke Newington, full address supplied.

I am writing as chair of the Highbury West Labour Party branch to express our concern at the announcement on August 5 by Arsenal Football Club that a consultation period would take place with a view to making 55 people redundant, writes Eoghan Beecher, chair, Highbury West Labour Party.

Remember lockdown? Deadly and worrying times, but relieved by daily exercise. Streets empty of cars and, as a consequence, full of people walking and enjoying the many benefits: stimulating the imagination, preventing heart disease, aiding digestion and helping you unwind.

Polly Higgins, who lived in Islington until she moved to Stroud and died last year aged 50, was a campaigning barrister determined to make ecocide an international crime, writes Nicola Baird, Islington Green.

One part of lockdown life I’m keeping is active travel – walking, cycling and scooting, writes Nicola Baird, Islington Green.

A young woman has admitted helping a close friend accused over a fatal nightclub stabbing in Shoreditch.

That the people of Bunhill are to be denied their by-election for a year speaks volumes. (Coronavirus: Bunhill by-election to replace Cllr Claudia Webbe MP delayed until May 2020), writes Sebastian Sandys, full contact details supplied.

The mayor claims to have met his target of tripling protected space for cycling , writes Caroline Russell, London Assembly member, Londonwide.

Claire O’Neill clearly has an axe to grind, but the sacked head of the climate summit (the COP26 UN meeting due to be held in Glasgow this autumn) reckons PM Boris Johnson doesn’t get climate change, writes Nicola Baird, Islington Green.

Last week, the latest funding announcement from the Home Office left the Met Police significantly short-changed once again, writes Jennette Arnold OBE, London Assembly member for North East (Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest).

Many of us who belong to the older generation and were captivated by the screen presence of Hollywood Icon Jean Simmons will have regretted her passing a decade ago on January 22, writes Walter Roberts, Brecknock Road Estate, Islington.

At this time of year redwings and fieldfares often appear on our pavement rowan trees to strip the berries., writes Mavis Pilbeam, Islington, full address supplied.

Watching and reading news about the fires in Australia it’s clear that even people in richer countries can very quickly become climate refugees, writes Nicola Baird, Islington Green.

Congratulations to Jeremy Corbyn, as an individual he ran and jumped like the racehorse Redrum, writes Michael McElligott, Amwell Street, Islington.

Did you see the pollution pods taken to Madrid for the COP25 climate conference? asks Nicola Baird, Islington Green.

Firstly I would like to thank the previous editor Ramzy Alwakeel for his bravery in relation to standing up to different issues that presented during his time at the Gazette, he certainly stood by the code of the paper – it should be bold and hold the council to account, writes Michael McElligott, Amwell Street, Islington.

Are Jeremy Corbyn and Labour councillors so sure of the Irish vote in Britain they fail to support fragile and infirm Irish elders, by closing their last lifeline and refuge, the Drovers Daycentre at the Cally, writes Róisín Ní orráin, Islington, full address supplied.

This election revolves as much around Brexit as which party offers the best routes for the future, writes Nicola Baird, Islington Green.

The widespread rollout of early intervention initiatives across the capital is key to our efforts to end the surge in serious youth violence, writes Jennette Arnold OBE AM, London Assembly Member for North East (Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest).

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