Local trusts: helping them help Londoners

Providing community services, space and connections is getting tougher. Historically the domain of churches and temples and technically a council responsibility, this key element of local support relies on vulnerable funding – and lots of good will. Local trusts have been delivering that support for decades, and it may be time for them to play a bigger role.

Overcoming Barriers: redeveloping Euston

Opening in 1837, Euston was the first station to connect London with another city. At the same time, the station and the railway tracks leading to it have created a physical north-south and east-west barriers through the neighbourhood for decades. Over the next 15 years the station will be redeveloped, bringing high-speed rail … Read more

Overcoming Barriers: Finsbury Park

Straddling three local authorities – Islington, Hackney, and Haringey – effective policymaking and regeneration in Finsbury Park depends on cross-borough co-operation. TfL and Network Rail are key players, along with businesses, residents, and community groups. On Thursday 20 September we visited Finsbury Park to hear from organisations working across boundaries … Read more