Published: 20 April, 2012
• IT is a relief to know that Islington Council has solved the more pressing problems of the borough, such as housing and the budget, so that it now has the time to discuss less demanding ones such as changing the name of Islington Green (‘Make a Green memorial’ bid sparks anger, April 13).
I suggest that if the Green were to become a “memorial space” the next questions that will be raised are whether it is respectful to have people sitting around
there sunning themselves on the grass, having lunch or picnicking, talking loudly or
even laughing, holding events that might be considered disrespectful to a “memorial
space”, and children running around having fun and making noise.
Camden Passage, N1
• HERE we go again. Islington Council, with nothing better to do, goes and changes the name of Islington Green.
The picture of Gary Poole, standing by that monstrosity, is almost laughable.
We all appreciate our servicemen, we don’t need to be reminded by an Islington committee attempting to make their jobs appear worthwhile.
One has only to look around at some of the council’s other improvements. The homes on the corner of Lloyds Row and Myddelton Street look as if they should be in Legoland.
Why is there student accommodation in Old Street?
Squatters would take better care of these buildings than these students. It has become an eyesore.
Flats in Gee Street resemble garages stacked on top of one another, with up-and-over doors left open.
I could go on and on.
Gee Street, EC1