HISTORY AND
ACHIEVEMENTS

2022 will mark 15 years since angel.london was founded and we have helped to transform the Angel into the vibrant town centre it is today. 

2007

angel.london

founded

2007-2012

SAFER

Angel Town Centre Police Team, funded by angel.london, established. The team subsequently awarded for being ‘most proactive’ in London.

 

Safety and security training sessions introduced and Angel ShopWatch and PubWatch radio link schemes developed. 

The Angel drops out of the Top 10 town centre crime spots in London.

CLEANER

Introduction of paper and cardboard recycling services, a rapid response cleansing service and coffee grounds recycling service (the first in the country).

BRIGHTER

Floral displays introduced and the town centre wins a London in Bloom Gold Award; the first of 10 awards in the competition.

Christmas lights displayed across the Angel.

STRONGER

Transformation of the town centre takes shape; removal of the central barrier on Upper Street, introduction of dropped kerbs, flushed surfaces, dedicated loading bays and timed crossing points to improve pedestrian flow and safety.

2012

Successful re-election

of angel.london with

an extended boundary

SAFER

Angel PubWatch Group established and town centre subsequently achieves ‘Purple Flag’ status for night-time safety.

 

Angel Crime Fighting Partnership and Community Security Zone (CSZ) groups established to tackle retail crime and respond to threats of domestic terrorism and major incidents.

 

Funding secured for the installation of additional CCTV cameras at the Angel.

CLEANER

Recycling service expanded to include white goods, office furniture and other large items.

 

Angel furniture ‘swap shop’ created to enable businesses to help each other.

 

Graffiti removal service introduced.

BRIGHTER

Angel hosts Olympic dignitaries and the Olympic Torch passes through Upper Street.

 

New Christmas lights introduced along Islington High Street and in Islington Green.


RBS Courtyard Garden opened to the public during daytime hours.

STRONGER

Installation of Chapel Market entrance arches.

 

Age Friendly Angel campaign launched.

2012-2017

2017

angel.london
re-elected for its third term and is further expanded along
Upper Street

SAFER

ShopWatch and PubWatch radio systems transferred to WhatsApp Groups to enable instant notifications and visuals circulation.

Further CCTV cameras installed giving complete coverage of Upper Street and Islington High Street. 

Free bike security and mobile phone marking offered to all Angel workers and innovative ‘acid attack simulation’ training event held for all venue staff.

Angel Business Crime Reduction Partnership established and dedicated Business Crime Officers at the Angel introduced.

CLEANER

Pavement washing and deep cleansing services undertaken weekly and cardboard compactors installed in Chapel Market. 

Participation in ‘Cycle to Work’ and ‘Clean Air’ initiatives, including free cycle maintenance sessions, clean-air walking routes and pop-up parklets.

 

Angel Sustainability Forum established. 

BRIGHTER

Installation of floral bike rack planters introduced. Bespoke floral railing boxes installed outside National Autistic Society offices on City Road. Extension of floral displays Upper Street.

New summer bunting and Christmas lights installed in Camden Passage and Chapel Market. Introduction of winter tree lights in Roseberry Avenue and Christmas lights on White Lion Street. 

Collaboration with RBS and Islington Council to develop biodiversity of RBS Courtyard Garden. 

STRONGER

Introduction of new wayfinding signage across the town centre and all historic signage around Camden Passage restored.  

 

halo card offer scheme launched for local employees and first ‘Glow in the Angel’ Christmas event held. 

 

angel.london supports businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic through grant applications and appeals, tenancy issues, online promotion and advocacy.

2017-2022

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