Media reports have recently quoted a councilor from the London Borough of Islington as saying that the council has rejected a PFRA proposal to regulate fundraising in the borough.
This is not the case as no proposal has been made by the PFRA to Islington council.
Late last year, Islington council requested a meeting to discuss fundraising on Upper Street. The meeting – attended by a council official but no elected representatives – took place in December, during which the council officer outlined in broad terms some issues the council had about fundraising at the Angel and Highbury Corner.
Our position at the meeting was that we felt ‘site management agreement’ (SMA) would address these issues – as similar SMAs have done for other councils.
The meeting was adjourned and our expectation was that we would pick this up again early in 2012.
None of the five other official PFRA sites in Islington was discussed (although we hope to be able to discuss these are future meetings) and no proposal has been made to Islington council about where and when fundraising should take place.
Therefore, fundraising in Islington will continue on the seven PFRA-designated sites according to our established allocations procedure.Tweet