Designing out crime

After a slew of complaints about mini-cabs obstructing traffic and pedestrians on Liverpool Road and ice-cream vans idling and their fumes choking people relaxing on the lawn in Angel Central, we decided to act.

Working with Islington Council, we got the paving at the back of the shopping centre improved and bollards installed all the way along there. Now there’s no thoughtless parking, pedestrians can cross safely between the supermarkets, shopping centre and Chapel Market, and people can relax for a few minutes without fumes in their faces.

Says Chapel Market stallholder Joanne Coote: “Thanks! The works have improved the area no end. Not only does it look so much better but more importantly it’s safer. No longer are there mini cabs and ice-cream vans idling illegally and chucking out fumes.”