2 Oct 2014

7 people you should follow for Bunhill and Clerkenwell

I've created a Twitter list of interesting people you should follow for Islington's southernmost wards: Bunhill and Clerkenwell. You can follow it here.

Below I list a couple of the best tweeters from the list, giving you all you need to know from the area.


Claudia Webbe

A local councillor, Claudia Webbe (Labour, Bunhill), tweets about her own ward as well as the wider area. She is an Executive Member for Environment & Transport in Islington and campaigns on these matters in the area. She tends to focus on the area's problems with housing, social problems and the environment.


Islington Life

Islington Life is a good Twitter feed for the entire Islington area. Many of the issues in the entire Borough affect its southernmost wards, and sometimes they are actually exacerbated in these areas. It also occasionally publishes useful information and insights on specific wards, including Clerkenwell and Bunhill.


Finsbury Green Party

The Green Party of Finsbury, which includes Clerkenwell and Bunhill, tweets about key political and social issues in the area. They helped spread the word about the closure of Clerkenwell's fire station, and have followed up on the aftermath.


Clerkenwell Design Quarter

The Clerkenwell Design Quarter is popular for its architecture, culture and design. Its festival runs in September, but it still has some great tweets about an topic for which the area is known. Similarly, Creative Clerkenwell tweets about the area's design-orientated prowess, but is also a handy follow for more general information in the area.



St John Street News

The St John Street News Twitter feed is great for covering news in Clerkenwell and the surrounding area, including nearby Shoreditch and Tech City. They tweet some great features on local places to visit, as well as informative pieces about the area - did you know, for example, that Dickens used to bank at the Finsbury Savings Bank?


The Clerkenwell Post

Similarly, The Clerkenwell Post distributes great content on EC1. It has some good tips on where to visit, eat and live in Clerkenwell. This review, for example, tells readers to try out three new restaurants in the area.



Islington Council

Of course, Islington Council tweets both general information on the wider area as well as events, issues and topics relating to the two specific Islington wards. It's handy to follow for information relating to local meetings, campaigns or other political news.

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