St. Peter’s: two different worlds

Wharf Road - St Peter's Ward
Wharf Road – St Peter’s Ward – Photo by Tom Bayley

 A Councillor has bemoaned the inequality in St Peter’s after a report last month gave a damning verdict on the wealth gap in Islington.

The problem is particularly pronounced in St Peter’s ward, with the luxurious Canaletto tower standing next to abandoned flats and old warehouses.

Alice Perry, who represents St Peter’s, said the “two worlds don’t interact with each other”.

“You might live on one estate, and then next door you’ve got bankers in million-pound houses with sports cars outside,” added Ms Perry, a Labour councillor.

The comments come after last month’s publication of a report by the Cripplegate Foundation, a local charity. The report claimed the middle class is “characterised by a young, single, transient population” such as students and young professionals.

According to the 2011 census, 28% of households in the ward are deprived.