Wray Crescent park has won a Green Flag Award

We’re really pleased to share that Wray Crescent park has won the Green Flag Award. The award is an international standard that recognises parks and green spaces for: Ensuring everyone has access to quality green and other spaces, wherever they live. Working to make sure they are appropriately managed and meet the needs of the…

By Editor 2020-10-15 Off

Our congratulations to Yvonne Conolly

We are so pleased to share the news that our very own Yvonne Conolly has been honoured with an important UK education award presented by Prince Charles. As reported in the Evening Standard, the Prince said: “Her place as a pioneer of the Windrush generation must be cherished by us all. I cannot begin to imagine the…

By Editor 2020-10-08 Off

What are your wishes for Wray Crescent Park?

We are asking local people (defined approximately as the N7/N4 areas) to share their wishes for the future of Wray Crescent Park. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to our lives and means the entire community has been sharing our precious park, sometimes for the first time. The picture above is a typical illustration…

By Editor 2020-07-24 Off

We have apples in the orchard

It’s only a small reason for cheer, but we thought we’d share it as cheer is in short supply these days. Wray Crescent also has its very own (and small) orchard on the hill beside the kids area and opposite the community garden. Apple and friends You’ll find plum, apple and pear trees there, though…

By Editor 2020-07-22 Off

We’ve been growing food for the food bank

A lot of people have asked us what we are doing with the crops we grow in the Yvonne Conolly kitchen garden, so we thought we should tell everyone: When we harvest what we grow we are donating it to the food bank at Brickworks Community Centre in Crouch Hill. We know we are not growing…

By Editor 2020-07-20 Off

Poll: Should we install hedging around the garden?

Hello everyone, We hope you are faring well through this difficult time. We’ve noticed some damage to the garden area from irresponsible dog owners and people leaving litter. This is only a tiny minority of the hundreds people who regularly visit the park, but it does impact the project. As a response, some of our…

By Editor 2020-04-18 Off

Islington needs us to follow the coronavirus code

We noticed lots of people in the park over the weekend, despite the threat of the coronavirus. Way I see it, doctors, nurses and other medical staff are working round the clock to try to save people who are critically ill from the coronavirus at the moment. Many of these brave life-savers get sick themselves.…

By Editor 2020-03-23 Off