The Big Dig: November 14 and 21

Hi everyone, just an update on the two socially-distanced workshop sessions we will hold on November 14 and November 21. What are we doing? We will be planting a new summer and autumn fruit hedge around the Yvonne Conolly Garden, along with other tasks. What about lockdown? Unfortunately, lockdown has been declared since our previous…

By Editor 2020-11-13 Off

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