Wray Crescent Licensing put on hold

After a meeting at the council building last week, Islington Council agreed to withdraw its licensing application for the park pending further consultation with park users. Council officers took pains to explain they had no intention of doing anything other than making it easier for community events to take place, but agreed they needed to…

By jonny 2020-01-14 Off

Urgent: Licensing Application — what do we think?

Islington Council has made a licensing application for what it calls a premises/club premises license (see attached image). The posters advertising this application appeared in Wray Crescent on November 5, and require that anyone with something to say files their response on December 2. While the description of what the license is for sounds innocuous…

By jonny 2019-11-05 Off

Community Bulb Planting Day: November 16

Winter is coming, which means it’s time to think about spring. Plant tulips for the future! We’re delighted to let everybody know that Islington park ranger, Julian Evans will be leading a community bulb-planting day with the Friends of Wray in Wray Crescent on November 16 between 12-2pm. (Regular workshops continue all across winter in…

By jonny 2019-11-04 Off

Urgent Appeal: We need volunteers October 26

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the AGM on October 19 – and please join us again for a special workshop session on October 26 between 11am-2pm. Things have moved quite fast since we held our meeting. We have taken delivery of a ton of earth to top up the vegetable beds and loads…

By jonny 2019-10-23 Off

We won an Islington in Bloom Award!

We have won an Islington In Bloom Award! This week we learned that our beloved Yvonne Connelly Kitchen Garden in Wray Crescent has won the Silver Award in the Best Community Garden category. We’re so thrilled. It is a testament to hundreds of hours of voluntary work in creating, managing and caring for the project that…

By jonny 2019-10-21 Off

Annual Report 2018-2019

We held our first AGM on October 19. During the meeting some executive post holders changed and the number of management committee members was raised to a total of ten. The latter is primarily an administrative move, but makes it easier to hold meetings and reach decisions. Minutes of the meeting will be published ASAP,…

By jonny 2019-10-21 Off

Friends of Wray: AGM October 19

Hello everyone! We are pleased to announce our next AGM. It has already been around a year. The AGM takes place on October 19 at 11am at 12 Pine Grove N4. The agenda for the meeting at present looks like this: Report on our first year’s work and voting in the committee. A chat about…

By jonny 2019-10-09 Off

Please help Sunnyside Community Gardens recover from damage

Many of you may know Sunnyside Community Gardens (Facebook link) just up Hornsey Rise. Sadly, their garden was vandalised a couple of weeks ago, and they’ve appealed for help. This is what happened, according to the Islington Gazette: Sunnyside Community Gardens in Sunnyside Road was so smashed up it looked like a “hurricane had hit”,…

By jonny 2019-09-17 Off