Category: Events

Park events and Friends group meetings

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 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 Editor 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 Editor 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 Editor 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 Editor 2019-10-23 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 Editor 2019-10-21 Off