Category: News

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

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

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 Editor 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 Editor 2019-10-21 Off