Feedback from PC Murray

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Thanks to everyone who came to the meeting on 22nd November. There were about 30 attendees, but unfortunately PC Mick Murray had to cancel due to a serious incident in Sunnyside Road. There was a lively discussion with several people sharing their own experiences, and we subsequently presented a list of questions and concerns to PC Murray for comment. He has since replied, and you can download our summary of his responses here. It also contains some local policing statistics, and you might be interested in the House of Commons briefing paper Police Service Strength, to which he refers.

Archway Lights Switch-On

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The Archway Christmas lights were switched on in the new Archway piazza, now named Navigator Square, on Sunday 3rd December. Our Islington councillors and the Mayor were there to dignify the proceedings and do the honours, while street performers, carols, rides, crafts and music made it a truly festive occasion. There was also a dancing Santa, who looked rather familiar. Keep an eye on our Facebook group for pictures.

Living Advent Calendar

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Amy Pollard is again orchestrating this popular event, which kicked off at 25 Cressida Road on Friday 1st December. A new window will be revealed each night and stay illuminated until Twelfth Night on January 5th. You can download the flyer with dates and locations, and pictures will be appearing on the dedicated Facebook group. There are some pictures from previous years’ events on our Reviews page.

Latest Anti-Suicide Measures

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It turned out that it was possible for a person to climb through the previous test panel (17th September), so yet another one has been produced. We believe it is being tested in situ on the morning of Tuesday 21st November and, provided that it’s not possible to climb through it, will be signed off for manufacture and installation. See Bridge page for info.

Archway Campus

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PR company Newington Communications held two public exhibition days (4.00pm–8.00pm, Friday 7 July and 11.00am–3.00pm, Saturday 8 July 2017 in the Whittington Education Centre) to present the plans of Peabody’s proposed regeneration of the Archway Campus. See our Archway Campus page and the Peabody website.
Articles from What’s New that are time-expired but might still be of relevance can be found on the ARCHIVE page.

Activities at St. Andrew’s

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Dads & Kids drop-in, Zumba classes for all ages, badminton (see Activities) and more. Details on their newly-updated website.

Islington Parks

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A range of events taking place in parks and green spaces around Islington. Check the Eventbrite website.
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