WHPARA

Living Advent Calendar

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Once again Amy Pollard is orchestrating this popular event, which kicked off at 25 Cressida Road on 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 there’s a review of last year’s event on our Reviews page.
13/9/16 | 15/11/16

Two-Way Archway

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Work to introduce the new two-way traffic system at Archway is planned for the weekend of 17th-18th December. Expect mayhem! Details here.
2/12/16

Bus Consultation Results

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TfL have eventually published the results of the survey that took place back in January and, despite substantial opposition, have chosen to ignore us. Details on the Gyratory Page.
1/12/16

Holloway Road Closures

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TfL is about to move the utilities at Upper Holloway railway bridge, and there will be road closures between Fairbridge Road and Wedmore Gardens from 21st October. Council leader Richard Watts tweets “This is astonishing incompetence from TfL. Total lack of local consultation. Claudia Webbe and I [are] still seeing if anything can be done”. Details on TfL’s website, and articles in the Islington Gazette and Evening Standard.
11/10/16

Archway Park

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After some delay, the contract has now been signed and the improvement works on Archway Park should begin on October 31st 2016, with a planned construction period of 14 weeks. During the works the ball court and play area will be closed to the public. Before works begin appropriate posters and notices will be displayed at the park entrances. See the plans.
22/9/16 | 23/10/16

Gyratory Latest

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TfL is about to resurface the roads around the gyratory, and there will be road closures from 17th September. Download details. To receive updates from TfL and for further information see our Gyratory Page.
18/3/16 | 13/9/16

Facebook Group

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Our Facebook group is a forum for local news and information, communication between residents, recommendations, sharing and other fun things. It replaces the website forums, blog and local traders list, which are seldom used and, in the case of the latter, difficult to keep current and accurate. To join up go to facebook.com/groups/whitehallpark/ or click the Facebook icon at the top of this page.
22/3/16
Articles from What’s New that are time-expired but might still be of relevance can be found on the ARCHIVE page.

Archway Lights Switch-On

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FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER
The Archway christmas lights will be switched on by Santa in Archway Mall on Friday 2nd December, 3.30pm to 5.15pm. There will be a free grotto as well as a Christmas poster competition and performances from local school choirs. Special shopping deals and discounts will be available through the Archway Card.

Crafty Christmas Make And Take

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SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER
Stalls and fun activities for all ages. 2.30 - 4.00pm, St. Andrew’s Church, Whitehall Park. Details.

Carols By Laserlight

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SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER
A fun-filled alternative carol service for all ages. 4.30 - 5.15pm, St. Andrew’s Church, Whitehall Park. Details.

Hillrise Winter Fayre

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SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER
Stalls, games, face painting, free prize bingo, line dancing, refreshments and a visit from Santa. Hornsey Lane Estate Community Association, Hazellville Road,12.00 - 3.00pm. See flyer.

Carol Singing in Pond Square

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WEDNESDAY 14 DECEMBER
An annual joyous event - not be missed! But wrap up warm as it’s al fresco. Pond Square, Highgate, 6.30-8.30pm.

Winter Songs And Carols

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SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER
With local groups, choirs and ukulele band. Free refreshments, including hot chocolate with marshmallows, and a free glow stick for children. Caxton House Community Centre Car park and Cafe area, 5.00 - 6.00pm. See flyer.

Activities at St. Andrew’s

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ONGOING
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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THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
A range of events taking place in parks and green spaces around Islington. Check the Eventbrite website.
Who We Are
WHPARA is a Residents Association covering the CA7 Whitehall Park Conservation Area of North Islington. It is run voluntarily by a small group of local residents. More details.
Membership
Membership is free so if you would like to be added to our mailing list, please subscribe to receive occasional newsletters, notice of events and a vote at the AGM.
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