Contacts, Info & Links
Safi NgongoSurgery: First Wednesday of the month, 6pm-7pm at St Mary’s Church, Ashley Road, N19. 020 7527 3114. firstname.lastname@example.org
David PoyserSurgery: Third Saturday of the month, 11am-12noon at Hornsey Lane Estate Community Centre, Hazellville Road. 020 7527 3114, message only/home 0207 609 1685. email@example.com
Marian SpallSurgery - Last Monday of the month, 6pm at Caxton House, 129 St John’s Way, N19. 07932 300 146. firstname.lastname@example.org
All can be contacted at Town Hall, Upper Street, London N1 2UD. There are no surgeries during August & December or on bank holidays. Buildings have level or ramped access via the main or side door & disability toilet.
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Info & Links
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- PLAN ARCHWAY
You probably know that recent legislation gives people more power to influence the development of their local community by setting up Neighbourhood Forums. A group of people is currently setting up the Archway Neighbourhood Forum and need to involve as many local people as possible in its development. If you live or work in the Archway area this is your chance to make your views known and to make a real difference to your community. Sign up to the mailing list here.BETTER ARCHWAY FORUM
The Better Archway Forum is a community organisation working with the council and others to improve the Archway area. It acts as a voice for residents, businesses and other users of the Archway area on its proposed redevelopment. All local organisations and individuals can become involved, and there are regular group meetings to discuss issues and decide on courses of action.ARCHWAY TOWN CENTRE GROUP
The ATCG is an independent body for the business community in Archway and membership is open to all businesses and employers in Archway. In partnership with Islington Council it works to create a thriving town centre that is clean, safe and accessible with a diverse retail mix.FRIENDS OF ARCHWAY MARKET
F.O.A.M is a group of people who feel that having a market in Archway is a good thing, and that it should flourish. They wish to protect the interests of the market in current and future plans for Archway, and in licensing and planning decisions.HARBERTON ROAD
Harberton Road has its own website. It was set up in 2011 by a handful of neighbours along the street to help spread the word about a number of local initiatives, notably the very successful and enjoyable street parties in 2011 and 2012.
Community & Education
- HORNSEY LANE ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Hornsey lane Estate Community Association provides activities and support for all members of the community, including a nursery, out of school hour’s provision, older people’s services, youth club, employment and work clubs and advice and information.ISLINGTON U3A
The University of the Third Age (U3A) is for anyone who is no longer working full time and wants to keep active. It is about involvement in learning new things, expanding horizons, sharing skills and knowledge, making new friends and helping others to learn. Age is no barrier to learning or to helping others to learn.ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH
St. Andrew’s Church in Whitehall Park provides many community services, such as the Cold Weather Shelter for the homeless, which runs from 1st January to 31st March each year, and youth groups. The hall is available for hire.ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH
St. Augustine’s Workshop, at the back of the church, runs several courses, including upholstery and chair caning, soft furnishing, and sewing. On Langdon Park Road, Off Archway Road, N6.
Hillrise Safer Neighbourhoods Team consists of police officers and police community support officers (PCSOs) who are dedicated to making our neighbourhood a safer place to live in, work in and visit. For news, contacts and general information visit their website.CAR CLUB
There are already five Car Club bays in our area, with another to be added soon in Whitehall Park. There are many more in the wider Archway area. For more information about their location, and how to use them, go to the Zipcar website.
- ISLINGTON ENERGY DOCTOR
In coordination with their delivery partners Groundwork, Islington are extending their Energy Doctor service across the Archway Low Carbon Zone. A dedicated Energy Doctor is working solely with residents of the Zone, carrying out home visits and providing in depth support.HICAN
The Highgate Climate Action Network started in April 2008 with four people and now have over 80 paid-up members. Their concern is raising consciousness about climate change issues in the Highgate area through a number of free public talks.VICTERI
VICTERI stands for Victorian Terrace Energy Reduction Initiative, and is a team of three consultants specialising in energy advice and eco-renovation for Victorian properties, and a company limited by guarantee and a social enterprise. We offer energy surveys, advice on reduction in energy bills, and step-by-step guidance on improving insulation and heating, and reducing draughts in Victorian and Edwardian houses. We have carried out a number of surveys, and have also draught-proofed windows in recent months in Whitehall Park, so have begun to gain an intimate knowledge of some of the problems and idiosyncrasies of local houses, such as cold front rooms situated over cellar spaces.
Green Space, Nature & Conservation
- SUNNYSIDE GARDENS
As well as being a lovely community garden, Sunnyside Gardens once hosted a weekly organic food market, regular bicycle maintenance workshops and numerous community events, and they have been awarded the prestigious ‘Green Pennant’. A fire in July 2013, probably arson, put an end to much of that, and the garden is struggling to keep its head above water. More info on Greg Foxsmith's blog and pictures on our News page. You can help by donating on their website and follow them on Facebook.WATERLOW PARK
Set on a hillside in Highgate. it boasts one of the best panoramic views over London. It was bequeathed to the public by Sir Sydney Waterlow as a ‘garden for the gardenless’ in 1889. The Friends of Waterlow Park is an independent local community group involved with Park issues and events.PARKLAND WALK
The Parkland Walk Local Nature Reserve follows the route of the old railway line between Finsbury Park and Highgate. The Friends Of The Parkland Walk hold a work session every second Saturday of the month for 2 hours. There is usually at least 1 longer session each month run by The Conservation Volunteers on Tuesdays or Thursdays.QUEEN’S WOOD
The Friends Of Queen's Wood is a voluntary group that was set up to help look after Queen’s Wood and its trees, plants, birds, animals, fungi and other forms of wildlife. We are a very friendly group and are always delighted to welcome new members.HIGHGATE WOOD
The ancient woodland of Highgate Wood is a haven for wildlife and provides numerous easily accessible and scenic woodland trails. There is an excellent playground, a renowned café, an information hut with booklets, newsletters and trail guides and well maintained toilet facilities.CAMLEY STREET NATURAL PARK
Camley Street Natural Park was created from an old coal yard back in 1984. It sits in the middle of King’s Cross, alongside the sparkling new Eurostar station at St Pancras. It is popular with all kinds of people seeking respite from the buzz of the city around them, as well as being a hub for London Wildlife Trust volunteers. Go to the website here.EAST RESERVOIR NATURE RESERVE
London Wildlife Trust has created a garden space on an historic site nestled between the New River and East Reservoir in Stoke Newington. Complete with a fully equipped eco-classroom with a living roof, it provides a base for school visits and a variety of community projects.MARKFIELD PARK BEAM ENGINE
The Markfield Beam Engine and Museum is housed in its original Grade II listed Engine House in the former sewage treatment works for Tottenham which now forms part of Markfield Park. There is a cafe and wild flower gardens, and it’s right on the River Lea.GiGL
Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL) is the capital's environmental records centre, collating, managing and making available detailed information on London's wildlife, parks, nature reserves, gardens and other open spaces. Among their aims are the collection, validation and secure storage of comprehensive data on London's open spaces and biodiversity, and to act as a one-stop-shop for such data for the benefit of Londoners. They have a tool for easily recording the wildlife you see in your garden. Visit their website here.
Volunteering, Support, Legal, Mental Health
- VOLUNTEERING IN LONDON
Greater London Volunteering is the umbrella organisation for volunteering in London. Their members include Volunteer Centres and Volunteer Development Agencies covering every borough of Greater London. They help 50,000 volunteers and 9,000 organisations every year and encourage people to get involved. Everyone can volunteer, regardless of age, sex, employment status, education and disability. There is a huge variety of activities to get involved in and they can both give information and seek to influence local and regional government, decision-makers and funders on the value of quality, coordinated volunteering activity. They have members in virtually every borough in the region and offer a wide network of opportunities.ISLINGTON PEOPLE’S RIGHTS
Islington People’s Rights (IPR) provides expert, specialist advice and representation to marginalised individuals in and around Islington. IPR delivers specialist welfare benefits and debt advice. IPR has a fierce commitment to a rights based approach and seeks to alleviate poverty and the effects of debt in and around Islington.
Quick Contacts (in alphabetical order)