Living Advent Calendar

Amy Pollard has once again orchestrated this popular community event, in which a decorated window is revealed each night through December and stays illuminated until Twelfth Night on January 5th. Download the calendar dates, or see the dedicated Facebook group for more info.

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Hillrise Festivals

Festive events in Hillrise include St. Andrew’s (7th December), Caxton House (13th December) and Hornsey Lane Estate Community Centre (14th December). See flyer for details.

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Watercolour Exhibition

The Highgate Watercolour Group’s Annual Exhibition opens on Wednesday 30th October at Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, and will run for one month. See poster and Lauderdale House website for details.

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Boundary Changes

The Boundary Commission is making changes to local ward boundaries; in its wisdom the Whitehall Park Conservation Area (CA7), currently entirely in Hillside Ward, will be divided in two, the Shakespeare Roads to be included in Junction Ward. The consultation process closed on October 7th 2019. Further information here.

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Archway Bridge

The work is now complete and the safety measures in place. Though recognising the need for prevention of suicides, the many ensuing social media comments almost unanimously condemn the brutalist design of the structure and the loss of a local feature that was a pleasure to many. See Bridge page.

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Archway Tavern

The Archway Tavern pub was touted to reopen on May 18th, ending a long-running campaign to bring it back into use, but that appears to be wishful thinking. Rumour has it that the opening date might now be September, but don’t hold your breath. See article in the Islington Gazette.

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Methodist Hall

Controversial plans to convert the old Archway Methodist Hall into an office block have been rejected by Islington. See article in the Islington Gazette and our Development pages.

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Sunday Socials

The Sunday Socials at Sunnyside Gardens include plant sales, bicycle repairs, craft activities, cake stall and a chance to meet your neighbours. What’s not to like? First Sunday of every month, 1-4pm, Sunnyside Gardens. See flyer.

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Cuppa with a Copper

“Cuppa with a Copper” is an opportunity to meet and discuss issues with our local Safer Neighbourhoods Team. Check the Hillrise SNT website for dates and venue.

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Happening in Archway

Islington Life’s website with news of upcoming events in Archway. See here.

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Activities at St. Andrew’s

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

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Islington Events Diary

Find events and activities taking place across Islington - sports, music, games, keep fit, community events, and much more. You can also add your own events for free. See their website.

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Articles that are time-expired but might still be of relevance can be found on the NEWS ARCHIVE page.

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.


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