22 May – sunny Sunday walk !

Come and join us for a super walk – and i-spy scavenger hunt – on the afternoon of 22 May. Led by Footways founder David Harrison with i-spy creation by Islington Clean Air Parents co-founder Rachael Swynnerton, this is a sociable and fun walk on our quiet streets from Highbury Fields to the Ecology CentreContinue reading “22 May – sunny Sunday walk !”

Beat the Streets is here !

In February 2021, we organised a webinar about active travel and our key speaker was Dr William Bird of Intelligent Health. He told us about Beat the Streets, a game to encourage people to explore their local area, on foot, by bike, on scooters collecting points along the way. Cllr Rowena Champion was there andContinue reading “Beat the Streets is here !”

Why does a community parklet pose such a threat ?

On 28 June 2020, we posted that the Mayton Street parklet was under threat from the council. The plants have since not only survived but thrived under the careful eyes and green fingers of their creators – who hosted a group of visitors earlier in March 2022. In spite of the council’s recently-launched Greening TogetherContinue reading “Why does a community parklet pose such a threat ?”

How to grow a community parklet !

The latest in the #NurtureIslington series giving people ideas on how to help mitigate climate change – this one, held on 23 February, was all about how to grow a community parklet. Hear what Brenda Peuch had to say about the process and the patience needed in creating these enchanting green oases in our car-filledContinue reading “How to grow a community parklet !”