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Great Gardening News!

We have won two awards:

The Islington in Bloom, Bronze award for our flower beds

AND a £7,637.00 Community grant from the Mayor’s Greener City Fund for our new

4H project – Hops, Herbs, Health and Happiness

Gardening is a great way to boost well-being by being outside and taking part in some physical exercise as well as being sociable and learning new skills. Come and help create an intergenerational community garden in Whittington Park opposite Hocking Hall. This will enable older people with special needs to enjoy the benefits of gardening in a safe space. We are aiming to grow hops, herbs, vegetables and fruit for use in our cafe as well as flowers for enjoyment of all.

Watch this space for updates on the project and how you can get involved as a volunteer in this new exciting project!


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History Walk and Talk


The drizzle didn’t dampen spirits and we enjoyed walking and talking

WPCA and Islington Council teamed up to organize a local history walk on Saturday 7 October, 2017.  Twenty local residents turned up for a friendly Walk and Talk session, met old and new neighbours and learnt about our area.  Sue Sinton Smith, our guide, took us on a tour which included Whittington Park, Davenant Road, Landseer Road, Manor Gardens, Tufnell Park Road, Campdale Road and Foxham Road and the parks en route.  The drizzle didn’t dampen our spirits and we all enjoyed spending a couple of hours walking and talking!

Did you know that

  • Islington has the second lowest ratio of green space to people of all the London boroughs;
  • There were prefabs in Foxham Gardens up till the early 1980s;
  • Davenant Road is named after Sir William Davenant, a 17th Century poet and dramatist
  • The Beaux Arts Building was built by the Post Office;
  • The Royal Northern Hospital was the first in London to install piped music.

Logo_ London Marathon Charitable Trust

has awarded Whittington Park Community Association £150,000 towards our Transforming our Spaces building fund.

We feel very honoured to be chosen as a grant recipient.

The London Marathon Charitable Trust awards grants towards organisations which help people to get active and enjoy the benefits of exercise.

The grant will go towards making Lower and Upper Hocking Hall state-of-the art, multi-use spaces for active classes and community events, with a lift to make Upper Hocking Hall fully accessible.

A massive THANK YOU to all our supporters, volunteers, teachers, councillors, partners and all of you who come to the centre.

We couldn’t have won the award without you! We will be celebrating the award at the
Big Day Out
Saturday September 9th 2017
12.30 pm  – 5.30 pm

Come and join us for a fun day out in Whittington Park!


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