Islington Forest for Change: first trees planted

The first trees of our Islington Forest for Change project have been planted! Four of the trees originally part of the Somerset House exhibition were planted in an under-used open space near Liverpool Road on Friday 22nd October. Children from local schools helped to plant the first tree, a silver birch, and also planted dozensContinue reading “Islington Forest for Change: first trees planted”

Highbury Fields Play Street

We held a Play Street event on Saturday 25th September to celebrate Car Free Day and the permanent closure of the road through Highbury Fields to traffic. It was fantastic to see children enjoying the road space – we had skipping, chalk drawing, bubbles, and some hotly contested egg-and-spoon and three-legged races! Several families passingContinue reading “Highbury Fields Play Street”

Highbury Fields Play Street event

We are running an event on Saturday 25 September (2-4PM) in Highbury Fields to celebrate Car Free Day, as part of our Unite the Fields campaign. There will be activities for all, including chalk, drawing, skipping, fun races, and more. The event takes place on Highbury Crescent, the road dividing the park, which has nowContinue reading “Highbury Fields Play Street event”

How to plant a street tree: Q&A with Greg Packman

We are currently fundraising to plant 200 trees in Islington, to help combat climate change. Many of the trees will be planted along streets, where they will be maintained by the tree team at Islington Council. We spoke to Greg Packman, the Council’s Senior tree inspector, to find out more about the task of plantingContinue reading “How to plant a street tree: Q&A with Greg Packman”

Why cities need trees: Angus Cunningham Q&A

We are currently crowdfunding to plant 200 trees in Islington to help combat air pollution. The trees have been donated by Forest for Change, an interactive art exhibition that took place in the Somerset House courtyard last month. Angus Cunningham is the CEO of Scotscape, an urban greening company who worked on the installation andContinue reading “Why cities need trees: Angus Cunningham Q&A”

New campaign: Unite the Fields

The Highbury Crescent road dividing the two sections of Highbury Fields has been closed to traffic since 2014. Initially it was used as a construction compound for the rebuilding works at Highbury Corner. In 2020, Islington Council agreed to reopen the road to pedestrians and cyclists only, under temporary rules. This has enabled children toContinue reading “New campaign: Unite the Fields”

Let’s avoid congestion and pollution on the school run

As we return to the daily school routine, Islington Clean Air Parents are joining Transport for London, Islington Council and the Mayor of London in encouraging people to walk, cycle or scoot to and from school.  We know it’s not always easy, especially when it’s wet, you’re running late, or your kids are refusing toContinue reading “Let’s avoid congestion and pollution on the school run”