Young advisers to help shape centre

[news link] Young advisers to help shape centre Youth Work Now 1 August 2009 Islington Council has recruited a group of 14 young advisers to help develop a flagship youth centre in Finsbury Park. The new centre, which is being funded using cash from the government’s Myplace scheme, will give young people access to a…

Woodberry Down Fun Day draws crowds

[news link] Woodberry Down Fun Day draws crowds OVER 400 local people attended the Woodberry Down’s 5th Annual Fun Day recently in Hackney, getting a chance to find out more about how to live healthily and engage in the community. Residents met with staff from the regeneration project to get an update on works and…

Toaster grilling: Pupils stage kitchen energy audit

[news link] Islington Tribune – by ROISIN GADELRAB Published: 10 July 2009 Selin, Elif, Piu Yee and Souhila carry out their energy audit at Ambler School. Toaster grilling: Pupils stage kitchen energy audit KETTLES, toasters and smoothie makers squirmed under the scrutiny of a tough judging panel from a Finsbury Park school during a classroom…

Warning after rise in dog attacks

[news link] Warning after rise in dog attacks nlnews@archant.co.uk 04 June 2009 GANG culture has popularised the pitbull, it is claimed DANGER dogs used as “status symbols” by gangs of youths and criminals have led to a shocking increase in attacks and dog fights in Islington, vets and animal charities are warning. Animal campaigners claim…

Police station crackdown targets knives and drugs

[news link] Islington Tribune – by CHARLOTTE CHAMBERS Published: 29 May 2009 Joint operation: teams at the Tube station targeted men between 16 and 25 Police station crackdown targets knives and drugs POLICE have sent a warning to anyone hoping to bring drugs and knives into Finsbury Park: you will be caught. Last Thursday a…

One shot and two stabbed in fight

[news link] One shot and two stabbed in fight One man has been shot and two others stabbed in a street fight outside an east London Tube station, police said. Police were called to Manor House station following reports of a “large fight” at about 0330 BST on Monday. Two men, both in their 20s,…

‘We don’t want slums back’

[news link] Islington Tribune – by PETER GRUNER Published: 3 April 2009 Jeremy Corbyn ‘We don’t want slums back’ MP’s warning at meeting aimed at saving Finsbury Park from falling victim to the recession ISLINGTON North MP Jeremy Corbyn has called for Finsbury Park to fight the recession and save young people from the danger…

Robbery in N4

[news link] Robbery in N4 POLICE are appealing for information and witnesses following a violent POLICE are appealing for information and witnesses following a violent robbery in Finsbury Park N4, near Scarborough Road, between 4pm -5pm on Wednesday 1 April. The victim, a 16 year-old male, was in the park when he was approached by…

YOUTHS TO BE BANNED FROM TUBE STATION

[news link] Islington Tribune – by ROISIN GADELRAB and PETER GRUNER Published: 13 March 2009 YOUTHS TO BE BANNED FROM TUBE STATION Police bid to tackle youngsters intimidating staff and passengers GROUPS of youths look set to be banned from Finsbury Park station following reports of a campaign of intimidation against staff and claims that…

Sit down, have a cuppa… and get to know your neighbour

[news link] Islington Tribune – by PETER GRUNER Published: 6 February 2009 Katherine Wratten Sit down, have a cuppa… and get to know your neighbour Pubs, cafés and churches offer warm welcome as community draws closer THE solid citizens of Highbury will “celebrate their neighbours” tomorrow (Saturday) in the first of a planned series of…