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Park AGM May 12 on Zoom

The Friends of Barnard Park will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday May 12 at 7:30pm. The meeting will be held on Zoom. Everyone is welcome. There has been a significant step towards the regeneration of Barnard Park. After many years … Continue reading

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Park Planning Application Approved

It’s been a long road. But finally a planning application for the regeneration of Barnard Park has been given the go-ahead. The application was approved by the planning committee Tuesday after midnight. There was no opposition. The application came after … Continue reading

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Spring Is Here

Need cheering up? The bright yellow of daffodils and different colours of crocus decorating the grass in Barnard Park will certainly provide a lift. The spring border along Barnsbury Road has also come to life with white hellebore flowers and … Continue reading

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Park Regeneration Progresses

Islington Council’s proposal to make much needed, major improvements in Barnard Park continues to move forward. The report on a public consultation undertaken last summer has now been made public on the Council website. It is certainly worth taking a … Continue reading

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Park Flowers Like the Rain

There are good things about a rainy summer. The bed tended by our volunteers near Charlotte Terrace can be a tough one given park traffic. But this summer it came into its own with glorious flowers. Yellow daisies and golden … Continue reading

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Summer Fun for Kids

Here are two more free activities for children in Barnard Park in August: Barnard Adventure Playground is running a free summer programme for children aged 6–13. Kids can enjoy the playground’s amazing play frame plus games and art projects. The Playground’s holiday … Continue reading

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Wonderful Water Feature

There is a lot happening in Barnard Park this summer. For children, there are free activities in Barnard Park. The new water feature is operating in the children’s playground from 11am to 7pm. There are water jets and overhead buckets of water … Continue reading

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Coffee and Snacks in the Park

Fancy a coffee? Just ask Shana for one. There is now a coffee and bagel van in the park for the summer. Swash & Jones will be serving from 8am-6pm six days a week. Shana is deciding which day she will take … Continue reading

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Latest Barnard Park Consultation

The long-awaited regeneration of Barnard Park is moving ahead. Momentum exists to complete the project after many, many years. It would be an extremely valuable resource for the community. A consultation on the most recent changes to the Barnard Park … Continue reading

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A Flash of Yellow

Yellow crocus are bringing cheer to the streetscape at a Barnard Park entrance on Copenhagen Street. You may have passed by the crocus patch. Our volunteers planted 1000 crocus and daffodils this winter as part of the ‘We are Cally’ … Continue reading

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