Highbury Community News

The Highbury Community Association (HCA) publishes 'Highbury Community News' a regular publication produced usually five times a year. Members of the HCA receive a free copy of this newsletter

Latest edition

February 2017

Highbury Community News contains news stories of interest for everyone who lives or works in Highbury, including news articles, local history, profiles of local people, reviews and articles submitted by HCA members

The newsletter is produced and printed by the HCA. Copies delivered by hand are done so by volunteers

Please click here to contact the editor, to let us know if you have an story you would like to see included or you are interested in advertising in the newsletter. The HCA will also welcome articles submitted on any aspect of living or working in Highbury. The editor's decision remains final


Highbury Community News Archive

Please click on the links below to access previous editions of Highbury Community News

2016

100. ‘Sainsbury’s suffers setback in plans for 2nd Blackstock Road store’ (February 2017)

99. ‘Proposed ‘free school’ in Highbury sparks concern’ (December 2016)

98. ‘Christ Church spire - a beloved landmark re-emerges’ (October 2016)

97. ‘Finsbury Park residents take fight against Wireless Festival to court’ (July 2016)

96. ‘Haringey ignore residents’ views as Wireless concerts get go-ahead’ (April 2016)

95.‘Plans to pedestrianise Highbury Corner revealed’ (February 2016)

2015

94. ‘Solidarity with Finsbury Park mosque after arson attack’ (December 2015)

93. ‘Parking plan u-turn’ (October 2015)

92. ‘A six year battle’ (July 2015)

91. ‘All change at Finsbury Park: a mixed blessing?’ (May 2015)

90.‘Good news for Finsbury Park’ (February 2015)

2014

89.‘Brighter or bleaker? The Future of Our High Streets’ (December 2014)

88. ‘Taking the initiative - Islington private tenants’ (September 2014)

87. ‘Proud to support Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants’ (June 2014)

86. ‘The changing face of Highbury’ (April 2014)

85. ‘Important changes to the privacy of our medical records starting March 2014’ (February 2014)

2013

84.‘Islington Foodbank: responding to poverty’ (December 2013)

83. 'High Court quashes Arsenal student tower approval' (October 2013)

82. 'From Hollywood to Highbury - a trip to the Islington Museum' (July 2013)

81. 'Mature pear tree chopped down in Gillespie Road against tree officers' advice' (April 2013)

80. 'Welcome - Park Theatre' (February 2013)

2012

79. 'Treasure shops to be found on the northern section of Blackstock Road' (December 2012)

78. 'Jeremy Corbyn speaks on key local issues' (September 2012)

77. 'Ali Carmichael: February 1956 - April 2012'(June 2012)

76. 'Meek and Wild fills crucial gap on Highbury Barn' (April 2012)

75. 'March - prostate cancer awareness month' (February 2012)

2011

74. 'Shop locally this Christmas' (November 2011)

73. 'Drayton Park sidings - biodiversity massacre' (September 2011)

72. 'Highbury Roundhouse - decision or indecision?' (June 2011)

71. 'Gardening to celebrate plants and wildlife' (April 2011)

70. 'Islington tree policy: or how to insult people's intelligence in two easy pages' (January 2011)

2010

69. 'P.O. reneges on new Highbury Corner office' (November 2010)

68. 'Highbury Fields new projects, BBQ ban upheld' (September 2010)

67. 'Opposition grows to possible Highbury Barn takeover by supermarket' (June 2010)

66. 'Meet your neighbours at our AGM' (April 2010)

65. 'Share a pudding with your neighbour Turkish style' (January 2010)

2009

64. 'Greedy Gillespie goldfish must go…' (November 2009)

63. 'New head for girls school' (September 2009)

62. 'Stephens Ink: a Highbury factory with its own railway line' (July 2009)

61. 'The wrong type of tree' (May 2009)

60. 'Where are the Highbury GPs?' (March 2009)

2008

59. 'The secret musical life of Highbury' (December 2008)

58. 'Arsenal: high hopes for new sports centre' (October 2008)

57. 'The Olden Garden: a diary of restoration' (July 2008)

56. 'The Transition buzz has started' (May 2008)

55. 'Noise at the stadium' (February 2008)

2007

54. 'St Thomas's Church, Finsbury Park: The early years and some modern parallels' (December 2007)

53. 'Battery hen rescue' (September 2007)

52. 'The earth moved - and so did our house!' (July 2007)

51. 'Monsell Road street party!' (May 2007)

50. 'Sotheby Road in 1901' (January 2007)

2006

49. 'Fields of the future?' (December 2006)

48. 'Crowds under control?' (September 2006)

47. 'Gridlock and mayhem' (June 2006)

46. 'Robert L I Scott: July 1946 to January 2006' (March 2006)

2005

45. 'Local farmers markets' (December 2005)

44. 'English fare with Italian flair' (June 2005)

43. 'The brighter way to paint' (March 2005)

42. 'The Highbury highwayman' (January 2005)

2004

41. 'Fighting the superbug' (December 2004)

40. 'Turkish culture, 'Alaturka'' (September 2004)

39. 'Victorians at home - an exhibition' (July 2004)

38. 'Aubert Court - Highbury gem under threat' (May 2004)

37. 'John Betjemen's Highbury' (February 2004)

2003

36. 'North London beds and more' (November 2003)

35. 'Alien invasion - Japanese knotweed comes to Highbury' (September 2003)

34. 'Building Bridges' (July 2003)

33. 'Highbury Barn' (April 2003)

32. 'Quality in Queensland Road' (March 2003)

2002

31. 'What you gain on the swings' (December 2002)

30. 'Highbury health hazard' (October 2002)

29. 'Highbury's place in movie history' (September 2002)

28. 'The Italian collection' (June 2002)

27. 'King Wilkie looks for a new home' (April 2002)

26. 'Elizabeth House reborn' (February 2002)

2001

25. 'A friend of Gillespie Park moves on' (November 2001)

24. 'Workers show Arsenal the red card' (September 2001)

23. 'Open gardens scheme is no wash out' (May 2001)

22. 'Unknown genius of Highbury Fields' (March 2001)

2000

21. 'Nice stadium, Danny - pity about the site!' (November 2000)

20. 'A view from the terraces' (September 2000)

19. 'Holloway home for survivors of torture' (June 2000)

18. 'Community slams Council haste over Arsenal' (April 2000)

17. 'The Holloway pirates' (March 2000)

16. 'Just what is QMMAC?' (January 2000)

1999

15. 'Harvey Nick's on Highbury Corner?' (November 1999)

14. 'The Highbury Hounds… Or sweet singing in the choir?' (September 1999)

13. 'Whose regeneration?' (April 1999)

12. 'Planners versus Highbury residents - again' (February 1999)

1998

11. 'Blackstock advice under threat!' (October 1998)

10. 'Isledon Village planning application shambles' (September 1998)

9. 'Arsenal rules out CPOs!' (June 1998)

8. 'The Highbury hustings - an unofficial view' (May 1998)

7. 'Come to the Highbury Community Association AGM (April 1998)

6. 'What's on at the AGM?' (March 1998)

5. 'Arsenal update' (February 1998)

1997

4. 'A bigger Highbury stadium?' (December 1997)

3. 'Arsenal update' (November 1997)

2. 'What are Arsenal's plans?' (October 1997)

1. 'Time to act to stop demolition of homes' (July 1997)


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