Tag Archives: Archway Park

“Save Our Slide!” Guest Blog by Adam and Daniel FoxSmith

This first part of blog from 2014 is by Adam Foxsmith then aged 10 

We all know that children’s play space is important in a crowded place like Islington. So when my brother Daniel,( aged 6, yr2) and I heard that the Council were planning on taking down the Archway slide, we felt we had to do something about it.
There was a consultation, but we discovered that both options involved taking down the slide!
So, Daniel and I put together a question for the Council meeting., as reported in the Islington Tribune here .
At the meeting, Daniel asked the question “Will you save the slide?”, and I asked a supplementary question. The Council said they would think about it!
We also presented a petition to save the slide.
We have decided to continue the petition, to see how many more signatures are gathered. The Council is still considering what to do, as reported here

Please sign the petition!   Our Dad helped on twitter, using #SaveTheSlide.

20140329-172443.jpg

This part of the blog is by Daniel Foxsmith (now aged 10) in 2017

I am very happy that the Council has improved the park. It is great to have the slide back and I am glad that we saved it. I have tested the slide and can confirm that it as good as before or maybe better! 👍

Slide re-opening covered by Islington Tribune here

Notes

The park-including revamped slide was re-opened on September 30th 2017

7BB041AF-6A74-4982-9FB1-EB41E3432E34 33AF3AC2-EDAB-487B-BF8A-E344E6BCA6DA19660121-D17D-4741-B250-EB3FDAA5D3F9 82E8172E-00F6-4EFA-B61A-4806338923E3