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Volunteering at The Arc
Beginning June 2012

Appeal for volunteers for new community centre in The Arc?

Please see the attached poster seeking people to volunteer in a new local community centre that will be opening soon.

The Arc Flyer

2016 Community Events

30 January 2016

February
Saturday 20th Community Gardening in Arlington Square @10:00am

March
Saturday 12th @ 7.30pm: Cantallini Chamber Choir Prom in St James’ Church
Saturday 19th Community Gardening in Arlington Square @10:00am

April
Saturday 2nd Community Gardening in Arlington Square @10:00am
Saturday 23rd @ 6pm: Barbican Chamber Prom in St James’ Church
Monday 25th Arlington Association AGM @7.00pm Hanbury Arms
Saturday 30th Community Gardening in Arlington Square @10:00am

May
Saturday 14th @ 7.30pm: Christopher Guild, Piano Prom in St James’ Church
Saturday 21st Community Gardening in Arlington Square @10:00am
Saturday 28th @ 6pm: Barbican Chamber Prom in St James’ Church

June
Sunday 5th 1.00pm to 4.30pm Arlington Square Big Lunch
Sunday 12th 1.30–5.30pm: NGS local gardens open for charity
Saturday 18th: Community Gardening in Arlington Square @10:00am
Saturday and Sunday 18th–19th: Open Garden Squares Weekend
Sunday 26th @ 6pm: Islington Prom in St James’ Church

July
Saturday 2nd Community Gardening in Arlington Square @10:00am
Saturday 2nd @ 7.30pm Volta Quartet Prom in St James’ Church

August
Saturday 6th Community Gardening in Arlington Square @10:00am
Saturday 27th Community Gardening in Arlington Square @10:00am

September
Saturday 3rd 1.30pm to 5.30pm: Arlington Square Summer Fete
Saturday 24th Community Gardening in Arlington Square @10:00am
Saturday 24th @ 7.30pm: Epiphoni Chamber Choir Prom in St James’ Church

October
Saturday 15th @ 7.30pm: Barbican Chamber Prom in St James’ Church
Saturday 22nd October: Community Gardening in Arlington Square @10:00am
Saturday 15th @ 6pm: Youth Prom in St James’ Church

November
Saturday 12th Community Gardening in Arlington Square @10:00am
Saturday 12th @ 7.30pm: Big Band Jazz Evening in St James’ Church

December
Sunday 11th 3.30pm to 5.00pm Christmas Fair in the Square

2015 Community Gardening Days

The Prince of Wales chats to AA gardening volunteers

1 January 2015

Join us for our 2015 Community Gardening Days in Arlington Square.

Over the last four years our gardening volunteers have transformed Arlington Square into a green oasis that is loved and valued by the whole community. Come along even for a short period, all the family welcome and don’t worry if you are not a gardener, we will show you what to do. Tea and coffee provided.

Not only is it a great way to get some exercise, but you get the opportunity meet your neighbours and make a difference to your community.

2015 Community Gardening Days
10am in Arlington Square
Saturday 7 Feb
Saturday 7 March
Saturday 11 April
Saturday 9 May
Saturday 6 June
Saturday 4 July
Saturday 1 Aug
Saturday 29 Aug
Saturday 3 Oct
Saturday 31 Oct

Community Gardening Day's

5 March 2014

Join us for our Community Gardening Day's in Arlington Square. We will be planting, weeding and giving the square some TLC. Come along even for a short period, all the family welcome and don’t worry if you are not a gardener, we will show you what to do, plus tea and coffee provided. Gardening gloves and a trowel would be good to bring if you have them but if not we can supply. Not only is it a great way to get some exercise but you get the opportunity meet your neighbours and catch-up on local news.

We will be in Arlington Square from 10.00am on the following dates

Saturday 5 April
Saturday 10 May
Saturday 7 June
Saturday 5 July
Saturday 2 August
Saturday 30 August
Saturday 4 October
Saturday 1 November

Summer Fete - 2013

Human Fruit Machine

Saturday, 7th September 2013

As the summer fast approaches our thoughts are turning to the planning of our annual Arlington Square Summer Fete which will take place on Saturday 7th September. This will be our fourth fete and we would like it to be the best yet.

We are looking for fresh ideas and we need people to help organised the event. So please email us at arlingtonassociation@hotmail.co.uk if you have been to a fete or function and have been impressed by some aspect of it you think would add our event. Also if you are interested in helping to organise the event please email, we will not be too demanding of your time and you can commit to what time you can spare.

March Community Planting Day

Saturday, 2nd March 2013

Join us on Saturday 2nd March from 10.00am for our first official Community Gardening Day of 2013

As part of our on-going work to improve the planting of the beds around the square, we will be planting some shrubs. We will also do some pruning and a general Spring clean.

Please bring a trowel and gardening gloves if you have them. No gardening experience necessary.

Tea and coffee will be served.

Everyone Welcome

Community Autumn Planting Day

10 November 2012

Join us on Saturday 10th November from 10.00am for our Community Autumn Planting Day.

As part of our on-going work to improve the planting of the beds around the square, we will be planting spring bulbs and shrubs. We have lots of bulbs of different types which will provide a magnificent display in the Spring, we really need community help to plant them so do please try to come along.

Please bring a trowel and gardening gloves if you have them. No gardening experience necessary.

Tea and coffee will be served.

Everyone Welcome

Community Gardening Day

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Join us from 10am on saturday, 4th August for the next Community Gardening Day in Arlington Square. We have more plants to go into the beds in the square and need volunteers to help plant them. Come along even for a short period, all the family welcome and don’t worry if you are not a gardener, we will show you what to do. Tea and coffee provided so bring a mug. Gardening gloves and a trowel would be good to bring if you have them but if not we can supply. It is a great way to meet your neighbours

Our local history

Former church on Arlington Square in 1942

9 May 2012

As part of our research for this website we have recently uncovered this photo of St Philip’s church that once stood on Arlington Square (where Arbon Court is now located).

St Philip’s was built in 1855 to provide a place of worship for the residents of the recently constructed Clothworkers’ estate. Due to lack of funds it took a while to complete and was consecrated in January 1857 and could accommodate 1100 people. By the end of the Second World War the church was in a decaying state and the church closed. In 1954 the church was being used to store cardboard boxes and after a fire in part of the building permission was given to demolish it. Arbon Court was built in 1958. The original vicarage for St Philip’s still stands and now is the vicarage for St James’s in Prebend Street. At the rear of the church on Rees Street (where the Rees Street Community Garden now stands) there was a Church School.

Please get in touch if you have knowledge of the history of the area or have old photos. We will be updating the history section of the website in the coming months.

(information source: Squares of Islington, Part II by Mary Cosh)

Diamond Jubilee Big Lunch

HM The Queen

Monday, 4 June 2012

Royalist or Republican, Monday 4th June is a public holiday and we invite you to join us for the Arlington Association Diamond Jubilee Big Lunch.

We hope this will be a fun filled day that will be enjoyed by all and enhance our community spirit. Please feel free to invite friends or relatives who live outside the area.

Bring along a picnic and enjoy meeting your neighbours, there will be live music, games and activities. Some tables and chairs will be available or bring a picnic rug.

A key highlight of the day will be a children’s fancy dress competition – the themes are Best Royal, Best Crown and Best 1950's outfit.

We need volunteers to help on the day, only for an hour or so and you will have plenty of time to enjoy yourself. If you can help, please contact us at arlingtonassociation@hotmail.co.uk

Gardening in Arlington Square
Saturday 9 June 2012

Join us for the next Community Gardening Day in Arlington Square. We have more plants to go into the beds in the square and need volunteers to help plant them. Come along even for a short period, all the family welcome and don’t worry if you are not a gardener, we will show you what to do. Tea and coffee provided so bring a mug. Gardening gloves and a trowel would be good to bring if you have them but if not we can supply. It is a great way to meet your neighbours.

Gardening in Arlington Square
Saturday 7 July 2012

Gardening in Arlington Square
Saturday 4 August 2012

Gardening in Arlington Square
Saturday 8 September 2012