May Newsletter: Walk This Way

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Families stroll along a linear pond with autumn leaves at their feet. There are trees and bushes all around.

Dear Neighbours,

Summer’s on its way and it’s a great time to be out and about on foot enjoying our local streets. So we’re sharing details of a free family walk that’s happening this weekend.

When: Saturday, 20th May, 1:30pm–4pm
Where: Myddleton Square Playground, EC1, near Angel underground
What: I Spy Family Walk from Angel to Clerkenwell with a family activity and refreshments at The Museum of London.

Did you know that May is National Walking Month? Living Streets runs the event every year to raise awareness about the benefits of walking. Schools across Islington are taking part in the Walk to School Week challenge this week, and on Saturday there’s another opportunity to explore Islington on foot by joining the I Spy Family Walk.

You will be guided by Rachael and David as you discover hidden walking routes, interesting historic sights, and areas of natural beauty. I Spy Family Walks were created by Rachael to help adults and children engage with the world around them by turning walking into a fun activity that becomes part of daily travel and leisure routines.

At the end of every walk there is time to chat and enjoy some refreshments together. This time, I Spy walks have been invited to the Museum of London for an exclusive event to explore some of their historic objects in an interactive family-friendly activity.

There is so much to see when you take a closer look!

Check out Rachael’s I Spy blog as she explains what inspired her to create the I Spy family walks and why walking is good for our health and our environment.

We love I Spy Family Walks; they are such a joyful celebration of healthier, safer, greener, fairer streets. We highly recommend grabbing a pair of comfy shoes and joining in!

I Spy Family Walks - In partnership with:

Islington Clean Air Parents — Take a closer look at our other I Spy Family Walks.

Footways London — Check out routes in Islington, Hackney and Central London

Islington Living Streets — The UK charity for everyday walking

Museum of London — Find out more about the story of the capital from its first settlers to modern times.

Barnsbury & Laycock Liveable Neighbourhood update

The Council’s interactive map closed for comments on April 9th. Thanks to all those who took the time to leave comments and suggestions! The map is still up for reading, and it’s encouraging to see so much positive feedback and so many great suggestions for our local area.

The Council is now developing initial proposals for the Liveable Neighbourhood, based on people’s comments and suggestions. Initial designs will be shared for feedback some time this summer. We’ll keep you posted when we have news on next steps.

Happy walking!
Barnsbury and Laycock Community Streets