Archway town centre naming poll: The (sensible) shortlist is in

Islington Council held 'Archway Your Way' on Saturday to celebrate the new town centre and promote t

Islington Council held 'Archway Your Way' on Saturday to celebrate the new town centre and promote the naming of the square. Picture: Islington Council - Credit: Archant

Nominations are in for naming the new Archway town centre – and Squarey McSquareface is officially off the cards.

Islington Council held 'Archway Your Way' on Saturday to celebrate the new town centre and promote t

Islington Council held 'Archway Your Way' on Saturday to celebrate the new town centre and promote the naming of the square. Mayor of Islington Cllr Una O'Halloran casts her vote. Picture: Islington Council - Credit: Archant

The council-approved shortlist of five includes Navigator Square (a nod to Archway’s Irish community and the “navvies” who built its roads); Orchid Square (orchidologist Benjamin Williams grew orchids on the Archway Tower site); Peoples Place (previously dominated by vehicles, the square has been “reclaimed” for the community; Telford Square (after engineer Thomas Telford, whose “innovative” techniques were used to build Archway Road); and Tollhouse Square (a nod to the toll gate there between 1813 and 1864).

Hillrise Cllr Dave Poyser – who will be mayor of Islington next year – had previously circluated Squarey McSquareface.

People can vote online or in person at seven designated locations across the borough until October 6.

For more information, visit islington.gov.uk/archwayvote


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