Archway town centre naming poll: The (sensible) shortlist is in
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Nominations are in for naming the new Archway town centre – and Squarey McSquareface is officially off the cards.
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