Islington Council wants help naming Archway town centre – but Squarey McSquareface probably won’t happen

Islington Council is inviting suggestions to name Archway's newly pedestrianised town centre. Pictur

Islington Council is inviting suggestions to name Archway's newly pedestrianised town centre. Picture: Keith Emmit - Credit: Archant

People have a few more days to suggest a name for Archway’s new town centre.

As reported in the Gazette last week, Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn officially opened the now-pedestrianised public space.

Islington Council is inviting members of the public to suggest a name before Sunday’s deadline.

Suggestions have included Squarey McSquareface and Archway Island.

Non-sensible ideas are likely to be filtered out, however. All names will be checked with London Fire Brigade, Royal Mail and the council’s address team before a shortlist is compiled. In any case, the council will have the final say. The chosen name is expected to be announced late this autumn.


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The shortlist will be annnounced on September 16 at Archway Your Way, an event at the space featuring live music, market stalls and more attractions.

To suggest a name, email towncentres@islington.gov.uk

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