There are a growing number of community groups and web sites which are getting ever more effective at improving their area. The following is not a complete list as some groups start and then fade but if you know of any, especially tenant and residents associations, please let us know. 

Dartmouth Park  Conservation Area Advisory Committee
For residents of the area on the Camden side of Dartmouth Park Hill

Friends of Dartmouth Park
Ginnie Cumming
An extensive group which has been improving this park on Bickerton Road, planting fruit trees and more. 

Friends of Whittington Park
A group working with LB Islington on improving the layout and facilities of Whittington Park 

Highgate Society
A voluntary organisation of 1400 members living in and around Highgate, the primary aim is to make Highgate a better place to live and work. 

Highgate Climate Action Network

Hornsey Lane Association

Islington Chinese Association 

Tel: 020 7263 5986 
Offers a library, elderly health dance classes and other cultural activities. 

Islington Society

Tel 020 7226 3377

35 Britannia Row N1 8PA
Meets regularly at the town hall, membership £8 for an individual, £10 for couple/family. Produces an annual report and a regular newsletter. Also free leaflets on 6 local trails. Has published a book on 20th Century Buildings of Islington (£14.99) and the Story of Day Flats In and Around Islington (£5).

Living Streets Islington Branch 

Islington Healthy Streets

David Harrison 
A group lobbying for improvement to the Islington street environment. 

Sunnyside Community Garden
Provides the means to learn about organic gardening, wildlife and takes volunteers. 

Tufnell Park Parents Support  Group 
Extending right up to Crouch End, an active support group for families. Newsletter usefully includes a local trades register. 

Whitehall Park Residents Association
Residents group for the Whitehall Park area of Archway.