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Obituary ~ Adam Rock

Adam Rock

Adam Rock, who was a founder of Newington Green Action Group and an active participant in local regeneration for many years, died in April 2010.

His funeral will be on Friday 7th May at 2.30pm at the Unitarian Church and afterwards, there will be drinks in the Nobody Inn.

Adam had been in great pain through illness, for several years, and it is with sorrow that he died after long suffering. We extend our sympathy to his family and thanks for his life which stimulated the formation of our now thriving Action Group.

Newington Green Action Group Wins top Media Award

Walter Bor Award

Walter Bor Media Award 2009

'The Village that Changed the World - A History of Newington Green London N16' has won the prestigious         Walter Bor Media Award from the London Forum. Written by Alex Allardyce, a past NGAG chair and local architect 'The Village that Changed the World' was published by NGAG as its contribution to the celebrations around the Green's 2008 anniversaries.

Welcome to the NGAG

Welcome to the new NGAG website. This site is currently in development and will be launched soon.In the meantime, why not take a look at this Virtual Tour of Newington Green.

Newington Green Traders Association


A number of our Newington Green area traders have got together to form a Traders' Association, to support each other and promote Newington Green and our local businesses.

So far, the Association has paid for hanging flower baskets and Christmas lights around the Green and along Newington Green Road, have organised several Christmas Cheer Weeks and have provided many interesting stalls at our annual Jazz on the Green events.

NGTA has now created their own website, which includes a directory of local traders:

Web Designer and Webmaster Wanted


This website has served us well but has now reached the end of its usefulness and we need a new one!

If you have the appropriate computer skills and would like to help NGAG create and run a new website, do please get in touch. We would really like to have a local person help us, if possible.

Jazz on the Green 2013

NGAG's JAZZ ON THE GREEN was a great success this year!

The hot hot sun shone all day and we had record numbers of people coming to enjoy themselves on Newington Green!

See our Photo Gallery (which is gradually being added to):

THE BASIN STREET BRAWLERS joined us again and lots of people were energetically swing dancing to the Traditional Jazz and Dixieland music. Great fun to watch whilst listening to the very enjoyable live music.

Mayor's Award for Newington Green Trader


Following the attack and stabbing of Mr Patel, a trader in Ferntower Road, many local people rallied around to support him. Amongst these were Cllr Joe Caluori and Nicky Southin, who was Chair of the Newington Green Action Group for many years, and they decided to nominate Mr Patel for an LBI Mayor's Civic Award.

We are pleased to say that the nomination was accepted and Mr Patel was presented with his award on Monday 11 March. You may see an image here:

Mary Wollstonecraft on Newington Green Church


Some Street Art has arrived at the Newington Green Unitarian Church in the form of a life-sized image of Mary Wollstonecraft by Stewy on the side wall of this Grade 2 Listed building. It was interesting to see a number of local people photographing the image and discussing its significance.

Much Loved Newington Green Trader is Stabbed

The despicable and cowardly robbery by three men, from a much loved trader in Newington Green, has greatly angered local residents. Mr Patel of Lena Stores in Ferntower Road, was stabbed in the face and hands early on 30 December. Now out of hospital, he is recovering at home.

NGAG Website has Been Hacked!

NGAG Website has Been Hacked!

Apologies for the fact that this website has been down for some weeks. The website was hacked into and it has taken our volunteer Webmaster Charlotte, many hours of hard work with the help of United Web Hosting, to bring it back online.

There are still some problems to be sorted out and some pages may look odd for a while but we hope that the website will be completely functional again very soon and that you will be able to access all photos and information as before and will be able to keep up-to-date with NGAG's activities.

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