The executive committee meets monthly, to discuss local issues to do with Newington Green itself and the Newington Green area.

NGAG's catchment area for membership and general concern straddles the borders of Hackney and Islington and is roughly a quarter of a mile's radius from Newington Green.

Members are welcome to present ideas and community issues which they would like the committee to consider getting involved with. We are able to co-opt members to the committee and we have sub-groups that focus on specific areas of interest such as putting on an event and wildlife and the environment. The more people get involved with NGAG, the more our voice will be heard.

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Alex Allardyce


Alex has been the chairman of NGAG since 2015 and is the author of the award winning book 'The Village that changed the World- A History of Newington Green'

"Since I arrived here in 1987, I’ve always loved Newington Green. It’s something to do with its people, the friendly, tree filled, village atmosphere and welcoming attitude. The Green’s Dissenter history is also a factor – somehow their spirit still seems to thrive here and make it a better place."

Susie Burrows

Vice Chair


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Roger Simmonds


I moved to Newington Green (Ferntower Road) in 1987 and although at the time parts were a little "run down" it was clear that, although small in physical area, the Green had a very identifiable sense of  place with a (mostly) tolerant religious/ethnic mix and a long and illustrious history of initiating social change. Thirty years on, and now a Conservation Area, Newington Green has simply gone on getting better; it is now a greener, cleaner more vibrant place with a wide range of independent shops and a growing reputation as a destination for eating out. 


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Lizzy Bassham

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Lizzy has been a member of NGAG since 2013 and enjoys organising the community events- such as the Carol concerts and Jazz on The Green. She owns a small business on the green itself called Lizzy's On The Green.

"I've never known such a happy, diverse community. It's unique and being a member of NGAG enables me to do my part to keep it that way"

Jenny Kay

Community Liason

Jenny is a Labour Counillor 


Dianne Stewart

EVENTS & FUNdraising

I moved to Newington Green in 2014 after life in rural Buckinghamshire, and I’m loving its diversity, its buzz and central location:  I look forward to helping organise more events on the Green!


Andy Pakula



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Felix Hebblethwaite

"I love living in Newington Green because it has everything that I consider important in life - green spaces, independent shops and restaurants and a diverse community mixed in with a radical past and a progressive outlook for the future. "