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Octopus Communities, based in Islington Octopus is a unique collaboration between community centres in Islington and is the Co-ordinator for Islington's Community Hubs Network.

Octopus Community Network (Octopus) is a collaboration between the largest multi-purpose community centres in Islington, and is as unique today as it was when first formed back in 1999. Now a registered company (2002) and charity (2004) with Director/Trustees representing each of the community centres, Octopus's mutuality informs core values and principles, and enables strategic thinking, peer-to-peer support to improve quality and sustainability, and encourages collaborations that widen participation and improves community cohesion.  WE LOVE COMMUNITY CENTRES!


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It's the Octopus AGM on Thursday 23rd October, 2pm to 4pm at Caxton House!            

We're going to have information from all of the hubs about what they're up to at the moment, as well as guest speakers, and of course tea and cake!


We hope you can join us, have a look at our invitation using this link, and let us know if you can make it! 


Community Centre Week 19-25 July 2014



Islington is fortunate to have a number of large community centres (or Hubs) based in neighbourhoods across the borough and we are proud to be launching the UK's and Islington's first-ever Community Centre week. The Islington Hubs, such as Caxton House, St Luke's, Hanley Crouch, Finsbury Park Community Hub, and the Peel Centre, are large multi-purpose charities providing wide ranging services, activities and events across neighbourhoods often from their well-loved public buildings. They are used by thousands of people and local groups annually, and play a crucial part in community life - often providing a friendly way for people to get to know their neighbours, and find out more about their local community.

We LOVE our community centres and are proud to be launching the UK's and Islington's first ever Community Centre week from 19th-25th July, which will highlight our importance in Islington. Through the campaign, we are asking people to discover and use their local community centre. You can search online for your nearest community centre in Islington or visit our Community Hubs Network page. You can also follow what we are up to on Facebook and Twitter. 

Follow our campaign on Twitter @CCWeekUK #loveyourcommunitycentre



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