New mayor’s ‘save the farm’ bid
01 June, 2018
Cllr Poyser with his wife, Emma Barker
ISLINGTON’S new mayor is hoping to raise vital funds to ensure a city farm’s survival.
Councillor David Poyser has chosen Freightliners Farm, in Paradise Park, Holloway, and CARIS, a community service for homeless people, as charities for his mayoral year.
The farm has launched a campaign to raise thousands of pounds. Cllr Poyser said: “It’s not just an urban farm for me to take my child to parties there, it does a lot of important community rehabilitation and it’s really dynamic.”
Cllr Poyser chose CARIS after spending nights volunteering – and sleeping side by side at churches with the homeless people it helps.
Cllr Rakhia Ismail is the new deputy mayor.