Local residents created allotments on disused land at the Arvon Road site in the late 1970s, using funds from Greater London Council (GLC) and Islington Council’s Operation Clean Up. The allotment design is noteworthy as it is terraced down to the neighbouring freight railway line, with access to the lower level only possible by ladders. There is also a small mixed woodland and pond. The site has strong community links to the network of streets around it. It has historical significance as it was created by GLC funding in the 1970s and has always been independently managed and self-funded.