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Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz; Alex Ewings (London Ambulance Service); Sue Seifert (friend of Yvonne Conolly); Jennette Arnold OBE; Siobhan Harrington; Mr Mayor

Islington’s heroes awarded the Freedom of the Borough

Islington has awarded its highest honour – the Freedom of the Borough – to four exceptional recipients in recognition of their contributions to local life.

Honoured at last night’s special ceremony at Islington Town Hall were:

  • Jennette Arnold OBE, former London Assembly Member and Islington councillor
  • Yvonne Conolly CBE, the UK’s first Black female headteacher
  • The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • The Whittington Health NHS Trust
Cllr Champion alongside the retrofitted refuse collection vehicle

Islington Together festival kicks off with two weeks of free events for all

Islington Council has begun its climate emergency festival - two weeks of free events open to local people and businesses - and has unveiled an innovative, world-first twin-pack retrofitted electric refuse collection vehicle that will help bring cleaner air to local people.  

Islington Council is introducing people-friendly streets to help create a cleaner, greener, healthier borough

Highbury people-friendly streets neighbourhoods help create cleaner, greener, healthier streets

Local people in Highbury West and Highbury Fields have enjoyed cleaner, greener, healthier streets since the introduction of people-friendly streets neighbourhoods there, monitoring data has revealed.