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Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council

A Budget to make Islington a more equal place

Islington Council leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz outlines how the council’s budget proposals support its ambitions for a more equal borough while prioritising frontline services.

A shot looking across Highbury Fields on a sunny day, with people sat on the grass talking

Council plans to make barbecue ban in parks permanent to help create cleaner, greener, healthier borough

Islington Council has today announced plans to make its temporary ban on coal and wood barbecues in parks permanent, as it works to create a cleaner, greener, healthier borough for all.  

A graphic with the words LGBTQ History Month 2023, Challenging Inequality and Islington - for a more equal future.  Also includes rainbow LGBTQ flag

Standing with Islington’s LGBTQ community this February

Islington Council stands with Islington’s LGBTQ communities to celebrate their history and unique contributions to our borough.  

Cllr Cinko-Oner, Cllr Ward and Cllr Turan at the Dixon Clark Court topping out ceremony.

Landmark moment in construction of new council homes at Dixon Clark Court

A topping out ceremony at Dixon Clark Court has celebrated the moment that builders completed the highest point of the new development, which will provide much-needed new council homes.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Holocaust survivor’s story will be heard at Holocaust Memorial Day event

Daughter of Holocaust survivor, David Herman, will share her father’s story as Islington Council hosts an in-person event for Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday 27 January.

Cllr Champion buys a warm drink from Ashkan Pedram, the cafe manager for Trampoline Cafe on Camden Passage

Iconic independent shopping street to benefit from major environmental improvements

Camden Passage - one of Islington’s most iconic streets - is set to become the latest area to benefit from improvements that make it cleaner, greener, and healthier for local people and traders. 

Pictured from left to right are: Bart Smith (Active Travel Programme Officer at Islington Council); Cllr Rowena Champion

Islington outlines bold vision for cleaner, greener, healthier streets

Islington Council is announcing exciting plans to bring environmentally-friendly interventions to 70% of the borough, as it continues to tackle the climate emergency and create cleaner, greener, healthier streets for all.    

A graphic showing people enjoying their streets on foot, bike, wheelchair, walking frame, and white cane. Text in the graphic reads 'Islington Together for a greener future' and 'Islington for a more equal future'

Clerkenwell Greener: Transformative improvement plans for historic Green revealed

Islington Council can today announce plans for major, transformative improvements to Clerkenwell Green - one of the borough’s most historic, popular spaces – as part of its mission to create a cleaner, greener, healthier borough.  

A jogger runs down the New River Walk on a sunny day

Major improvements to make New River Walk cleaner, greener, and healthier

New River Walk, one of Islington’s most historically-significant landmarks, will soon benefit from major improvement works to create an environmentally-friendly haven for wildlife and local people.  

A graphic showing people enjoying Islington's people-friendly streets on bikes, in a wheelchair, and with a buggy. Text on the graphic reads 'People-friendly streets, better places for everyone'.

Council makes it easier for disabled people to travel in people-friendly streets neighbourhoods

Islington Council can today announce that it is introducing a new people-friendly streets neighbourhood exemption, to make it easier to travel for disabled people who need to drive.    

Budget 2023-24: Here for you when it matters most

Islington Council to create £1 million Hardship Fund in cost of living budget that ‘prioritises frontline services’

Islington Council has announced a £1million Hardship Fund as part of its budget proposals for the next financial year, boosting its substantial existing safety net that shields the borough’s most vulnerable households from the worst effects of the cost of living crisis.

Islington Council

Islington Council’s five-point action plan to tackle damp and mould

Islington Council today (Thursday, 22 December) sets out a five-point action plan to tackle damp and mould in council homes.