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Islington Support Payment Scheme graphic - with the words Islington Support Payment Scheme, for people affected by abuse while placed by Islington Council in its children's homes between 1966-95, open for applications,

Islington Support Payment Scheme is open and has paid more than £1.5 million to people affected by abuse while placed by Islington Council in its children’s homes

The Islington Support Payment Scheme is open for applications and enquiries from people who experienced abuse while placed by Islington Council in its children’s homes.  

A picture of the outside of the Sobell Leisure Centre in Islington (3)

Have your say on the future of the Sobell Leisure Centre

Islington Council has today (Friday, 26 May) launched a public consultation on plans to transform the Sobell Leisure Centre - and you’re invited to have your say!  

Peter McCafferty at Annual Council

Outgoing Pageantmaster recognised after thirty years of service

Peter McCafferty has been thanked by Islington Council as his thirty years of service as the council’s Pageantmaster comes to an end.

Cllr Rowena Champion and Bart Smith, Islington Council's Active Travel Officer, cycle near one of the borough's bike hangars

Islington set to install 500th bike hangar to support local people to embrace active travel

Islington Council is set to install its landmark 500th on-street bike hangar, as part of its ongoing efforts to create greener streets where local people can realise the mental and physical benefits of active travel.      

Cllr Kaya Comer Schwartz, Cllr Una O'Halloran and Finsbury Park Ward Cllr Gary Heather holding up a T shirt in front of a washing machine

New community launderette for Andover Estate helps with cost of living, and damp and mould

Islington Council has opened a new free community launderette on the Andover Estate to help residents with cost of living, and to help reduce damp and mould in homes.

The launderette, in the estate's community centre, has two washing machines and two dryers, so residents can wash and dry clothes outside their homes.  It’s free to use for all Andover Estate residents.

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Cllr Gary Heather sworn in as Mayor of Islington

Finsbury Park ward councillor Gary Heather has become the Mayor of Islington, after being sworn in for 2023-24 at last night’s (11 May) Annual Council meeting.

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Renters urged to act now to grab £250 grant – before it’s too late

Thousands of Islington residents who rent their home are being urged to see if they could claim a one-off £250 payment to help them cover essential living costs.

Islington Council Chief Executive Linzi Roberts-Egan, who will leave the borough in summer 2023

Chief Executive Linzi Roberts-Egan to leave Islington this summer

Islington Council has announced that its Chief Executive, Linzi Roberts-Egan, will leave the borough this summer. 

Cllr Nurullah Turan stands outside the entrance to the Sobell Leisure Centre

Five reasons why we’ve announced proposals for a re-imagined Sobell Leisure Centre

As you may have already seen, we’ve announced a consultation on an exciting new vision for the Sobell Leisure Centre – including a new “mega adventure” active play area, a “ninja warrior” style inflatable zone, and upgrades to the squash courts, gym, and boxing area.  

Cllr Nurullah Turan, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Health and Social Care, gives five reasons why we’ve announced these plans:  

A picture of the outside of the Sobell Leisure Centre in Islington

Council set to consult local people on exciting vision for Sobell Leisure Centre

The Sobell Leisure Centre may become home to fantastic new active play and adventure facilities, under proposals published today following the devastating flood that destroyed the ice rink last year. 

A stock image of a resident installing a radiator

Easy-to-read guide supports residents and businesses to install eco-friendly measures on homes and buildings

Islington Council is supporting local people and businesses to install eco-friendly measures on their homes and buildings by publishing a new, easy-to-read guide to planning rules.  

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Local celebrations will mark the coronation

A host of events marking the coronation will be held in Islington over the bank holiday weekend (6-8 May), with 70 receiving funding from Islington Council.