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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.  

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.    

Two cyclists on a zebra crossing in Benwell Road, in the Highbury people-friendly streets neighbourhood

People-friendly streets neighbourhoods bring improved air quality, independent study shows

Islington’s people-friendly streets neighbourhoods have had a “statistically significant” positive impact on air quality, an independent study by Imperial College London has revealed.  

A graphic showing a red London bus, with text reading 'Islington's buses saved'

Islington’s buses saved following campaign against cuts

Bus services across Islington have been saved following a borough-wide campaign against proposed cuts, it has been announced today.  

A graphic showing people enjoying their streets on foot, wheel, and bike. The image includes text, which reads: "St Peter's and Canonbury East people-friendly streets trials made permanent."

St Peter’s and Canonbury East people-friendly streets neighbourhoods made permanent

The St Peter’s and Canonbury East people-friendly streets neighbourhoods are being made permanent, as the council continues to strive for a cleaner, greener, healthier future.   

Cllr Champion and Islington arboricultural manager Jon Ryan help plant a tree from the Forest for Change exhibition in November 2021

Islington marks start of COP27 by joining Trees for Streets scheme

To mark the start of COP27, Islington Council can today announce that it is continuing its ambitious tree-planting programme by joining a new resident-sponsorship scheme that could see hundreds of extra trees planted across the borough.   

Volunteers at Freightliners City Farm maintain their ornamental garden

Borough’s green fingers celebrated as Islington blooms again

Green-fingered residents across the borough have been recognised for their Islington in Bloom entries, as local people continue to play their part in creating a cleaner, greener, healthier future.    

Cllr Champion on her bike on Cycleway 38 North

Council marks World Car Free Day by announcing air quality improvement

Islington Council is marking World Car Free Day by announcing an improvement in air quality across the borough, reflecting the positive impact of efforts to create a cleaner, greener, healthier Islington.