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A man is vaccinated against Covid-19 in Islington; picture taken at Emirates Stadium in June 2021

Grab a jab - more than 6,500 Islington residents get first Covid-19 vaccine in 2022

More than 6,500 Islington residents have had their first Covid-19 vaccine since January this year - as people are reminded “it’s never too late” to get your first vaccine.

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Cleaner, greener, healthier streets for Highbury as people-friendly streets neighbourhood continues

Local people will continue to benefit from cleaner, greener, healthier streets, with the Highbury people-friendly streets neighbourhood set to remain in place.

Tina Jegede and Oliur Rahman

Care and community champions recognised for Covid pandemic work in Queen's Jubilee Birthday Honours

Two people have been recognised in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours for their work in social care and within the community during the Covid pandemic.

Photographed are Cllr Rosaline Ogunro (second from the right), Cllr Una O'Halloran (third from the right) and three volunteers.

Volunteers plant more than 4,000 plants to transform Packington Estate

More than 4,000 plants and eight trees that were donated by an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show entrant are being planted by green-fingered volunteers, to help transform the Packington Estate.    

Young swimmers enjoy the newly reopened and refurbished Highbury Pool

Make a splash this summer with free swimming lessons

It’s easier than ever for children, families and over-60s to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of swimming this summer, with Islington Council and GLL offering hundreds of free lessons during the half-term and summer holidays

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Amwell people-friendly streets neighbourhood trial to continue

The people-friendly streets neighbourhood trial in Amwell, which has helped reduce traffic and increase cycling within the neighbourhood, will be extended following positive monitoring data and resident feedback.     

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

Islington Council is installing its 400th bike hangar as vision for cleaner, greener, healthier borough continues

More than 2,000 residents are able to safely, securely and conveniently park their bicycles in Islington, with the council set to install its 400th bike hangar.

Cllr Champion on her bike on Cycleway 38 North

Cycleway set to remain in place following positive monitoring data and feedback from residents

The Holloway Road to Pentonville Road Cycleway is set to remain in place following positive monitoring data and feedback, with improvements to be made to ensure it delivers even cleaner, greener, healthier streets that all can enjoy.  

Photographed are Cllr Rowena Champion (back row; far left) and Juliet Benis, headteacher at Ambler Primary School (back row; far right)

Ambler and Canonbury Primary Schools set to benefit from cleaner, greener, healthier school run

Islington Council can today announce that children, parents and teachers at Ambler Primary School and Canonbury Primary School will benefit from a package of measures to make their school entrances cleaner, greener, healthier and safer.      

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Canonbury West people-friendly streets neighbourhood to remain in place

After carefully reviewing monitoring data and feedback from local people, the council is set to keep the Canonbury West people-friendly streets neighbourhood in place so that it can continue to deliver cleaner, greener, healthier streets for all.   

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Clerkenwell Green people-friendly streets neighbourhood to be made permanent

The Clerkenwell Green people-friendly streets neighbourhood, which has brought cleaner, greener, healthier streets, is set to be made permanent after monitoring data and feedback from local people revealed its positive impact.     

Cllr Champion and volunteers from Octopus and Elizabeth House Community Centre mark the launch of Islington Greener Together

Council’s vision for re-imagined public spaces continues with launch of Islington Greener Together programme

Islington Council’s efforts to re-imagine public spaces and create a cleaner, greener, healthier borough are continuing with the launch of a new programme to support local people to create, plant, and care for new green spaces in the borough.