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Cllr Comer-Schwartz and Cllr Ward

Autumn Statement 2023 - letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

We ask for three things to help us build a better Islington for local people - full text of a letter from Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz and Cllr Diarmaid Ward to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of this week's Autumn Statement

Victoria Lawson, newly appointed Chief Executive of Islington Council

Victoria Lawson is appointed new Chief Executive of Islington Council

Islington Council has appointed Victoria Lawson as its new Chief Executive. 

Cllr Paul Convery and Cllr Rowena Champion plant a tree at Barnard Park

Islington Council cuts pension fund emissions by 40% in just two years

Islington Council has cut direct carbon emissions from its pension fund by 40%, as it continues to strive to make its £1.7billion fund net-zero carbon by 2050 or earlier. 

A picture showing the Sobell Leisure Centre ice rink, which has been written off following a flood last August

Why the council is set to not reinstate the Sobell Leisure Centre ice rink

Islington has announced that it is set to work with the local community to transform the Sobell Leisure Centre into a facility that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy.

The council is set to take the difficult decision not to reinstate the Sobell Leisure Centre ice rink. Here, Cllr Nurullah Turan, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Health and Social Care, explains why.

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

Local community set to shape inclusive future for Sobell Leisure Centre

Islington Council is set to invite local people to help create an inclusive programme of activities at the new Sobell Leisure Centre, so that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy the huge benefits of sport and physical activity.

Michael Collins plaque unveiling event

Heritage plaque for Irish Nationalist leader Michael Collins unveiled in Islington

Working with the Terence MacSwiney Committee, Islington Council has unveiled a plaque dedicated to Michael Collins, an Irish Nationalist leader who campaigned and fought for Irish independence in the early 20th Century.

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Islington Resident Support Scheme are (clockwise from top left) former Cripplegate Foundation governor Rob Hull, Cripplegate Foundation co-chair Nezahat Cihan, Cripplegate Foundation director Sarah Benioff, Clarion Housing Association’s Joe Nwoko, Help On Your Doorstep chief executive Ken Kanu, Islington Council’s joint head of mental health social work Beverley Latania, Cripplegate Foundation co-chair Anne-Marie Ellis, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Finance, Planning and Performance Cllr Diarmaid Ward, and Age UK Islington’s communications manager Katie Skea.

Residents’ ‘safety net’ fund marks 10th anniversary and almost £21million given in grant aid

A “vital part of Islington’s safety net” for residents in crisis marked a milestone 10th anniversary this week, looking to the future while marking the £20.5million of short-term relief grants it has provided so far.

Help For Renters - Campaign Logo

£250 grant scheme widened to thousands more working renters in Islington

A one-off £250 grant to help with essential living costs has been made available to thousands more Islington residents who rent their homes.

The We Are Islington Festival in 2020 featured a visit from the Pearly King and Prince of Finsbury and dance company Bollywood Vibes

We Are Islington Festival to celebrate Islington’s diversity and bring people together

A free community event to celebrate Islington’s diversity and bring people of all ages and backgrounds together will be held on Saturday, 8 July.

Black Cultural Centre art work

Community power – council to set up new Black Cultural Centre

Islington Council has revealed plans to open a landmark Black Cultural Centre, which will be a space for the Black community in the borough to celebrate history and culture. 

Islington Council

Double murder investigation – council Leader’s statement

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council, said: “I’m shocked and saddened following the fatal stabbings of a man and a boy in Islington last night.  

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council

Share your Islington Promise

Islington Council Leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz sets out the Islington Promise - how the council and local people and communities can work together for a better and more equal Islington.