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Islington wins 18 prestigious Green Flag Awards

Some of Islington’s beautiful and well-loved parks have been celebrated in the 2024 Green Flag Awards – with 13 awards for council-run green spaces and five for community spaces. 

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How local people are benefitting from greener, healthier streets

As you may have read, Islington Council has again been recognised as the top inner-London borough for action to create healthy streets for an incredible fourth successive year.  

Pictured left to right are Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz (Leader of Islington Council), Cllr Sheila Chapman (Junction ward councillor), Cllr Michelline Ngongo (Islington Council's Executive Member for Children, Young People, and Families), Cllr Rowena Champion (Islington Council's Executive Member for En

Four-in-a-row as Islington remains top inner-London borough for healthy streets

Islington Council has again been recognised as the top-inner London borough for “healthy streets” and the overall winner for the first time, underlining the success of efforts to create a greener, healthier borough for all.   

Cllr Rowena Champion (pictured right) and Martijn Cooijmans (pictured left), Islington Council Director of Climate Change and Transport, pose on the roof of the Islington Waste and Recycling Centre

Green transformation for Islington’s Waste and Recycling Centre

Islington Council has transformed its Waste and Recycling Centre (WRC) with environmentally-friendly upgrades to reduce its use of polluting energy sources, taking a big step towards a greener and healthier future.

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Islington welcomes Emirates Stadium becoming home of Arsenal women’s team

Arsenal has today (Tuesday, 14 May) announced that the Emirates Stadium will host 11 women’s football matches in the 2024/25 season, marking a huge step forward for the women’s game.  

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Grants to help Islington’s small businesses go greener

Small businesses in Islington can now apply for £5,000 circular economy grants to help them minimise waste and try new sustainable practices. 

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Islington in Bloom returns for 2024 – and the whole borough is invited to get growing!

Islington in Bloom, the annual gardening competition run jointly by Islington Council and Islington Gardeners, is now open and ready for applications. 

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Fresh start for Bingfield Park with more trees, new play facilities and fitness area, and better ball courts

Islington Council’s work to improve Bingfield Park has now been completed, making the space more biodiverse, child-friendly and fun for visitors.  

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Islington's first parking bays for hire e-bikes introduced

Islington Council has introduced its first hire e-bike parking spaces, as it works to make streets greener, healthier, and more accessible for all.   


Islington Council launches Islington Greener Together, so residents can ‘green up’ unloved spaces

People in Islington can transform unused and unloved places near their homes, to create great community spaces including tree pits, parklets and rain gardens.  

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The Cally: Help us create greener, healthier, more welcoming streets

Local people are being invited to help shape the Cally’s exciting future, as the council puts forward proposals to create a greener, healthier, more welcoming area for all.