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Islington's people-friendly streets will make better places for everyone

People-friendly streets neighbourhoods set to make Highbury safer, greener and healthier for all

Islington Council’s efforts to make the borough safer, greener and healthier for all are continuing, with two people-friendly streets neighbourhoods set to arrive in Highbury.  

Islington Council is working hard to create a greener, healthier, fairer borough that can achieve net zero carbon status by 2030

Islington Council publishes two landmark plans on creating a greener, healthier, fairer borough

Islington Council has published two landmark reports which outline how it can create a greener, healthier, fairer borough for all.  

James Cullen (pictured left) and Neil Spence (pictured right)

London-first eCollect electric refuse collection truck arrives in Islington

Islington’s efforts to electrify its fleet are continuing, with the borough becoming the first in London to use an innovative new purpose-built fully electric refuse collection truck.     

Islington in Bloom's Best Front Garden prize winner in 2020 was Pamela Berham

Borough’s green fingers celebrated in Islington in Bloom awards

Some of the borough’s most creative, colourful horticultural creations have been recognised in the Islington in Bloom 2020 awards.     

Caledonian Park was one of the Islington green spaces recognised in the 2020 Green Flag Awards

Six Islington green spaces recognised in prestigious Green Flag Awards

Six of Islington’s green spaces have been recognised in the Green Flag Awards, which celebrate the most beautiful, well-managed sites in the country.  

From left: John Mooteealoo (Islington Council's Head of Street Environment Services), supervisors Andrew Danezi, Dean Herbert and Mustafa Gazovali, and Cllr Rowena Champion.

Islington’s drive for greener fleet continues with arrival of new e-bikes

Islington Council is marking Clean Air Day today (Thursday, 8 October) by announcing the arrival of six new e-bikes as part of ongoing efforts to create a greener fleet.  

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New figures show improved air quality outside Islington schools

New figures published today (Monday, 5 October) show an improvement in air quality outside Islington’s schools.       

From left: John Mooteealoo (Islington Council's Head of Street Environment Services), runner-up Mohamed Abumaye, winner Andrew Blenman, runner-up Paul Smith, and Cllr Rowena Champion.

Sweeper of the Year award celebrates hard work of borough’s street cleaners

Islington Council is celebrating the fantastic work of the borough’s dedicated street cleaners by announcing the winner and runners-up of its Sweeper of the Year award for 2020.   

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Amwell to host Islington’s fifth people-friendly streets neighbourhood

Islington Council is continuing to take bold action to make streets safer, greener, and healthier for all by creating its fifth people-friendly streets neighbourhood, in Amwell. 

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Statement: Angelic Energy

A statement from Islington Council following news of the sale of the Robin Hood Energy business to British Gas.

Cllr Rowena Champion, pictured in March 2020 as work began on the northern section of Cycleway 38

Finsbury Park to Pentonville Road Cycleway will improve walking and cycling in Islington

Work on a new Cycleway stretching from Finsbury Park to Pentonville Road, which will make it easier for local people to walk and cycle, is set to resume.

Graphic showing children in a green triangle with the words School Streets

Islington Council more than doubles School Streets programme

A further 16 Islington schools will benefit from the borough’s pioneering School Streets programme when they reopen over the next week, meaning a greener, healthier and safer environment for children when they return to the classroom.