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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. 

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Islington’s parks and green spaces set for further improvement works this summer

Parks across Islington are set to benefit from a series of improvements, as the council continues to maximise the potential of its green spaces as biodiverse havens for improving physical and mental wellbeing.

Bird boxes and insect hotels nestling amongst foliage and trees at Duncan Terrace Gardens

Three new Green Flags awarded to Islington green spaces

Islington Council now has 13 Green Flags for its park and green spaces, having retained ten won in previous years, and gained three new awards. 

A traffic filter at the junction of Braes Street and Canonbury Road

St Mary’s Church low-traffic neighbourhood made permanent

The trial low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) in St Mary’s Church has been made permanent, after monitoring data and resident feedback revealed it has helped create greener, healthier, and more welcoming streets for all.     

Schoolchildren at Robert Blair Primary School walking and wheeling on the improved pavements outside their school, alongside Cllr Champion

Islington is top inner-London borough for healthy streets – again!

The council’s efforts to create greener, healthier, more welcoming streets for its residents have again been recognised, with Islington ranking as the best-performing inner-London borough in a city-wide report for the third successive year.   

Schoolchildren walk and wheel on the improved streets outside Robert Blair Primary School

Schoolchildren celebrate greener, healthier streets outside Robert Blair Primary School

Schoolchildren, parents, and carers are set to benefit from cleaner air, greener streets, and a more pleasant atmosphere outside the school gate following a series of improvements at Robert Blair Primary School.  

Cllr Champion (far right) and Nature Conservation Manager Jo Corrall (second from the right) pose with volunteers outside the Ecology Centre

Council installs more than 200 solar panels on buildings to help create greener future

To mark the start of London Climate Action Week, Islington Council can announce that it is installing more than 200 solar panels on council buildings across the borough.   

Cllr Champion and Fatma Makalo talk with residents at Bridgeside Lodge Care Centre, overlooking Regents Canal

Cleaner air for Islington care homes thanks to new council initiative

To mark Clean Air Day this Thursday (15 June), Islington Council can announce that it is supporting those most vulnerable to pollution by leading a pioneering scheme to improve air quality in care homes.  

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Nominations now open for Islington’s Dignity in Care Awards

Islington’s best social care workers, volunteers and community members will be recognised for the enormous contribution they make to families and the community, as nominations open for Islington Council’s 2023 Dignity in Care Awards. 

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

Have your say on the future of the Sobell Leisure Centre

Islington Council has today (Friday, 26 May) launched a public consultation on plans to transform the Sobell Leisure Centre - and you’re invited to have your say!  

Cllr Rowena Champion and Bart Smith, Islington Council's Active Travel Officer, cycle near one of the borough's bike hangars

Islington set to install 500th bike hangar to support local people to embrace active travel

Islington Council is set to install its landmark 500th on-street bike hangar, as part of its ongoing efforts to create greener streets where local people can realise the mental and physical benefits of active travel.      

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Easy-to-read guide supports residents and businesses to install eco-friendly measures on homes and buildings

Islington Council is supporting local people and businesses to install eco-friendly measures on their homes and buildings by publishing a new, easy-to-read guide to planning rules.