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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.      

A stock image of a resident installing a radiator

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.  

Cllr Champion, Helen Staniland from Arsenal in the Community, and Keith Townsend pose next to the boot collection bin, wearing upcycled t-shirts donated by Arsenal

Arsenal and Islington Council unite for Earth Day to help local people Go Zero

To mark Earth Day this week, Arsenal and Islington Council have joined forces to host events to help local people lower their carbon footprints and save money.   

A graphic, with text reading "Islington in Bloom 20th anniversary". The "20" is spelled out in flowers and leaves.

Every Islington primary school child given opportunity to grow for gardening competition’s 20th year

To mark the 20th anniversary of the annual Islington in Bloom competition, all 13,000 of the borough’s primary school children are being given a pack of seeds so that they can enjoy the physical, mental, and developmental benefits of planting.  

A resident is helped off an electric minibus by Cllr Champion and Keith Townsend, Islington's Corporate Director for Environment and Climate Change

New electric minibus to support accessible community transport in Islington

Islington residents of all ages are enjoying greener travel, after Islington Council welcomed a new electric minibus to its accessible community transport fleet.    

A graphic of people enjoying streets on bikes, on wheel, and on foot pushing a buggy. Text on the graphic reads 'Islington for a more equal future'

Have your say on the St Mary’s Church low-traffic neighbourhood

Islington Council has today published new data that reflects the positive impact of the St Mary’s Church low-traffic neighbourhood so far, and local people are now being given the opportunity to have their say on the scheme.     

A road sign for Southgate Road

We want to hear your views on plans to make Southgate Road cleaner, greener, and healthier

Islington and Hackney Councils have announced exciting new proposals for Southgate Road as part of efforts to make main roads more welcoming, pleasant spaces that all can enjoy using - and local people are being invited to have their say.