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Cllr Santiago Bell-Bradford [Cropped image]

Islington Council extends bursary scheme to help hundreds more parents back into work or training

Up to 300 parents and carers of children are set to benefit from an expanded bursary scheme designed by Islington Council to help them back into work or training, as part of its efforts to create a more equal and accessible local economy that works for everyone.

Windrush Day 2022

Help celebrate Windrush Day in Islington on 22 June

Islington celebrates Windrush Day on Wednesday, 22 June with a wealth of events including music, performance, stories, Caribbean refreshments and chances to share memories and experiences.

Cllr Diarmaid Ward, Executive Member for Finance, Planning and Performance

Islington Council launches extra support scheme to help most vulnerable with cost of living

Islington Council has launched a new Council Tax rebate scheme to help the thousands of low-income households and pensioners most likely to be struggling with the rising cost of living.

A poster promoting the George Floyd event on Wednesday 25 May

Islington marks anniversary of George Floyd’s death with online Black History Working Group event

To mark two years since George Floyd’s death, Islington Council’s Black History Working Group is hosting an online event, named ‘George Floyd: Two Years On, Where Are We Now?’.    

Islington Together - For a more equal future logo

Islington Council’s new Executive will work together to build a more equal Islington

Islington Council today (Wednesday, 18 May) announces a new Executive, who will lead the council’s work to create a more equal future for people in the borough.

Let's Talk Islington launch in Caledonian Park (L-R) Islington resident Sandra Ashitey; Islington Council Leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz; Islington resident Kelton Rigobert; Inequality Task Force member Navinder Kaur and Nathalie Renaud, Director of Elizabeth House

Let’s Talk Islington: Two weeks left for Islington residents to feed into biggest ever engagement to build a more equal future for the borough

People who live, work and study in Islington are being urged to take part in Islington Council’s biggest-ever public engagement to help create a more equal future for the borough, as the council issues a final call for feedback and ideas.

Mayor's Civic Awards & Ben Kinsella Award winners 2022-2

Unsung heroes recognised at Islington’s community awards ceremony

Islington Council presented the Mayor’s Civic Awards and the Ben Kinsella Award to the borough’s unsung heroes at a special ceremony at the Town Hall last night.

Islington Together - For a more equal future logo

An open letter to Islington’s social care workers

World Social Work Day on 15 March is a welcome opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude for all the amazing work you do, each and every day, to support some of Islington’s most vulnerable residents.

Councillors mark the launch of the refurbished Harvist Estate pitch

Refurbished Harvist Estate football pitch provides safe space for young people to fulfil their potential

Islington Council, Arsenal and adidas have worked together to refurbish the Harvist Estate football pitch as part of the No More Red campaign, to make it a safe space for young people to play the beautiful game and fulfil their potential.   

LGBTQ History Month 2022 PR Gloo (1200 × 675 px)

Islington Council stands with its communities to celebrate LGBTQ History Month in February

Islington Council stands with Islington’s LGBTQ communities to celebrate their history and contributions, while working to ensure its members are safe, connected and included in the borough. 

Budget 2022-23 Image

Islington Council unveils budget to create a more equal Islington in face of cost-of-living crisis

Supporting local people to cope with the cost-of-living crisis – and building a more equal Islington for everyone amid the Covid-19 pandemic – are the key drivers of Islington Council’s budget proposals for the next financial year.

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz (centre), Leader of Islington Council, at the first meeting of the Let's Talk Islington Task Force

Force to be reckoned with – Let's Talk Islington team to tackle inequality

As part of its drive to make the borough a more equal place, Islington Council has formed a Task Force of business, academic and local leaders to examine the real issues affecting local people.