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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. 

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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.

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Thousands in Islington will get £200 supermarket vouchers to help with living costs this winter

Islington Council is distributing £200 supermarket vouchers to thousands of Islington households to help with food and bills this winter as part of its package of support for people in greatest need.

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Extra council tax support for low-income households in Islington

Islington Council is looking to cut council tax bills for working age low-income households, to help with the cost of living for local people and create a more equal Islington.

Let's Talk Islington launch in Caledonian Park with (L-R) Jessica Plummer, parent champion and anti-knife-crime campaigner; Paul O'Brien of Sunflour Bakery in Caledonian Road; Gladys Cobbina-Agyemang (seated), of the Black Women's Link Project; Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council; Navinder Kaur, Chief Executive of Voluntary Action Islington and member of the Inequality Task Force

Let’s Talk Islington: Islington residents invited to help build a more equal future for the borough

Today (Monday 29 November), Islington Council launches its biggest-ever public engagement programme in a bid to explore local people’s experience of inequality and, with local communities, help build a more equal borough together.

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz; Alex Ewings (London Ambulance Service); Sue Seifert (friend of Yvonne Conolly); Jennette Arnold OBE; Siobhan Harrington; Mr Mayor

Islington’s heroes awarded the Freedom of the Borough

Islington has awarded its highest honour – the Freedom of the Borough – to four exceptional recipients in recognition of their contributions to local life.

Honoured at last night’s special ceremony at Islington Town Hall were:

  • Jennette Arnold OBE, former London Assembly Member and Islington councillor
  • Yvonne Conolly CBE, the UK’s first Black female headteacher
  • The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • The Whittington Health NHS Trust
Graphic showing children in a green triangle with the words School Streets

Islington’s School Streets create cleaner, greener, healthier school run

Islington’s pioneering School Streets have helped children enjoy a cleaner, greener, and healthier school run, new monitoring data has revealed.     

Welcome to Black History Month 2021!

Join in the excitement as Islington celebrates Black History Month 2021

Islington will celebrate Black History Month with exciting free events for all – from performances, music, walking tours, and family fun, to conversations and sessions with trailblazing Black MPs, activists and influencers.

Pictured in the new FC Designer Workspace are, from left, Cllr Asima Shaikh, Executive Member for Inclusive Economy & Jobs, Jenny Holloway, Chief Executive of Fashion-Enter, Jennifer Sutton, Development Director at Fashion-Enter, Jules Pipe, London's Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, and local designer-maker Tricia Blake of Diva Choice.

Islington Council and fashion co-operative open unique affordable workspace supporting local fashion talent in latest chapter of community wealth-building campaign

Local designer-makers and residents with an interest in garment production received a boost this week with the opening of a brand-new and unique affordable workspace in Finsbury Park.

The statue to commemorate Windrush and Commonwealth NHS nurses and midwives is unveiled at the Whittington. (Credit: Patrick Lewis)

Statue unveiled outside Whittington Health NHS Trust to commemorate Windrush and Commonwealth NHS nurses and midwives

A statue has been unveiled outside the Whittington Health NHS Trust to commemorate the extraordinary efforts of Windrush and Commonwealth NHS nurses and midwives, following a crowd-funding campaign supported by Islington Council.   

Shaya Allen, Miriam Etuk and Cllr Ngongo

Thousands of children and young people benefitting from a packed summer of activities laid on by Islington Council

Thousands of children and young people in Islington have been exploring the summer and expanding their horizons thanks to Islington Council’s summer activities programme.