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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
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.
Islington Council is encouraging residents to have their say on its new strategy for making the borough a safer place for all.
More than 1,000 knives and other bladed items have been collected since October 2020 in knife bins installed by Islington Council in partnership with leading weapons surrender charity Word 4 Weapons. The bins give people a safe and anonymous way to dispose of knives, reducing their potential to cause harm.
Second #GunnerGetJabbed mass Covid-19 vaccination event to be held at Emirates Stadium on 7-10 August
A second mass vaccination event will be held over four days this month at Emirates Stadium in a bid to give thousands more people the chance to have their first or second dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.
People are being invited to share their thoughts on what could be done to make Islington a safer place and further deter crime and anti-social behaviour, in one of the biggest consultations ever undertaken in the borough.
Islington Council supports UK first as bereaved families feature in hard-hitting new film for schools on the consequences of knife crime
A hard-hitting educational film that lays bare the consequences of knife crime and its effects on victims’ families has been rolled out to Islington secondary schools in a UK first.
People in Islington are today thanked for everything they have done to keep each other safe in the pandemic, and asked to keep looking after each other and to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The Covid-19 mass vaccine clinic at Emirates Stadium is now open to people of any age who are due to have their second Pfizer jab. This is usually eight weeks after the first.
Islington Council is working in partnership with Islington GP Federation and Arsenal Football Club to host a mass vaccination event at Emirates Stadium over four days, Friday 25 to Monday 28 June inclusive.
New pop-up clinics in Islington will make it easier for people who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine – especially those who are elderly, homeless, vulnerable or in need of support – to get it closer to home.
Islington Council is today (Tuesday, 23 March) marking a year since the first coronavirus lockdown by thanking local people for their incredible efforts and remembering those we have lost during the pandemic.