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Islington Council is leading a £1.6million project to create new opportunities, improve local facilities and unlock the potential in the Cally area for thousands of residents – starting with conversations on improvements to a community centre and West Library.
Grass-roots community sewing groups have banded together to produce more than 500 face masks for vulnerable residents in Islington during the lockdown, learning vital skills that have opened up employment and training opportunities.
An Islington Council partnership has helped change the lives of more than 5,500 local people in the last five years, working with employment support organisations to help them into good quality, secure employment. This week the council has set out how its partnership approach will continue to help at least another 1,000 local people into work every year.
Islington Council protects office space equivalent to more than seven entire Shards to avert threat to 62,000 jobs
Islington Council has taken action to safeguard around 900,000 sq m of vital office space – more than seven times the entire floorspace in The Shard – which could otherwise be lost to developers and turned into expensive homes.
City Hall grant lets Islington realise £700,000 project putting residents in driving seat to improve employment prospects
Cally residents will be the focus of a brand-new £700,000 scheme that works with them on new ways to improve their employment prospects and futures, so they can carve out successful lives and careers in their own neighbourhood – a blueprint for change across the borough.
Islington Council is consulting on a new Local Plan to setting out a range of planning policies to steer development in the borough over the next fifteen years, covering the period 2020 to 2035.
Islington Council has confirmed it will take on all of the recommendations made by the pioneering independent Fair Futures Commission earlier this year, underlining its commitment to make Islington the best place in the UK for young people to grow up.
Islington Council has unveiled a trailblazing new approach to ensuring local business talents have the vital space and support they need to grow – at prices they can afford.