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Two cyclists on a zebra crossing in Benwell Road, in the Highbury people-friendly streets neighbourhood

People-friendly streets neighbourhoods bring improved air quality, independent study shows

Islington’s people-friendly streets neighbourhoods have had a “statistically significant” positive impact on air quality, an independent study by Imperial College London has revealed.  

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Islington’s buses saved following campaign against cuts

Bus services across Islington have been saved following a borough-wide campaign against proposed cuts, it has been announced today.  

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Islington Council distributes £2.2million of ‘lifeline’ support to communities as cost-of-living crisis deepens

Islington Council has started to distribute more than £2.2million of financial support to soften the harshest consequences of the cost of living crisis for people most in need, including more than 4,000 households that have missed out on other cost of living support, and tackling holiday hunger among schoolchildren.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance – statement

Sunday 20 November is Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honours the memory of people whose lives were lost in anti-transgender violence.

Elizabeth House director Nathalie Renaud, left, with Council Leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz as the council announces it Warm Community Spaces initiative-5

A friendly welcome awaits at your local Warm Community Space

Islington Council leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz introduces the Warm Community Spaces initiative, which is part of the council's response to the cost of living crisis.

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

Autumn Statement 2022 - response from Islington Council

Cllr Diarmaid Ward, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Finance, Planning and Performance, said: “Today’s Government autumn statement puts even more pressure on local people to pay for the cost of living crisis.

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New Youth Council elected to represent young people in Islington

Islington’s young people have elected 14 of their peers to represent them and champion issues that are important to them for the next two years.

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Council to invest further £500,000 in supporting local people and businesses through the cost of living crisis this winter

Islington Council will use extra funding received from energy generation at the publicly-owned Edmonton EcoPark to provide additional support to its most vulnerable residents and businesses during the cost of living emergency this winter, including a new debt relief fund and support payments to low-income households.

A graphic showing people enjoying their streets on foot, wheel, and bike. The image includes text, which reads: "St Peter's and Canonbury East people-friendly streets trials made permanent."

St Peter’s and Canonbury East people-friendly streets neighbourhoods made permanent

The St Peter’s and Canonbury East people-friendly streets neighbourhoods are being made permanent, as the council continues to strive for a cleaner, greener, healthier future.   

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Get into the festive spirit in Islington this winter

Islington will be transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland this month as the borough’s high streets switch on their festive lights. There will be loads of fun activities and great opportunities to support the fantastic small businesses in the borough.

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Community power can help Islington to confront inequality and poverty, task force suggests

Community power – giving communities greater opportunity to contribute to how local decisions are made and how local services are run – can help Islington build a more equal future, the Task Force on Inequality in Islington suggests this week.

Cllr Champion and Islington arboricultural manager Jon Ryan help plant a tree from the Forest for Change exhibition in November 2021

Islington marks start of COP27 by joining Trees for Streets scheme

To mark the start of COP27, Islington Council can today announce that it is continuing its ambitious tree-planting programme by joining a new resident-sponsorship scheme that could see hundreds of extra trees planted across the borough.