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Thousands more private renters now protected from rogue landlords

Over 5,000 privately rented homes in Islington must now be registered for a licence to ensure their tenants have good quality housing – or their landlords will face prosecution. 

Cllr Rowena Champion (pictured right) and Martijn Cooijmans (pictured left), Islington Council Director of Climate Change and Transport, pose on the roof of the Islington Waste and Recycling Centre

Green transformation for Islington’s Waste and Recycling Centre

Islington Council has transformed its Waste and Recycling Centre (WRC) with environmentally-friendly upgrades to reduce its use of polluting energy sources, taking a big step towards a greener and healthier future.

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Cllr Anjna Khurana is Mayor of Islington for 2024-25

Tollington ward councillor Anjna Khurana has become the new Mayor of Islington, after being sworn in for 2024-25 at last night’s (16 May) Annual Council meeting.

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Cllrs Sheila Chapman and Flora Williamson join Islington Council’s Executive

Islington Council’s Executive has appointed two new members, who will continue to drive forward its work to create a more equal borough for all.

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Islington welcomes Emirates Stadium becoming home of Arsenal women’s team

Arsenal has today (Tuesday, 14 May) announced that the Emirates Stadium will host 11 women’s football matches in the 2024/25 season, marking a huge step forward for the women’s game.  

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Grants to help Islington’s small businesses go greener

Small businesses in Islington can now apply for £5,000 circular economy grants to help them minimise waste and try new sustainable practices. 

Ollie Steadman, winner of the Hillrise by-election

Hillrise by-election result

Ollie Steadman has been elected as councillor for the Hillrise ward, following a by-election on Thursday, 2 May.

Lumpy Hill Adventure Playground won last years Edible Garden category

Islington in Bloom returns for 2024 – and the whole borough is invited to get growing!

Islington in Bloom, the annual gardening competition run jointly by Islington Council and Islington Gardeners, is now open and ready for applications. 

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Islington-born superstar Little Simz opens White Lion Music Studio at Lift youth hub

Islington-born rapper, singer and actress Little Simz made a special visit to the youth hub of her childhood this week, hailing the opening of a new recording studio that will help nurture the next generation of Islington’s creative talents.

Mayor of Islington, Councillor Gary Heather - Volunteering at Sue Ryder Shop, Essex Road

Volunteering - the lifeblood of a community

Islington Mayor Gary Heather, reveals what volunteering means to him and explains that is why he chose Voluntary Action Islington (VAI) to be the Mayor's Charity of the Year 2023-2024.

Three men wearing Islington Council uniforms stand smiling in front of Islington Town Hall with The Mayor of Islington, Councillor Gary Heather

Caretaker and Concierge Awards celebrate housing heroes who go "above and beyond"

Islington Council has held its Caretaker and Concierge of the Year Awards to celebrate the frontline staff who help look after the borough’s estates and homes. 

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Support Payment Scheme agrees payments to 270 survivors as deadline approaches

Islington Council is urging people affected by abuse in its children’s homes between 1966 and 1995 to apply for a £10,000 support payment before the scheme closes.