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Celebrating Islington’s community heroes – nominations open for the Mayor’s Civic Awards and the Ben Kinsella Award
Nominations for the Mayor’s Civic Awards and the Ben Kinsella Award are now open, giving residents a chance to commend people who make a big difference to life in Islington.
Council Tax bills will be reduced by 95% for an estimated 18,000 low-income, working-age households in Islington next year, after Islington Council agreed to protect a support scheme which remains one of the most extensive in the UK.
Islington Council has reopened the Jean Stokes Community Centre, near Caledonian Road, after a two-year refurbishment project to create a brighter, more accessible and flexible space for all.
Cost of living: Islington Council tackles digital poverty with more than 600 free laptops for pupils joining secondary school
More than 600 pupils who started secondary school this autumn without a laptop computer of their own are being given a device by Islington Council to help them keep up with their studies – narrowing the digital divide between children and helping families cope with the cost of living crisis.
Islington Council is organising a festive feast on Friday 16 December for the borough’s older residents, to tackle loneliness and to offer a helping hand as the cost of living crisis continues.
Today (Tuesday 29 November) - as part of the UN’s 16 days of activism against violence against women and girls (VAWG) - Islington Council launches a new fund for art-based therapy as a response to violence.
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.
Bus services across Islington have been saved following a borough-wide campaign against proposed cuts, it has been announced today.
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.
Sunday 20 November is Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honours the memory of people whose lives were lost in anti-transgender violence.
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, 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.