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Cllr Gary Heather sworn in as Mayor of Islington

Finsbury Park ward councillor Gary Heather has become the Mayor of Islington, after being sworn in for 2023-24 at last night’s (11 May) Annual Council meeting.

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Renters urged to act now to grab £250 grant – before it’s too late

Thousands of Islington residents who rent their home are being urged to see if they could claim a one-off £250 payment to help them cover essential living costs.

Islington Council Chief Executive Linzi Roberts-Egan, who will leave the borough in summer 2023

Chief Executive Linzi Roberts-Egan to leave Islington this summer

Islington Council has announced that its Chief Executive, Linzi Roberts-Egan, will leave the borough this summer. 

Cllr Nurullah Turan stands outside the entrance to the Sobell Leisure Centre

Five reasons why we’ve announced proposals for a re-imagined Sobell Leisure Centre

As you may have already seen, we’ve announced a consultation on an exciting new vision for the Sobell Leisure Centre – including a new “mega adventure” active play area, a “ninja warrior” style inflatable zone, and upgrades to the squash courts, gym, and boxing area.  

Cllr Nurullah Turan, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Health and Social Care, gives five reasons why we’ve announced these plans:  

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Council set to consult local people on exciting vision for Sobell Leisure Centre

The Sobell Leisure Centre may become home to fantastic new active play and adventure facilities, under proposals published today following the devastating flood that destroyed the ice rink last year. 

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Easy-to-read guide supports residents and businesses to install eco-friendly measures on homes and buildings

Islington Council is supporting local people and businesses to install eco-friendly measures on their homes and buildings by publishing a new, easy-to-read guide to planning rules.  

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Local celebrations will mark the coronation

A host of events marking the coronation will be held in Islington over the bank holiday weekend (6-8 May), with 70 receiving funding from Islington Council.  

Cllr Champion, Helen Staniland from Arsenal in the Community, and Keith Townsend pose next to the boot collection bin, wearing upcycled t-shirts donated by Arsenal

Arsenal and Islington Council unite for Earth Day to help local people Go Zero

To mark Earth Day this week, Arsenal and Islington Council have joined forces to host events to help local people lower their carbon footprints and save money.   

Cllr Khondoker at Central Library

Library fines scrapped in Islington to help with the cost of living

Islington Council has abolished library fines to help ensure libraries are a welcoming place for all, and to help people struggling with the cost of living.

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council

Hardship Fund gives £1 million to those only just coping

Islington Council leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz urges thousands of low-income working households to apply now for a one-off £250 grant.

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Every Islington primary school child given opportunity to grow for gardening competition’s 20th year

To mark the 20th anniversary of the annual Islington in Bloom competition, all 13,000 of the borough’s primary school children are being given a pack of seeds so that they can enjoy the physical, mental, and developmental benefits of planting.  

A resident is helped off an electric minibus by Cllr Champion and Keith Townsend, Islington's Corporate Director for Environment and Climate Change

New electric minibus to support accessible community transport in Islington

Islington residents of all ages are enjoying greener travel, after Islington Council welcomed a new electric minibus to its accessible community transport fleet.