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Islington Council

Letter to the Home Secretary following Türkiye and Syria earthquakes

Thursday 9th March 2023

Dear Home Secretary,

Everyone in Islington, Hackney, Haringey and Enfield has been heartbroken by the events that have taken place in Türkiye and Syria last month following the series of earthquakes in the region.

Houses in Islington

New charter to support and stand up for private renters

Islington Council is standing up for private renters in the borough by seeking to launch a new charter setting out the support and protections on offer.

People dancing at Cally Fest 2022 - picture courtesy of Islington Play Association

Islington Council to fund community festivals for all

Islington Council can today announce that applications are open for the Islington Community Festivals Fund. Organisations can apply for financial support to produce high quality arts events in the borough.

A photo taken from the junction of Essex Road and New North Road, showing vehicles queuing at lights and people crossing roads

Have your say on improvement plans for Essex Road area

Islington Council has launched a consultation on exciting proposals for the Essex Road area, including creating a new School Street, reducing cut-through traffic, and making changes to ensure that main roads work better for all.   

A graphic of people enjoying streets on bikes, on wheel, and on foot pushing a buggy. Text on the graphic reads 'Islington for a more equal future'.

Canonbury West low-traffic neighbourhood made permanent

The Canonbury West low-traffic neighbourhood has been made permanent, having delivered cleaner, greener, healthier streets for local people.   

Ukrainian Independence Day group with flag (cropped)

Hosts needed for Ukrainian refugees a year after the invasion began

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the people of Islington have welcomed over 400 Ukrainian refugees. Now, one year later, Islington Council is appealing for more hosts to house refugees in their time of need.

Islington Council

Türkiye and Syria earthquake vigil to be held at Islington Town Hall

On Monday 20 February, between 6 – 6.45pm, Islington Council invites residents to come and share our condolences and show our solidarity with the people of Türkiye and Syria. 

Ameera Abdi (L) and Areeb Ahmed (R)

Islington’s Youth Council elects the borough’s new Young Mayor

Ameera Abdi has been elected Islington’s eleventh Young Mayor - with Areeb Ahmed as Deputy Young Mayor, and Ayokunnu Fawole as Islington’s new London Youth Assembly member.

Islington Council

We stand together - statement in response to Independent Review of Prevent

On 19 June 2017, an extreme right-wing terror attack in Finsbury Park took the life of local husband, father and grandfather Makram Ali. Many more people were injured, and still live with trauma today.

'Boxo Blend' blenders-4

Warning over unsafe ‘Boxo Blend’ blenders after fatal fire

Islington Council has issued a warning about unsafe ‘Boxo Blend’ kitchen blenders, after one of the devices caused a fatal flat fire in Haringey.

Islington Council

Statement on the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria

Islington is in deep sorrow at this week’s devastating earthquake in Türkiye and Syria, and we offer our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to everyone affected by this tragedy.

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council

A Budget to make Islington a more equal place

Islington Council leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz outlines how the council’s budget proposals support its ambitions for a more equal borough while prioritising frontline services.