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Young swimmers enjoy the newly reopened and refurbished Highbury Pool

Make a splash this summer with free swimming lessons

It’s easier than ever for children, families and over-60s to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of swimming this summer, with Islington Council and GLL offering hundreds of free lessons during the half-term and summer holidays

Logo with the words Islington Together - For a more equal future

Islington Council’s new Executive will work together to build a more equal Islington

Islington Council today (Wednesday, 18 May) announces a new Executive, who will lead the council’s work to create a more equal future for people in the borough.

Islington Council local election results

Islington Council local election results

Voters in Islington have elected all 51 councillors in the local council elections on Thursday, 5 May.

Bemerton Children's Centre-6

Bemerton Children’s Centre in Barnsbury rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted

Bemerton Children’s Centre, a nursery near Caledonian Road managed by Islington Council, has been given the highest-possible rating by Ofsted.

Get ready to vote in Islington on 5 May-3

Get ready for council elections on 5 May - please check where to vote

As local elections on Thursday 5 May draw near, Islington residents are being asked to check details of where to vote.

Islington in Bloom is open for 2022

Local people invited to get growing as Islington in Bloom opens

Islington’s favourite horticultural competition is open for another year, enabling gardeners of all abilities to get growing to help create a cleaner, greener, healthier borough.    

Georgie Fay artist

Islington Council appoints an artist-in-residence to work with Bunhill residents on public art

Islington Council has appointed participatory artist and printmaker Georgie Fay to a year-long residency at St Luke’s Community Centre, as part of a project to create new public art in Bunhill.

Family Day at Navigator Square (hero banner)

Islington Irish Month is expected to raise £10,000 for Mayor’s charities

Islington Irish Month, a month-long series of Irish heritage events organised in collaboration with Mayor of Islington Cllr Troy Gallagher and The London Irish Centre, is expected to raise £10,000 for charity when counts are completed.

Graphic - People-Friendly Streets, Better places for everyone - with image of a woman and two children walking

Amwell people-friendly streets neighbourhood trial to continue

The people-friendly streets neighbourhood trial in Amwell, which has helped reduce traffic and increase cycling within the neighbourhood, will be extended following positive monitoring data and resident feedback.     

Mayor of Islington Cllr Troy Gallagher, centre, with children from Laycock Primary School and some of the Tall Stories team.

Islington’s Central Library renovation sees new hub for acclaimed theatre company and reopening of historic entrance

Islington Council has today (Friday, 25 March) held a special event at the newly-renovated Central Library, which includes a new hub for Tall Stories Theatre Company, who celebrate their 25th anniversary this year.

Pictured from left to right are: Bart Smith (Active Travel Programme Officer at Islington Council); Cllr Rowena Champion

Islington Council is installing its 400th bike hangar as vision for cleaner, greener, healthier borough continues

More than 2,000 residents are able to safely, securely and conveniently park their bicycles in Islington, with the council set to install its 400th bike hangar.

Poet Roger Robinson with the Music Education Islington flute ensemble - from left, Emiko Ando Latter, teacher Emma Harding, Rafi Pollard, Aksheya Ambadi, Raymi Saldana Rojas and Annabela Panayiotou.

Proud to be young in Islington – youngsters excel at music, culture and work experience as council unveils £1million boost to youth support

More than 4,700 children in Islington have benefited from free music lessons in the last three years – an achievement celebrated with dazzling performances from 20 young musicians, hosted by a home-grown rising star.