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Do you know a community hero who deserves some recognition?

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.

Cllr Diarmaid Ward, Executive Member for Finance, Planning and Performance

Cost of living: Islington Council cuts Council Tax bills by 95% for lowest-income households

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.

Councillors, staff and residents cutting a ribbon to open Jean Stokes Community Centre

Jean Stokes Community Centre opens as a space for all after extensive improvements

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.

Cllr Michelline Ngongo with pupils and the Chromebook laptops at Arts & Media School Islington

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.

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Islington’s older residents invited to free festive meal

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.

The art of creating mosaic

New WE Heal fund to support women and girls in Islington

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. 

Two cyclists on a zebra crossing in Benwell Road, in the Highbury people-friendly streets neighbourhood

People-friendly streets neighbourhoods bring improved air quality, independent study shows

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.  

A graphic showing a red London bus, with text reading 'Islington's buses saved'

Islington’s buses saved following campaign against cuts

Bus services across Islington have been saved following a borough-wide campaign against proposed cuts, it has been announced today.  

Cost of living campaign artwork

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.

Transgender day of remembrance flag photo

Transgender Day of Remembrance – statement

Sunday 20 November is Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honours the memory of people whose lives were lost in anti-transgender violence.

Elizabeth House director Nathalie Renaud, left, with Council Leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz as the council announces it Warm Community Spaces initiative-5

A friendly welcome awaits at your local Warm Community Space

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, Executive Member for Finance, Planning and Performance

Autumn Statement 2022 - response from Islington Council

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.