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Islington Support Payment Scheme - applications open until 31 May, 2024. For more information and to apply see

Support Payment Scheme agrees payments to 270 survivors as deadline approaches

Islington Council is urging people affected by abuse in its children’s homes between 1966 and 1995 to apply for a £10,000 support payment before the scheme closes.

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Islington Council announces by-election in Hillrise ward

Islington Council will hold a by-election in Hillrise ward on 2 May 2024, following the resignation of Cllr David Poyser.

Polling station in Islington

Get ready to vote: three things you need to know

In Islington, we're getting ready for the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections on Thursday, 2 May. We want everyone in our borough to be able to vote and have their say. 

Mayor's Civic and Ben Kinsella Award Winners 2024 - alongside the Mayor of Islington and Sophie Cloutterbuck from London Metropolitan University (LMU)

Islington’s unsung heroes recognised with awards ceremony

Islington has celebrated local community heroes and their amazing contributions to the borough in a glittering awards ceremony.

Cooper finds the illegal tobacco products

Islington Council recruits clever canine to sniff out illegal tobacco products worth £70,000

An Islington business and its director have been ordered to pay over £32,000 after their illegal tobacco and vape supply was uncovered by sniffer dog, Cooper.

Bingfield Park

Fresh start for Bingfield Park with more trees, new play facilities and fitness area, and better ball courts

Islington Council’s work to improve Bingfield Park has now been completed, making the space more biodiverse, child-friendly and fun for visitors.  

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council cropped

Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council, responds to the Spring Budget

"I am relieved to see our lobbying, alongside other councils and charities, has been recognised by the Chancellor in the Spring Budget through his U-Turn on plans to scrap the Household Support Fund.  

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Islington Council sets balanced budget

At a Full Council meeting on 29 February, we set our budget for 2024-25. We agreed to spending plans that mean we will set a balanced budget for the next financial year, as well as calling on action from Government on fair council funding, proper funding for council housing and settlement for adult social care.

Councillor Champion poses in front of the cycle hire bay

Islington's first parking bays for hire e-bikes introduced

Islington Council has introduced its first hire e-bike parking spaces, as it works to make streets greener, healthier, and more accessible for all.   

Photo from a LIFT your career event hosted at Google HQ

How a pioneering project is bringing tech jobs to more people in Islington

Old Street is one of the business success stories of the UK. Companies working in tech, creative and ‘knowledge’ businesses are clustered together in the busy streets of south Islington and neighbouring boroughs. These sectors drive much of the UK economy. In London, the tech sector is growing more than two and a half times faster than the UK average and contributes £184bn to the British economy. 

Cllr Comer-Schwartz and Cllr Ward

Spring Budget - letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

Ahead of next week's Spring Budget, a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer from the Leader and Deputy Leader of Islington Council about four things that would make a huge difference to lives in Islington


Islington Council launches Islington Greener Together, so residents can ‘green up’ unloved spaces

People in Islington can transform unused and unloved places near their homes, to create great community spaces including tree pits, parklets and rain gardens.