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Cllr Turan and Cllr Bossman-Quarshie at the new spa

Newly refurbished spa opens in historic Ironmonger Row Turkish Baths

Islington residents are being treated to a brand new luxurious and affordable wellness facility in the borough, thanks to the fully refurbished spa at Ironmonger Row Baths.  

A low rise red brick building with few windows, metal stairs running up one side and metal fire doors, with cars parked outside.

Five reasons why we want to transform the Finsbury Leisure Centre site

Councillor Diarmaid Ward, Deputy Leader of the Council, explains landmark proposals for new homes and facilities at the site near Old Street.

A CGI sketch showing a modern leisure centre building with large windows facing a pedestrianised street where people walk and sit, with children playing.

‘The biggest public investment for a generation’ – landmark proposals for new homes and facilities at Finsbury Leisure Centre revealed

Around 100 families in need could have a genuinely affordable new council home under new Islington Council plans for new housing, a fantastic new leisure centre and NHS GP surgery to replace the ageing Finsbury Leisure Centre.

Picture of two Islington Council workers with a snow gritting cart, with the words "Fair funding now to protect our services"

Islington Council announces 2024/25 budget proposals and calls for fair funding from Government

Islington Council today (Wednesday, 3 January) calls for fair funding from Government as the council announces its 2024/25 budget proposals. 

Cllr Comer-Schwartz and Cllr Ward

Household Support Fund - letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

A letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer from the Leader and Deputy Leader of Islington Council, urgently requesting for the Household Support Fund to be continued

A man in a dark grey t-shirt wiping down bathroom tiles with mould cleaner and a cloth. He is also wearing a mask and blue safety gloves.

One year on: our five-point action plan on damp and mould

An update from Councillor Una O’Halloran, Executive Member for Homes and Communities, on our work to tackle damp and mould and improve our housing services. 

Cllr Una O'Halloran, Executive Member for Homes and Communities

£10 million funding agreed for Islington’s vital voluntary and community organisations

Islington Council has agreed more than £10 million funding over four years for vital voluntary and community sector organisations. 

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

8,000 of the lowest income households will no longer pay council tax in Islington from April

More than 8,000 low-income working-age households will no longer pay council tax from April thanks to Islington Council’s new Council Tax Support Scheme. 

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No place for hate - statement in response to attack on Islington menorah lights

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council, said:

“We are utterly appalled at the attack on the menorah lights at Islington Green today.

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Murder investigation in Islington - council Leader's statement

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council, said: “I’m shocked and saddened by the tragic news that a 21-year-old man has lost his life following a stabbing on Tufnell Park Road yesterday (Monday, 11 December) evening. 

Mayor's Civic Awards 2023 - winners

Nominate an Islington hero for the Mayor's Civic Award or the Ben Kinsella Award

Every year, the council takes a moment to acknowledge and celebrate the positive impact that residents make in their community with the Mayor’s Civic Awards and the Ben Kinsella Award. Nominations are now open for this year’s awards and residents are encouraged to take part.