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Islington Council now has 13 Green Flags for its park and green spaces, having retained ten won in previous years, and gained three new awards.
Working with the Terence MacSwiney Committee, Islington Council has unveiled a plaque dedicated to Michael Collins, an Irish Nationalist leader who campaigned and fought for Irish independence in the early 20th Century.
Archway has been designated by the Mayor of London as a Creative Enterprise Zone, a status which affirms the council’s commitment to boosting the area’s creative economy.
Islington Council is set to buy back 100 homes for young adults leaving care, people sleeping rough, and families who have had to flee Afghanistan and Ukraine.
The trial low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) in St Mary’s Church has been made permanent, after monitoring data and resident feedback revealed it has helped create greener, healthier, and more welcoming streets for all.
A “vital part of Islington’s safety net” for residents in crisis marked a milestone 10th anniversary this week, looking to the future while marking the £20.5million of short-term relief grants it has provided so far.
The council’s efforts to create greener, healthier, more welcoming streets for its residents have again been recognised, with Islington ranking as the best-performing inner-London borough in a city-wide report for the third successive year.
A one-off £250 grant to help with essential living costs has been made available to thousands more Islington residents who rent their homes.
A free community event to celebrate Islington’s diversity and bring people of all ages and backgrounds together will be held on Saturday, 8 July.
Islington Council has revealed plans to open a landmark Black Cultural Centre, which will be a space for the Black community in the borough to celebrate history and culture.
Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council, said: “I’m shocked and saddened following the fatal stabbings of a man and a boy in Islington last night.