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Mayor of Islington Janet Burgess and Cllr Sue Lukes, with one of the new knife bins in Highbury

Islington Council launches six new knife bins to provide a safe place to surrender knives

Islington Council has partnered with leading weapons surrender charity Word 4 Weapons, to install six new knife bins around the borough. The bins provide a safe and anonymous way for people to dispose of knives, reducing the risk of them being used as a weapon or to cause harm.

NHS graphic showing local Covid alert level high - you must not meet people socially anywhere indoors; only meet people outdoors in groups of up to six; work from home if possible; reduce the number of journeys you make

London to move into high Covid-19 alert level - leader's statement

Cllr Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council, said: “As coronavirus cases keep rising in London and the Government’s Test, Trace and Isolate system continues to flounder, we need to do everything we can to help protect the health of our families, friends and loved ones, and to protect our NHS and care workers.  As the virus spreads, all the evidence shows there will be more serious ill-health, hospitalisation and deaths, as we so sadly saw earlier this year.

Caledonian Park was one of the Islington green spaces recognised in the 2020 Green Flag Awards

Six Islington green spaces recognised in prestigious Green Flag Awards

Six of Islington’s green spaces have been recognised in the Green Flag Awards, which celebrate the most beautiful, well-managed sites in the country.  

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Help stop coronavirus – become a Covid-19 Health Champion in Islington

Islington residents can take action to help stop coronavirus by becoming a Covid-19 Health Champion.

Cllr Champion, John Mooteealoo and three Street Environment Services supervisors pose with the bikes

Islington’s drive for greener fleet continues with arrival of new e-bikes

Islington Council is marking Clean Air Day today (Thursday, 8 October) by announcing the arrival of six new e-bikes as part of ongoing efforts to create a greener fleet.  

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New figures show improved air quality outside Islington schools

New figures published today (Monday, 5 October) show an improvement in air quality outside Islington’s schools.       

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Islington’s first Covid-19 testing site to open

Islington’s first Covid-19 testing site is about to open - and is due to be fully operational from Sunday (4 October) – following calls from Islington Council for a local test centre.

The Sweeper of the Year winner and runners-up pose with Cllr Champion and John Mooteealoo

Sweeper of the Year award celebrates hard work of borough’s street cleaners

Islington Council is celebrating the fantastic work of the borough’s dedicated street cleaners by announcing the winner and runners-up of its Sweeper of the Year award for 2020.   

Newington Green Festival 1976. Image Credit: Islington Local History Centre.

Bumper line up of events and activities to celebrate Black History Month

Islington Council is pleased to present a fantastic line up of events and activities to celebrate Black History Month. With a wide range of free online or socially distanced events and activities ranging from cooking to music, museum exhibitions and local walks celebrating Black history and culture, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

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Hundreds of Islington businesses are following new coronavirus rules as everyone urged to do their bit

Hundreds of businesses in Islington have shown they are following new coronavirus (Covid-19) rules – as all traders are urged to do their bit to stop the virus spreading.