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Bird boxes and insect hotels nestling amongst foliage and trees at Duncan Terrace Gardens

Three new Green Flags awarded to Islington green spaces

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. 

Michael Collins plaque unveiling event

Heritage plaque for Irish Nationalist leader Michael Collins unveiled in Islington

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.

Artist performing at the announcement event in Westminster

Archway made a Creative Enterprise Zone to boost the local economy

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.

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Islington Council to buy back 100 much-needed genuinely affordable homes

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. 

A traffic filter at the junction of Braes Street and Canonbury Road

St Mary’s Church low-traffic neighbourhood made permanent

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.     

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Islington Resident Support Scheme are (clockwise from top left) former Cripplegate Foundation governor Rob Hull, Cripplegate Foundation co-chair Nezahat Cihan, Cripplegate Foundation director Sarah Benioff, Clarion Housing Association’s Joe Nwoko, Help On Your Doorstep chief executive Ken Kanu, Islington Council’s joint head of mental health social work Beverley Latania, Cripplegate Foundation co-chair Anne-Marie Ellis, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Finance, Planning and Performance Cllr Diarmaid Ward, and Age UK Islington’s communications manager Katie Skea.

Residents’ ‘safety net’ fund marks 10th anniversary and almost £21million given in grant aid

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.

Schoolchildren at Robert Blair Primary School walking and wheeling on the improved pavements outside their school, alongside Cllr Champion

Islington is top inner-London borough for healthy streets – again!

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.   

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£250 grant scheme widened to thousands more working renters in Islington

A one-off £250 grant to help with essential living costs has been made available to thousands more Islington residents who rent their homes.

The We Are Islington Festival in 2020 featured a visit from the Pearly King and Prince of Finsbury and dance company Bollywood Vibes

We Are Islington Festival to celebrate Islington’s diversity and bring people together

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.

Black Cultural Centre art work

Community power – council to set up new Black Cultural Centre

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. 

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Double murder investigation – council Leader’s statement

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.