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Schoolchildren walk and wheel on the improved streets outside Robert Blair Primary School

Schoolchildren celebrate greener, healthier streets outside Robert Blair Primary School

Schoolchildren, parents, and carers are set to benefit from cleaner air, greener streets, and a more pleasant atmosphere outside the school gate following a series of improvements at Robert Blair Primary School.  

Cllr Champion (far right) and Nature Conservation Manager Jo Corrall (second from the right) pose with volunteers outside the Ecology Centre

Council installs more than 200 solar panels on buildings to help create greener future

To mark the start of London Climate Action Week, Islington Council can announce that it is installing more than 200 solar panels on council buildings across the borough.   

Islington Council

Anniversary of the Finsbury Park terror attack of 19 June, 2017

We stand together today as one community and one Islington, on the anniversary of the Finsbury Park terror attack of 19 June, 2017. 

Cllr Champion and Fatma Makalo talk with residents at Bridgeside Lodge Care Centre, overlooking Regents Canal

Cleaner air for Islington care homes thanks to new council initiative

To mark Clean Air Day this Thursday (15 June), Islington Council can announce that it is supporting those most vulnerable to pollution by leading a pioneering scheme to improve air quality in care homes.  

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council

Share your Islington Promise

Islington Council Leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz sets out the Islington Promise - how the council and local people and communities can work together for a better and more equal Islington.

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Nominations now open for Islington’s Dignity in Care Awards

Islington’s best social care workers, volunteers and community members will be recognised for the enormous contribution they make to families and the community, as nominations open for Islington Council’s 2023 Dignity in Care Awards. 

Stephen Biggs, Corporate Director, Community Wealth Building

Islington Council appoints new Acting Head of Paid Service

Islington Council has appointed Stephen Biggs to be Acting Head of Paid Service, after Chief Executive Linzi Roberts-Egan leaves next month. 

Islington Support Payment Scheme graphic - with the words Islington Support Payment Scheme, for people affected by abuse while placed by Islington Council in its children's homes between 1966-95, open for applications, www.islingtonsupportpayment.co.uk

Islington Support Payment Scheme is open and has paid more than £1.5 million to people affected by abuse while placed by Islington Council in its children’s homes

The Islington Support Payment Scheme is open for applications and enquiries from people who experienced abuse while placed by Islington Council in its children’s homes.  

A picture of the outside of the Sobell Leisure Centre in Islington

Have your say on the future of the Sobell Leisure Centre

Islington Council has today (Friday, 26 May) launched a public consultation on plans to transform the Sobell Leisure Centre - and you’re invited to have your say!  

Peter McCafferty at Annual Council

Outgoing Pageantmaster recognised after thirty years of service

Peter McCafferty has been thanked by Islington Council as his thirty years of service as the council’s Pageantmaster comes to an end.

Cllr Rowena Champion and Bart Smith, Islington Council's Active Travel Officer, cycle near one of the borough's bike hangars

Islington set to install 500th bike hangar to support local people to embrace active travel

Islington Council is set to install its landmark 500th on-street bike hangar, as part of its ongoing efforts to create greener streets where local people can realise the mental and physical benefits of active travel.      

Cllr Kaya Comer Schwartz, Cllr Una O'Halloran and Finsbury Park Ward Cllr Gary Heather holding up a T shirt in front of a washing machine

New community launderette for Andover Estate helps with cost of living, and damp and mould

Islington Council has opened a new free community launderette on the Andover Estate to help residents with cost of living, and to help reduce damp and mould in homes.

The launderette, in the estate's community centre, has two washing machines and two dryers, so residents can wash and dry clothes outside their homes.  It’s free to use for all Andover Estate residents.