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A picture showing some of the items you can borrow from Islington's Library of Things

Islington Library of Things opens to encourage local people and businesses to sustainably reuse

Islington’s first Library of Things store, which helps local people save money and reduce waste by affordably renting household items, has opened.   

Islington Sea Cadets poppy wreath - Remembrance

Remembrance Sunday in Islington

Residents are invited to join Islington Council in commemorating the service of the Armed Forces and those who lost their lives in war.

Children at St Luke's CofE Primary School enjoy using their new School Street

Islington’s latest School Street will create cleaner, greener, healthier school run

Islington Council is continuing the roll-out of its pioneering School Streets programme, with St Luke’s CofE Primary School in Bunhill set to benefit from cleaner, greener, healthier streets.    

Islamophobia Awareness Month-2

Islamophobia Awareness Month - statement from Islington Council, Islington Faiths Forum and the Hate Crime Forum

To mark Islamophobia Awareness Month, Islington Council, Islington Faiths Forum and the Hate Crime Forum stand together in solidarity to reiterate that any form of hate crime will not be tolerated.

A new retrofitted the vehicle was unveiled to mark the start of the Islington Together festival

Islington Council launches pioneering London-first municipal investment to help create a greener future

Islington Council has launched London’s first Community Municipal Investment (CMI), meaning local people can now invest in creating a cleaner, greener, healthier future for all.    

Launch of Islington's Better Space affordable workspace (L-R) - Catherine McClen (BuddyHub); Prof Anthony Finklestein (City, University of London); Cllr Asima Shaikh (Islington Council) and Joel Davis (Tutors United)

Better Space affordable workspace opens for business in major boost for Islington’s inclusive economy

Better Space - a new affordable workspace in Islington that supports local social enterprises and small businesses, and helps residents gain vital skills and experience - is open and thriving.

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz; Alex Ewings (London Ambulance Service); Sue Seifert (friend of Yvonne Conolly); Jennette Arnold OBE; Siobhan Harrington; Mr Mayor

Islington’s heroes awarded the Freedom of the Borough

Islington has awarded its highest honour – the Freedom of the Borough – to four exceptional recipients in recognition of their contributions to local life.

Honoured at last night’s special ceremony at Islington Town Hall were:

  • Jennette Arnold OBE, former London Assembly Member and Islington councillor
  • Yvonne Conolly CBE, the UK’s first Black female headteacher
  • The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • The Whittington Health NHS Trust
Cllr Champion alongside the retrofitted refuse collection vehicle

Islington Together festival kicks off with two weeks of free events for all

Islington Council has begun its climate emergency festival - two weeks of free events open to local people and businesses - and has unveiled an innovative, world-first twin-pack retrofitted electric refuse collection vehicle that will help bring cleaner air to local people.  

Graphic - People-Friendly Streets, Better places for everyone - with image of a woman and two children walking

Highbury people-friendly streets neighbourhoods help create cleaner, greener, healthier streets

Local people in Highbury West and Highbury Fields have enjoyed cleaner, greener, healthier streets since the introduction of people-friendly streets neighbourhoods there, monitoring data has revealed.    

Cllr Asima Shaikh outside the Hospitality Jobs Fair held at Islington Assembly Hall - CROPPED

Islington Council helps more than 4,000 local people into work, nine months ahead of target

Islington Council has helped more than 4,000 residents into decent jobs since April 2018, nine months ahead of its target and despite the economic downturn and huge disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Islington Council will create Non-Recent Child Abuse Support Payment Scheme for survivors of abuse in children’s homes

Islington Council will set up a support payment scheme for people who suffered abuse while placed in the council’s children’s homes from 1966-1995.

Gillespie Park staff and volunteers

Three more Islington green spaces awarded prestigious Green Flags

Islington Council has been recognised for its work managing nine green spaces in this year’s Green Flag Awards, winning three new awards and retaining the six it won in previous years.