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Islington’s transport chief has told Sadiq Khan TfL’s proposed bus cuts will have a “serious negative impact” on people in the borough – including Whittington Hospital shift workers.

Elderly and vulnerable people could be exposed to excess pollution if the council limits traffic outside an Upper Holloway school, claims a neighbour.

Islington’s transport chief fears ticket office closures at two Overground stations in the borough will hit vulnerable people hardest.

Islington Council could close parts of St John Street to traffic after a cyclist was knocked down and killed there last week, the Gazette understands.

Islington’s environment boss has hailed the council’s “pioneering” electric vehicle (EV) charging policies – but she conceded four pieces of equipment breach regulations and will be axed.

When Westminster Council took TfL to the High Court over CS11 last month, Mr Justice Holgate said he had “never seen anything like” it.

Some “incredibly insensitive” electric car charging points will be removed from a Highbury street because they take up too much pavement space.

Some of the busiest roads in Islington will become 20mph zones between now and 2024 after a Transport for London shake-up led by Sadiq Khan was announced today.

Islington Council’s transport leader has promised to “engage” after an action group lobbied for a new cycle route to be closed to the majority of traffic.

The people of Islington have spoken, writes Cllr Tricia Clarke, St George’s ward.

Cllr Claudia Webbe recently tweeted that “the public health benefits of parks and open spaces is clear, writes Anita Frizzarin, Wedmore Gardens, Tufnell Park.

Islington’s transport and environment chief Claudia Webbe will find out tomorrow whether she has been chosen as Labour’s candidate in the Lewisham East by-election.

Islington’s transport chief Cllr Claudia Webbe would resign the cabinet should she be selected to stand for Parliament in Lewisham East, she has confirmed.

The Polish community, worshipping at the church of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Islington is organising a Street Party [as reported in the Gazette this month] writes Aleksandra Podhorodecka MBE.

Islington Green Party felt and still feels that the council was wrong to convert half the Sobell Centre’s magnificent sports hall into a trampoline park, writes Andrew Myer, Islington Green Party.

This council administration is committed to making Islington a fairer place for all, writes Cllr Claudia Webbe, environment and transport boss, Islington Council.

Absolutely no end was served by the re-wording of Cllr Caroline Russell’s motion to full council last week.

Cyclists deliberately put their lives on the line this morning to raise awareness of Islington’s “horrible” infrastructure for bikes.

Weekend blizzards made work for young snowman builders in Highbury Fields – and street gritters on the borough’s road network.

Islington’s transport boss has been criticised for removing a pledge to cut deaths on the borough’s roads from the wording of a council motion.

I hesitate before proclaiming the first frost, knowing full well I am not often awake early enough of a weekend to be certain that Sunday gone was indeed the first frost, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Islington Council made £19million from vehicle parking in the last financial year.

Hundreds gathered in Islington yesterday morning to remember those who died fighting for our country.

You report Cllr Claudia Webbe thinks “it’s fantastic that work has begun

on the visitor centre in Calidonian Park, writes Mike Power, Clock View Crescent, Caledonian Road.

I do sympathise with Gotam Saral when I read his letter in the Gazette about plans for yet another development in our area, whether for the rich makes not difference, writes F G Atkin, Pleydell Estate, Radnor Street.

Road safety campaigners want traffic bosses to install a pair of pedestrian crossings at a “scary” crossroads on the Holloway Road.

Islington Council’s controversial bid to split up the borough’s last free-to-use full size football pitch has been withdrawn following protests from users and a call-in from the government.

The events reported in your article about commercial waste being dumped on the Holloway Prison site are a direct consequence of the Ministry of Justice’s unwillingness or inability to deal with the site both quickly and for public/social benefit, writes Reclaim Holloway.

Restaurant bosses in Highgate Hill are threatening legal action against Islington Council after customers were banned from parking for free outside their businesses.

The streets are quiet in August, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Four council-backed “smart benches” with built-in phone chargers are to be torn down – because no one thought to get planning permission and the police fear they could be crime magnets.

Some 180 people attended a minute’s silence for the victims of last week’s attack outside the Muslim Welfare House on Monday.

Cllr Claudia Webbe likes nothing more than to promote the town hall’s radical green agenda. So she was all over the first National Clean Air Day yesterday.

I would like to ask what Islington Council is playing at with our recycling bins, writes Tracy Hester, Ringmer Gardens, Islington.

I’m writing to you to discuss the students of City and Islington College and the college itself, writes Ellie Wacks, City and Islington College student

After an unexpectedly heavy shower one evening last week, this beautiful combination of apricot and silver-grey prompted me to hang out my front window with my camera, looking east, writes Mavis Pilbeam, Mercers Road, Holloway.

Islington Council has taken action against two people in Finsbury Park who sold parking visitor vouchers for profit on Arsenal matchdays – and warned similar measures will be taken against others who abuse the system.

Traditional cars will be banned from parking and loading in a number roads around Old Street in the hope of cleaning up Shoreditch’s filthy air.

I would like to clarify the situation around bicycle storage and on-street parking facilities in Islington, in response to your recent story (“Council to go for bike hangar funds after nurse ‘spoke’ out”, December 29), writes Cllr Claudia Webbe, Islington’s environment and transport leader.

Scrawny twigs bearing the overripe remnants of autumn’s fruit, writes Will McCallum, Islington Greenpeace.

Islington Council provides and commissions a huge amount of care and activities for residents with mental health needs, including those living with dementia (“Dementia service keeps me ticking over...I am scared of life without it”, Gazette, August 25), writes Cllr Janet Burgess, health and adult social care boss, Islington.

A pensioner was left badly bruised after falling over a loose paving slab – one day after her friend had reported “shoddy repair work” to Islington Council.

I have recently started working with an organisation that helps resettle Syrian refugees and supports asylum seekers, writes Rebecca Baron, Adolphus Road, Finsbury Park.

Thirty of our older residents came together on Wednesday last week to enjoy a Mad Hatter-themed garden party at Lampson House in Islington, writes Vicki Driscoll, Peabody senior floating support manager at Lampson House, Islington .

This alium caught my eye as I was walking home along Tufnell Park Road, writes Mavis Philbeam, address supplied.

I took this photo on a Saturday night at 10pm from my bedroom window, writes Mavis Pilbeam, Archway, full address supplied.

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn will today continue to fight Labour MPs who want him removed as Labour leader.

Claudia Webbe said on diesel last year: “We’re committed to improving air quality in Islington,” and “we don’t believe there are any clean diesels,” writes Brendan Holmes, Witherington Road, Holloway.

Botanists were left stunned this week after a rare orchid was discovered growing closer to central London than ever before - on the roof of an Islington Council building.

As Cllr James Murray, lead member for housing, looks to make his big career move to the new London Mayor’s team seemingly to help Sadiq Khan deliver on the big issue of housing, it’s time to examine how well he has done in Islington, writes Phil Cosgrove, Joseph Trotter Close, Finsbury Estate.

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