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Friday, September 4, 2020

Bus lanes in Hackney and Islington will become operational 24/7 as part of a trial to encourage public transport use as the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted.

Another People Friendly Streets area is all set to be installed in Islington.

Islington’s third People Friendly Streets neighbourhood has been revealed.

Islington Council’s new scheme for residents to brighten up their streets with boxed planters has been branded “prohibitively expensive”, with the cost to have a small plant pot on the pavement clocking in at £630 a year.

Islington Council has signed up to a London-wide campaign encouraging businesses to the tackle air pollution caused by idling engines.

Islington Council’s traffic calming measures are supported by 90 per cent of respondents to a survey carried by a neighbourhood group.

Extinction Rebellion campaigners from Islington tied a thousand origami cranes around the pillars of the Bank of England today, to symbolise hope as they called for a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Crowds of people gathered in front of Islington Town Hall to have their voices heard against the borough’s new people-friendly streets.

Camden and Islington’s top cop has said that, at this stage, his officers won’t be policing the compulsory wearing of masks in shops.

Richard Watts has blamed apps like Waze for having to introduce car restricting measures to Islington.

More than 4,000 people have signed a petition calling for Islington’s “people-friendly neighbourhoods” changes to be reversed.

The location of Islington’s second people-friendly streets neighbourhood has been revealed.

Environmental campaigners have been transporting supplies to the HS2 protesters camping in trees.

Islington Council is accelerating the rollout of its school streets programme, with 80 per cent of the borough’s primary schools set to benefit before the end of the year.

Playgrounds in Islington will start to reopen today (July 9) in the borough following the Covid-19 lockdown.

Greenpeace’s boss has avoided a jail sentence, but the eco campaign group has been whacked with an £80,000 fine for trying to stop BP drilling for new oil at a field the government unlawfully granted a permit for.

Campaigners are continuing in their fight to save a “little forest” in Islington from the axe, two years after the plans were given the given light.

Green-fingered Islington neighbours are rallying the troops to save mini-gardens planted by the community in pallets on the road.

A month remains to have a say on environmental action plans for Islington.

The head of the project to rebuild an incinerator to burn all of north London’s waste refused MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith’s request today that he carry out a cost review of the £1.2bn project, even though its cost has doubled since last July.

More than 500 campaigners have signed a petition urging the council to abandon plans to build on a wildflower meadow in Archway – warning it will cause “reckless loss of a natural habitat”.

The annual Islington in Bloom horticultural competition has moved online this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A charity has called for the “commercialisation” of Finsbury Park to be reviewed in light of Wireless Festival 2020’s cancellation.

Seven north London have reaffirmed their support for a new waste incinerator in Edmonton after calls from Extinction Rebellion for the project to be paused over soaring costs.

London’s longest nature reserve is becoming “too dangerous” with runners and cyclists flouting social distancing rules, says a conservation group chair.

Neighbours in Highbury are urging the council to take inspiration from New York’s High Line and save a green space that forms part of the New River Walk.

Campaigners climbed up trees to stop a council contractor cutting them down this morning.

A new energy centre using heat from Northern Line Tube tunnels can now provide warmth and hot water to 1,350 Islington homes.

A group of anxious north Londoners met in Stroud Green Library this week to launch the North London Aircraft Noise Campaign Group.

A people’s assembly was held at the town hall last night to discuss how best to tackle the climate emergency.

A not-for-profit organisation that promotes litter picking has praised the efforts of Islington volunteers to collect single-use plastic.

Repair works on the fire-ravaged Highbury Leisure Centre should finish early next year, after planning approval and a contractor were secured.

Plans for a low carbon smart energy grid that could deliver heat and power to an estimated 33,000 residents and 70 businesses in Islington were announced on February 18.

An all-out boycott on Ocado in Islington could cost the online delivery giant more than £60million a year, campaigners say.

New data suggests air quality at Islington schools improved between 2016 and 2018 – but three still breached Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) limits.

Islington Council has confirmed it will demolish a beloved children’s centre in Highbury Fields and move the daycare service to another building.

Demand from 13,000 weekly customers in Islington justifies plans to build a controversial delivery and refuelling depot next door to an Archway primary school, an embattled online supermarket has claimed.

Islington’ sole opposition councillor says it’s “bizarre” that shoes and textiles recycled in the borough are shipped to Germany to be processed.

The New River is neither new, nor a river. Built when Shakespeare was alive, the aqueduct is Thames Water’s oldest man-made asset, pre-dating some of London’s more famous historic sites like Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral by decades.

Islington Council is hoping to recycle 50 tonnes of Christmas trees this year, including one left in a phone box outside Islington Square.

A family has called for better care to be taken of the New River Walk after discovering needles and makeshift crack pipes during an impromptu clean-up.

Plans by the Islington Council parks team to hold events in green spaces have not gone down well with neighbours – or their colleagues who deal with noise complaints.

A neighbour says “horribly bright” streetlights in Canonbury are making birds tweet from 2am onwards and shortening his sleep.

Parents could boycott online supermarket Ocado over its plans to create a delivery hub serving high-polluting diesel vehicles near a school in Archway.

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