Islington

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Exmouth Market. November 2006. Attribution: Elizabeth021082

The London Borough of Islington is a London borough in Inner London. The borough includes a significant area to the south which forms part of central London. Islington has an estimated population of 215,667. It was formed in 1965 by merging the former metropolitan boroughs of Islington and Finsbury.

The merged entity remains the second smallest borough in London and the third-smallest district in England. The borough contains two Westminster parliamentary constituencies, both formerly represented by Labour Members of Parliament: Jeremy Corbyn, the party's leader from 2015 to 2020, represents Islington North and currently sits as an independent after the whip was withdrawn in October 2020, and Emily Thornberry represents Islington South & Finsbury. The local authority is Islington Council. The borough is home to football club Arsenal, one of the most successful clubs in England and its home Emirates Stadium is one of the largest football stadiums in the country.

The southern part of the borough, south of the A501 Pentonville Road and City Road, forms part of central London, central London congestion charging zone and the ultra low emission zone. A significant part of the southern section of the borough borders the City of London, with the area to the west bordering the London Borough of Camden. The central London area includes Farringdon and Old Street stations both in Zone 1. W

Islington community action[edit | edit source]

Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

Holloway in Islington is home to Freightliners City Farm which is one of the many city farms throughout London. The farm contains a wide range of animals from rabbits to cows to chickens and pigs all free for the public to view.[1] (Wikipedia)

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

wikipedia:Regent's Canal

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2017

London gets 'first not-for-profit energy provider in more than 100 years', Oct 18 [2]

2015

Why we locals are taking on the development of Mount Pleasant, September 21 [3]

Events[edit | edit source]

Regular events

Every Saturday, 11am-3pm: Tufnell Park Market

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

Mount Pleasant Association


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Interwiki links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: London Borough of Islington

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