Labour Isn’t Listening, The Liberal Democrats Are: Making Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Work for Us All

Islington Liberal Democrats are listening to the concerns of residents. An issue we hear time and time again is the problem when Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) are imposed - without consultation and next to no advance notice.

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Looking Ahead to the Council Elections in May – Could you be a Liberal Democrat Candidate?

Looking Ahead to the Council Elections in May – Could you be a Liberal Democrat Candidate?

We ended 2021 on a high note, celebrating a year of success with by-election wins nationally in Chesham & Amersham and North Shropshire, and growing campaign progress here in Islington. 

Now we are looking ahead to elections for Islington Council on Thursday 5 May, just 16 weeks away.

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Call to Action: Say ‘NO’ to Labour’s Backing for a New £1.2 Billion Incinerator

Islington Liberal Democrats have long opposed the Council’s support for the North London Waste Authority’s (NLWA) plans to build a new incinerator to burn Islington’s waste - 60% of which is recyclable.

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Blue Badge Holders – A Small Step in the Right Direction but More to Do

Islington Liberal Democrats are glad that the Council is finally listening to residents and intends to allow some limited exemptions to camera filters in LTNs. We welcome this more flexible approach to address the needs of the more vulnerable amongst us.

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Failing the Climate Emergency: Did you Know Islington is Missing its Recycling Target?

Kate Pothalingam, Victoria Collins and Maxx Turing headed out this week to talk to local residents. An issue which has come up repeatedly has been rubbish and recycling and so we’re asking what you think needs to be done.

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Campaigning for a Better Future for Young People in Holloway

There is strong desire for change in Holloway. I have talked to over 200 residents in the past week. Me and my dedicated team of helpers, including one of the children I mentor, have delivered over 11,000 leaflets across the ward, and we have NOT finished yet.

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Mutual Aid in Islington: Views from a Liberal Democrat

One of the few positives to emerge from the COVID crisis has been an outpouring of neighbourly support and goodwill. Here in Islington, as in many other places, this was channelled through grassroots “mutual aid” groups. These groups were set up spontaneously at ward-level back in March 2020, loosely coordinating with each other across Islington and beyond.

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Announcing our by-election candidates

The Islington Liberal Democrats are proud to announce their candidates for the upcoming Islington council by-elections in Bunhill, Highbury West, Holloway, Mildmay and St Peter's.

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Labour's LTN “answers” only raise more questions

On 25 February, Islington Liberal Democrats put five simple questions to Islington Council concerning Low Traffic Neighbourhoods(LTNs). Simple but seemingly difficult to answer.

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Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: five questions to the Council

Islington Liberal Democrats support Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs). They reduce pollution and traffic, and encourage active, healthy alternative modes of transport such as walking and cycling. However, the introduction of LTNs needs to be done with sensitivity to the needs of the local community, especially groups, such as the elderly and disabled, who are more dependent on cars.

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