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10/05/2016 in Brighter Cleaner Council Safer


Once so unpopular, A-boards have now become a feature of our lives, often displaying clever images and hilarious slogans – but there’s a but… We’re warning you that Transport for London will shortly be adopting a zero tolerance approach to…

15/07/2019 in Council Environment Transport Uncategorised

Advance Notice: Closure of Liverpool Road – Mon 21 and Tues 22 July

To facilitate the installation of a new mains water connection, on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd July Liverpool Road will be closed between the junction of Chapel Market and Tolpuddle Street. Traffic diversions will be in place during the closure period.

24/01/2017 in Cleaner Council Recycling

Angel Ambassadors

We’ve had calls already – do the new evening recycling times mean you won’t see anything of the popular recycling boys?  Not a bit of it – in fact, you’ll see more of Rhys, Damion, Sam and Ash. By negotiating…

09/03/2022 in Brighter Business Cleaner Council COVID-19 COVID-19 Events Grants Shopping Stronger Uncategorised

Angel Business News – March 2022

To read a monthly round-up of the latest business news from the Angel including grant deadlines and opportunities, and marketing initiatives please click on the link below:

21/09/2023 in Community Council Police Pubwatch

Angel Pubwatch – latest

Hear the latest initiatives and updates on crime and public safety in the neighbourhood at the next Pubwatch Angel meeting.  The group is chaired by one of the area’s licensees and is always attended by the police and council licensing…

02/03/2017 in Council BUSINESSSES TAKE PETITION TO THE TREASURY businesses have marched to Downing Street to hand in a 12,600-strong petition from businesses and residents all over Islington calling on the government to stop its proposed hike in business rates. Many shops and restaurants at the Angel are…

08/02/2016 in Council Uncategorised


Are you up to date on your standards of trading? Islington Council’s Trading Standards team recommend that every business should check out Business Companion – a free, impartial and government-backed website which helps you protect your business, avoid making costly…

11/01/2017 in Angel Police Team Cleaner Council Safer

Begging – the question, give or not to give?

You may have noticed an increase in beggars and people sleeping on the streets at Angel. They are attracted here because people are so generous with their donations. Homeless charities and Angel Police Team say it’s not good to give…

11/12/2023 in Brighter Cleaner Council Recycling

BID services over Christmas and New Year

This year the BID offices will be closed from Friday, December 22, to Tuesday, January 2, 2024. You may wish to make a note of the following services available to you over Christmas and the New Year: Recycling services will be available…

28/06/2018 in Brighter Council Environment Uncategorised

BRIGHTER – Helping biodiversity bloom in Angel!

We are delighted to have worked with Islington Council and RBS to replant the central courtyard garden of the RBS building on Upper Street.  We joined the Council’s Open Spaces team and staff from RBS to do a bit of…

22/03/2018 in Brighter Council

BRIGHTER – Islington in Bloom sponsorship opportunities available

Do you love everything floral as much as we do? Islington in Bloom is a local horticultural competition open to anyone in the borough to enter, managed by Islington Council. There are a variety of awards, from Best Children’s Planting…

19/12/2022 in Cleaner Council Environment Recycling

Business collection and recycling services – Christmas and New Year duty schedule

The collection and recycling services provided by will continue over the festive period. Our team will be working on the 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th December. The team will continue to undertake their bespoke collection services and will deliver…

17/12/2021 in Business Cleaner Council Recycling Uncategorised

Business waste and collection and recycling – Christmas and New Year schedules

The collection and recycling services provided by will continue over the festive period. Our team will be working on the 24th, 29th, 30th and 31st December. The team will continue to undertake their bespoke collection services and will deliver bags and stickers (requests MUST be made…

21/06/2017 in Brighter Charity Council Older people Safer

Businesses proud to support Armed Forces Day

Everyone joined our local war veterans celebrating Armed Forces Day recently on Islington Green. And not only were we delighted to support it, but enormously proud that businesses once again came up trumps with generous donations to enhance the…

15/02/2023 in Architecture Brighter Business Council Environment Stronger Uncategorised

Chapel Market development consultation

Islington Council has opened its public and business consulation for its plans to make significant place-making changes to Chapel Market. The plans aim to make the market more welcoming, attractive, easier for users to navigate and make it a better place for traders to…

24/01/2023 in Architecture Brighter Business Council Shopping Transport

Charlton Place and Camden Passage environmental changes

Following consultation with businesses and residents last summer, Islington Council has announced its plans to take forward improvements to Charlton Place and Camden Passage.  The proposed works will include pavement widening, outdoor seating, tree planting and changes to the road and…

08/08/2022 in Access Business Council Environment Safer Stronger Transport

Charlton Place and Camden Passage Traffic Consultation

As part of their commitment to make Islington a cleaner, greener and healthier place for all, Islington Council is proposing to implement amendments to vehicle access and environmental changes to Charlton Place and Camden Passage. Details of the proposals can be seen HERE. Businesses, residents and…

12/12/2018 in Cleaner Council Recycling Uncategorised

CLEANER – collection and recycling services over the Christmas period

The business waste collections and recycling services provided by will continue over the festive period. Our recycling team will be working every day over the Christmas period with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The team will…

16/04/2019 in Cleaner Council Uncategorised

CLEANER – Easter waste collection and recycling shedules

The business waste collection and recycling services provided by will continue over the Easter period.  The team will undertake their bespoke collection service from Monday to Friday (including Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday). Islington Council (who collect our recycling) have…

16/05/2019 in Cleaner Council Environment Food & Drink Recycling Uncategorised

CLEANER – New fresh drinking water fountain on Islington Green

As part of the Mayor of London’s Drinking Fountain Fund, our very own Islington Green has got a brand new free fresh water fountain. The new fountain (although to be honest its more of a fresh water dispenser than a fountain) is…

06/06/2018 in Cleaner Council Recycling Uncategorised

CLEANER – Working collectively to manage our collective waste!

Yesterday we hosted our monthly meeting with Islington’s waste management team.  At these vital meetings, attended by both senior managers and the on-street cleaners themselves, we  are able to discuss a whole range of matters relating to street cleanliness, rubbish…

22/03/2018 in Cleaner Council Recycling Uncategorised

CLEANER – New bins… No ifs, no butts!

Have you spotted the new bins that are on the streets around the BID area? Probably not… Well, the new bins started to be installed earlier this month and the programme of replacement will go on until June by which…

11/05/2018 in Brighter Cleaner Council Safer Shopping Stronger

CLEANER & SAFER – Improved pedestrian paving on Liverpool Road

As well as our ‘big picture’ work, here at we’re the BID that gets the little things sorted to improve the landscape of Angel to help create the best trading environment for businesses. We’re delighted with the work that…

17/05/2017 in Council Uncategorised

Continuing our campaign against business rate rises

We continue to be concerned about the impact of the 2017 business rates re-valuation that has placed a disproportionate burden on many of our small businesses, pubs and live venues. We feel the Chancellor’s March budget will have little effect…

19/09/2023 in Community Council Environment

Council’s Liveable Neighbourhood scheme design now live

More detailed plans on Islington Council’s proposals for low traffic and environmental improvement measures in Barnsbury and Laycock Ward are now available to view. The proposal for the area, which is to the immediate north of Upper Street, is known as a Liveable Neighbourhood scheme…

26/05/2021 in Business Council COVID-19 Grants Uncategorised

Cultural and Evening Economy Support Fund

Islington Council has today (25 May) launched a new grant fund for organisations and businesses in the cultural and evening economy sectors.   The new Cultural and Evening Economy Support Fund covers independent venues that offer theatre, cabaret, comedy, dance and live music that have been…

02/12/2015 in Council Uncategorised


Before you do anything, it makes business sense to look for local services first. And that includes when you’re recruiting staff too. Employing local residents ticks so many boxes – it strengthens the local economy, there are more people with…

11/05/2021 in Business Cleaner Council COVID-19 COVID-19 Recycling

Ensure your business is COVID-19 Secure

It is vital for businesses to ensure that they are COVID-19 Secure and adhering to the rules around NHS Test & Trace, service procedures and social distancing etc.  Hospitality venues check-in Since 29 March, every visitor to a hospitality venue is required to check-in…

09/04/2021 in Business Cleaner Council COVID-19 Guidance

Free ‘Welcome Back’ Pack from Islington Council

Islington Council is offering all customer facing businesses a free ‘Welcome Back’ pack. The Welcome Back pack includes social distancing posters for display in your window, bright floor stickers to help you manage queuing and one way systems and additional guidance and advice that will…

11/10/2021 in Business Council Grants Shopping Stronger Uncategorised

Free pilot for businesses – Near St & Islington Council

Islington Council has partnered with NearSt to increase footfall and sales by getting local businesses’ products into Google and seen by the thousands of potential customers that live nearby. People increasingly search for products online and this will help them buy locally….

22/12/2021 in Business Council COVID-19 COVID-19 Grants Stronger Uncategorised

Government announces £1billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron

21 December – The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a range of grant support for businesses most impacted by the effects of Omicron. The schemes announced are: Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England will be eligible for…

07/02/2023 in Business Council Food & Drink Grants Uncategorised

Grant opportunity for small independent food service businesses

Islington Council has today – Tuesday 7 February – launched a grant opportunity for small independent food service businesses in the Borough. Grants of £500 will be provided upon successful application to 150 businesses in the Council’s Energy Relief Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to help with energy…

04/04/2016 in Brighter Council Uncategorised


Grab the limelight for your business by entering this year’s Islington in Bloom competition and win £100 of garden centre vouchers as well as huge publicity. Run by Islington gardeners and Islington Council the annual competition includes categories for the…

28/09/2016 in Council


We’ve campaigned for extra parking and loading time in Upper Street – and they’ve just gone live! After requests from businesses, we lobbied TfL to support our local economy by allowing more time for deliveries, and more opportunities for…

08/02/2022 in Council COVID-19 COVID-19 Grants Stronger Uncategorised

Islington Council Business Grants – check your eligibility and apply

8 Feb 2022 – Islington Council now has three different schemes currently open for applications offering financial support for businesses in relation to the impacts of Covid-19.  Town Centre Fund Grant This scheme aims to support businesses and local organisations help re-build footfall in town centres and local shopping parades….

29/03/2021 in Business Council COVID-19 Grants Stronger

Islington Council to open LRSG ‘Restart Grant’ Scheme in April

The LRSG Restart Grant scheme announced in the spring Budget will support businesses in reopening safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Grants will be available from early April 2021. Eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector may be entitled to a one-off cash…

07/02/2022 in Council COVID-19 COVID-19 Grants Shopping Stronger Uncategorised

Islington Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant Fund

4 Feb 2022 – Islington Council has announced that it will be opening the application process on Monday 7 February at 2pm for eligible businesses to claim a grant from the Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant (OARG) Fund. On the 21 December 2021, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant…

08/03/2017 in Cleaner Council Uncategorised


Sign our petition against the business rate rises

06/02/2017 in Council Uncategorised

Love our local shops? Sign up NOW to keep business rates down

This weekend is your last chance to support our campaign asking the Government to freeze their planned business rate rise. We have put our petition in local shops along Upper Street and Camden Passage and will be collecting everything in…

10/05/2016 in Angel Police Team Council Safer Uncategorised


What would you ask the Met Police Commissioner if you met him? Well, now’s your chance because Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will be coming to Islington Town Hall to share his vision for London and listen to your thoughts and ideas….

24/01/2017 in Cleaner Council Recycling

NEW Angel waste/recycling times

Angel waste/recycling times 6-7pm – ALL STREETS (including Upper Street) recycling & all business waste. Put our free recycling where you normally put your business waste. 12 midnight-1am UPPER STREET ONLY – recycling & all business waste….

26/10/2021 in Business Council COVID-19 COVID-19 Entertainment Events Food & Drink Grants Stronger Uncategorised

New Hospitality Grant from Islington Council

The hospitality sector in Islington is an integral part of the borough’s identity and key to rebuilding the local economy. It is for this reason that Islington Council is opening its Hospitality Grants Scheme today (26 October). The new Grant…

16/11/2016 in Angel Police Team CCTV Cleaner Council Recycling

Oil can dumpers caught & fined

Selfish fly-tippers have been slapped with a £400 a fine after businesses complained to us that cans full of used cooking oil were regularly dumped behind Upper Street. Some mornings workers arrived to find 20 cans of stinking oil behind…

03/03/2022 in Business Council COVID-19 COVID-19 Grants Uncategorised

Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant – applications closing on 11 March

REMINDER: Application process for eligible businesses to claim a grant from the Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant Fund is closing on Friday 11 March. On the 21 December 2021, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant for eligible businesses in the…

20/01/2022 in Business Council COVID-19 COVID-19 Grants Uncategorised

Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant – Islington Council opens applications process

20 Jan 2022 – On the 21 December 2021, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant for eligible businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors. Under the terms of the scheme business will be provided with a one-off grant,…

13/11/2015 in Council


We are delighted to confirm that after HUGE opposition from businesses and residents at the Angel, the council have scrapped their plans to extend parking charges to seven days here. They have reported that 76% of people responding to their…

04/11/2021 in Business Council Environment Transport Uncategorised

Proposed road changes affecting the Angel – St Mary’s People Friendly Streets scheme

04 November 2021 – Islington Council is planning to implement a People-Friendly Streets (PFS) Scheme in the St Mary’s Church area in December 2021. The proposals are likely to impact on traffic flows and deliveries for businesses in the Angel….

24/01/2017 in Cleaner Council Recycling

Recycling times are changing – why and how

In order to make the streets cleaner and more accessible, Islington Council is changing the times that waste can be put out for collection across the borough.  This applies to all business waste – regardless of which contractor you use –…

03/04/2018 in Angel Police Team Council Safer

SAFER – How best to help street beggars

Last month Islington Council launched a campaign to advise the public how best to support those begging on the street. Entitled ‘Spare Change or Real Change?‘ the campaign highlights that giving street beggars cash donations, whilst generous and well intended,…

22/01/2020 in Brighter Council Events Stronger Uncategorised

STRONGER – ‘We are Islington’ community event: Saturday 1 Feb – Islington Green

Join the council, local community groups and people from all across Islington to celebrate the borough’s proud diversity at a free community event on Islington Green on Saturday 1 February from 11.30am to 1.30pm. There will be performances, speeches, free refreshments…

09/04/2018 in Brighter Council Recycling Stronger Uncategorised

STRONGER – FREE workshop for small businesses to ‘Go Green and Save Money’

Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership in partnership with Islington Council will be delivering a FREE workshop for micro and small businesses in Islington called ‘Go Green and Save Money’.  The workshop it will cover: Environmental actions that will save you the…

24/09/2018 in Business Council Events Food & Drink Shopping Stronger Uncategorised

STRONGER – Guest markets to join Chapel Market

Worldwide flavours and products will come to Chapel Market this week as the normal market will be joined by stallholders from around the world and artisanal cheese producers. From Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th September, traders from across the world will be selling food and…

20/03/2019 in Business Council Stronger Uncategorised

STRONGER – Seminar on new legislation for landlords and letting agents: 12 June 2019

On 12 June, Islington Trading Standards Service will be holding a seminar aimed at letting agents and landlords.  The seminar, held at Islington Assembly Hall, will give an opportunity to find out first-hand more about two new pieces of legislation:…

18/06/2018 in Council Stronger Uncategorised

STRONGER – St Mary’s Ward Partnership Open Meeting – Tues 26 June @ 6.30PM

The next St Mary’s Ward Partnership meeting will take place on Tuesday 26 June at 6.3opm, in Committee Room 1, Islington Town Hall. The meeting will be an open meeting and is an opportunity for you to have your say…

21/05/2018 in Business Council Stronger Uncategorised

STRONGER – Support for businesses to help recruit from the deaf community

Last week was Deaf Awareness Week and we want to ensure that the local business community know there is support available from Islington Council and its partners to help you recruit candidates from the deaf community.   How would you conduct an interview for someone…

15/07/2019 in Angel Police Team Brighter Business Business Design Centre CCTV Cleaner Council Entertainment Environment Events halo Recycling Research Safer Shopping Stronger Tfl Theatre Transport Uncategorised

STRONGER: Inside Angel – Summer 2019 edition published

We are delighted to publish the latest edition of ‘Inside Angel’, our quarterly publication giving businesses the lowdown on all that’s going on in the Angel. The summer 2019 edition includes a round up of activities and initiatives in the…

16/12/2021 in Business Council Environment Stronger Uncategorised

Supporting Circular Business – Grant opportunity for SMEs from January and two lead-in projects open now

Islington Council is partnering with ReLondon to offer grants and expert advice to small businesses based in the borough to help reduce waste by adopting Circular Economy principles and playing a vital role in tackling climate change. Islington businesses with less than…

13/12/2017 in Brighter Cleaner Council Safer

Tidier streets

We’ve always got our eye on how we can keep improving the Angel and, working with Islington Council, we’ve just finished some pavement works making Islington High Street better. We’ve replaced some uneven York stones and added bonded gravel on…

10/07/2023 in Community Council Festival

Visitors enjoy ‘We Are Islington Festival’

Stalls, traders and entertainment brightened up a drizzly Saturday afternoon at the ‘We Are Islington Festival’. The Islington Council event gathered makers, local organisations and groups, and performers to showcase the area’s diverse offering and community. Advice stands were also…

07/02/2017 in Charity Council Older people

We’ve secured cash to open doors for pensioners’ project

As part of’s commitment to being London’s most age-friendly town centre we have secured  a donation to make it easier for pensioners to get into a day centre – quite literally! The once-automatic doors at Claremont Project on White…

21/08/2023 in Community Council

Widening employment opportunities for young people

Islington Council and Angel Islington BID are keen to boost job opportunities for young people. Two recent initiatives to help connect businesses with talent from the local area included a speed networking event and work placements at Islington Central shopping centre.  Last month Islington…