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19/07/2019 in Business Cleaner Environment Transport Uncategorised

Advance Notice: Closure of Chapel Market – Monday 5 August

To facilitate resurfacing works and repainting of market stall pitches, Chapel Market (from the junction of Liverpool Road to Penton Street) will be closed to all vehicles on Monday 5 August. The road closure will be in place from 07.00hrs…

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.

07/04/2022 in Brighter Business Cleaner energy Environment Guidance Uncategorised

Angel Business Climate Challenge

Do you want to reduce your business property’s energy consumption and save money? is bidding to be an official Partner with the Greater London Auhtority to deliver the Angel Business Climate Challenge programme for the benefit of our BID…

22/09/2023 in ARBN Business Business Design Centre Environment Events

Angel Islington BID to launch net zero strategy at Net Zero Festival

Hear Angel Islington BID’s plans for achieving net zero in the Angel neighbourhood at the upcoming Net Zero Festival at the Business Design Centre. The BID will launch the strategy at the Festival on Tuesday, October 31, at 11am, where…

03/05/2023 in Business Environment Events Stronger

Angel Responsible Business Network – time to get involved

Thank you to all those who attended the launch of the Angel Responsible Business Network (ARBN) on 26 April. Almost 50 representatives from local businesses and organisations gathered at the Crafts Council Gallery to mark the occasion, meet other like-minded people and hear…

Net Zero Festival
21/11/2023 in ARBN Community Environment

Angel’s Net Zero Strategy launched at the Net Zero Festival

Angel Islington BID launched its plans for a more sustainable locale at the Net Zero Festival last month in a segment focusing on neighbourhood-level efforts to tackle carbon reduction.  The panel, chaired by BID Chief Executive Ben Stephenson (pictured left), featured other London BIDs…

30/07/2019 in Brighter Business Design Centre Environment Events Uncategorised

BRIGHTER – Angel to go ‘full bloom’ for the Floral Art & Design Show in August

The Angel is set to get even more ‘blooming marvellous’ in the coming weeks as shops and restaurants along Islington High Street and Camden Passage will be dressed in incredible floral creations. The displays are being done in conjunction with…

02/07/2019 in Brighter Entertainment Environment Uncategorised

BRIGHTER – Free LGBT History walks (and more) in Islington

As part of the ‘Islington Pride’ project, the wonderful Islington Guided Walks organisation is holding a number of FREE walking tours of different parts of Islington, uncovering the LGBT history of each of the areas. The walks commence at 11am…

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…

20/08/2019 in Brighter Business Environment Uncategorised

BRIGHTER: Adding extra colour to City Road

As part of our (never ending) mission to brighten up all parts of the Angel, earlier this summer we were delighted to increase the number of floral decorations in the BID area last month. The latest addition came with the…

21/08/2019 in Brighter Cleaner Entertainment Environment Events Safer Uncategorised

BRIGHTER: London Car Free Day: Sunday 22 September

London Car Free Day takes on Sunday 22 September and Islington is taking part with the creation of a ‘Big Play Street’. A section of St John Street between Clerkenwell Road and Charterhouse Street will be shut to through traffic and is open for…

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…

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…

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…

23/11/2018 in Business Cleaner Environment Uncategorised

CLEANER – Cleaner Heat Cashback Scheme for Small Businesses

If you’re a small business in London and have an older, inefficient heating system you may be eligible for 30 to 40 per cent cashback when you replace it with a new, cleaner system. What are the benefits? 30 to…

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…

20/07/2018 in Brighter Cleaner Environment Transport Uncategorised

CLEANER – Now you see it, now you don’t!

Here at we love cycling as an environmentally friendly way to travel and we want to ensure that all bike users have places to lock up their bikes.  What we don’t like is when old and clearly abandoned bikes…

16/01/2019 in Cleaner Environment Recycling Uncategorised

CLEANER – Planning a spring clean? Don’t forget our FREE recycling services

If you’re planning to have a clear-out of your office, store cupboards, or even kitchen, don’t forget that offers seven different recycling services for FREE! The ‘magnificent seven’ as we like to call them cover paper, cardboard, coffee grounds,…

23/09/2019 in Architecture Brighter Business Cleaner Environment Stronger Uncategorised

CLEANER – Solar panels group buying scheme for businesses

Solar Together London, a group buying scheme for solar panels organised by the GLA, is open to businesses and third sector organisations looking at installations of up to 10kW in size. You can register your interest for free by 22 October, after which…

22/08/2019 in Awards Business Cleaner Environment Uncategorised

CLEANER: Enter the Camden & Islington Sustainability Awards 2019

Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your sustainability achievements and help to inspire and encourage other organisations. The Camden & Islington Sustainability Awards are open to all organisations across both boroughs. There are eight categories to celebrate award winners from…

26/07/2023 in ARBN Community Environment Recycling Transport

Complete business survey to help deliver a Net Zero neighbourhood

Businesses in Angel are invited to fill in a questionnaire to help inform exciting plans to create a more sustainable place to live, work and visit. The short survey, which can be found here, aims to identify the ways businesses are currently trying…

22/11/2023 in Environment

Could your business or organisation host an ‘OurBike’?

Get in the saddle to support a community-led green initiative in your neighbourhood. Islington Council is looking for a business or organisation to host its ‘OurBike’ shared electric cargo bike with storage, that can be hired by individuals or businesses as…

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…

11/10/2021 in Environment Events Food & Drink Shopping Uncategorised

Go Africa Festival – 30 October

As part of October’s Black History Month, Go Africa – a movement mobilising the African & Caribbean creative communities to come together to showcase talent, art, and culture in London – is holding a festival in St Mary’s Community Centre on…

Kate Vandenburg
14/09/2023 in Business Business Design Centre Community Environment Uncategorised

How we did it: Gaining B Corp status, with Kate Vandenburg

Last month the Business Design Centre achieved B Corp certification, an internationally-recognised indication that an organisation is a social and environmental force for good. Here, the BDC’s Marketing & Communications Director Kate Vandenburg shares the venue’s journey to B Corp…

20/05/2022 in Awards Brighter Environment Events Stronger Uncategorised

Is your business the blooming best in the borough?

Islington’s favourite horticultural competition, Islington in Bloom, is open for another year. One of the Award categories is ‘Best Blooming Business‘, so if you think your business is top of the dahlias when it comes to flowers and plants, then give it a go…

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….

31/05/2022 in Angel Police Team Business Cleaner Environment Police Recycling Safer Uncategorised

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend operational update

BUSINESS WASTE AND RECYCLING Standard business recycling services will continue over the extended bank holiday weekend, so please present your bags and stickered cardboard bundles out for collection as normal. Recycling bags & Stickers – If you require recycling bags and stickers to cover the extended bank holiday…

11/08/2020 in Business Cleaner Environment Transport Uncategorised

Register your business for free on the Clean Air Villages Directory

11 Aug 2020 – If your business offers delivery services via ultra-low emission vehicles, cargo bikes or by foot then you can register your business for free on the Clean Air Villages Directory. Managed by the Cross River Partnership (of which…

26/02/2019 in Angel Police Team Brighter Business Cleaner Entertainment Environment halo Research Safer Stronger Tfl Theatre Transport Uncategorised

STRONGER – Inside Angel, Spring 2019 edition

We are delighted to have published our latest edition of ‘Inside Angel’, our quarterly publication giving businesses the lowdown on all that’s going on in the Angel. The spring 2019 edition includes a round up of the great results our…

23/01/2020 in Business Environment Stronger Training Uncategorised

STRONGER: Making responsible business the heart of your business – grant opportunity available

Heart of the City supports small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in London to do well by doing good.  Their two-year foundation programme of events, online resources and mentoring coaches business leaders to learn how to develop and implement a responsible…

23/01/2020 in Access Accessibility Brighter Business Environment Older people Safer Shopping Stronger Theatre Uncategorised

STRONGER: Free business accessibility audit for the ‘Access Guide to the Angel’ has joined forces with Islington Council and AccessAble* in a partnership to ensure that disabled workers and visitors to the Angel have the information they need to make use of the fantastic resources available here. Launching in early summer,…

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…

07/02/2020 in Business Cleaner energy Environment Stronger Uncategorised

STRONGER: Save money on your energy bills with Nationwide Utilities

We understand that energy can be a significant cost to our BID levy payers and knowing when to secure your contracts and finding the right supplier at the time can also be complex and time consuming. To help you save…

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…

08/07/2022 in Brighter Business Charity Cleaner Environment Events Stronger Uncategorised

Take part in a Volunteering Taster Day on 19 July

The BIG Alliance invites local businesses to volunteer alongside others at Caledonian Park, a much-loved community green space in Islington.  Date: Tuesday 19th July 2022 Timings: The day will be split into two shifts, with an AM and PM session. Volunteers can opt to attend either…

26/07/2023 in Community Environment Transport

Your comments sought on Islington Council’s Liveable Neighbourhoods plan

Islington Council has recently closed the first phase of consultation on a new set of low traffic and environmental improvement measures in Barnsbury and Laycock Ward, to the immediate north of Upper Street. The Liveable Neighbourhoods scheme looks set to…