ABOUT THE ISLINGTON SOCIETY
The Islington Society is a membership organisation of people who live, work or have an interest in Islington. It is a registered charity with an elected committee of officers, drawn from the membership, who manage the society.
Campaigns and Local Support
- Supports conservation planning work to preserve the borough’s historic fabric and individual buildings of distinction
- Campaigns for a high standard of design in new buildings
- Campaigns for better public transport and for priority for people on foot, bike and public transport
- Builds links between residents, officials and councillors
Publications and Events
- Organises a varied programme of events including local talks, walks and site visits
- Produces publications that celebrate Islington’s architectural history and its social and cultural diversity
- The Islington Society has published three books charting aspects of the social history of Islington in the twentieth century
- Publishes neighbourhood walking trails to encourage exploration, awareness and pride of place.
- Publishes a newsletter three times a year
- Social events include an annual dinner, started by our founder member Harley Sherlock, and an annual pub crawl now held in memory of its founder, Bill Manley.
- Sends representatives to advise the Council’s committees that deal with development , the environment and transport
- Encourages best practice through awards for the best architecture in the borough in new or refurbished buildings
- Is represented on the London Forum of Civic and Amenity Societies which takes up cross- borough issues of concern
- Is a member of the Civic Trust