For the ten years they ran Islington Council, the Lib Dems neglected Tollington ward.
When Islington Labour took power at the Town Hall in 2010 we decided to invest across the borough. We know that Tollington ward is one of the most deprived in the country but the community facilities were out of date and struggling to meet the changing needs of our area.
Working with Jeremy Corbyn, before he became party leader, ward councillors worked with the community to develop a plan that replaced two outdated community buildings with one new, and bigger, centre and some much needed council housing.
After years in the planning and building the development is nearing completion and it was a pleasure to visit it this week with ward colleague Cllr Flora Williamson.
The building still isn’t finished yet but it’s really exciting to see it take shape.
Islington Labour was elected to deliver more jobs, better housing and help with the cost of living for ordinary local residents. This new community centre and Council Housing development will do all three.