Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Islington Council plans communal heating consultation

The five-month heating shut-off experienced by thousands of north London council tenants and leaseholders could be a thing of the past following a Finsbury pensioner’s petition, the Islington Gazette has reported.

Resident Jo White collected 277 signatures against the council’s policy of turning off central heating for five months of the year.

Ms White, 65, collected signatures of residents living on the King’s Square Estate off Goswell Road, who said they would be happy to pay more to stop the council switching off their central heating from mid spring to early autumn.

The petition also takes issue with the council turning off the heat at night, which has reportedly led some tenants and private leaseholders to desperate and dangerous measures like leaving their ovens and hobs on while asleep to keep warm.

The town hall has now said it will hold a consultation on central heating later this year, following previous complaints about the fact that council tenants are currently charged far more than leaseholders for heating.

Islington Council said it would hold a consultation on the communal heating system later this year.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.