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OUR OPEN SPACES

So far there have been two Community Conversations to discuss the Open Spaces on our Estate.

Read the report from the first Community Conversation in June by clicking on image below.

A follow up meeting was held in October - feedback will be available soon

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We're a local charity looking for candidates for a 10k charity run taking place in London in July! Please see the poster for more details or get in touch with Cláudia at cc@survivalinternational.org and we'll be happy to help.

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OUR GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD

Image credit: David Rudlin / The Academy of Urbanism

Golden Lane Estate was a very worthy finalist for Academy of Urbanism's Great Neighbourhood Award 2018. We didn't win but came away with a certificate featuring the amazing image above and a beautiful poem by Ian McMillan:

Golden Lane Estate

All you need, anywhere, are streets paved with gold:
The gold of community, the gold of mutual benefit,
The gold of allotments in the early evening sun
That reflects on the windows of places built for living...

Read the rest here or watch the video

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CITY CORPORATION FORCED TO CONFRONT WINDS OF CHANGE

Posted by Graeme Harrower on February 13, 2020 at 12:00 0 Comments

On 11 February the Telegraph published this article describing some of the many issues affecting the City Corporation:  City of London Corporation forced to confront winds of change…
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THE LAST WORD….Standards Committee Climb Down and Spin

Posted by Graeme Harrower on February 10, 2020 at 16:00 0 Comments

The recent climb down by the City Corporation's Standards Committee over its dispensations policy was a victory for residents. The Standards Chair, though, has tried to spin it as an achievement of her committee. What follows is her “delighted” announcement and my satirical response, which reminds the Court of Common Council that it was the persistence of residents that compelled the Standards Committee to reverse its policy.

 

The fact that in a period of more than a…

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Could you volunteer to host a refugee?

Posted by Paul Lincoln on February 2, 2020 at 17:03 0 Comments

I came across this charity which is doing very important and relevant work. If you want to find out more, please have a look at their website or contact them.

"Refugees At Home, a small charity, working largely in London but across the UK, has enabled hosting for four years now. It currently has about 120 people hosted every night and has found refugees somewhere safe, warm and dry to sleep for more…

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DOWNFALL OF THE CITY CORPORATION'S DISPENSATIONS POLICY

Posted by Graeme Harrower on January 27, 2020 at 11:00 0 Comments

This is the text of an email that I sent to all members of the Court of Common Council on 27 January:

SUMMARY

During the last 15 months, the Standards Committee has done a 170 degree turn on its dispensations policy, ending with the decision at its meeting last Friday to abandon the restriction on granting dispensations to vote “only in exceptional circumstances”, and to require democracy to be taken into account when granting such…

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