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Annual Carers Week Quiz with Prizes at Via Zoom

June 9, 2023 from 6pm to 7pm
City Carers Community is run and led voluntarily by Residents who are carers too.We have drummed up over 30 Prizes, Be in it to win it, your score doesn't matter. Unlike any Zoom quiz you may have done before. Any Score may win you a prize! All multiple choice.Bigger prizes eg Concert Tickets, Book tokens, Tesco vouchers when you join in via Zoom. Or if you're unable to join (we know joining when caring isn't always possible so..) email us to be added to the lucky dip for your prize.Open to City Carers with your family/friends/neighbour you looking after only. Sign up by 12pm Sunday 11th June For Zoom Link or to join the lucky dip Email: CityCarersCommunity@gmail.comSee you thereSee More
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Forget me not Memory Cafe at Golden Lane Community Centre

June 6, 2023 from 2pm to 4pm
Come and join a weekly City Memory Group.Music entertainment, activities and exercise followed by refreshments.A great place to make friends and socialise.It's all free!We have 10 places available for anyone who lives or works or used to work (now retired) in the City of London.Just come any Tuesday from 2pm and ask for Madhumita or e-mail forgetmenotproject17@gmail.comSee More
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Barbican and Golden Lane Neighbourhood Forum - drop in at Community Centre

June 8, 2023 from 5pm to 6:30pm
The Barbican and Golden Lane community has applied to become a designated neighbourhood forum so that it can prepare a neighbourhood plan and participate in local planning matters on a statutory basis. Under the government’s Localism legislation, communities can draw up their own plans that become part of the statutory framework for land use. This will be the City of London’s first neighbourhood forum and neighbourhood plan.The application is supported by local residents, councillors, businesses and community groups such as GLERA and the BA. As the process develops we hope support and membership will grow.Tim Godsmark, Chair of GLERA says “As Chair of GLERA I fully support the Barbican and Golden Lane Neighbourhood Forum which takes resident involvement in planning policy a step forward following on from the resident proposed conservation area.”Alderwoman Sue Pearson: “I’m a great supporter of…See More



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It's been 1 year, 9 months and 6 days since we witnessed the horror of Grenfell - in the immediate aftermath tenants at GAH organised their own survey of their building by a Fire Inspector, there was a flurry of activity from the City, our Ward Councillors (even accompanied by Housing Officers!) held a meeting on the Estate and numerous (at times contradictory) "advice" leaflets were pushed through our door.

At the time, I pointed out the difference between the responses of the City [England's smallest and wealthiest local authority] and Birmingham City Council [England's largest local authority, one of the poorest, one that is struggling with huge funding cutbacks and one of the biggest social landlords in Europe].

I noted that the hundreds of Council tower blocks in Birmingham [from 15 to 32 stories high containing tens of thousands of flats] had all ALREADY been fitted with central, mains powered fire alarms in each flat and sprinklers in each blocks rubbish chute area (where fires have statistically appeared most likely to start) - this was way before Grenfell.

Their immediate response was a programme (rapidly completed) to smoke proof all the entrance doors to each flat (which as a by-product also provides dramatically increased insulation); they have now started sprinkler installation for each dwelling.

Meanwhile, back in the City, GAH finally got a centralised, powered, fire alarm system [the assertion by the then Estate Manger at the meeting mentioned above, that every GAH flat was fitted with a "tamper proof" fire alarm being greeted by sarcastic laughter - not least from a tenant who had been told 4 weeks before by the Estate Office that it was their responsibility to buy AND FIT a new battery to the 25 year old alarm].

While we don't need sprinklers for GAH (the two staircase and dual exit flat design makes them superfluous), many of us have substantial gaps around our "fire-resistant" front doors, or old and untested insulation.

Would it really be to much effort by our Councillors and Housing Officers to make GAH tenants just that little bit safer?

After all, we're not asking for Birmingham's level of concern..........

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