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The Golden Lane Estate Residents’ Association (GLERA) represents all residents on Golden Lane Estate. That includes City tenants, leaseholder tenants and sub-let tenants. GLERA aims to:

  • Further the common community interests of all Residents of Golden Lane Estate and represent members in dealings with the City of London Corporation, and any other bodies pursuant to those community interests
  • Promote the maintenance and improvement of amenities affecting those members together with the monitoring of all charges
  • Maintain the private status of the Estate

The GLERA committee is made up of tenants and leaseholders with a target of 50/50 representation across leaseholders and tenants. The committee meets at least four times a year.  If you're interested in being on the committee, contact the Chair at chair.glera@gmail.com to find out more. 

GLERA has the power to affiliate to any body whose objectives are of benefit to the membership. The GLERA constitution can be found here and the roles and responsibilities of the committee members are summarised here.

Useful documents and resident information can be found here.

GLERA committee members 2017/2018

Tim Godsmark - Chair chair.glera@gmail.com

Vernon Ashford - Treasurer

Clem Cecil; Bill Clifford; Christine Clifford; Anne Corbett; Dawn Frampton; 

Charles Humphries; Maria Prior; 
Fred Scott; Nick Sharp

Find out more about the committee members here.

If you wish to contact the committee please email secretary.glera@gmail.com, or leave a message in the GLERA box in the Estate Office and we will ensure that you receive a response. The secretaryship is held on a rotating basis.

You can also post any comments or questions on the GLERA forum.

GLERA Sub-committees, supported groups and campaigns

RCS/CoLPAI Sub-committee - contact rcs.glera@gmail.com

Barbican and Golden Lane Conservation Area

Community Centre Steering Group - contact goldenlane.communitycentre@gmail.com

Golden Baggers - contact goldenbaggers@gmail.com

Bernard Morgan House Group

GLERA Surveys

GLERA Survey 2017

GLERA Commissioned Reports

February 2018: Proposed Conservation Area Barbican / Golden Lane - Historical Context by Alec Forshaw, town planner, urban designer and conservation officer with the London Borough of Islington from 1975 to 2007.

January 2018: City of London Conservation Area Consultation report by Robinson Wild Consulting commissioned by GLERA and the Barbican Association.

2017: An Appraisal of COLPAI by Alec Forshaw, town planner, urban designer and conservation officer with the London Borough of Islington from 1975 to 2007.

November 2014: A Collated Response by Golden Lane Residents to the City of London’s Draft Housing Strategy for 2014 – 2019, sent to the Community and Children's Services Committee.

October 2014: A report prepared by Peter Luckham on behalf of GLERA on the status of High Speed Broadband on Golden Lane Estate.

GLERA Meetings 2018

Committee mtg - Tuesday 9 January 2018
General mtg - Tuesday 30 January 2018 

Committee mtg - Tuesday 13 March 2018
General mtg - Tuesday 27 March 2018

Committee mtg - Tuesday 5 June 2018 
Annual General mtg - Tuesday 26 June 2018 

Committee mtg - Tuesday 4 September 2018 

Committee mtg - Tuesday 6 November 2018
General mtg - Tuesday 27 November 2018

All residents are welcome to join and observe committee meetings.

The meetings all follow the same outline agenda, as set out below:

1. Apologies
2. Agreement of minutes
3. Matters arising
4. Major projects
5. Maintenance and repairs
6. GLERA/CoL governance and communication
7. 'Quality of life'/community projects
8. Any other business
9. Dates for future meetings

GLERA Meetings 2017 

28 November 2017, GLERA General Meeting

26 September 2017, GLERA Committee Meeting

20 July 2017, GLERA Committee Meeting

20 June 2017, 7.00 pm Annual General Meeting

16 May 2017, 7.00 pm GLERA Committee Meeting

18 April 2017, 7.00 pm GLERA General Meeting

21 March 2017, 7.00 pm GLERA Committee Meeting 

21 February 2017, 7.00 pm GLERA General Meeting

Minutes from all meetings can be found here.


GLERA is a "Recognised Tenants' Association" under relevant legislation (by virtue of the statutory rights granted to its predecessor for leaseholders (GLOA)), including:
  • The Housing Act 1980
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (Section 29)
  • Leasehold Reform, Housing & Urban Development Act 1993
  • Common & Leasehold Reform Act 2002
This status was granted by the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal as a result of legal action by residents - the functions of the LVT were transferred to the First-Tier Tribunal of the Property Chamber under an Order of Parliament in 2013 but it's decisions remain in force.
Formal recognition with specific regard to the City’s weekly tenants (as opposed to leasehold tenants) was secured when GLERA demonstrated that it met the published requirements of the City for this purpose and was acknowledged as having done so by City Officers.

Download the history of the Golden Lane Owner's Association (GLOA), predecessor to GLERA. 

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