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yesterday
Christine Clifford commented on Tim Godsmark's blog post Money for Repairs
"The link takes me to a Word doc I think then nothing. I think it’s appalling that the City thinks so little of its residents. It’s time the business vote was abolished."
Friday
Tim Godsmark posted a discussion

Desk Spaces to Rent

We have a couple of desk spaces to rent in our small office in Shoreditch Town Hall. Photocopier/printer, tea and coffee included.If you are interested contact Tim on 07815 437 028See More
Thursday
A blog post by Tim Godsmark was featured

Money for Repairs

On the 13th January there was a full City Council meeting where Sue Pearson, your local Common Councillor, proposed a motion that the repairs programme for all the City Estates be accelerated by using some of the City’s financial reserves. The repairs programme is moving incredibly slowly even by the City’s standards with the last 5 year plan being inadequately funded while the Estates decay and tenants live in unacceptable conditions. The City has a fund called City Cash which has reserves of £2.6 billion. They have dedicated £50 million of this money to support small business during the pandemic but nothing to support residents. £37 million of this money has not been spent and Sue suggested that, as a start, it might be a good idea to redirect this to Estate repairs.At the Council meeting discussion of the motion was cut short by a point of order and the the motion to speed up repair of your Estates was lost by 75 votes to 19. A supportive councillor, Graeme Harrower, has written a…See More
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HEALTH & WELLBEING

122 discussions

ESTATE OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

607 discussions

GENERAL COMMENTS & QUERIES

1327 discussions

MAJOR WORKS & PROJECTS

118 discussions

COLPAI

Site of former Richard Cloudesley School

168 discussions

BERNARD MORGAN HOUSE

16 discussions

COMMUNITY CENTRE

18 discussions

ITEMS FOR SALE OR RECYCLE

219 discussions

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'Gagging' of our resident Common Councillors

In April the Court of Common Council was presented with a petition signed by over 1,100 City residents declaring 'no confidence' in the City's standards regime. The key issue being that resident Councillors are not able to represent their constituents on matters which affect their constituents no less than themselves without obtaining ‘dispensations’ that are widely refused. READ MORE

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Beech Street Tunnel

An 18 month trial starts in March to create the UK's first Zero Emission street with Beech Street tunnel.

This was first announced via local press and TV in December, much to the surprise of many local residents as there has been no consultation. There are concerns that there will be unwelcome consequences for the area which will affect the live and health of the local resident community.

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Consultation on 'Open Spaces'

A resolution was passed at annual wardmote in March 2019:

“It was Resolved that the City of London Corporation commission a study reporting in no more than one year regarding pedestrian flows through the Golden Lane Estate ("GLE") resulting from current and anticipated property developments in the vicinity of the GLE and consult with GLE residents regarding the current "private" status of the GLE as a result of which residents pay for the maintenance of areas of the GLE that are in practice open to the public.”

For more background, resulting Community Conversations and progress READ MORE

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Conservation Area

In April 2017 the Barbican Association and Golden Lane Estates Residents' Association (GLERA) approached the City with proposals for a new conservation area to include the Barbican and Golden Lane Estates and surrounding areas (red lined boundary on map). 

The buildings of both Estates are listed and therefore already designated heritage assets, hence it is primarily the setting of the estates and the historical importance of the area that conservation area status will help to protect, in particular the massing and appearance of future developments and proposed demolitions within the area.

In May 2017 the City agreed to undertake an assessment of the proposed area.

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