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Christine Clifford commented on Sue Pearson's blog post Golden Lane Estate tenants due a water charge refund
"Thank you all for this. It beggars belief that the CoL still has not repaid the full amount with interest as some other councils have ."
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Tim Godsmark posted a discussion

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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BARBICAN POLICE TEAM posted a discussion

Barbican Cluster Panel Meeting - City of London Police

Any one who lives or works in Barbican Cluster is invited to attend the Barbican Cluster Panel MeetingThursday 20 January 2022 from 1800 to 1900 hours @Golden Lane Estate Community Centre, Fann Street, London, EC1Y 0SAYou can meet the Dedicated Ward Officer Team and other members of the communityReceive an update on local policing mattersHave a say on the cluster priorities for policingThe room will be well ventilated so please wear warm clothing.Seating will be well placed and face masks are required unless exempt.Numbers will be restricted due to COVID recommendations so please confirmyour attendance with us in advance.To confirm attendance please contact PC Christine Phillips,christine.phillips@cityoflondon.police.uk, 07736 952395.See More
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'Open Spaces' Consultation

Residents are increasingly concerned about non-resident use of the open spaces on the Estate. These issues were discussed at GLERA’s drop in at the Christmas Market 2018 and at the Community Conversation about Anti Social Behaviour in February 2019.

This led to a resolution being passed at annual wardmote in March:

“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.”

This is a really important issue for us all who live and work on Golden Lane Estate and it’s essential that as a community we understand what our options may be, the implications, the barriers, the burden of proof required to show that there are problems. Foot traffic will increase with new residential neighbours, Crossrail and Culture Mile and ultimately, we want to help shape this consultation.

In June 2019 as a joint initiative the Estate Office and GLERA hosted the first of what will be a number of Community Conversations to discuss the contradictory private/ public nature of our estate and the resulting implications.

 The aim of the first meeting was to hear (and document) people’s concerns and experiences with a view to creating a structured series of further Conversations. The conversation was attended by over 20 residents and four of our local Councillors.

You can read the resulting report here. It aims to do the following:

  • give an overview of the points and concerns that were raised at the Community Conversation
  • detail information required so residents can be better informed as we move towards some creative suggestions and solutions
  • outline what we can do as residents to make our lived experience of anti-social behaviour more visible ie embrace Big Data to record incidents of concern
  • report back on the City’s response to the resolution to date and the reaction of our Common Councillors

Since report was published:

Vernon Ashford, Treasurerer of GLERA has researched status of footpath and roads on the Estate

The City have revised their response

A follow up Community Conversation about our Open Spaces was held in the Community Centre on 24 October 7-9pm. Report of the key discussions will be posted here shortly.

Useful info:

Rights of Way Act 1932

Byelaws made under section 12 of the City of London (various powers) Act 1967 -

with respect to the City Walkways

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