As Graeme said in his initial posting, the proposal to postpone the 4-yearly Common Council elections to March 2022 was made because of concerns that the registration of voters for the 2021 Ward Lists (work on which will begin…"
"Graeme - this is turning into a dialogue between you and me. I think everyone reading these exchanges will realise that the chances of you and I agreeing on these issues is small to zero.
For all Graeme's intimations of secrecy, he has…"
"The comments show that some people want an election asap, and dismiss in my view rather glibly the practical (and possibly legal) difficulties involved in fixing an election date in the short term (eg for a September election). I don't…"
"At the risk of seeming glib about a serious matter, I wondered how long it would take for anyone to comment on Graeme Harrower's views, posted here a week ago, and after over 300 views I see two posts appearing in rapid succession today, rather…"
"Just a positive Newsflash that ISG applied to extend the working hours from 7.30am to 9pm Monday to Saturday but this was refused by the Islington and the City Planning Departments. So people were right to be worried, but the right answer has been…"
For anyone needing help not already covered by the resident-led efforts to support people in the light of Covid-19 or needing additional help, here is an update:City Advice can help those are struggling to pay bills or pay for essentials. They can give advice and help to apply for government benefits to help with rent, council tax and other costs. They can also see if an individual can get extra help from the City Corporation’s Emergency Support Scheme or access to other emergency support.If…See More
"I assume that normally deliveries arrive overnight so the shelves are fully stocked when the store opens in the morning. These are not normal times, so if deliveries are arriving during the day rather than at night there is, I agree, no point in…"
"My husband went there at 7 but mainly empty shelves. I think their stock comes in during the afternoon and is then put out and gets cleared out by the time they close. This mass buying must be stopped"
I am passing on a notification I have just received to say that the manager at Waitrose, Cherry Tree Walk, has agreed via the Estate Office that starting from tomorrow, Friday, 20 March, the shop will only be available between 8AM and 9AM each day to elderly/vulnerable customers. This is until further notice and is in line with what many supermarkets are deciding to do. I don't have definitions for elderly/vulnerable people but I am sure common sense will prevail and that those of us at…See More
Please note that due to the Covid-19 outbreak the Cripplegate Members have decided to postpone the Wardmote due for this Wednesday evening. The Aldersgate Wardmote is also being cancelled as are (at least) several other City Wardmotes. We will let you know when we are able to notify you of a new date.Best wishes,David Graves,Alderman for CripplegateSee More