The Charterhouse site between Barbican and Farringdon dates back to 1348 - and has been formally open to the public since January 2017, but we know that thousands of locals who live and/or work in the area still don't know it's there! There are so many people who walk down Clerkenwell Road every day - and don't know what's hidden behind that great imposing wall with ivy spilling over the top.
The Charterhouse is both an extraordinary piece of history to have on your doorstep - and…Continue
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During the summer the Golden Baggers mounted a campaign to save the trees bordering the allotments and the old Richard Cloudesley School site. Over 1,000 signatures were collected, with coverage in City Matters and the…Continue
Blogpost about Golden Lane and Whitecross Street
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From Transport for London 28 September:
Today we have launched our consultation on proposed changes to central London bus services to deliver an efficient, modern, simple network with buses in the right places at the right times.
This is the first step in a major modernisation of the bus network in more than 16 years. London’s bus network is also crucial to its continued economic…Continue
Last year the City set up the Housing Users Board (HUB) so that interested residents could get involved in helping Housing Officers develop new policies and review existing ones.Continue
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Duties will include:
- To be helpful and friendly at all…Continue
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This year, to celebrate the reopening of the Community Centre, the building of the playground and the refurbishment of Great Arthur House, it is planned to take part in London Open House.
The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday 22/23 September 2018.…Continue
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Minutes from a City of London Financial Investment Board meeting on March 22, published this month, showed a member queried why the Corporation had made loans to the (Northamptonshire County) council. The minutes state: “The chairman advised the board that the outstanding £20 million loan to Northamptonshire County Council was underwritten by central government. "A member raised a query about loans to local authorities that the board agreed to discuss as a non-public question relating to the…Continue
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The man in uniform knows a rabble rouser when he sees one. “Are these… persons with you?” he asks warily eyeing the group of thirty or so Golden Laneites who had braved the blizzard conditions and the strange bio-diesel tang of the No.4 bus to make it up Islington Town Hall. We review the troops.
The council’s porter was a man who’d seen a thing or two in his time. “Just keep it civilised, you know - have a coffee, have a cup of tea… no arguing with the…Continue
At the GLERA Meeting in January, we heard from Dominique Gagnon of Jamie Fobert Architects about his suggestions to re-landscape the area under the large sycamore tree on Baltic Street West, just outside the entrance to Crescent House and Hatfield House.
Dominique lives on Crescent Row, which fronts onto the site, and is an architect by profession. However, he's not planning to design the area himself or…Continue
1 March is looming as a very important date for Golden Lane Estate.
Richard Cloudesley site
Islington Planning Committee will be meeting at 7-30pm to hear the planning application for the Richard Cloudesley site. Some changes have been made to the plans under pressure from GLE but there is still much that remains which is a huge cause for concern. Key issues include a tower…Continue
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This is a collage of 1950’s local Londoners looking at a model of my future proposal for the Richard Cloudesley / COLPAI site on the north east side of the Golden Lane Estate. It is a sketch model, a general…Continue
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In most places of employment, there is an obligation to register potential conflicts of interest. A freelance job perhaps or membership of a rival organisation - all of these make it necessary either to declare an interest or to step down from a decision. But is this the way it works in the City…Continue
On Monday 11 December our local MP, Mark Field, visited Golden Lane Estate.
He was taken on a walkabout by Tim Godsmark, GLERA Chair and a small group of residents - Anne Corbett, Charles Humphries and Emma Matthews.
Here is the subsequent correspondence:
From GLERA, 12 December:
It was a great pleasure to meet you yesterday. I attach a letter which summarises our concerns regarding the…Continue
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Is it possible to achieve the same amount of school and housing accommodation on the RCS site in a low to medium rise format that matches the surrounding housing?
The RSC CoLPAI GLERA sub-committee have looked at possible plans in more detail and it turns out that not only is it possible; you could achieve 15% more social housing on the site. The key is to combine the school and housing in one building which saves space. This layout would:
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