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POSTPONING DEMOCRACY IN THE CITY

Below is the text of an email I sent today to all members of the Court of Common Council (the City Corporation’s elected governing body) about the proposed postponement of the elections of the City’s 100 councillors from March 2021 to March 2022. 

 

What little democracy there is in the City shouldn’t be postponed by a year for no good reason. But I expect that the postponement of these elections will receive overwhelming support from members of the Court at its meeting on…

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Added by Graeme Harrower on September 7, 2020 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

FOR CITY RESIDENTS EXCLUSIVELY-Its back the popular cook better than a take away! free food package and zoom classes- please share

This time on zoom or watch on You Tube

Register by 3rd September

 

The very popular Bag of Taste is back

  • Free Fun cookery Lessons over 4 weeks
  • Cooking on budget
  • Free meal kits delivered to you

 

More information on attached flyer…

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Added by Jax on September 3, 2020 at 9:00 — No Comments

Sign up for City of London community art gallery..



People Where I Live is a summer holiday activity for residents…

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Added by Jax on August 10, 2020 at 21:49 — No Comments

ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION

The election for alderman in Cripplegate Ward has been postponed....
 
David Graves, the alderman for Cripplegate Ward (which covers Golden Lane Estate and part of the Barbican) reached the end of his six year term of office on 17 June 2020.
 
The archaic conventions that govern this archaic public office require that upon the expiry of the term of office of an alderman, he or she submits a “letter of…
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Added by Graeme Harrower on July 19, 2020 at 19:30 — 23 Comments

Cycle security on Golden Lane Estate

Added by Paul Lincoln on July 18, 2020 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Paying 
attention: Cycle security on
Golden Lane 
Estate

In April of this year the government changed road traffic regulations in order to encourage local authorities to modify highway layouts to benefit pedestrians and cyclists and to encourage active travel
. The City of London Corporation took up the challenge and passed a radical transport strategy.…

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Added by Paul Lincoln on July 18, 2020 at 12:30 — 5 Comments

CITY DEFERS REFORM OF ITS DISCREDITED “STANDARDS” REGIME

As mentioned in my last blog https://www.goldenlaneestate.org/profiles/blogs/the-beginning-of-the-end-of-the-city-s-discredited-standards, a significant proportion of City residents signed a petition last year declaring that they had no confidence in the City Corporation’s “standards" regime. One of their demands was for reform of “standards" proceedings. A motion was…

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Added by Sue Pearson on June 25, 2020 at 11:22 — 1 Comment

The beginning of the end of the City’s discredited “standards” regime?

Last year, more than 1,100 City residents - many of them in our ward of Cripplegate - signed a petition declaring 'no confidence' in the City's standards regime

That petition called for two specific reforms.

The first was to let your elected representatives speak and vote on matters which affected both you and them as residents. After nine months of intense…

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Added by Sue Pearson on June 14, 2020 at 13:42 — No Comments

Mental Health UK silent on its sponsorship from ISG PLC

Update: Mental Health UK have now contacted us - see below for the charity's response.

During Mental Health Week, 30 Golden Lane Estate residents shared the impact the COLPAI construction site was having on their mental health in a moving open letter.

And just as people shared…

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Added by Paul Drinkwater on June 4, 2020 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

THE LATEST ON COLPAI WORKING HOURS

Here is correspondence I’ve had with the City Corporation’s Policy Chair and the Community Services Chair after the government recently published guidance promoting longer working hours on construction sites:



My email to the Policy Chair and Community and Children’s Services Chair on 14 May



Will you undertake that the City Corporation, as the developer of the COLPAI project, will not seek permission to extend the working hours on the site in the…

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Added by Sue Pearson on May 23, 2020 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Mental Health Awareness Week: Open Letter to COLPAI Project

Hello Neighbours

Yesterday I sent the attached Open Letter to COLPAI Project (the first three pages copied below) about the effect that the construction is having on our well being during this week of Mental Health Awareness. This morning I am sending to all members of the City Council along with this link.

Thank you to everyone who contributed with their…

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Added by Jacqueline Swanson on May 21, 2020 at 8:37 — 4 Comments

Get involved with Radio Local!

Do you live or work locally within the Culture Mile area (from Farringdon to Moorgate)? We'd love you to take part in our pop-up radio station...

Radio Local in Culture Mile is a hyper-local radio station broadcasting to the world from 30 May – 12 June 2020, every day from 1-2pm. 



For two weeks presenters Hunt & Darton will be broadcasting…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on May 13, 2020 at 14:30 — No Comments

CITY CORPORATION’S PROPAGANDA AGAINST GOLDEN LANE

Below is the text of an email that I sent today to all members of the Court of Common Council (the City Corporation’s elected governing body). It covers two subjects.

 

First, it satirises the lack of democracy in the City Corporation. As 80% of members of the Court of Common Council are elected mainly by tiny numbers of generally uninterested business voters - a system unique to the City - the Corporation cannot claim to be a democratic institution. For background, see…

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Added by Graeme Harrower on May 11, 2020 at 14:56 — No Comments

ALDERMAN LUDER JUSTIFIES WORK ON COLPAI DURING LOCKDOWN

On Friday May 1st Alderman Luder sent to all members of the Court of Common Council an email to justify work continuing on COLPAI during lockdown. ColPai. A brief reply to Common Councillors Pearson and Harrower

It’s disappointing that the resumption of work continues to be justified by the need for the social housing or the delay to opening the…

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Added by Sue Pearson on May 4, 2020 at 11:00 — 5 Comments

CITY CORPORATION CONTINUES TO FAIL RESIDENTS

QUESTIONS WITH NO ANSWERS

On Friday 24 April, in a live streamed virtual meeting of the City Corporation’s Community and Children’s Services Committee, the Chair was asked questions about the Corporation allowing non-essential construction work to restart on one of its own developments within touching distance of its own densely populated Golden Lane estate.

 

For the background, see:…

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Added by Graeme Harrower on April 27, 2020 at 16:12 — 2 Comments

CITY CORPORATION FAILS TO SHOW LEADERSHIP IN THIS CRISIS

In my last blog I drew attention to how the City Corporation was supporting non-essential construction work on its own COLPAI development, to the detriment of its residents - COLPAI: despite lock down work about to resume 

 

On Thursday morning I sent an email to the Policy and Resources Committee, which is…

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Added by Sue Pearson on April 18, 2020 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

COLPAI : despite lockdown work about to resume!

CITY CORPORATION SUPPORTS NON-ESSENTIAL CONSTRUCTION WORK

The City Corporation announced yesterday that construction work on its own COLPAI development would recommence after a two week break, with workers maintaining social distancing “as much as possible”, but acknowledging that this may not always be possible:…

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Added by Sue Pearson on April 10, 2020 at 16:30 — 5 Comments

Golden Lane Drawing Competition



Make a drawing or painting on the theme of ‘Golden Lane in Spring’

 

Open to people of all ages: 2-5, 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-18 and…

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Added by Paul Lincoln on April 9, 2020 at 9:55 — No Comments

Covid 19: a letter from the Corporation to all residents

City councillors have been given the following text to send to their resident constituents. The only City councillor who lives on our estate is Sue Pearson. She is already doing a lot to help residents who need it, both by herself and with volunteers through the GLE Covid 19 HUB. You can contact her on…
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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on March 31, 2020 at 8:00 — No Comments

THE LORD MAYOR AND THE ELEPHANT



A previous post The Last Word…Standards Committee Climb Down and Spin illustrates how the City Corporation spins its mistakes into achievements. It’s done it again. Here’s a press release announcing a reform of the selection process for the Lord Mayor: …

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Added by Graeme Harrower on March 8, 2020 at 16:53 — No Comments

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