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DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF RESIDENT VOTERS - PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION!

Dear Fellow Residents,

 

I am the only City of London councillor who lives on Golden Lane Estate. I’m being prevented from properly representing you, and from protecting and promoting our interests. You can help change this.

 

Background

Two years ago, I was elected with 558 votes - far more than any of the other 99 councillors in the City. I do not belong to a political party, and have no interest in a political career. I…

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Added by Sue Pearson on April 3, 2019 at 22:31 — No Comments

Get involved in two London Open House events this year.



Last year Golden Lane Estate was on show as part of the annual Open House Festival. To read about what…

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Added by Paul Lincoln on April 1, 2019 at 19:38 — No Comments

Colpai Waste Strategy Consultation - why the survey is wholly inadequate and what to do

UPDATE: WASTE STRATEGY CONSULTATION SURVEY NOW SUSPENDED

As of Wednesday 27 March

To Fellow Residents

On Thursday 21 March Colpai held a drop in at the Golden Lane Community Centre to consult on replacement trees to  border the allotments and waste strategy. Boards can be downloaded…

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Added by Sue Pearson on March 23, 2019 at 9:30 — 5 Comments

Projection installation proposal for Golden Lane Estate

Hello

I'm Hayley Cotton, a local designer that would like to create a projection installation on the Estate for UNESCO Science Day and I would love to hear your feedback.

Click on the image above to…

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Added by Aurora.projection on March 21, 2019 at 19:00 — 3 Comments

The trees bordering the allotments to be removed

In December the Planners decided that COLPAI had not made a strong enough case to discharge condition 5 relating to the retention of the trees bordering the allotments and referred the issue to a full Planning and Transportation Committee which was held on Tuesday 28 February. COLPAI application to discharge the condition was approved.

The Golden Baggers, objection the application were represented by Anna Parkinson and Jacqueline Swanson. Our resident Councillor, Sue Pearson was…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on February 1, 2019 at 15:00 — No Comments

We would love to welcome you to the Charterhouse

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…

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Added by Charlotte Borger on January 3, 2019 at 14:00 — No Comments

Despite planning condition COLPAI plan to destroy trees bordering the allotment

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…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on November 16, 2018 at 21:00 — 5 Comments

Living on the edge

Blogpost about Golden Lane and Whitecross Street

http://basterfieldbilly.blogspot.com/2018/10/across-great-divide.html?m=1

Added by Billy Mann on November 1, 2018 at 16:03 — No Comments

TFL Consultation: central London bus services review

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…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on September 28, 2018 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

New draft policies - Filming, Parking, Sheds, Lettings and Transfers, Domestic Violence and Abuse

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.

Members of the HUB…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on August 16, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Volunteers needed for White Cross Street Party

Find more information click  here and application form here.

Duties will include:

- To be helpful and friendly at all…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on July 7, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

St Luke's Summer Camp

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Added by Growing Connections at St Lukes on June 14, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

London Open House - volunteers sought to run special event in the newly-refurbished Community Centre

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.…

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Added by Paul Lincoln on May 24, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

WE NEED OUR TREES!

Protect our trees and they will protect us

The development of the former Richard Cloudesley School site next to the Golden Lane Estate has been granted…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on May 23, 2018 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

Media Story about City of London 'stonewalling' on financial arrangements

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…

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Added by Stewart Home on May 18, 2018 at 21:36 — No Comments

Golden Baggers trip to Haddenham and Turn End home and gardens

Sunday 6th May was a beautiful day, perfect for a group of friends, neighbours, gardeners both expert and curious, from…

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Added by David Henderson on May 14, 2018 at 8:47 — No Comments

There Are Biscuits. A personal view from the Islington Planning Meeting

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…

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Added by Charles Humphries on March 5, 2018 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Plans for re-landscaping Baltic Street - what do you think?

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…

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Added by Nick Sharp on February 21, 2018 at 21:42 — 4 Comments

Why 1 March needs to be a date in your diary and money, time and energy are required now

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…

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Added by Paul Lincoln on February 14, 2018 at 7:26 — No Comments

Alternative plans for CoLPAI by Fred Scott

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…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on February 13, 2018 at 11:50 — No Comments

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