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The Standards Committee fails again….

TEXT OF AN EMAIL FROM COUNCILLOR HARROWER TO THE COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL ON 8 OCTOBER 2019 
 
The Standards Committee fails again….
The Standards Committee, at its meeting last Friday, did not abandon its policy of granting residential councillors dispensations to vote “only in exceptional circumstances", and will thus continue to disenfranchise the…
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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on October 10, 2019 at 10:00 — No Comments

Letter to the Standards Committee from GLERA and BA

From the Barbican Association and Golden Lane Estate Residents’ Association

 

3 October 2019

 

Dear Members of the Standards Committee

 

We are disappointed not to have had a response to, or acknowledgement of, our letter to your committee of 9 August.

 

We have read the papers on the Committee’s agenda for 4 October (including the minutes of the dispensations subcommittees) and we would just like to repeat our dismay,…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on October 3, 2019 at 9:20 — 1 Comment

Standards Committee meets because of the residents’ petition, and.... IGNORES it!

From Cllr Graeme Harrower (member for the business ward of Bassishaw), supporter of GLE resident Cllr Sue Pearson, residents' rights and Standards Committee reform.

Dear Resident

Concern over standards in the City Corporation is increasing as some members of the Standards Committee devise increasingly bizarre excuses to resist the erosion of its power over residential councillors.

For example, in the Dispensations Sub-Committee meeting on 4 June, a "co-opted"…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on September 8, 2019 at 9:30 — No Comments

City Corporation Snubs Residents Again

In April the Court of Common Council was presented with a petition signed by over 1,100 City residents declaring 'no confidence' in the City's standards regime.The key issue being that resident Councillors are not able to represent their constituents on matters which affect their constituents no less than themselves without obtaining ‘dispensations’ that are…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on July 7, 2019 at 15:00 — No 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

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 — 4 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 team have recently been asked to comment on four new draft policy…

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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 times and offer help when necessary to members of the public…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on July 7, 2018 at 8:00 — 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

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 arrangement.

The primary aim is to extend the principles of the existing layout,…

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

MP Mark Field visits Golden Lane Estate and discusses CoLPAI

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:

Dear Abhi,

It was a great pleasure to meet you yesterday. I attach a letter which summarises our concerns regarding the…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on December 19, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

RCS CoLPAI - alternative plans

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:

  • Be planning…
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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on November 15, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Academy of Urbanism Awards 2018

Golden Lane Estate was shortlisted for an Urbanism Award 2018 in the Great Neighbourhood category alongside Byker in Newcastle and Smithfields in Dublin. Sadly we didn't win, but we did come away with a framed commendation and a very fitting poem from poet in residence,…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on November 13, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Golden Lane Community Centre Meeting - call for Trustees and Volunteers

Community Centre Meeting 
Saturday 4th November 12 to 1pm
Sir Ralph Perring Centre

Organised by the Steering Group - Dawn Frampton, Bill Clifford, Patricia O’Connor, Sue Pearson and Anne Corbett 

A group of residents met today to discuss the latest Golden Lane Community Centre Developments. There was a lively exchange of views and questions. The Steering Committee set out the vision for a community centre as a social hub…
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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on November 5, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

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