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Christine Clifford commented on Tim Godsmark's blog post Money for Repairs
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We have a couple of desk spaces to rent in our small office in Shoreditch Town Hall. Photocopier/printer, tea and coffee included.If you are interested contact Tim on 07815 437 028See More
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A blog post by Tim Godsmark was featured

Money for Repairs

On the 13th January there was a full City Council meeting where Sue Pearson, your local Common Councillor, proposed a motion that the repairs programme for all the City Estates be accelerated by using some of the City’s financial reserves. The repairs programme is moving incredibly slowly even by the City’s standards with the last 5 year plan being inadequately funded while the Estates decay and tenants live in unacceptable conditions. The City has a fund called City Cash which has reserves of £2.6 billion. They have dedicated £50 million of this money to support small business during the pandemic but nothing to support residents. £37 million of this money has not been spent and Sue suggested that, as a start, it might be a good idea to redirect this to Estate repairs.At the Council meeting discussion of the motion was cut short by a point of order and the the motion to speed up repair of your Estates was lost by 75 votes to 19. A supportive councillor, Graeme Harrower, has written a…See More
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Plumber recommendation wanted

Started this discussion. Last reply by Iain Meek Dec 6, 2021. 2 Replies

I need to replace some radiators in our flat before winter sets in. Can anybody recommend a good value, reliable plumber? Thank youContinue

Alternative means of escape

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The Royal Institute of British Architects is calling for new tall multi-occupancy buildings to have  alternative means of escape and well as wider staircases. (As is required in most of the rest of…Continue

 

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Iain Meek replied to Paul Drinkwater's discussion Plumber recommendation wanted
"My landlord uses this chap and he is an excellent plumber who gets it done AND cleans up afterwards. Pawel Rapacewicz boiler and radsMAXUS Heating and Plumbing LtdPawel Rapacewicz Gas Safe Engineer 543 233(t) 07864 663638www.maxuslondon.com"
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Aida replied to Paul Drinkwater's discussion Plumber recommendation wanted
"Did you had any luck finding a plumber? My water heater broke and we desperately need a plumber who knows Golden Lane plumbing. Please share details of plumbers you might have used please. Many thanks, Aida from Cullum Welch House"
Nov 30, 2021
Paul Drinkwater replied to Iain Meek's discussion WANTED- cider making
"Hi Iain - I have the relevant equipment and a good book in my shed I'd be happy to lend in exchange for a bottle of the end result!"
Oct 7, 2021
Paul Drinkwater replied to Matthew Brown's discussion Cullum Welch House- Alterations of internal bathroom/kitchen wall
"Hi Matthew Significant internal changes have to be approved by the Estate Office, who will want to see plans. The process hasn't always been consistent over the years. Because of the Grade 2 listing I'd be surprised if changing room…"
Apr 10, 2021
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Plumber recommendation

I need to replace some radiators in our flat before winter sets in. Can anybody recommend a good value, reliable plumber? Thank youSee More
Sep 27, 2020
Paul Drinkwater replied to Stefi Orazi's discussion Golden Lane Estate Listed Building Guidelines
"Hi Stefi See here - golden-lane-guidelines-spd.pdf Not surprised City of London has quietly removed these from their website given repeated ignoring of this document over recent years. For example, not quite sure how COLPAI and Denizen fit…"
Jul 14, 2020
Paul Drinkwater commented on Paul Drinkwater's blog post Mental Health UK silent on its sponsorship from ISG PLC
"Update: Response from Mental Health UKIt took the above to get a response, and in summary it's "Sorry, but we're not really interested in the behaviour of our sponsor ISG PLC, as they are paying us £130,000. Have you tried…"
Jun 6, 2020
A blog post by Paul Drinkwater was featured

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 their upsetting experiences of the "torture", "intolerable stress" and "anxiety" caused…See More
Jun 5, 2020
Paul Drinkwater posted a blog post

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 their upsetting experiences of the "torture", "intolerable stress" and "anxiety" caused…See More
Jun 4, 2020
Paul Drinkwater commented on Jacqueline Swanson's blog post Mental Health Awareness Week: Open Letter to COLPAI Project
"ISG PLC sponsor Mental Health UK - https://mentalhealth-uk.org/partnerships/case-studies/isg/ Given ISG's impact on the mental health of 30 residents, so powerfully evidenced above, perhaps Mental Health UK might want to investigate this…"
May 22, 2020
Paul Drinkwater commented on Sue Pearson's blog post COLPAI : despite lockdown work about to resume!
"ISG plc and the City of London's decision to order construction workers back on site in the middle of a pandemic is nothing short of scandalous. It speaks volumes about how both organisations value the lives of ISG workers, Golden Lane…"
Apr 14, 2020
Paul Drinkwater replied to Nancy Honey's discussion self isolation for the over 70s
"Hi Nancy, It's a nightmare from both sites, isn't it?! It was confirmed last week that COLPAI secretly switched off noise monitoring from Hatfield House after the piling stopped.  The Health & Safety officer for Islington Council,…"
Mar 19, 2020

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Mental Health UK silent on its sponsorship from ISG PLC

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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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