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Deputy Mark Bostock Resigns


Dear Residents

It is with great regret that I write to let you know that Deputy Mark Bostock has just resigned from the Court of Common Council due to ill health.

Mark became a great friend and supported me through all the tribulations of my first term as a common councillor. He has…


Added by GLE Website Comms Team on August 9, 2023 at 16:33 — 1 Comment

Barbican and Golden Lane Neighbourhood Forum approved

On 18 July 2023 the City of London Corporation designated:

• A Neighbourhood Area, as the Barbican and Golden Lane Neighbourhood Area; and

• A Neighbourhood Forum, the Barbican and Golden Lane Neighbourhood Forum

A six-week consultation ran from May 9-June 21. The forum and area applications…


Added by GLE Website Comms Team on July 19, 2023 at 16:00 — No Comments

A model estate - architectural model maker creates a mirrored version of Basterfield House

Architectural modelmaker Maz Weineck has created a model of Basterfield House as a fundraiser for charity Article 25. Maz says, 'This year's theme for humanitarian architecture charity Article 25's 10x10 auction is reflections. I wanted to have some fun with the theme and…

Added by Paul Lincoln on March 28, 2023 at 23:28 — No Comments

Dawn Frampton: Independent Candidate for Cripplegate By-Election 23 March 2023

My name is Dawn Frampton. I am a resident on Golden Lane Estate. I am standing as an Independent in the upcoming Cripplegate By-Election.

I have lived in EC1 all my life and on the Golden Lane Estate since 1997. I am a Council tenant and also raised my children here. Having lived in three of the blocks on the Estate, Crescent House, Bowater…


Added by GLE Website Comms Team on March 9, 2023 at 21:00 — No Comments

A Tribute to Joan Flannery

Joan Flannery 1928 - 2022

It is with great sadness we inform you that Joan Flannery died in UCLH hospital at 11am on Wednesday, 15th June 2022 in UCLH hospital. She slipped peacefully away leaving her son Marc and three grandsons, Nathan, Kieran and Joseph.

Joan was born a Liverpudlian in 1928 moving to London…


Added by GLE Website Comms Team on June 27, 2022 at 2:30 — 4 Comments

First Time at the Court of Common Council April 2022

First time at the Court of Common Council

Anne Corbett

Thank you for electing me as a resident councillor and a Labour candidate. Natasha, Frances, and I are now part of the “Cripplegate Eight” and we are committed to working together for residents. I am delighted that we will be holding resident surgeries in the Golden Lane Community Centre on the first Thursday of every month (except the Bank Holiday on 2nd June – the date for June is Thursday 9th).

Our first Common Council on…


Added by Anne Corbett on April 24, 2022 at 19:23 — No Comments

1 Golden Lane

The developers for 1 Golden Lane are having an information session at the Community Centre between 14:30 and 18:30 on Thursday and have asked me to bring it to the Estate’s attention.

i am putting together comments on the application and would be grateful for any thoughts.

Added by Tim Godsmark on April 19, 2022 at 22:48 — No Comments

Election results - significant success in residential wards, tiny turnout in the business wards

Here are the election results for Cripplegate Ward. These are pretty remarkable. Susan Pearson, Natasha Lloyd-Owen and Anne Corbett have each won more votes than any other candidate anywhere in the City of London. They have also, almost certainly, won the most votes won in the last 100 years. This is a huge credit to…


Added by Paul Lincoln on March 25, 2022 at 18:30 — 3 Comments

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…


Added by Tim Godsmark on January 20, 2022 at 12:59 — 1 Comment

Golden Lane Estate tenants due a water charge refund

Public call for the City of London Corporation to respect the law

We, the City councillors named below, call on the City Corporation to pay its social housing tenants a full refund of a profit that it (and a number of other local authorities) made on “water reselling” from 2001 to 2019 following a ruling by the courts that this profit was unlawful.

The City Corporation should have taken the lead in paying a full refund, because it:

- prides…


Added by Sue Pearson on January 4, 2022 at 12:11 — 1 Comment

From Glasgow to EC1 - next steps post COP26

Come to a Community Cafe meeting on Saturday followed a few days later by an online meeting with City of London representatives with an update on:

- Housing Action Plan and building study

- Implementing Climate Action Plan…


Added by Paul Lincoln on November 18, 2021 at 13:30 — No Comments

Imagine Golden Lane at Net Zero

Imagine a Golden Lane Estate that was going to achieve Carbon Net Zero. Imagine a place that was green, resilient to climate change and committed to recycling, waste reduction and conservation of energy. Imagine a place with lots of trees, new planting, and a real commitment to encouraging…


Added by Paul Lincoln on October 19, 2021 at 21:30 — No Comments



I've called on the City of London Corporation to use some of its £2.6 billion quasi-public “City's Cash" to fund an acceleration of the renovation of its social housing estates, which - due to decades of neglect - are in poor condition.

My call has been rejected by the leadership. The Corporation is happy to spend what is needed to put up new non-residential buildings within a short time frame, but refuses…


Added by Sue Pearson on September 2, 2021 at 20:31 — 11 Comments


In January 2018, a resident councillor of unimpeachable integrity successfully challenged the City of London Corporation on behalf of her constituents. Two weeks later, the Corporation referred her for prosecution which proved to be entirely groundless, and for two prejudiced hearings by its Standards Committee. The whole process cost tens of thousands of pounds of public money, and resulted in no sanction.


In December 2018, two motions were…


Added by Graeme Harrower on March 25, 2021 at 19:00 — No Comments


The Golden Lane Estate Residents' Association is one of the sponsors of a major petition that has just been launched to seek reform of the planning process in the City.

All Golden Lane residents know the harm that is being done to our Estate by the Denizen and COLPAI…


Added by Paul Lincoln on March 3, 2021 at 17:00 — No Comments

Golden Lane Parklet Co-Design

Here is an update from Sustrans on a proposal for a parklet on Golden Lane.

City of London and Sustrans are planning to co-design a temporary parklet in Golden Lane. Sustrans want to work with the community, businesses and schools to co-design and install the parklet, which will provide a pleasant space for people from all walks of life to visit, rest and meet-up in once it is allowed.…


Added by Paul Lincoln on February 18, 2021 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Volunteers needed - Sing Out Golden Lane

Added by Jane Carr on November 25, 2020 at 19:03 — No Comments



Added by Natalie laccohee brown on November 6, 2020 at 16:26 — No Comments


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…


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…


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

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