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Estate Office

Office open: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 11.30am and 2pm to 4pm.

Tel 020 7253 2556

Email members of staff by clicking on their names

Ian Dowsett - Estate Officer

Laurence Jones - Estate Manager

Bryony Andrews - Customer Services Officer




COLPAI proposals update

Here is a lik to the letter submitted by GLERA.

The COLPAI website sets out the proposals.

The Golden Lane Estate RCS Facebook site provides comment on the application and summaries of recent discussions.

The plans can be downloaded here.

The opengoldenlane blog covers many of the most important issues.

Here is an independent analysis of the proposals from Alec Forshaw, who worked as a town planning, urban designer and conservation officer with the London Borough of Islington from 1975 to 2007.

Common councillors

Cripplegate representatives on Common Council

Sue Pearson  
John Tomlinson  
Will Pimlott  
Vivienne Littlechild  
Mary Duncan  
David Bradshaw  
Stephen Quilter  
Mark Bostock  

Alderman David Graves

Latest Activity

Arvind Dewan liked Christine Clifford's discussion Trades folk
Nekoni Koban is now a member of goldenlaneestate.org
Charles Humphries replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Yay! You've got till Monday
"And here is a link to a short video commenting on the Noise Assessment and why it is wrong: https://vimeo.com/234750031"
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In Memory of Basquiat

Banksy's contribution to our neighbourhood
Sep 18
Charles Humphries replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Yay! You've got till Monday
"Hi Martha, The link for posting to islington is here The link for posting to the City is here You can post the same comments to both. Try and keep them focussed around planning issues such as loss of light, obstructing views,…"
Sep 15
Maria Elizabeth Prior posted a discussion

Adidas filming on 3rd floor Crescent House

A few days ago, looking out of my kitchen window, I saw a group of people, some with cameras, filming. I asked them who they were. They said they were from Adidas, and were filming a model, for an advert.  I called the Estate Office who said…See More
Sep 15
Martha Mundy replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Yay! You've got till Monday
"To where should one now post comments? Martha"
Sep 15
Robert Kincaid is now a member of goldenlaneestate.org
Sep 15
Charles Humphries posted a discussion

Yay! You've got till Monday

Having fought like cats to stop the extension of the comment period the planners at the City of London and Islington seem to have extended the period for comments right through till next Monday 19th. If you were too busy last week cowering from…See More
Sep 15
Ian David Dowsett posted a discussion

Golden Lane Estate Playground Refurbishment

Please find attached, the latest update newsletter regarding the Golden Lane Estate playground refurbishment.See More
Sep 12
Christo liked Steve Daszko's photo
Sep 11
Iain Meek posted a discussion

resident parking costs- 35% increase

London Wall have just invoiced me for a car parking space with an increase of 35%.Does anyone know what charges are elsewhere?  What increases have come in this year?Has there been any justification published anywhere?"The resident parking rate went…See More
Sep 10
m king is now a member of goldenlaneestate.org
Sep 9
Ian David Dowsett posted a discussion

Weekly estate bulletin - 8 September 2017

Please find attached this weeks' estate bulletin.See More
Sep 8
denzil replied to Rick's discussion Anti Social Behaviour
"there is a new boxing ring in the sports hall perhaps they can go in there and bash the s**t out of each other instead?"
Sep 5
Reiko replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Deadline for Comments extended to Sept 14
"Thank you for letting me know.  I missed the original comment period being away on holiday but now submitted my comments to both council planning websites."
Sep 5
Christo replied to Ian David Dowsett's discussion Golden Lane Estate - Major Projects Update August 2017
"I agree plus I think moving Corporation offices in the community centre means it is no longer our community centre. We have a history of this with the Ralph Perring club which had 'its own, dedicated space where the Leisure Centre entrance is.…"
Sep 5
Tim Godsmark replied to Ian David Dowsett's discussion Golden Lane Estate - Major Projects Update August 2017
"I note the consultation about moving the Estate Office to the community centre. The text implies that the only options will be moving it there or to the Barbican Estate Office but not leaving it where it is.  In my view it is not acceptable as…"
Sep 5
Tim Godsmark replied to Christo's discussion Community Centre Big Thankyou
"Just to let everyone know that I have put the Community Association trophies and a selection of snooker cues in the GLERA store where they will be safe for future use. Tim"
Sep 5
Jacqueline Swanson is now a member of goldenlaneestate.org
Sep 5



Plans for developing the Richard Cloudsley site

36 discussions

Candidates for Parliament

What are your proposals for Golden Lane Estate and adjacent developments?

32 discussions

Elections for Common Council

This section provided information on the elections to Common Council

30 discussions


Plans for developing the Bernard Morgan House site.

5 discussions


Comment on all aspects of Golden Lane life

1020 discussions


Discussion of matters arising from GLERA.

31 discussions


Advertise your services. Open to people who live or work on the estate.

36 discussions


Announcements from the Estate Office.

305 discussions


Personal items for sale or recycling

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