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TRELLICK TOWER 50th Anniversary at Trellick Tower

July 9, 2022 from 12pm to 8pm
Erno Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower is 50 years old this year. The Grade Il* listed building is part of the Cheltenham Estate in Kensal Rise. It comprises 157 flats in the main tower and a further 60 apartments in the lower blocks.On Saturday 9 July, the Trellick Tower Residents’ Association is holding a festival to celebrate the past, present and future of this iconic building. Several homes both in the tower itself and the adjacent Edenham Way will be open to the public for tours.There will also be a talk from architect James Dunnett who worked with Goldfinger early in his career. Closest Tube WESTBOURNE PARKSee More
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A Tribute to Joan Flannery

Joan Flannery 1928 - 2022It 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 in 1948 where, among other roles, became the Landlady of the 'Three Greyhounds' Pub in Soho during the 1950’s. When Marc was born in 1960 they found themselves living in a one bedroom flat in Old Street where she had the support of wonderful friends and neighbours.On returning to work at the GPO (now BT), Joan was soon able to move onto Golden Lane Estate, first to Hatfield House in 1969 before downsizing to Great Arthur House in 1984 when Marc left home.Anyone who knew Joan would remember her as a fiercely determined and the driving force behind the Golden…See More
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GLE Website Comms Team posted a blog post

A Tribute to Joan Flannery

Joan Flannery 1928 - 2022It 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 in 1948 where, among other roles, became the Landlady of the 'Three Greyhounds' Pub in Soho during the 1950’s. When Marc was born in 1960 they found themselves living in a one bedroom flat in Old Street where she had the support of wonderful friends and neighbours.On returning to work at the GPO (now BT), Joan was soon able to move onto Golden Lane Estate, first to Hatfield House in 1969 before downsizing to Great Arthur House in 1984 when Marc left home.Anyone who knew Joan would remember her as a fiercely determined and the driving force behind the Golden…See More
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Some residents have suggested that it would be a good idea to have a couple of benches on Basterfield Lawn so that people have somewhere to sit for those outside, socially-distanced meetings that we have to have nowadays. I have spoken to the City about it and it was suggested that we need some sort of consensus on the number and type of benches.

In the Barbican Gardens they have traditional 3 seater wooden benches and to my mind these would be fine unless anyone knows of a more modern design. The benches would be loose as they would then not need listed buildings consent. 

Arguments for are:

During the pandemic people have somewhere to sit and meet outside.

In summer residents who are not on the ground floor of Basterfield and without garden furniture have somewhere to sit.

Arguments against are: 

It could encourage non-residents to use the lawn,

They could attract people to the lawn who may behave in an antisocial way.

My thoughts are that non-residents do not seem to use the lawn much, in the way that the terrace behind Hatfield House or the pond area get used and I don't see that seating for six people would have much of an impact on this. Regarding anti-social behaviour the area is overlooked by upward of 100 flats and we have Park Guard.

It would be good to get as many views as possible that GLERA can take back to the City.

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I think it’s a good idea. Deal with any problems as described as and when they occur

A great idea , also for under great Arthur house space . We were promised at some point planters and seating down there . It’s a dead space
That has so much potential for more greenery and especially in these difficult times when outdoor space is so important .

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