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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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Community Conversation - Community Safety and Anti-Social Behaviour: feedback

Notes from the GLERA ‘Community Conversation’ held on Wednesday 27th February 2019

Community Safety and Anti-Social Behaviour

This is a new format for the Golden Lane Estate Resident’s Association where we will be discussing matters that concern residents living on the Estate. The first of these conversations was centred around community safety and anti social behaviour in and around the local area. We live in an area where at different times of the day we have people coming in from all other areas for different reasons and this creates opportunities for uncertainty and every now and then we encounter crime and anti social behaviour which can leave us feeling unsafe and at times intimidated and vulnerable.

This evening’s guest speakers were Inspector Pete Lucas of the City of London Police, standing in for Christine Phillips our community officer and David Mackintosh, Head of Community Safety at the City of London Corporation. Jason Pritchard, who is a Common Councillor for the Portsoken Ward and a resident of Middlesex Street, came along to tell us about some of their experiences and to talk about the neighbourhood watch scheme they are piloting over on his Estate. Also present were two of Cripplegate’s Common Councillors, Mary Duncan and Will Pimlott.

Issues that arose which were put to the conversation by residents included safely on the Estate and how it is monitored and managed, rough sleepers in particular around Barbican Station which then lead into our vicinity, the impact it has on youngsters living on the Estate having to witness drug taking and paraphernalia left behind, the upcoming new build of the YMCA and how that will be managed, filming on the Estate in large groups and the aesthetics of the Estate and why it is important for the Corporation to maintain the upkeep and presentation.

Inspector Pete Lucas discussed the importance of reporting crimes to the police no matter how small either by dialling 101 or in more extreme cases calling 999. The view from the police is that they need to be made aware of certain undertakings then they are in a better position to allocate officers in these areas or at these particular times. If unreported then the provision of staff will be positioned in areas where they have had reports. He was also able to confirm that knife crime generally was not an issue in this area but was well aware of the borough boundaries in close proximity. He confirmed that nationally moped crimes had gone down dramatically in the last six months.

David Mackintosh gave some useful feedback on the work he does around co-ordinating the different bodies involved in creating a safer community. He spoke about the need for drug rehabilitation programmes and wider drug education.

Jason Pritchard spoke about the high levels of drug use around the Middlesex Street Estate and how residents were tackling ways to keep themselves safe and the need for the Corporation to be quicker in responding to ‘fixing’ communal areas where, say, a door entry system may have broken. They have started up a neighbourhood watch scheme which is the first of its kind on any Corporation Estate. And in particular communication is done via a WatsApp group where residents can share information if they have spotted something that has taken place or need information on what to do. It also acts as a look out for their neighbours particularly those that are vulnerable or in need of support. Whilst WattsApp is not available to all residents as you need to have a smart phone to download the App, it is one way of communicating and keeping in touch as well as holding regular get togethers for those that prefer to do so.

Everyone who attended found the session useful and liked the new format. Some suggestions which came from the session going forward are communication with the Corporation regarding community outreach especially with regard to youth provision, children and youth services, use of the communal areas by members of the public, crime prevention - root causes, the Estate Office, repairs and a follow up on what was discussed on this occasion. We would of course welcome any additional ideas. These can be sent to chair.glera@gmail.com 

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