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Patsy replied to Patsy's discussion Which is best broadband provider?
"Thanks Christine will try Community Fibre"
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Christine Clifford replied to Patsy's discussion Which is best broadband provider?
"We use Community Fibre which was fine in Bowater House and we now use in Stanley Cohen. You say you have a router, you should have a Moden too. I hope that helps"
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Which is best broadband provider?

Hello,What are residents experience of broadband please?We had a heavy sell from Hyperoptic in Cullum Welch so I gave them a go.But 6 weeks later have functioning router but still never had Internet.Has anyone had positive experiences with other broadband providers please?See More
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We are looking to swap our 2 bedroom flat in Bayer House for a 3 bedroom flat anywhere on the Golden Lane Estate. Our flat in freshly renovated and the original wooden floors has been sanded down. We have two fast growing daughters, who are quickly outgrowing the bedroom they are sharing.If you are looking to downsize, please let us know. We would be happy to take flat in any condition and we can also help with moving formalities.See More
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RCS CoLPAI - alternative plans

Is it possible to achieve the same amount of school and housing accommodation on the RCS site in a low to medium rise format that matches the surrounding housing?

We have looked at possible plans in more detail and it turns out that not only is it possible; you could achieve 15% more social housing on the site. The key is to combine the school and housing in one building which saves space. This layout would:

  • Be planning policy compliant
  • Be cheaper to build. (The tower is £3m over budget, partly because it is high-rise)
  • Achieve more and better quality Social Housing (76 flats instead of 66)
  • Provide the same area for the school with an integrated School Hall
  • Provide public open space  Avoid the fire safety compromises of a single-staircase tower

These plans are not meant to be fully worked up proposals for the site, but realistic schematic layouts. We call on the City of London to withdraw the highly damaging and misguided proposals for the CoLPAI tower and look urgently at a low-rise scheme along these lines.

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