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 which has reserves of £2.6 billion. They have dedicated £50 million of this money to support small business during the pandemic but nothing to support residents. £37 million of this money has not been spent and Sue suggested that, as a start, it might be a good idea to redirect this to Estate repairs.At the Council meeting discussion of the motion was cut short by a point of order and the the motion to speed up repair of your Estates was lost by 75 votes to 19. A supportive councillor, Graeme Harrower, has written a…See More
Five members of the GLERA committee and a small number of residents took part in a walkabout on 21st November 2019 with four common councillors - Sue Pearson, Mary Durcan, Mark Bostock and John…Continue
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greening the entire estate? Who to contact re Golden Baggers to expand to other areas? Are there grants available for this sort of environmental improvement?
housing on the Baltic…"
"Sue has worked tirelessly to support the residents and families on Golden Lane during this odd and difficult time. She has listened to residents and made time for the people who are isolated in their homes. No-one could doubt Sue’s commitment…"
"Dear Anne, thank you for your message. I do understand you have to represent views which may not be your own which is why i world struggle on such a committee. Those sick and housebound were also children once and it’sa fact that the older…"
I hope you are well. As GLERA co-chair I contacted the Estate Office, the Fusion office and Charterhouse School on behalf of residents who were disturbed by the noise. For some of our more vulnerable and house-bound residents this…"
"I live above the tennis courts in Cullum Welch House and I've yet to find noise levels 'unacceptable'. Why not apply to the Listing Officers to 'green' the concrete plaza by Shakespeare pub and, if necessary, restrict…"
Due to family circumstances Tim Godsmark is having a break from chairing GLERA. Lisa Scott has also had to resign her post as GLERA Secretary due to family circumstances.The committee met last week - present wereVernon Ashford (treasurer)Anne CorbettDawn FramptonCharles HumphriesSue LyonsIt was agreed that Anne and Charles will act as co-chair until Tim returns or the next AGM in June 2020.Dawn and Sue agreed to share the role of Secretary.Jacqueline also attended the meeting as an observer…See More