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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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Mutual Exchange

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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Vasileios Bakas replied to Alex's discussion Major Works Costs: Crescent House (2022-2027)
"On the meeting minutes from the Residents Liaison Group of the 25th of August there is mention of a published Simplified Cost Document but it is not attached to the published minutes. Did any of the participants get hold of it?"
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A Tribute to Joan Flannery

Joan Flannery 1928 - 2022

It 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…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on June 27, 2022 at 2:30 — 2 Comments

First Time at the Court of Common Council April 2022

First time at the Court of Common Council

Anne Corbett

Thank you for electing me as a resident councillor and a Labour candidate. Natasha, Frances, and I are now part of the “Cripplegate Eight” and we are committed to working together for residents. I am delighted that we will be holding resident surgeries in the Golden Lane Community Centre on the first Thursday of every month (except the Bank Holiday on 2nd June – the date for June is Thursday 9th).

Our first Common Council on…

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Added by Anne Corbett on April 24, 2022 at 19:23 — No Comments

Election results - significant success in residential wards, tiny turnout in the business wards

Here are the election results for Cripplegate Ward. These are pretty remarkable. Susan Pearson, Natasha Lloyd-Owen and Anne Corbett have each won more votes than any other candidate anywhere in the City of London. They have also, almost certainly, won the most votes won in the last 100 years. This is a huge credit to…

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Added by Paul Lincoln on March 25, 2022 at 18:30 — 3 Comments

Money for Repairs

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…

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Added by Tim Godsmark on January 20, 2022 at 12:59 — 1 Comment

Golden Lane Estate tenants due a water charge refund

Public call for the City of London Corporation to respect the law

We, the City councillors named below, call on the City Corporation to pay its social housing tenants a full refund of a profit that it (and a number of other local authorities) made on “water reselling” from 2001 to 2019 following a ruling by the courts that this profit was unlawful.

The City Corporation should have taken the lead in paying a full refund, because it:

- prides…

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Added by Sue Pearson on January 4, 2022 at 12:11 — 1 Comment

CITY OF LONDON CORPORATION FAILS ITS RESIDENTS

CITY OF LONDON CORPORATION FAILS ITS RESIDENTS

I've called on the City of London Corporation to use some of its £2.6 billion quasi-public “City's Cash" to fund an acceleration of the renovation of its social housing estates, which - due to decades of neglect - are in poor condition.

My call has been rejected by the leadership. The Corporation is happy to spend what is needed to put up new non-residential buildings within a short time frame, but refuses…

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Added by Sue Pearson on September 2, 2021 at 20:31 — 11 Comments

REFORM THE PLANNING PROCESS IN THE CITY OF LONDON

The Golden Lane Estate Residents' Association is one of the sponsors of a major petition that has just been launched to seek reform of the planning process in the City.

All Golden Lane residents know the harm that is being done to our Estate by the Denizen and COLPAI…

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Added by Paul Lincoln on March 3, 2021 at 17:00 — No Comments

Golden Lane Parklet Co-Design

Here is an update from Sustrans on a proposal for a parklet on Golden Lane.



City of London and Sustrans are planning to co-design a temporary parklet in Golden Lane. Sustrans want to work with the community, businesses and schools to co-design and install the parklet, which will provide a pleasant space for people from all walks of life to visit, rest and meet-up in once it is allowed.…

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Added by Paul Lincoln on February 18, 2021 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

POSTPONING DEMOCRACY IN THE CITY

Below is the text of an email I sent today to all members of the Court of Common Council (the City Corporation’s elected governing body) about the proposed postponement of the elections of the City’s 100 councillors from March 2021 to March 2022. 

 

What little democracy there is in the City shouldn’t be postponed by a year for no good reason. But I expect that the postponement of these elections will receive overwhelming support from members of the Court at its meeting on…

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Added by Graeme Harrower on September 7, 2020 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Paying 
attention: Cycle security on
Golden Lane 
Estate

In April of this year the government changed road traffic regulations in order to encourage local authorities to modify highway layouts to benefit pedestrians and cyclists and to encourage active travel
. The City of London Corporation took up the challenge and passed a radical transport strategy.…

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Added by Paul Lincoln on July 18, 2020 at 12:30 — 5 Comments

Cycle security on Golden Lane Estate

Added by Paul Lincoln on July 18, 2020 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION

The election for alderman in Cripplegate Ward has been postponed....
 
David Graves, the alderman for Cripplegate Ward (which covers Golden Lane Estate and part of the Barbican) reached the end of his six year term of office on 17 June 2020.
 
The archaic conventions that govern this archaic public office require that upon the expiry of the term of office of an alderman, he or she submits a “letter of…
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Added by Graeme Harrower on July 19, 2020 at 19:30 — 23 Comments

CITY DEFERS REFORM OF ITS DISCREDITED “STANDARDS” REGIME

As mentioned in my last blog https://www.goldenlaneestate.org/profiles/blogs/the-beginning-of-the-end-of-the-city-s-discredited-standards, a significant proportion of City residents signed a petition last year declaring that they had no confidence in the City Corporation’s “standards" regime. One of their demands was for reform of “standards" proceedings. A motion was…

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Added by Sue Pearson on June 25, 2020 at 11:22 — 1 Comment

The beginning of the end of the City’s discredited “standards” regime?

Last year, more than 1,100 City residents - many of them in our ward of Cripplegate - signed a petition declaring 'no confidence' in the City's standards regime

That petition called for two specific reforms.

The first was to let your elected representatives speak and vote on matters which affected both you and them as residents. After nine months of intense…

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Added by Sue Pearson on June 14, 2020 at 13:42 — No Comments

Mental Health UK silent on its sponsorship from ISG PLC

Update: Mental Health UK have now contacted us - see below for the charity's response.

During Mental Health Week, 30 Golden Lane Estate residents shared the impact the COLPAI construction site was having on their mental health in a moving open letter.

And just as people shared…

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Added by Paul Drinkwater on June 4, 2020 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

THE LATEST ON COLPAI WORKING HOURS

Here is correspondence I’ve had with the City Corporation’s Policy Chair and the Community Services Chair after the government recently published guidance promoting longer working hours on construction sites:



My email to the Policy Chair and Community and Children’s Services Chair on 14 May



Will you undertake that the City Corporation, as the developer of the COLPAI project, will not seek permission to extend the working hours on the site in the…

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Added by Sue Pearson on May 23, 2020 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Mental Health Awareness Week: Open Letter to COLPAI Project

Hello Neighbours

Yesterday I sent the attached Open Letter to COLPAI Project (the first three pages copied below) about the effect that the construction is having on our well being during this week of Mental Health Awareness. This morning I am sending to all members of the City Council along with this link.

Thank you to everyone who contributed with their…

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Added by Jacqueline Swanson on May 21, 2020 at 8:37 — 4 Comments

Get involved with Radio Local!

Do you live or work locally within the Culture Mile area (from Farringdon to Moorgate)? We'd love you to take part in our pop-up radio station...

Radio Local in Culture Mile is a hyper-local radio station broadcasting to the world from 30 May – 12 June 2020, every day from 1-2pm. 



For two weeks presenters Hunt & Darton will be broadcasting…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on May 13, 2020 at 14:30 — No Comments

CITY CORPORATION’S PROPAGANDA AGAINST GOLDEN LANE

Below is the text of an email that I sent today to all members of the Court of Common Council (the City Corporation’s elected governing body). It covers two subjects.

 

First, it satirises the lack of democracy in the City Corporation. As 80% of members of the Court of Common Council are elected mainly by tiny numbers of generally uninterested business voters - a system unique to the City - the Corporation cannot claim to be a democratic institution. For background, see…

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Added by Graeme Harrower on May 11, 2020 at 14:56 — No Comments

ALDERMAN LUDER JUSTIFIES WORK ON COLPAI DURING LOCKDOWN

On Friday May 1st Alderman Luder sent to all members of the Court of Common Council an email to justify work continuing on COLPAI during lockdown. ColPai. A brief reply to Common Councillors Pearson and Harrower

It’s disappointing that the resumption of work continues to be justified by the need for the social housing or the delay to opening the…

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Added by Sue Pearson on May 4, 2020 at 11:00 — 5 Comments

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