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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 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
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Imagine a Golden Lane Estate that was going to achieve Carbon Net Zero. Imagine a place that was green, resilient to climate change and committed to recycling, waste reduction and conservation of energy. Imagine a place with lots of trees, new planting, and a real commitment to encouraging biodiversity.

The City of London launched its Climate Action Plan last year. Over the past six months a number of open-air events have taken place bringing residents together to look at ideas for improving Golden Lane Estate. Discussions have looked at:
• Energy and waste
• Working together
• Communications
• Working with the City
• Ideas for greening the Estate

An interactive map has been created which lists all of the ideas discussed to date.

On Saturday 16th October a planning workshop took place to look at how to take the work of the past year forwards. The following ideas were developed and divided between Do it yourself [DIY] and Do it with others [DIWO]:

Biodiversity and Greening

DIY

DIWO

Beehive teams are put together along routes including the Great Arthur House roof garden

 

Gardening on balconies to be encouraged

 

Plant clinic workshops to be organised

 

Sunflower competition to be organised

Recycling and waste

DIY

DIWO

Repair workshops

Reinstall bins for garden waste

Bookbank

Real commitment to recycling all materials

Composting on a large scale

Recycling bins for public waste

Energy

DIY

DIWO

Thermal curtains installed

Solar panels on roofs

Reflective curtains

Secondary glazing

Bulk buying campaigns

 

 

Travel and cycling

DIY

DIWO

Bike maintenance workshops and workshops with Look Mum No Hands

The cycle project delivers spaces for safe bike parking

More use of the cargo bike

Electric carpool

GLE guided walks

 

Online walking maps

 

Communications

DIY

DIWO

Existing website to be modernised and updated to accommodate this project

Grant to be applied for to fund website changes

Groups agreed to report back at the next meeting which was on Saturday 20 November at 2pm in the Community Centre.

The next meeting after this is booked for Saturday 18 December at 2pm.

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