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
You may have already been contacted by the NHS about your COVID-19 vaccination. If you already have an appointment booked, please attend this as scheduled.
For those that haven’t been contacted, we are pleased to inform you that St Bartholomew’s have limited vaccination slots for City of London residents who meet one of the following criteria:
• Aged 65 and over, living in the City of London • A registered health care worker or carer, living or working regularly in the City of London • Critically extremely vulnerable patients – not pregnant or under 16 – living or working regularly in the City of London • Anyone 16-64 with underlying health conditions (including diabetes) living in the City of London
This is currently for the first dose only. If you have already had your first dose, your original provider will offer you the second dose. If you have had the first dose at St Bartholomew’s you will be invited back for your second dose in twelve weeks from your vaccination.
Emails should include name, date of birth and telephone contact number. If the booking is for two people please make this clear in order to ensure two slots are booked.
If you are not currently eligible for the vaccine, please do not book an appointment. The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn. It’s important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then."