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Christine Clifford commented on Sue Pearson's blog post Golden Lane Estate tenants due a water charge refund
"Thank you all for this. It beggars belief that the CoL still has not repaid the full amount with interest as some other councils have ."
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Tim Godsmark posted a discussion

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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BARBICAN POLICE TEAM posted a discussion

Barbican Cluster Panel Meeting - City of London Police

Any one who lives or works in Barbican Cluster is invited to attend the Barbican Cluster Panel MeetingThursday 20 January 2022 from 1800 to 1900 hours @Golden Lane Estate Community Centre, Fann Street, London, EC1Y 0SAYou can meet the Dedicated Ward Officer Team and other members of the communityReceive an update on local policing mattersHave a say on the cluster priorities for policingThe room will be well ventilated so please wear warm clothing.Seating will be well placed and face masks are required unless exempt.Numbers will be restricted due to COVID recommendations so please confirmyour attendance with us in advance.To confirm attendance please contact PC Christine Phillips,christine.phillips@cityoflondon.police.uk, 07736 952395.See More
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GLERA Committee

The GLERA Committee is made up of people elected by residents of the estate. They represent you to the City of London and other bodies involved in the estate. 

Meet them below...

Vernon Ashford - Treasurer

Which building do you live in?
Cullum Welch House

How long have you lived on the Estate?
Just over 20 years

Tell us a little bit about yourself...

I am retired but still take an interest in the City through my Ward Club of which I am a Past Master, my Livery and as a Committee Member of the Three Rooms Club at Lloyd's

What's your favourite thing about living on the Estate?

Golden Lane is so central, not only for working in the City, but also for enjoying everything that London has to offer.

Anne Corbett - Acting Co-chair

Which building do you live in?
Basterfield House

How long have you lived on the Estate?
Since 2007

Tell us a little bit about yourself...

I work part-time in Richard Cloudesley School after decades of full-time work in schools. My last full-time post was as headteacher of Richard Cloudesley School. My interests in life are my extended family in Northern Ireland and any kind of sport or sporting activity. I love playing tennis and for my sins I support Leyton Orient. I have recently got involved with the local Labour Party and would like to spend more time campaigning on local issues.

What's your favourite thing about living on the Estate?

The best thing about the Golden Lane Estate has to be the people - never have I lived in a place in London where people are so friendly, open and downright wonderful.

David Cox



Dawn Frampton - Secretary

Which building do you live in?
Cuthbert Harrowing House

How long have you lived on the Estate?
For over 20 years. I started out in Crescent House, then moved to Bowater House and now live in Cuthbert Harrowing.

Tell us a little bit about yourself...
I live with my 2 teenage children and work at the special needs school on Golden Lane. Before that I worked in the City. I was brought up in Holborn and have lived in EC1 all of my life. I spent a lot of my younger years playing/hanging out around GLE as my best friend lived in Basterfield House and I remember the youth club that was on what is now the Barbican wildlife garden.

What's your favourite thing about living on the Estate?
I know a lot of people who live in the area and it is somewhere I feel safe and content. I love having access to all the amenities and I know no different having lived here all my life. All of my family still live local. My children have grown up here and Fortune Park was like a back garden to us when they were young. The sense of community is strong and friendly and people care about where they live.

Tim Godsmark - Past Chair 

Which building do you live in?

Hatfield House

How long have you lived on the Estate?

15 years

Tell us a little bit about yourself…

I live with my wife, Anna, and our three boys. I am an architect running a practice based in Shoreditch Town Hall. I have worked in the area since the late 80s and have always loved the Estate.

What's your favourite thing about living on the Estate?

The design of the flats and the community.

Aziz Henache

Charles Humphries - Acting Co-chair
Which building do you live in, and how long have you lived on the Estate?
We moved into Basterfield House ten years ago after living in Islington.

Tell us a little bit about yourself...
I am a director of HEAT; a local architectural practice which specialises in residential projects. In the 1980s I helped found and run a tenant and resident association in the East End where we successfully campaigned at the time to stop our housing block being demolished for redevelopment.

What's your favourite thing about living on the Estate?
What I love about Golden Lane is the amazing, talented and resourceful people who live here. We are incredibly lucky to live in this peaceful secret corner of London.

I meet people visiting the estate who have come from all over the world because it is still a ground-breaking template for modern social housing. They are surprised when they get here at the neglect and lack of care. I joined GLERA to try and help improve our environment and raise the profile of the estate so that it is more valued.

Sue Lyons

Maria Prior

Which building do you live in?
Crescent House

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