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parking spaces and key fob

Hi allJust wondering - is it possible to rent a parking space for a few days?  I am moving out next month and wanted to be able to park my car for boxes etc and also to allow the removal van in.Also does anyone know who I would contact for letting the removal van in if i cannot rent a parking space?thanksMaireadSee More
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In person and online events 24/27 Nov - Helping someone regularly? at Via Zoom & Golden lane estate

November 24, 2022 at 10am to November 27, 2022 at 7:30pm
Many Golden lane residents help to look after a neighbour, spouse, family member or friend who needs your support. The person may have eg a short-term or long-term health condition, disability, frailty, substance misuse or a mental health condition. Did you know items such as picking up shopping, being a listening ear, picking up prescriptions, taking a person to appointments, helping with meals/ paperwork etc all come under the banner of being a "carer". In 2014 the government passed the Care Act, in which you have certain rights that local councils, businesses and our City Corporation needs to meet. Most residents think of a carer as a paid carer worker in a blue uniform. Without realising, the term carer is for those who are caregiving not paid to do so. CoL has a contract with City Connections (since 2019) to meet the needs of City residents/City workers who also have a caring responsibility. Here at City Carers Community, a resident group, we started in April 2020 to…See More
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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 21st April, 2022 was when we were presented to the Lord Mayor of London in the Guildhall as the “newbies” – there are thirty-eight new Common Councillors, we are told (unofficially) that the new council has more women and more people from Black, Asian minority ethnic groups. Unfortunately, the City of London does not profile the twenty-five Alderman and one hundred Common Councillors, so we don’t know for sure how the make-up of the Council has changed. However, we know that the majority of those elected are businesspeople who work mostly in finance, insurance, and law.
My first impressions of the Common Council were mostly positive, and I enjoyed the day which included a rehearsal in the morning, a church service and lunch followed by the Court at 1pm and then afternoon tea. I was not able to attend on the morning due to work commitments, but I was well-directed by Natasha, Mark and Sue who guided me into the right places for the Court in the afternoon. During the afternoon I met new and established councillors who were friendly and interested in the Golden Lane Estate. We need to keep our estate issues live and make sure that the business councillors continue to listen to residents’ concerns.
At the Court of Common Council, Mark and Sue spoke clearly and forcefully about resident representation. Natasha also petitioned the Court to consider substitutions for places on committees when a resident councillor is unable to attend and vote. The Cripplegate voice was loud and clear!
The political system in the City of London is loaded in favour of business and this came across clearly. Without doubt the Court was dominated by the voices of an established cohort of men (and a few women) and it was a challenge for the new people to follow proceedings. It was like a mix of a formal legal court and a council meeting!
I hope the newly elected councillors in residential wards will have influence and help modernise the system for the benefit of the people who live in the city. If you have time, I urge you to attend the next Court of Common Council on 19th May 2022 at 1pm and the various committees – the dates are available on the City of London website.
Please contact me if you have any questions about this blog
Anne.corbett@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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