Update from one of your Common Councillors (Spring 2021)

It continues to be difficult to keep in touch, but I am encouraged by positive signals for a return to the City this year. I hope you have been receiving my daily updates on Twitter or LinkedIn (links at bottom of this email). As always, I am happy to receive your comments on any matters related to the City of London Corporation and to take on any casework from you, my constituents. Hope you enjoy reading this latest update.
Stiff + Trevillion faces heritage challenge to slim blue City skyscraperThe proposal for developer BentallGreenOak involves the demolition of a 1960s office building at 31 Bury Street, near the Gherkin, and a new tall, slimRead More
City Corporation creates new Covid Business Recovery Fund – CityAM : CityAMThe Court of Common Council, the City of London Corporation’s main decision-making body, has today (4 March) agreed to createRead More
Healthy Streets Scheme – Creechurch Lane/Leadenhall StreetThe City Corporation will be introducing a raised entry table in Creechurch
Lane at its junction with Leadenhall Street as part of its ‘Healthy Streets’ programme. The entry table will be approximately 6 metres long, 4.3 metres wide, with a flat top length of 3 metres, a maximum height of 75 mm and ramp gradients of 1:20. The raising of the carriageway will provide a ‘step-free’ crossing area at footway level for pedestrians and help encourage drivers to reduce their speed as they enter Creechurch Lane.
Casework in action
It’s the 700th anniversary of Leadenhall MarketThis year marks the 700th anniversary of London’s Leadenhall Market, the ornate market in the City of London.Read More
Mental health scheme offers support to those who ‘suffer in silence’ – London PostPeople with mental health issues in Tower Hamlets will support each other in a new scheme aimed at targeting hard-to-reach groups and tackling ‘hidden homelessness’. The project will see support groups set up in 12 wards across the borough, while people with experience of mental ill health will be trained as ‘peer leaders’ to offer […]Read More
3 little known Japanese hacks that will transform your productivityI’ve always had a soft spot for #Japanese ideas and these 3 #productivity hacks I outline below are ones I’ve personally found useful for my own projects:Personal Kanban Noguchi Filing System Kaizen