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Christine Clifford commented on Tim Godsmark's blog post Money for Repairs
"The link takes me to a Word doc I think then nothing. I think it’s appalling that the City thinks so little of its residents. It’s time the business vote was abolished."
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We have a couple of desk spaces to rent in our small office in Shoreditch Town Hall. Photocopier/printer, tea and coffee included.If you are interested contact Tim on 07815 437 028See More
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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
Thursday
Tim Godsmark posted a blog post

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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London Open House will be celebrated on Golden Lane on the weekend of 22 and 23 September.

The hub for the two days will be the Community Centre which will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm.

There will be exhibitions of archive materials; talks from the architects responsible for restoring the Centre; tours by the other architects involved in restoring Great Arthur House and the playground; guided tours across the Estate and a specially made showing of Night and Day - The Arena Time Machine,  a continuous film montage, shown in real time, using only footage from the extensive BBC TV Arena archive, edited to remain in synch with the day and night. Jointly directed by Anthony Wall and GLE resident Emma Matthews.

We are looking for volunteers to do the following:

- Guided tours of the Estate

- Stewarding at the Community Centre and neighbouring areas

- Decorating and helping with exhibitions in the Community Centre

- Working with the Night and Day project to set up in the Community Centre

- Preparing and selling food and drink in aid of the Community Centre

- Providing access to their flats

If you are interested, please contact Paul Lincoln  

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