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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
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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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I was wondering if there were any existing efforts to coordinate support to older residents in the event of a worsening coronavirus situation. In such a scenario I imagine older neighbours will be staying inside their flats and may need others to drop supplies or food off to them? Anyone know anything about that, and how the rest of us might pitch in? 

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I am a full time carer to my elderly partner, who has dementia, and am keeping him indoors for a while.  He is happy, as does not like going out when its cold anyway.  I don't have any elderly neighbours myself, but would be happy to help, but, as yet, don't know about any such plans.  You raise a good point. 

I'm unable to lend a hand as I am immunosuppressed myself, however I have seen a similar discussion on the Barbican Forums that might be of interest: https://www.barbicantalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20308

They're currently discussing volunteers for home deliveries should anyone require them on the estate.

Thanks Clare!

Actually , I was thinking about this as well. I'm happy to help out if needed.

Alright, let's see how the situation progresses and use this thread as a place to organize if need be. 

Good one Lee

Happy to help too

Does anyone know how to reach people in such cases?

Is there somehting being coordinated by the City?

Finding out who our neighbours are would be good...my immediate neighbours are young and appear healthy. I do not know the older ones further up.

Knocking on doors and offering help could be a start, or dropping a note? I doubt the older generation will be on this online community group.

How do we coordinate?

I am on the 3rd floor of Crescent house like maria and could watch out for our neighbours on this flloor. How do we cover the other buildings and floors?

Philippe

Also consider joining this Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/citymutualaid/

oooops- just duplicated this?

This is a great idea.  I suggest we contact the Estate Office to find out if there are any plans being led by the Housing Department.  We should probably also coordinate with the local supermarkets and pharmacy, as they may turn volunteers away if they have to implement a quota system and we turn up with a long shopping list on behalf of others.  I'll drop a message to the Estate Office to find out if they have any plans and post back here what I find.

Hi Peter and Philippe. There is an email thread going with several others at GLE on this topic. If you'd like to be added, just drop me a message at leewilsonbailey at gmail and I will loop you in. 

thanks will do

Hi Lee

I have just tried to email you but I cannot get your email addy to take. Please would you post it as I would like to join the Volunteers for Coronavirus. 

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