'Gagging' of our resident Common Councillors
IMPORTANT - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: as a result of the issues outlined below the Standards Committee has scheduled a meeting for September 6 at 11.30 am, Committee Rooms in the Guildhall.
In April the Court of Common Council was presented with a petition signed by over 1,100 City residents declaring 'no confidence' in the City's standards regime. The key issue being that resident Councillors are not able to represent their constituents on matters which affect their constituents no less than themselves without obtaining ‘dispensations’ that are widely refused. READ MORE
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Consultation on 'Open Spaces'
A resolution was passed at annual wardmote in March 2019:
“It was Resolved that the City of London Corporation commission a study reporting in no more than one year regarding pedestrian flows through the Golden Lane Estate ("GLE") resulting from current and anticipated property developments in the vicinity of the GLE and consult with GLE residents regarding the current "private" status of the GLE as a result of which residents pay for the maintenance of areas of the GLE that are in practice open to the public.”
For more background, resulting Community Conversations and progress READ MORE
The next Community Conversation about our Open Spaces will be downstairs in the Community Centre on 24 October 7-9pm
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In April 2017 the Barbican Association and Golden Lane Estates Residents' Association (GLERA) approached the City with proposals for a new conservation area to include the Barbican and Golden Lane Estates and surrounding areas (red lined boundary on map).
The buildings of both Estates are listed and therefore already designated heritage assets, hence it is primarily the setting of the estates and the historical importance of the area that conservation area status will help to protect, in particular the massing and appearance of future developments and proposed demolitions within the area.
In May 2017 the City agreed to undertake an assessment of the proposed area.