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Despite planning condition COLPAI plan to destroy trees bordering the allotment

During the summer the Golden Baggers mounted a campaign to save the trees bordering the allotments and the old Richard Cloudesley School site. Over 1,000 signatures were collected, with coverage in City Matters and the…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on November 16, 2018 at 21:00 — 4 Comments

Living on the edge

Blogpost about Golden Lane and Whitecross Street

http://basterfieldbilly.blogspot.com/2018/10/across-great-divide.html?m=1

Added by Billy Mann on November 1, 2018 at 16:03 — No Comments

TFL Consultation: central London bus services review

From Transport for London 28 September:

Today we have  launched our consultation on proposed changes to central London bus services to deliver an efficient, modern, simple network with buses in the right places at the right times.  

This is the first step in a major modernisation of the bus network in more than 16 years. London’s bus network is also crucial to its continued economic…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on September 28, 2018 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

New draft policies - Filming, Parking, Sheds, Lettings and Transfers, Domestic Violence and Abuse

Last year the City set up the Housing Users Board (HUB) so that interested residents could get involved in helping Housing Officers develop new policies and review existing ones.

Members of the HUB…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on August 16, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Volunteers needed for White Cross Street Party

Find more information click  here and application form here.

Duties will include:

- To be helpful and friendly at all…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on July 7, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

St Luke's Summer Camp

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Added by Growing Connections at St Lukes on June 14, 2018 at 17:00 — No Comments

London Open House - volunteers sought to run special event in the newly-refurbished Community Centre

This year, to celebrate the reopening of the Community Centre, the building of the playground and the refurbishment of Great Arthur House, it is planned to take part in London Open House.

The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday 22/23 September 2018.…

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Added by Paul Lincoln on May 24, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments

WE NEED OUR TREES!

Protect our trees and they will protect us

The development of the former Richard Cloudesley School site next to the Golden Lane Estate has been granted…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on May 23, 2018 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

Media Story about City of London 'stonewalling' on financial arrangements

Minutes from a City of London Financial Investment Board meeting on March 22, published this month, showed a member queried why the Corporation had made loans to the (Northamptonshire County) council. The minutes state: “The chairman advised the board that the outstanding £20 million loan to Northamptonshire County Council was underwritten by central government. "A member raised a query about loans to local authorities that the board agreed to discuss as a non-public question relating to the…

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Added by Stewart Home on May 18, 2018 at 21:36 — No Comments

Golden Baggers trip to Haddenham and Turn End home and gardens

Sunday 6th May was a beautiful day, perfect for a group of friends, neighbours, gardeners both expert and curious,…

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Added by David Henderson on May 14, 2018 at 8:47 — No Comments

There Are Biscuits. A personal view from the Islington Planning Meeting

The man in uniform knows a rabble rouser when he sees one. “Are these… persons with you?” he asks warily eyeing the group of thirty or so Golden Laneites who had braved the blizzard conditions and the strange bio-diesel tang of the No.4 bus to make it up Islington Town Hall. We review the troops. 

The council’s porter was a man who’d seen a thing or two in his time. “Just keep it civilised, you know - have a coffee, have a cup of tea… no arguing with the…

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Added by Charles Humphries on March 5, 2018 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Plans for re-landscaping Baltic Street - what do you think?

At the GLERA Meeting in January, we heard from Dominique Gagnon of Jamie Fobert Architects about his suggestions to re-landscape the area under the large sycamore tree on Baltic Street West, just outside the entrance to Crescent House and Hatfield House. 

Dominique lives on Crescent Row, which fronts onto the site, and is an architect by profession. However, he's not planning to design the area himself or…

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Added by Nick Sharp on February 21, 2018 at 21:42 — 4 Comments

Why 1 March needs to be a date in your diary and money, time and energy are required now

1 March is looming as a very important date for Golden Lane Estate.

Richard Cloudesley site

Islington Planning Committee will be meeting at 7-30pm to hear the planning application for the Richard Cloudesley site. Some changes have been made to the plans under pressure from GLE but there is still much that remains which is a huge cause for concern. Key issues include a tower…

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Added by Paul Lincoln on February 14, 2018 at 7:26 — No Comments

Alternative plans for CoLPAI by Fred Scott

This is a collage of 1950’s local Londoners looking at a model of my future proposal for the Richard Cloudesley / COLPAI site on the north east side of the Golden Lane Estate. It is a sketch model, a general…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on February 13, 2018 at 11:50 — No Comments

As Bernard Morgan House finally demolished government figures show City of London is as bad as the Isles of Scilly in building affordable homes

As the last piece of Bernard Morgan House is demolished and carted away, figures published this week by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show that the City of London was in the bottom five local authorities when it comes…

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Added by Paul Lincoln on February 10, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments

Conflicts of interest - do they matter in EC1?

In most places of employment, there is an obligation to register potential conflicts of interest.  A freelance job perhaps or membership of a rival organisation - all of these make it necessary either to declare an interest or to step down from a decision. But is this the way it works in the…

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Added by Paul Lincoln on February 3, 2018 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

MP Mark Field visits Golden Lane Estate and discusses CoLPAI

On Monday 11 December our local MP, Mark Field, visited Golden Lane Estate.

He was taken on a walkabout by Tim Godsmark, GLERA Chair and a small group of residents - Anne Corbett, Charles Humphries and Emma Matthews.

Here is the subsequent correspondence:

From GLERA, 12 December:

Dear Abhi,

It was a great pleasure to meet you yesterday. I attach a letter which summarises our concerns regarding the…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on December 19, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

RCS CoLPAI - alternative plans

Is it possible to achieve the same amount of school and housing accommodation on the RCS site in a low to medium rise format that matches the surrounding housing?

The RSC CoLPAI GLERA sub-committee have looked at possible plans in more detail and it turns out that not only is it possible; you could achieve 15% more social housing on the site. The key is to combine the school and housing in one building which saves space. This layout would:

  • Be planning…
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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on November 15, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

There is another way: the history of alternative schemes proves that resistance works

'There is another way' was the slogan chosen by …

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Added by Paul Lincoln on November 13, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

Academy of Urbanism Awards 2018

Golden Lane Estate was shortlisted for an Urbanism Award 2018 in the Great Neighbourhood category alongside Byker in Newcastle and Smithfields in Dublin. Sadly we didn't win, but we did come away with a framed commendation and a very fitting poem from poet in residence,…

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Added by GLE Website Comms Team on November 13, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

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