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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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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 Planning Permission by both Islington Council and the City of London.

The proposal involves the needless loss of seven existing semi-mature trees on the western boundary between the site and the allotments on Golden Lane Estate.

These seven established trees are in good health and have a reasonable life expectancy. The developers propose to replace them with just three new trees after the development is finished - at least 18 months down the line. This is no real compensation and the interim loss of habitat for nesting birds, bees and insects will be devastating.

The trees are not just beautiful but for up to a period of two years of demolition and noisy construction they act as the best barrier we have between a dirty building site and the estate. We'll desperately need the benefits of these trees during this time and we'll certainly need them afterwards to provide a green corridor providing shade, CO2 absorption, and biodiversity which will benefit the new school and residents alike.

Clean air for our children is essential - Prior Weston Primary School, just down the road, is one of the 50 most polluted primary schools in London, despite its proximity to Fortune Street Park. This was recognised by Mayor Sadiq Kahn when he came to the school last September to launch his new 'toxic air' audit. 

Our neighbourhood needs some serious anti-pollution busting measures and cannot afford to lose any trees, for any period of time, particularly when workable solutions are available. This is a similar situation faced by communities up and down the country – we must stop the destruction of perfectly viable trees.

SIGN THE PETITION – WE NEED OUR TREES!

Press:

Golden Lane locals rally to protect trees in danger

Jo Davy, 23 May 2018 - City Matters

Garden State: the Golden Baggers open their gates

Jo Davy, 6 June 2018 - City Matters

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Comment by Hussain on July 2, 2018 at 21:28

At 21:27 the total pledged stands at:

2
days to go
£4,675
pledged of £5,000 target by 68 people
WE can all do it!
Comment by Hussain on July 2, 2018 at 17:06

Is Golden Lane Estate a Conservation Area? I ask because if it is then potentially these wonderful living life giving trees can be saved from the corporate environmental manslaughter of the CoL. They refuse to plant trees where they are needed! We need more trees on Golden Lane!

I was in a local café enjoying a chilled smoothie  the other day, when I overheard a child telling its mother, "mum I want to donate all of my money box to save our trees" If a child can act, so can all of us, without trees the quality of our life gets affected.

Please ask your friends, neighbours, work colleagues, to sign the petition, and if you can please consider making a worthy donation, the trees need us, we need them, they are our future, our children need them!

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