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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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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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David Henderson commented on Sue Pearson's blog post CITY OF LONDON CORPORATION FAILS ITS RESIDENTS
"The claimed satisfaction rates with service provided do not reflect the experience or feelings of most on the estate. Based on what sample size?"
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David Henderson commented on Graeme Harrower's blog post ALDERMAN POSTPONES DATE FOR HIS RE-ELECTION
"It is always instructive to see how flexibly applied is the notion of democracy when it suits a particular viewpoint. We have all been getting used to the new normal of video conferenced meetings and planning committee’s while postal voting is…"
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Golden Baggers trip to Wakehurst

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 17:28 0 Comments

This year's Golden Baggers annual trip on Sunday 5th May was to Wakehurst in Sussex.

Wakehurst comprises a 16th century mansion house set in 500 acres of wild botanic garden, managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The gardens are designed as a living collection of woodland trees and plants including many rare species from across the globe which are grown especially for research, conservation and educational purposes. Different areas of the garden…

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Golden Baggers trip to Haddenham and Turn End home and gardens

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 8:47 0 Comments

Sunday 6th May was a beautiful day, perfect for a group of friends, neighbours, gardeners both expert and curious, from Golden Lane to visit the Buckinghamshire village of Haddenham, near Aylsbury. 

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