693rd Lord Mayor sets out to boost diversity

The City of London’s new civic leader has set out his ambition for his year in office as London welcomed back the Lord Mayor’s Show.The parade, which dates back to the 13th Century, will see 128 floats parade from Guildhall to the Royal Courts of Justice.It was cancelled last year for the first time since 1852 when it made way for the Duke of Wellington’s funeral.

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Fall in number of rough sleepers in Square Mile

The number of people sleeping rough on the City of London’s streets has dropped by one-third over the last year. During an update on recent figures, Members of the City of London Corporation’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Sub Committee were told that 92 people had been found sleeping rough between April and June this year, compared to 140 people in the same period last year, amounting to a 34.3% decrease.

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Ward of Cheap newsletter September 2021

It is great after the summer break to see the buzz returning in the Square Mile. The number of people travelling into the City significantly increased in September. This was definitely noticeable when going out for lunch around Cheapside. We also had a chance to meet again in person and to reconnect with residents and City workers at our Ward of Cheap summer reception.

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Pedestrian prioritisation

July the Court of Common Council approved a report initiating the Pedestrian Priority Streets Programme, a 3-year initiative to improve conditions for people walking in the City which is linked to both the City of London’s Transport Strategy and the Climate Action Strategy. Traffic and public realm measures were installed in Summer 2020 as part of the on-street measures for the City’s COVID-19 response. The City Corporation is now seeking views on the current temporary street measures.

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