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.Continue reading “Pedestrian prioritisation”
Live or work in the Square Mile? As the oldest continuous municipal democracy in the world, the City of London is also the only place in the UK where residents and workers get a vote. And now the City of London Corporation has a new website where you can register to vote in the upcoming 2022 elections.
Don’t miss out on exercising your democratic right and register today:
We hope you had a chance to get a good summer break. Walking around Cheapside this week it’s good to see lots more people out and about. Time to reconnect!
If you live or work in the Ward of Cheap we would like to invite to our annual summer party on Thursday 16 September from 17:00 – 18:30.
This year we hope to hold our reception in an outside garden, but if the English wheather decides otherwise we have an option to meet inside!
Please RSVP to Tijs Broeke and let us know if you want to bring a colleague.
The City Corporation recognises the seriousness of the problem of air pollution in London. The capital’s poor air quality led to 1,000 hospital admissions a year for asthma and serious lung conditions between 2014 and 2016 and contributed to the deaths of more than 4,000 Londoners in 2019. The pandemic and resulting lockdowns saw a decline in road emissions, with a 40% drop in nitrogen dioxide in the City of London between 2019 and 2020.Continue reading “City seeks to strengthen new Environment Bill”
London has topped the rankings out of 80 cities around the globe for a higher quality of life and social capital, according to a new report. Boston Consulting Group analysed responses from 25,000 residents in 80 cities around the world and using over 150 metrics.Continue reading “London ‘city of choice’”
Angela McLaren is set to be appointed as the new City of London Police Commissioner, following a meeting of the Court of Common Council at Guildhall.
With diversity and inclusion at its heart, Angela McLaren’s recruitment was overseen by the City Corporation’s Police Authority Board, which makes sure that the force runs an effective and efficient service, ensuring value for money in the way that the force is run, and setting policing priorities that take into account the views of the local community.Continue reading “Historic appointment: New City of London Police Commissioner”
It’s London Climate Action week and a chance to celebrate the work being done to tackle climate change in our capital city. It’s an opportunity to highlight and bring to the forefront the challenges we are facing and need to address to make a real difference.Continue reading “London must become a world leader on climate change action”
Welcome news this week with the announcement from Transport for London (TfL) that the Waterloo & City line will re-open in June, following 15 months of closure. As member of the City Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee I’ve lobbied continuously for the reopening of the line at the earliest opportunity to help commuters get into work safely and support recovery of the Square Mile.Continue reading “Welcome news: Waterloo & City Line is reopening in June”
On Tuesday 11 May at 5.00pm we are holding our 2021 annual Ward meeting – virtually for now, but hopefully later this year we can organise an in person event again. Everyone who works or lives in the Ward of Cheap is welcome.Continue reading “Ward of Cheap 2021 annual meeting”
The City’s Court of Common Council has agreed to create a grant fund for City SME Businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The scheme is designed to support businesses which contribute to the City’s vibrancy at street level and directly provide services to returning City workers, visitors, and residents.Continue reading “City of London Recovery Grant Fund”