Consultation open for new public square

The City Corporation has written to local stakeholder with an update on the so-called St Paul’s Gyratory Project – inviting them to take part in a brief survey. Anyone who lives, works or visits the area can participate. This project aims to improve traffic flow put most importantly it proposes to create a fantastic new public square at bottom of King Edward Street, next to the new redevelopment of the old BT centre site.

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2022 Ward of Cheap team Annual Report

As we are preparing for Christmas and a new Year I’m looking back to a busy year as local elected representative, working hard together with my fellow Common Councillors and Alderman, representing the Ward of Cheap and the City of London. As Vice Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee I’ve helped to promote London as an attractive place to invest. And in my role as Deputy Chair of the Police Authority I’ve focussed on keeping the City the safest district in the world to live, visit, work and do business.

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Reimagining Cities Post-Pandemic

This week I had the pleasure to join Sir Bob Neill MP and Andrew Carter, CEO Centre for Cities, to speak as Vice Chair of Policy on behalf of the City of London Corporation. I spoke about our ambition for an economically diversified Square Mile, improving footfall and spend by making the City an even more attractive place to visit, live, work, connect and do business.

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Treasury Orthodoxy: Fact of Fiction?

It’s always great to be in Edinburgh. This week I had the honour to join an event organised by The Strand Group at King’s College London, introducing former permanent secretary at the Treasury, Lord MacPherson’s lecture on “Treasurt Orthodoxy: Fact or Fiction”. Representing the City Corporation as Vice Chair of Policy I highlighted the importance of financial services sector across the UK, and urged governments to support the UK’s valuable assets: talent, institutions, infrastructure, and the rule of law.

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Sir Rod Stewart provides celebrity support at Police ceremony

In October Sir Rod joined family and friends of 20 new police officers and special constables. His wife Penny Lancaster has become one of our new special constables. Ward of Cheap Councillor Tijs Broeke represented the City of London Corporation police authority board as deputy chair alongside Police Commissioner Angela McLaren at passing out parade. Tijs said: “It was fantastic to speak to all new members of our City of London Police family about their background and passions. At the awards ceremony in Guildhall afterward recruits were reminded to always treat people how you would expect to be treated. The police are the public and the public are the police”

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Court of Common Council pays tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II

Today the full Court of Common Council met in Guildhall to pay tribute to Her late Majesty, and send a message of condoleance to His Majesty King Charles III. A range of Councillors and Alderman shared personal experiences and praised Her late Majesty for her public service. Representing the Ward of Cheap I was honoured to emphasise the importance of our late Queen on the world stage, and the privellege I felt as a ‘boy coming from a small village in the Dutch countryside’ to stand on the steps of the Royal Exchange to welcome our new King.

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