City organisations can bid for grants from £5m funding pot

Organisations making a difference in the City of London are being invited to bid for grants from a multi-million pound community fund. Since it launched two years ago, around £3.5 million has been distributed to charities, residents’ associations, businesses and other organisations through the Neighbourhood Fund, derived from a levy on new developments in the City.

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Policing plan puts victims at the heart

Prioritising the needs of crime victims and building a genuinely inclusive culture are part of a new policing plan announced by the City of London Corporation’s Police Authority Board. The Police Authority will work with the City of London Police to “create a culture of inclusion and equity that attracts, retains, promotes and supports a diverse range of talent” and “provides an effective service to all of our communities.”

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Elections in Ward of Cheap

On Thursday 24 March elections will take place across the City of London. I am standing for re-election together with my fellow Ward of Cheap colleagues Alastair Moss and Nick Bensted-Smith. During the election period – which starts on Tuesday 22 February – you can find more information and updates about our campaign at This personal website stays live, but will not be used for our Ward of Cheap Team’s election campaign.

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Ward reception great success

It was great to see the streets around Cheapside buzzing again this week. On Thursday we had an opportunity to come together as a ward. Over 20 City workers, livery companies, residents and members of the Ward Club joined us as local Alderman and Common Councillors for the Ward of Cheap. We discussed local issues, new ways of working and the priorities for the Square Mile as we re-emerge from the pandamic. One thing was clear everyone was glad to be off Zoom and meeting in person in the beautiful St Vedast Church!

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