Our annual Wardmote was held on Wednesday, 21 March 2018, courtesy of the Worshipful Company of Drapers in their magnificent Drapers’ Hall.
Civic team l to r – Beadle George Martin, Common Councilman Christopher Hayward, Common Councilman John Scott JP, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli, Deputy John Scott, Ward Clerk Adrian – photo courtesy of Jonathan Hindle, Chairman of Broad Street Ward Club
Just under 30 people attended for just under an hour. We discussed ward issues, most notably:
- Question from Roger Watts: “There seems to have been an increase in rough sleepers/vagrants in the City particularly around Moorgate. What are the Corporation doing?” Rough sleeping has risen around the country. We have anywhere from three to 35 in the City during any month. We handed out the helpline information, discussed one individual whom we have directly taken an interest in helping within the ward, and pointed out the depth of care available if we can get rough sleepers to accept it;
- Crime in the Ward: where we handed out both the current statistics (extremely low, and mostly petty theft);
- The Lord Mayor theme: “Building Trust”, and his booklet, “The Business of Trust“;
- Financial crime and scandals: where we presented a report provided by the City and the Alderman as part of this year’s Lord Mayor’s theme, “Building Trust”, sponsored by the Cardano Foundation and the Financial Services Group of Livery Companies:
||Get Smart About Scandals: Past Lessons For Future Finance
||Professor Tim Connell and Bob McDowall
Long Finance (March 2018), 102 pages.
We made a number of announcements, most importantly John Scott’s imminent ascent to Chief Commoner next month, and pointed out that membership of Broad Street Ward Club is something truly worthwhile.
Christopher Hayward, in his role as Chairman of Planning & Transportation, discussed planned developments in our ward, as well as preliminary thoughts on the experimental closure of Bank junction. His presentation notes are here – Christopher Hayward CC – Wardmote 2018 – while his presentation slides are here – Christopher Hayward – Wardmote Presentation & Photos On Developments In Broad Street Ward 2018.
WARD OF BROAD STREET – WARDMOTE AGENDA 2018
Held at Drapers’ Hall, London EC2
at 12 noon on Wednesday 21st March 2018
- Procession In
- Opening of meeting – Proclamation by the Beadle
- Welcome by the Alderman
- Appointment of the Deputy by the Alderman for the year ensuing
- Appointment of the Honorary Ward Clerk for the year ensuing
- Addresses by Common Councilmen with questions and answers
- Additional questions to the Alderman and Common Councilmen (including pre-submitted questions)
- Overview of current and planned development projects in the Ward by Christopher Hayward CC
- Votes of thanks
- Close of the meeting – Proclamation by the Beadle
- Procession out
And closed with the millennia old cry from the Beadle:
OYEZ OYEZ OYEZ,
All ye good people of the Ward of Broad Street, summoned here to this Wardmote, may depart hence and give your attendance when again summoned. And hereof fail not.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
The formal minutes – 2018.03.21 Minutes – Broad St Wardmote – Drapers Hall
Working for the City, Working for the Ward, Working for YOU.
The Green Ribbon Campaign is back again and we want to make it bigger and better than in 2017!
It was a huge hit last year, with 85,000 ribbons being distributed to 165 organisations (both in the public and private sector), smashing expectations!
Last year wouldn’t have reached so many people without the wonderful support of other organisations and networks who are equally striving to end the stigma around mental health – by working together we can #endthestigma!
There are many ways in which you can promote the campaign:
The British Red Cross Guildhall Christmas Market is a fantastic place to start your Christmas shopping and our silent auction lots are already online so you can start early! You can see the whole list here but here is a taste of what’s on offer:
- A two night stay for eight people at the Luxe Marrakech Riad, Morocco.
- HOW COOL IS THIS EXPERIENCE – City of London Police forensic experience – six people learn the secrets that lead the City of London Police force to solve crime in this unique experience!
- OR THIS – Raise London’s Famous Tower Bridge – this chance to open London’s most iconic bridge isn’t normally available to the public so a truly unique experience.
- Chatham Historic Dockyard Lunch & Submarine Tour. Enjoy a day for 4 people at Chatham Historic Dockyard. This experience includes lunch and a private tour of HM Submarine Ocelot – a vessel that has clocked up 90,000 miles on top-secret missions around the world.
- Year’s Supply of Wine – get stocked up for Christmas (and beyond!)
- London College of Fashion course. A great experience for any budding Stella McCartney to learn the ropes at this prestigious fashion college.
- A signed drawing by Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood – a rare chance to receive a 10 from Craig!
You really can apply and buy now – https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/christmasmarket2017
We’d love to see you at the Market. You can enjoy champagne and canapes at the Preview Night on Monday 27 November or spend the day shopping on Tuesday 28 November.
A further way to support the Market is to make a donation. Please send any cheques made payable to the British Red Cross to Kerry Thomas, Guildhall Christmas Market, British Red Cross, 44 Moorfields, London EC2Y 9AL.
Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to address skills needs and support the competitiveness of the Financial and Professional Services sector. They can help open the door to untapped talent by offering another route into the sector.
The City Corporation supports apprenticeships through its role on the Government’s Apprenticeship Delivery Board and our policy and promotional work. As part of this commitment in 2017/18, we are running “Apprenticeships in the City”, a FREE Apprenticeship programme of support, which is targeted at small to medium banking and asset management firms, looking to bring talent into their business, but are new to apprenticeships and wondering where to start.
Check it out here – https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/business/supporting-local-communities/Pages/Apprenticeships-in-the-City.aspx.
And Gresham College lectures on the subject too – “Apprenticeship in Early Modern London: City apprentices in the 16th and 17th centuries” – by Dr Patrick Wallis and Dr Christopher Minns – as well as by the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Dr Andrew Parmley – “Apprenticeship: Politics, Education, or Reality Television“.
We wanted to inform you that that the Bank on Safety consultation survey is now available on the project’s website. It is intended that this will remain open until the end of November and will be widely promoted through social media and direct interaction with the general public over the course of the consultation period.
Letters will shortly be sent to local businesses, residents and stakeholders to further encourage their observations of the experiment, either through the survey or via their email comments.
Our ongoing monitoring work will also include the post perception survey which is scheduled to run in September. This is in addition to the consultation survey that has just been made available. The monitoring work combined with this consultation and feedback will then be presented to Members prior to any decision being taken on the permanency of this experiment.
If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact the Bank on Safety Project Team at email@example.com
Good business can only succeed in healthy, vibrant societies, which is why it is so important to promote and reflect on the volume and breadth of the community work that the City and UK business does.
City Giving Day is an annual event that unites the City through its charity and community partnerships. It gives business the opportunity to promote and celebrate the good work that they do. This year it is Tuesday, 26 September.
If you are interested in finding out more about City Giving Day and increasing corporate engagement, please join us at an information breakfast at Mansion House, hosted by the Lord Mayor on Tuesday, 13 June (rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the City Giving Day website.
Given the importance and high profile of the Bank junction scheme we thought that you would appreciate an update on progress and the timing of the introduction of the experimental scheme.
The ‘Bank on Safety’ experimental scheme will be launched on Monday 22 May. Between the hours of 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, Bank junction will be a pedestrian, bus and cycle only junction in a bid to significantly reduce casualties. This date will start to be communicated from today, Monday 24 April.
A report will be given in early July focusing on:
- operational matters of the experiment to date, such as any proposed changes to the scheme
- observations of how the experiment is working from a traffic perspective
- data on the number of vehicles entering the City over the duration of the first couple of weeks
- preliminary bus journey times on key corridors ( Cannon Street, Bishopsgate, London Wall, St Martin Le Grand/New Change).
The bus journey time data will be used as a proxy for general traffic journey times on the same corridors.
The data will be from the first couple of weeks of operation when new vehicle movement patterns will not have fully settled down. The data is provided to assist with informing the observational comments.
If you would like details of the longer term proposed monitoring strategy please get in touch.
Part of the monitoring strategy covers perception and whether the experiment makes a perceived difference. From today the below online survey opens. It will close on Sunday 21 May. The survey is open to anyone that passes through Bank and can be accessed via the website www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/bankonsafety
The full public consultation phase for the experiment will open officially on 22 May, but will not be promoted actively for the first few weeks while the scheme settles. It is intended that following the verbal report, the consultation will be promoted more actively and have regular ‘revivals’ to capture as many individual responses as possible. It is planned to close the consultation at the end of November 2017.
If you’d like to contact officers about the sheme you are more than welcome to do so direct via email@example.com or 020 7332 3839
We hope that you find this update helpful. Please do share it with colleagues, friends and family who use the junction.
Following the Broad Street Ward Mote on Wednesday, 22 March, at Carpenters’ Hall, the existing civic team will continue to serve you and the City for the next four years.
We would like to express our thanks to all of those voters in the Ward who have supported us in the past, yet also a particularly warm welcome for new voters in the Ward.
With the next elections not until 2021 we are conscious that it is all too easy to lose touch and enthusiasm during this time. The Broad Street Ward Club welcomes new members and, with a regular series of events, is an accessible way of networking with colleagues in the Ward, as well as staying in touch with the civic team. You will find an application form on their website and we would be pleased to sponsor your application.
The absence of a contested election makes us all the more determined to fulfil your confidence in us by representing your interests to the best of our ability, both in the Ward and in the wider City. All three of us, with the support of Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli, will continue to have leading roles in Corporation committees during the coming year which gives us a very real influence on policy issues and helps to ensure that Broad Street remains at the heart of the City.
John Bennett Christopher Hayward John Scott
John45bennett@gmail.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Working for the City, Working for the Ward, Working for YOU.