Wardmight 2016 – Dutch Centre, Wednesday, 11 May, 17:00 – 18:00

We are delighted to announce that the Wardmight is open to all interested in Broad Street Ward and has the following agenda:


Dutch Centre

7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

17:00 – 18:00 followed by quick drink

wardmight [ˈwɔːdmt] n (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit an assembly of the citizens or liverymen of a ward for the purpose of discussing possibilities.

[see ward, moot, mote]


Wardmights are short meetings for Broad Street electors and club members to have informal discussions about issues involving the future of the ward.  Formal matters are handled either directly with elected members or at a Wardmote.

1. Introductions & Purpose

2. Presentation
• Alex Statue Proposal – Russell Taylor

3. Ward Round-Robin (if present)

• City of London members
• Dutch Church, St Margaret Lothbury
• Blackrock, Deutsche Bank, ING, KBC, etc.
• Drapers, Carpenters, Furniture Makers, International Bankers, Arts Scholars, Educators, Clockmakers, Plumbers
• The Brokerage Citylink – Rosa Morgan-Baker – www.thebrokerage.org.uk

4. City Round-Robin

5. Possible Ward ‘Mights’ – www.broadstreetward.org.uk
• Freedom of the City
• Ward Club membership
• Corporate ‘presentations’

6. Next Steps (if any)

Business Cards? Does Broad Street Ward Seek A Job?

The members, in conjunction with the Broad Street Ward Club, commissioned business cards available to anyone who wants them.  The front side features the City of London Corporation, a map of the ward in orange celebrating our long links with the Dutch community, and an outline of a black cat commemorating one of the ward’s most famous members, Dick Whittington.

Broad Street Ward Business Card - Side A

On the reverse we affirm our very strong links with Broad Street Ward Club:

Broad Street Ward Business Card - Side B



High Commissioner Of Malawi Visits Billingsgate Market

On Tuesday 5 April, John Scott CC, as Chairman of the Markets Committee, was delighted to welcome the High Commissioner of Malawi on an official visit to Billingsgate Market.  While Malawi is a land-locked country, Lake Malawi has an estimated 1,000 species of fish and the fishing industry accounts for 4% of GDP and employs 300,000 people.  In terms of exports this is a largely untapped resource and the High Commissioner is keen to explore opportunities, including the sale of tropical fish for aquariums.

John Scott - Malawi

High Commissioner (centre third from right) with John Scott (centre, third from left) and David Smith, the Director of Markets & Consumer Protection (second from left)


Dragon Awards 2016 – 25 April Application Deadline

For 29 years the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards have recognised and celebrated organisations making an exemplary impact across London’s communities. The 2016 Awards are now open for applications and the Lord Mayor, Alderman Jeffrey Mountevans, and we hope you will support us in encouraging the businesses in your ward to apply.

The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards are an opportunity for businesses to demonstrate their significant contribution to society, through volunteering, employability initiatives and local purchasing. Applicants have the chance to join a prestigious cohort of previous winners, including Alium Partners, Freshfields, IBM and Lloyds Banking Group. Together, these organisations represent the City of London’s vision for a competitive and inclusive city.

With just under four weeks left to apply (applications close on 25th April), your support is crucial in helping us to reach more companies, and enabling them to be recognised. Attached are two documents to aid your promotion. The first is a call to action from the Lord Mayor that can be passed on electronically. The second is a promotion pack.  Both are attached.

Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards Promotional Pack

Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards

For more information, please contact dragonawards@cityoflondon.go.uk or call 0207 332 1762.