City Giving Day 2016 – #GoRed

City Giving Day 2016 – Tuesday 27th September #GoRed

City Giving Day is less than a week away.  With more than 200 organisations signed up and hearing there plans it is certain to be bigger and better than ever.

City Giving Day

As you know City Giving Day, driven by the Lord Mayor’ Appeal, is the once in a year opportunity when collectively the City can unite, celebrate and showcase the fantastic charitable work it does in communities across London and beyond.

On the day itself The Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress, Sheriffs, and Aldermen will play their part by visiting some 42 businesses in the Square Mile, West End, and Canary Wharf.

During the day you may well see some red robes walking around the City as they tour from business to business and meet employees seeing first-hand the philanthropic activities on show which are being celebrated.

We have been inundated with stories of what will happen on the day, from Investec’s “Dragon’s Den” style event, during which they’ll give away seed funding to social impact initiatives; The Don’s fundraising Long Long Lunch; to MWR Infosecurity’s cyber security challenge.

To help make City Giving Day more visible this year, businesses’ and employees will be Going Red to show their support and help amplify the message that the City does good. We have heard this could be wearing ties, shoes and dresses, to baking cupcakes and wearing wigs

There are 6 ‘simple’ ways for you to be part of it and support the Lord Mayor and the LMA team

  • #GoRed and encourage your organisation to as well
  • Join the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs’ and Aldermen kick off the morning with a photo call in Guildhall Yard 8.20-9.00
  • Be part of the thunderclap to help make City Giving Day go big –please encourage others to join it too
  • Send us photos of any activity that you see
  • Tweet about CGD and or follow @LMAppeal and retweet
  • Pick up City AM on the morning and more for colleagues and contacts

You are very much part of the City and your support in helping champion the good the City does will be fantastic.  For further information – 

Kindest regards

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Team

0207 332 3177

Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation – City Plan 2036


On 26 July, the Planning & Transportation Committee approved the draft Local Plan Issues and Options for public consultation as the first stage in preparing a new Local Plan which looks forward to 2036. The Plan will set out the City Corporation’s vision, strategy and policies for planning for the next 20 years.futuristic-london

The Issues and Options document identifies a wide range of issues and challenges that face the City. It poses a series of open questions, seeking views from the City’s residents, businesses and other key stakeholders on how the City should develop and maintain its role as a world leading international financial and business centre through to 2036. Although a wide range of questions are posed, no decisions have been taken on future planning policies.

The consultation will begin on 19 September and run for 6 weeks until 31 October.  Two public drop in exhibitions have been arranged at the City Centre on Basinghall Street:

Monday, 3 October, between 16:00 and 20:00

Thursday, 13 October, between 08:30 and 12:00

Officers from the Department of the Built Environment will be available at these events to explain the key issues, outline the process of preparing the new plan and answer questions.

The consultation document, and other supporting information, is available on the City Corporation website at:

Comments can be made by emailing: , or in writing to the Department of the Built Environment at the Guildhall, and will be used to help draft detailed policy wording for further consideration in summer 2017.

For further information please contact Peter Shadbolt on 020 7332 1038 or email or Adrian Roche on 020 7332 1846 or email