Wardmote – Wednesday, 23 March 2022, Furniture Makers’ Hall

We held our contested Wardmote today.  While the agenda is below, we had a special item of business, thanking John Bennett MBE most sincerely for 17 years of excellent and selfless service on behalf of Broad Street Ward and the City of London.  John served in numerous capacities on many committees, including Chief Commoner, the highest honour, and as Deputy of our Ward for many years.


Notice Of Wardmote & Election – Wednesday, 23 March 2022, Furniture Makers’ Hall


To the Electors of the Ward of Broad Street

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by virtue of a Precept from the Right Honourable The Lord Mayor, a Wardmote will be held on Wednesday 23rd March 2022, at 12:00 at Furniture Makers’ Hall, 12 Austin Friars, London, EC2N 2HE to elect 3 Common Councilmen on the ordinary election to that Office.

Nomination papers can be obtained from the Ward Clerk, Electoral Services Office, 2nd Floor West Wing, Guildhall, London, EC2P 2EJ between 9.15am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday or downloaded from https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-us/voting-elections/common-councilelections. Completed nomination papers must be received in the Electoral Services Office by noon on Tuesday 1st March 2022.

Ward Might – Virtues Of Virtuality – Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 17:30-18:30 via Zoom

We had high hopes for a Ward Might that the Drapers’ Company had kindly agreed to host for the neighbours, “Behind The Curtains At Drapers’ Hall”, with a light reception and tour of the Hall.  Sadly, Covid-19 restrictions put an end to that for now.  Meanwhile, in a spirit of Broad Street Ward resilience, we moved online with the following agenda:

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Ward Might Went Webclave – Monday, 22 March 2021, 12:00-12:45 via Zoom

We had a turnout for the Ward Might webclave as high as a normal Ward Mote.  There were a good number of questions on the City’s plans for net-zero-carbon, planning application volumes, the move of the Museum of London, and plans for the future of the City post-covid-19.

Of specific note, Deputy John Bennet notified the ward of his intention to step down as CC next March, and his desire to step down as Deputy this month.  The Alderman, Sheriff Professor Michael Mainelli, appointed John Scott as Deputy, and gave thanks to John for 12 years of service as Deputy.

The slide deck for the meeting has now been posted – Broad Street Ward Might 2021.03.22 v1.0. It was noted that the virtual Ward Might had merits in showing slides and ease of attendance.  Future Ward Mights might also be virtual but, all said, we do look forward to next March’s traditional Ward Mote.

Ward Might Goes Webclave – Monday, 22 March 2021, 12:00-12:45 via Zoom

Due to covid-19 restrictions, Broad Street, and other City of London wards, had to postpone the 2020 and 2021 Ward Motes. However the members are hosting a ‘Ward Might’ for 2021 to provide an opportunity for voters and residents to convene informally.  This is being done as a conclave on the web, ‘webclave’.

full details: https://fsclub.zyen.com/events/all-events/ward-might/


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Notice Of Wardmote 2020 Postponed

We wrote to electors in the ward recently to invite you to meet your Alderman and Common Councillors at the annual ward meeting (Wardmote). The meeting was due to take place on Wednesday 18th March 2020 at noon at the Dutch Church in Austin Friars.

Due to heightened concern regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to reschedule this event. A new date has not been scheduled at this time.

We have every intention of holding this event for voters, residents, and workers later in the year.  Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.


Notice Of Wardmote – 18 March 2020, Dutch Church

Please be advised that the Annual Wardmote in the Ward of Broad Street will take place at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 18 March, in the Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA.

It is open to one and all, no need to book.  If you would like to raise a topic in advance, please feel free to send an email to Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli – michael.mainelli@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Oesewalum and the Vikings

(ours are much more peaceful than the Saxon-Viking ones)