Dental Sparkle At Austin Friars

We are delighted to welcome a new business to Broad Street Ward – here is their story…

The inner sanctum of Austin Friars is, of course, one of the delights of Broad Street Ward. As you enter this wonderful space, you relish the opportunity to ‘detach’ from the City bustle and enjoy its special features. Now, at No.14 on the 1st floor above the Soho Cafe, there’s a new one – CAP City Dental.

This well-established dental practice has been a proud resident of the City for over two decades, earning a fine reputation for the quality of its General and Aesthetic Dentistry. Last October, CAP City Dental relocated from Cannon Street to Austin Friars after successfully installing a splendid new interior while keeping to the design requirements of a listed building.

“We absolutely love being here” explains Dr George Druttman, owner and Principal Dentist. “It’s so quiet, calming and clean … no traffic noise save for the church bells and no pollution. Quite a few of our patients have anxieties about their dental visits, but after they come we see how soon they relax. Of course it also helps that we’re one of the few dental practices to offer ‘relaxing gas’ (Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen sedation), which is completely safe.”

For many who work in the City, having a good dental practice nearby is very convenient and attractive. In most cases they only need to take an hour’s break. CAP does its utmost to accommodate patients within convenient time slots – and to be available in times of emergency (for example if there’s a front tooth problem just before a presentation).

General Dentistry is all about keeping teeth healthy and functioning well. Aesthetic Dentistry is about improving the attractiveness of the smile – which is certainly a consideration in the City. Aesthetic physical appearance is important – especially our teeth, which we can’t really hide.

Teeth may be chipped, discoloured, misshapen, or even missing. In every case, the wonders of modern dentistry can be quickly applied to correct damage or even improve on Nature. Cap City Dental’s focus on healthy and aesthetic restorative dentistry has helped countless patients to rediscover their lost smiles or create smiles they love.

Six monthly check-up and dental hygiene sessions are emphasised as  the best way to keep teeth and gums in good health, prevent  expensive dental restoration and ultimately keep dental costs down.

A new initiative now available is the Dental for Corporates Deal, offered to employers at no cost or fuss to themselves. They simply include our Dental Care within their Corporate Wellness Package for staff. CAP then gives all company employees and their families 10% off on all treatments. It’s simple and immediate, with no need to submit forms and is applicable irrespective of dental insurance.

“We’re happy to bring an added sparkle both to Austin Friars and to the many people who work around Broad Street Ward. We look forward to an excellent relationship in both directions.” says George with a smile.

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For more information about CAP City Dental team or should you wish to book an appointment, please visit, call 020 7621 0600 or email .
Our address: CAP City Dental, 14 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HE

Age UK Receives £655k Grant Towards Cost-of-Living Crisis

An historic charity founded by an Elizabethan benefactor has given a six-figure funding boost to London’s vulnerable older people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.

The Emanuel Hospital charity, set up in 1600 and administered by the City of London Corporation, has awarded a grant of £655,154 to Age UK to support thousands of older people across the capital.

The funding will go to 22 local Age UKs across London, who will use it to offer information and advice sessions on topics including claiming benefits, saving energy, eating well on a budget and avoiding scams.

It has been made available in acknowledgement of the increased demand on Age UK’s services caused by the cost-of-living crisis. The charity’s services provide a lifeline to vulnerable older people struggling to make ends meet amid rising costs.

Research shows that even before this year’s sharp increase in inflation, 15% of pensioners in the UK were in poverty, the equivalent of 1.7 million people[i].

Chairman of the City of London Corporation Emanuel Hospital Management Sub Committee Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli said:

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City-Wide Residents’ Evening

We would like to take the opportunity to bring the date of the next in person City-wide Residents’ Meeting to your attention.

The resident event will be held on Wednesday, 11 January 2023, at Artizan Street Library, in the East of the City.

This event will be held over two sessions with the daytime slot taking place between 12:30 and 14:00 and then again in the evening between 18:15 and 19:45. The meeting will offer residents the chance to hear from the Policy Chairman, senior officers from the City of London Police and City of London Corporation. Residents will also have the opportunity to ask questions or raise issues about living in the City of London.

Due to the reduced seating capacity at Artizan street library invitations to attend in-person will be focused on residents. Residents who wish to attend are able to reserve their place via Eventbrite or by calling 020 3323176. Members from residential wards are asked to promote the event to residents.

This event will be livestreamed.  The links to sessions are currently posted on our YouTube channel.

For more details, email

Cyber Threat Training – Free From The City Of London

How to avoid falling victim to fraud – Prepare your business against cyber threats before the busy festive period!

• Identify common signs of fraudulent communications

• Spot the latest fraud trends

• Report and recover from an instance of fraud

The session is supported by the City of London’s Small Business Research + Enterprise Centre and brought to you by the Cyber Resilience Centre for London.

It’s coming up to Christmas, which is the peak season for scammers and fraudsters, and the sad reality is that very often businesses are sitting targets.

Each email, phone call and social media message you and your team respond to is another potential opportunity to fall victim to scams that peak in frequency and sophistication at this time of year.

Join this session to learn how to protect yourself, your business and your data with practical, actionable guidance from a cybersecurity expert.

Don’t forget to invite your staff to join too – this affects everyone!

To sign up visit

Net-Zero Wards

Your members are working hard with the City of London Corporation towards a net-zero emissions City by 2040.  Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli asked the following question in Common Council on 19 May 2020:

My Lord Mayor.


May I join in the congratulations to Deputy Chris Hayward upon his appointment from the fine ward of Broad Street to Chairman of Policy & Resources.  I trust that I speak for all honourable members when I applaud the Chairman of Policy & Resources, and his predecessors’, continuing work towards a sustainable City.  As a reminder, the City’s modern green credentials are long-standing.  Common Council passed the first UK clean air directive in 1953.  After COP3 in Kyoto in 1997, the Corporation developed the EU Emissions Trading System.  In 2002 the Corporation produced the “London Principles” framework for sustainable finance for the Johannesburg Earth Summit.  In 2005 the City launched London Accord, a cooperative scheme to share investment research environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reports with policy makers, NGOs, and the general public.  In 2006, the London Accord group posed the ‘stranded assets’ systemic financial stability question, garnering the support of the Bank of England.  In 2007, Lord Mayor Sir David Lewis launched a 780 page report on the investability of climate projects.  In 2009, the Corporation took a London Accord idea on policy performance bonds to the World Bank and COP15 in Copenhagen, garnering the support of the French government.  Policy performance bonds link a bond’s interest rates to carbon emission targets.  Such bonds are analogous to inflation linked bonds. The policy performance bond market, according to Bloomberg, was $11bn in 2020, $110bn in 2021, and projected to be $250bn this year.  The big news this March is that the first sovereign policy performance bond of $2bn was issued by the government of Chile.  Chile pays more interest on its bond if it fails to meet its 2030 emission and renewable energy targets.


Closer to home, in 2021 the City of London Corporation announced a net zero 2040 target for its combined £3bn investment portfolios, outlining a concrete action plan in response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s ‘code red’ warning.  The City is alive with green, in tune with our Lord Mayor’s national colours, the Green Finance Institute, Heart of the City SME training, the Livery Climate Action Group, sponsored by my fellow Alderman, Sheriff Alison Gowman, and much more.


My question though.  25 wards constitute the City of London.  If we are to achieve our green goals with “action at the local level”, then every ward has to reduce emissions to zero in less than 18 years.  Perhaps each ward should have its own ‘net zero 2040’ plan, call it “Get Zero”.  Can the Corporation provide each ward with their current emissions and detail how each ward will progress to its net zero 2040 target? How can we make other cities green with envy of our Green Destination City ambitions?


My Lord Mayor.


And a supplementary:


My Lord Mayor.


May I thank the Chairman for his considered response.  We all appreciate the complexity of targeting systems.  Many would argue that price mechanisms for carbon emissions, as specified at COP 3 a quarter of a century ago, are the important path to follow.  After a rocky start in 2005, over the past few years the EU emissions trading system has risen to solid levels forcing firms to cut back on their pollution.  Since Brexit, the UK has its own emissions trading system functioning well with the EU’s.  Both markets are approaching a price of €100 per tonne of emissions.  Last year, China launched a national emissions trading system.  By some estimates, 25% of global emissions are within credible cap-and-trade systems.  These emissions trading systems are the right market approach for a market city.  What is the Corporation doing to help promote the resurging carbon markets, especially as we were their midwife some two decades ago? 


My Lord Mayor.

You can watch the exchange at Common Council here from 48:08 to 58:05.

Town Hall – City Of London Style

The in-person City-wide Residents’ Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 4 May 2022 in the Great Hall, Guildhall. This event will be held over two sessions, with the daytime slot booked to take place between 12:30 – 14:30 and then again at 18:30 – 20:30. The meeting will offer residents the chance to hear from the Policy Chair, the Assistant Commissioner of the City of London Police and the Acting Deputy Town Clerk from the City of London Corporation. Residents will also have the opportunity to ask questions or raise issues about living in the City of London. For more details, email