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06 February 2021

City survey

The City of London Corporation has launched a Recovery Task Force, which will provide a blueprint for how the Square Mile can remain internationally competitive and locally vibrant. As part of this work the City Corporation has opened a survey for residents, businesses and visitors.

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17 December 2020

Merry Christmas

As we are approaching the Christmas holidays we would like to wish you, your family and loved ones a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

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23 October 2020

Have your say

As Ward of Cheap Team we are asking residents and City workers what the priorities should be for the City of London in responding to Covid19. We would like to hear what matters most to you – click here to complete the survey.


22 October 2020

COVID19 test centre opens in Ward of Cheap

Today a new COVID19 test centre has opened in the Ward of Cheap in Guildhall Yard, just off Gresham Street. The test centre will be open from 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week, for both residents and City workers.


12 October 2020

Photo exhibition “Faith in the City”

Faith in the City of London, which showcases the work of photographer Niki Gorick, will be presented in Paternoster Square from 3 October to 28 October, before transferring to Aldgate Square for its 29 October to 26 November run.

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12 October 2020

Climate Action

The Court of Common Council has approved an ambitious plan to eliminate the City’s carbon dioxide emissions by 2040, investing 68 million pounds to tackle climate change and create 800 jobs over the next six years.

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03 October 2020

Ward of Cheap newsletter

The Ward of Cheap newsletter is out! In this Autumn edition you can find a message from your local Alderman and Common Councillors, an update on major projects in the City, information on how you can register to vote and how you can share your views with the Corporation’s Tackling Racism Taskforce. Click here for more.

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10 September 2020

Shaping our City

As the City re-emerges from lockdown, as elected representatives for the Ward of Cheap we have been speaking to City workers, residents and businesses around Cheapside.

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29 July 2020


It has been more than four months since we left the City – some to work from home and some on furlough – and while it is likely to be some time before some semblance of normality resumes, there are things we are doing, can do and can make plans for, in order to support businesses and the community in the City of London, both now and moving forward. Please follow this link to the latest update from our Ward’s Alderman, Robert Hughes-Penney.

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19 June 2020

Ward of Cheap news: Black Lives Matter, City recovery after Covid-19, transport and more

As the City is cautiously re-emerging from lockdown we wanted to touch base with you to update you on our work as elected representatives during the last few weeks, and to see if there is anything we can do to help you.In this newsletter you can find updates on:


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07 December 2020

The City of London’s Commitment to Charity

As we enter the Christmas period, and with it the season of thinking of others, generosity and making gifts, I would like to reflect on some of the charitable activities undertaken in the City.

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26 November 2020

The Mayflower...

...and a Cheapside Haberdasher's involvement

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27 October 2020

My Reflections on the future of the ESG and Impact Investment Space

This month marks the end of my four-year tenure on the board of Investing for Good, an impact-driven sustainable and social finance intermediary. Founded in 2004, Investing for Good has a mission to grow the pool of investment capital that is mobilised for social purpose, resulting in measurable benefits for society. My departure seems like an appropriate time to reflect on the recent evolution of this investment space and look ahead to its future in light of the global pandemic.

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20 October 2020

Now is the time for leadership and progress

Over the course of the last eight months we have relied heavily on the use of digital communications. In many ways we have probably leapt forward in a matter of weeks what would otherwise have taken years, and in many places, this has been very effective. However, the way we have been operating cannot be a complete or a permanent alternative to the economic, social and infrastructural value of the traditional way we do business in the UK and its economic heartland, The City of London.

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16 October 2020

The City Prayer Breakfast 2020

The 2020 Annual City Prayer Breakfast was recently held on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and because of COVID restriction was held virtually.

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04 October 2020

Results and Relationship: Reimagining Success

For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges into view that we never saw coming.

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22 July 2020

A time for patience, perseverance and practical considerations

It has now been four months since many of us left our offices in the City of London to work from home, and while 'normality' is still some way off, it is a good time to reflect on what has been achieved as well as what we can, need and want to do moving forward.

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25 March 2020

Personal message from the Alderman of the Ward of Cheap

Recent weeks, and in particular the events of last week, have understandably caused high levels of anxiety. Firstly, for the health and wellbeing of our friends and loved ones, and also because of the impact coronavirus is having on businesses and jobs in the City and across the UK.

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28 January 2020

Guild of Investment Managers Annual & Civic Dinner

Welcome Speech At The First Annual Dinner


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11 December 2020

Excellent initiative by @CheapsideBA to support our local businesses! Simply top up your Card with desired amount o…

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06 February 2021

Have your say. What are your priorities for @cityoflondon after lockdown?

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02 February 2021

RT @CheapsideBA: Need a #covid19 test? City retail workers can access rapid testing at 80 Leadenhall Street. Tests help detect cases of the…

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21 January 2021

RT @Tijs_Broeke: Another donation from a livery company based in @WardofCheap for @MuseumofLondon’s new home. Absolutely fantastic £100k do…

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19 January 2021

RT @CheapsideBA: Did you know? Cheapside takes its name from ‘chepe’, a Saxon word for a market. Check out this Hidden London article on…

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17 February 2021

RT @Rathbones1742: Join us tonight at 6 pm for #TheEarthConvention for our talk on #climatechange with @5x15stories What we eat and why it…

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16 February 2021

Thank you to the panellists and @Rathbones1742 for drawing the important issue of modern day slavery to our attenti…

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14 February 2021

RT @wef: 1 in 5 deaths globally caused by fossil fuel pollution, a new study reveals #FossilFuels #pollution https:…

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10 February 2021

RT @cityoflondon: .@citylordmayor and @City_McGuinness would like to wish the Chinese community a Happy #ChineseNewYear as we usher in the…

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06 February 2021

RT @WardofCheap: Have your say. What are your priorities for @cityoflondon after lockdown?