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18 September 2019

June newsletter: Cycle cops, zero-emission and more

Our new City of London ward news letter is out. In this edition you can find updates on priorities for the Ward of Cheap, success as my fellow ward councillor Nick Bensted-Smith get cycle cop team reinstated, plans for zero-emission fleet in the City and more. Click here.

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16 August 2019

Ward of Cheap team signs City’s Diversity Charter

Earlier this year the City Corporation’s Members Diversity Working Party proposed a voluntary Members’ Diversity Charter for Common Councillors in the City. The aim is to drive change by publicly demonstrating that Councillors are personally committed. One of our pledges as Alderman and Councillors for the Ward of Cheap is that we will promote diversity and inclusion in the City and all four of us have signed up to the Charter now it has been launched!

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01 August 2019

Ward of Cheap Alderman becomes new Master of the Guild of Investment Managers

In July Alderman for the Ward of Cheap Robert Hughes-Penny was elected and installed as the Master of the Guild of Investment Managers at Guildhall.

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12 July 2019

Economic crime ‘deep-dive’

Ward of Cheap Councillor Nick Bensted-Smith co-hosted the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Economic Crime ‘deep-dive’ at Guildhall on 21st May. The event was very well attended and stimulated significant discussion, particularly in relation to victim services. As a result the APCC, in consultation with the Victims and Fraud portfolio leads, will meet again to focus on Economic Crime and Fraud later this year.The City of London Police Economic Crime Directorate is recognised as the national policing lead for fraud and is dedicated to preventing and investigating fraud at all levels. ​​​​​​​​Nick chairs the City of London’s Economic Crime Board. For more information click here.

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07 June 2019

Bold new vision for transport in the City

The City of London is the most accessible part of the Capital, served by 15 Tube stations, seven Tube lines, eight mainline stations, multiple bus routes and a fast-evolving bicycle network.Understandably, with a working population of 513,000 and home to over 8,000 residents, delivering modern transport infrastructure changes to historic Square Mile streets is uniquely challenging.That is one reason why the City Corporation’s most senior decision-making body, the Court of Common Council, last voted to approve bold proposals that form a 25-year draft Transport Strategy. This means a variety of things. The most drastic change will be that the Square Mile will become the first area in the UK with a 15mph speed limit, subject to government approval.And it doesn’t stop there. The Transport Strategy includes proposals for a Zero Emissions Zone, and making the most efficient use of street space by significantly reducing motor traffic, prioritising the needs of people walking, and delivering a world-class public realm.

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04 May 2019

The Trial of the Pyx

On Friday 3 May three of us attended the ‘Verdict of the Pyx’ an historic tradition at the Goldsmiths’ Company based in the Ward of Cheap. This year was particulary special for our team as Common Councillor Nick Bensted-Smith was one of the jurors passing judgement on the Master of the Royal Mint… better known as the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond MP!

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27 March 2019

2019 Annual Wardmote – road safety, rough sleeping & diversity

Last week the annual Ward of Cheap Wardmote – meeting of citizens – took place in the Goldsmiths’ Hall. Over 50 local City workers and residents attended to discuss key issues with the Alderman and three local Councillors.

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09 March 2019

100 women receive Freedom

Last year, the City Corporation agreed to mark 100 years of female suffrage with the award of the Freedom by inviting members of the Court of Common Council and colleagues in their City of London Wards to nominate candidates.

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18 December 2018

December 2018 newsletter

The City of London’s December newsletter for the Ward of Cheap is now online. In this edition you can find an update on work to address homlessness and rough sleeping in the City, which is especially important in these winter months, an update on our campaign to get the City Corporation’s commitment to the London Living Wage strengthened and lots of information on the vision for transport strategy in the Square Mile.Click here for December 2018 newsletter

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08 September 2019

Spectacular show ‘Thank You For Having Us’ part of #fantasticfeats showing how vibrant Cheapside is! 💕 https://t.co/dRKgCa8zPS

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04 September 2019

RT @CPA_London: “We cannot stand still, the City will be more ambitious to improve its offer to our current + future workforce”, the new Ch…

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22 August 2019

RT @Tijs_Broeke: Taking a lunch break around ⁦@StPaulsLondon⁩ please pop into the ⁦@visitthecity⁩ centre to donate £3 to @wearebeam helping…

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21 August 2019

RT @Tijs_Broeke: Fantastic to join ⁦@CityPolice⁩ open day this lunchtime. Over 500 people have registered for a behind the scenes visit to…

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16 August 2019

Ward of Cheap team signs City's Diversity Charter https://t.co/BfNYVqq6Kz

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17 September 2019

RT @CityBreakfast: The Annual City of London Prayer Breakfast on Weds 9 Oct, at 7.30am - 8.45am (registration from 7am) at @StSepulchres J…

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13 September 2019

As Master of @CoInvMgt I am looking forward to exercising the ancient right of Freeman of the @cityoflondon https://t.co/gRp7rMJYd5

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06 September 2019

RT @CityBreakfast: The countdown has begun only 10 days left for early bird tickets, don't delay booked yours today: https://t.co/bt2BaLuLx

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04 September 2019

RT @CoInvMgt: Yes, we will be there and cannot wait! Those ewes look like they're planning something... @SheepDriveLDN #ComeBy #woollyjumpe…

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30 August 2019

RT @CityBreakfast: Here we are again its the end of August, & we have a present for you cos its golden nugget time! Go get your coffee, see…