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17 August 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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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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20 November 2018

2018 Annual report

In our 2018 Annual report we feedback on our work as local representatives this year, including information on increased support for education, cyber protection in the City, cycling and pedestrian safety, rough sleeping, diversity and promoting a vibrant Cheapside.Click here for 2018 Annual Report 

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20 November 2018

2018 Annual report

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19 June 2018

June 2018 newsletter

In this news letter you find information on the election of a new Alderman, preventing homelessness, our commitment to a London Living Wage and road safety.Click here fore June 2018 newsletter 

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05 February 2018

2017 Annual report

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05 August 2019

RT @CityBreakfast: The Annual City Prayer Breakfast, address by High Court Judge, Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb DBE Early bird tickets available…

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03 August 2019

A beautiful Saturday morning on ⁦@lomondtrossachs⁩ ⁦⁦@whw_scotland⁩ https://t.co/E89sApEaDw

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01 August 2019

Save the date for this year’s City Prayer Breakfast https://t.co/fV7jsB5Jup

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01 August 2019

Good news, well done, make it count https://t.co/a8q3vx66wj

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01 August 2019

⁦⁦enjoying a great first day ⁦@whw_scotland⁩ ⁦@westhighlandway⁩ #walking #Highlands https://t.co/5v69JfuQVI