City planning consultations

City Plan 2036 The City of London Corporation is consulting on two important policy documents setting out proposals for the future development of the City. The City Corporation’s draft Local Plan, City Plan 2036, contains policies on a wide range of topics relevant to the planning and development of the City, including offices, housing, open... Continue Reading →

Making your voice heard

  I thought that it might be useful for you to know that the City of London's Department of the Built Environment are currently running three public consultations that may be of interest. This is a great way for you to engage and ensure you are heard. There will also be a number of face... Continue Reading →

Traffic and road safety

I attended a planning and transport briefing for the eastern part of the City last week, where we discussed road safety and potential plans for the future. Each day at lunchtime, 10 out of the top 20 busiest pedestrian streets in the whole of London are within a stone's throw of Bishopsgate, which itself sees nearly... Continue Reading →

One month in…

Since the by-election on 19th March, its been  very busy time, and a steep learning curve. Kudos to my opponents, who all fought a positive campaign, which ensured that we could all focus on the real issues facing the area. First up comes the volumes of information from Guildhall, dates for set piece meetings, introductions... Continue Reading →

Make your vote count… today!

Today between 8am-8pm is your chance to vote in the Bishopsgate by-election and ensure that your voice is heard. The Polling station is located at the Parish Hall of St Botolph's church on Bishopsgate. If you are a registered postal voter and haven’t yet submitted your ballot paper, you can turn up on Tuesday with... Continue Reading →

Bishopsgate Wardmote Speech

This morning was the Wardmote, before the election tomorrow. All four candidates were given exactly 3 minutes to speak, followed by Q&A from the assembled voters. For those who missed it, below is my set piece: "With the few minutes assigned for me to speak, there isn’t time enough to get into the details of... Continue Reading →

Polling day tomorrow!

Tuesday 21st March, 8am-8pm is your chance to vote in the Bishopsgate by-election and ensure that your voice is heard. If you are a registered postal voter and haven't yet submitted your ballot paper, you can turn up on Tuesday with the paperwork and submit it in person. If you have lost your ballot paper... Continue Reading →

The impact of Crossrail

This grand engineering project will link up Moorgate and Liverpool Street with two mined platforms. This will provide direct interchange with the Northern, Central, Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines, as well as National Rail services to Stansted and Southend airports. Journey times from Liverpool St to Paddington will be 10 minutes, with extension... Continue Reading →

Spring is here!

Well, maybe its not here quite just yet, but I was out celebrating Holi, which is a Hindu festival focused on the start of spring, this weekend. It is one where we dance and throw powdered colour at each other, celebrating the vibrancy of life and the joy of spring. It was organised by a... Continue Reading →

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