Golden Lane Festive Market 27 November

Golden Lane Festive Market

  • Saturday 27th November
  • 1-4pm in the Golden Lane Community Centre.
  • Gifts/Arts/Crafts/Design
  • Free admission.
  • All welcome!
Categorized as Events

Destination City

The following is an extract from a paper to be submitted for approval to the Court of Common Council on 07 October by Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chair and Wendy Hyde, Chair Culture, Heritage and Libraries:

Destination City – Strategic Review is a proposed programme of work setting out a renewed vision for the Square Mile to become the world’s most attractive destination for workers, residents and visitors.

The review will span all the elements that make for an attractive destination, engaging with numerous sectors including retail, hospitality, culture and heritage, and the night-time economy.

Numerous business areas across the City Corporation will be consulted to gather evidence and co-create a shared vision, while testing the feasibility and implications of proposed activities.

External engagement and relationship building will also be an integral pillar of the programme. Interviews and workshops with stakeholders will identify the City’s strengths, as well as new activities for development. This work will be underpinned by research exploring innovations in other global destinations.

The review will be led by Danny Lopez, founding head of London & Partners and former Consul General in New York. Danny will be working on a pro bono basis. He will be supported by Kate Keating, an external advisor with extensive experience in marketing.

The report will go to the Culture, Heritage and Libraries Committee, then Policy & Resources Committee in the winter months. It is hoped that this will then be submitted to Court early next year.

We have been promised a workshop in the Barbican, “in the coming weeks”, so City Corporation “can hear our views directly”.

Improving Fortune Street Park consultation

Please complete this online consultation – live until 13 September re improving Fortune Street Park. For anyone who doesn’t know the Park, it’s well worth a visit or several. GiddyUp has great coffee seven days a week and the Park’s a great place to just sit and chat to passing friends and neighbours, whilst watching and listening to its colony of house sparrows.

A zero carbon Barbican

City Corporation recently held a workshop to present its net zero carbon action plan with specific reference to the Barbican. Less than 20 residents attended. This is a copy of the presentation, which includes the result of the recent survey to which 40 residents responded.