Barbican Estate Office Review (update)

Please click on the button below to view a copy of the redacted version of the Altair Interim Report – Appraisal of Current Services which details their evidence-based findings in the first stage of the BEO Review

Fortunately, it did not need many redactions. Where possible generic headings/information has been inserted where it has been redacted to aid interpretation.

Redactions have been made based using the following criteria:

  • Information which could lead to individual employees being identified.
  • Reference to performance of individuals or teams in a way which could be identifiable of individuals.
  • Information or relative cost calculations which could cause general prejudice to our commercial position and is commercially sensitive.
  • Information which indicates a potential change to a substantive post, redundancy or change to contract of employment in advance of formal consultation with recognised trade unions and employees. 
  • Resident safety and security

The Altair Stage 2 Report – Options Development and Recommendations has needed significantly more redactions and therefore needs the action plan to accompany it to assist with interpretation. This is still being worked upon and should be posted shortly. 

These will be discussed at a special meeting of the RCC on 7th August.

Sandra Jenner

Chair, RCC

CULTURE MILE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (BID)

Following a ballot of local businesses within its area, the BID has been given the go ahead.  As can be seen from illustration below, the BID’s area is far more extensive than that of the recently proposed Barbican and Golden Lane Neighbourhood Area.

According to the BID’s proposal:

The Culture Mile BID wants to work collaboratively with its residential communities, recognising the valuable contribution the wider community makes to the vibrancy and identity of the area. We want to develop a framework for meaningful engagement, which enables residents to feed into the work of the BID, not simply be informed of its plans. This could take the form of a Community Forum, facilitated by the BID, resident involvement with steering groups and agreed channels of communication between the BID and residential communities, working closely with ward member and resident associations. We want to develop the specific mechanics through dialogue with residents but want to make it clear that we are committed to working hand in hand with residents. Collaboration, diversity and community will be the bedrock of our BID.

However, the BID’s board has yet to be constituted. As a result, details of how and when engagement with residents will be effected will “follow in due course”. In the meantime, further details of the BID’s proposal can be found at https://culturemilebid.co.uk/.

AGM 27th April 2023

The Barbican Association Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given of the

2023 Annual General Meeting 

Thursday 27 April, 2023, 7.00pm – 9.30pm

City of London School for Girls

St. Giles’s Terrace, off the junction of Wood Street and Fore Street, London EC2Y

Agenda

1.         Claire Spencer Chief Executive Barbican Arts Centre

2.         Update on the BA’s work during the year

3.         Members’ questions

4.         Treasurer’s report

5.         Election of:

                        Treasurer

                        Honorary auditor

                        Nine General Council members

6.         Proposed change to the Constitution that RCC chair is a member of the GC

7.         Any other business

Socialising: wine and soft drinks will be served

The main decision-making body of the Association is the BA General Council, which consists of nine members and the honorary treasurer, elected at the AGM, along with representatives of affiliated house groups. The General Council meets about every two months. At the AGM existing council members stand down, and if there are more than nine candidates for election, a secret ballot is held at the meeting and the results declared at the meeting.

Both the honorary treasurer and auditor (the latter is not a member of the general council) are elected at the AGM. Other officers are appointed by the members of the general council at its first meeting following the AGM.

Please send details of any issues you would like discussed at the AGM to Adam Hogg (chairbarbassociation@gmail.com).

Written nominations for the elected positions must be submitted (form enclosed) to Ted Reilly Deputy Chair no later than Tuesday 25 April 2023 via email tedbarbican@gmail.com

Candidates must be proposed and seconded, and the candidate must indicate that he or she is willing to stand.

Notification of representatives of affiliated house groups should reach the Deputy Chair no later than Tuesday 25 April 2023 via email tedbarbican@gmail.com

PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD TO HELP SPEED ADMITTANCE

Membership is available on the door (£5)

Beech Street Zero Emission Scheme

The BA’s Beech Street working party prepared and submitted the below response to the Beech Street ZEZ and the wider area consultation…

… accompanied by a message from the BA Chair:

The Barbican Association has long advocated for a properly thought out, planned and funded whole area scheme to reduce pollution and manage traffic.

The current proposals do not provide this.

Our attached response cannot be interpreted as support for the latest proposal.

On the assumption that irrespective of our views the scheme will be implemented, we make recommendations that could ameliorate some of its negative aspects.

2022 AGM Minutes

The Annual General Meeting of the Barbican Association 2022 took place on Thursday 14th April at the City of London School for Girls.

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