Fire Risk Assessment for Middlesex Street Estate


Following the recent tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London, concerns have, understandably, been raised by residents about the safety of our homes and the possibility of a similar incident in one of our tower blocks.

Please find below the most recent independent fire risk assessment for the Middlesex Street Estate for residents to refer to:

Fire Risk Assessment Petticoat Tower 23/09/2016

Fire Risk Assessment Petticoat Square 23/09/2016

See also a recent report by the Director of Children & Community Services on Fire Safety in the City’s residential blocks:

Urgent Paper – Fire Safety in the City’s Residential Blocks 03rd-Jul-2017 14.00 Housing Management

In addition to this the City of London’s Policy Chair Catherine McGuinness has recently announced the following: Continue reading “Fire Risk Assessment for Middlesex Street Estate”


Don’t miss this! Curry for Corbyn this Sunday 25th June in Portsoken


Come to Portsoken’s stylish Mumbai Square restaurant this Sunday 25th June for the tastiest curry in the City of London and a discussion on where we should go following the General Election.

The meal includes a starter served at the table plus a main course buffet (including vegetarian and vegan options) and a dessert.

As always, there will be a discussion after the starters have been served in which everyone is welcome to contribute.

Entertainment plus a guest speaker to be announced.

Special offer for local residents and City of London Labour members and affiliates: 

Single tickets (usually £25) are only £20 if the Discount Code ‘Local Curry’ is typed into the box when you place your order.

A table for six (usually £125) is available for only £100 if the Discount Code ‘Local Curry Table’ is used.

You can buy tickets from the Stand Up For Labour website.

Weekly Doorstep Surgery Dates in June and July


Now the summertime is here Portsoken Councillors Jason Pritchard and Munsur Ali will be taking their weekly surgery outdoors in the sunshine and visiting residents at their doors over the coming weeks to talk about local issues. Councillor Jason Pritchard says “This will ensure that we are reaching out to everyone in our community and particularly to those residents who have mobility issues and are unable to make it along to the usual fixed location.”

Our next doorstep surgery sessions will be on the following dates and times:

Tuesday 20th June 2017

Mansell Street Estate 17:45 pm – 18:45 pm

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Middlesex Street Estate 17:45 pm – 18:45 pm

Tuesday 4th July 2017

Mansell Street Estate 17:45 pm – 18:45 pm

Monday 10th July 2017

Mansell Street Estate 19:00 pm – 20:00 pm

To make sure Munsur and Jason know to call at your door, you can call them on 07834 342479 /  07930 600325 or email:

IMPORTANT: Please note there will be no surgeries taking place at Artizan Street Library or Portsoken Community Centre during this period. Please be advised this schedule may be subject to change at short notice. 

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