Message from the Estates Office:
“Lift Disruption – Lift 5 and 6 Petticoat Tower – 06 July 2017
Please note that this Thursday 06 July, consultants from our lift maintenance contractor Butler & young Ltd accompanied by a structural engineer, will be on site to complete a feasibility study of adding additional lift openings to levels of the tower which do not currently have lift access. They will be on site from 14:00 Thursday afternoon.
This study will involve switching off each tower lift for a time period not exceeding 30 minutes. This will be done one lift at a time, so there will be one lift in operation during the course of the study.
We have been assured disruption will be kept to an absolute minimum and that both lifts will be back in operation before 15:15. Thank you.”
Over the last few weeks Common Councilmen Jason Pritchard and Munsur Ali have been taking their weekly surgeries out on the doorstep visiting residents in the local community to offer advice and help tackle issues. The doorstep surgeries have been a tremendous success. Munsur and Jason will therefore be continuing with this format in both July and August.
Full dates and times of doorstep surgery sessions for July and August 2017: Continue reading
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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:
See also a recent report by the Director of Children & Community Services on Fire Safety in the City’s residential blocks:
In addition to this the City of London’s Policy Chair Catherine McGuinness has recently announced the following: Continue reading
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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.
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.
Want to help eve-of poll leafleting in Portsoken, City of London tomorrow evening please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only a vote for Labour can stop the Tories in Cities of London and Westminster Constituency and this is the closest election in years. We need your help! #VoteLabour #GE2017 #VoteIbrahimDogus
Following a fantastic response to our recent Middlesex Street Estate security survey we have decided to extend the deadline and to keep the survey open online until June 2017. If you haven’t taken the survey and you live on the Middlesex Street Estate please do take a moment to give us your feedback by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XXF5H26
Jason Pritchard and Munsur Ali
Common Councilman for Portsoken ward
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Local newspaper City Matters reports on residents massage petition and City action: http://www.citymatters.london/city-of-london-to-investigate-middlesex-street-massage-parlours/
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Labour Common Councilmen Jason Pritchard and Munsur Ali have announced a new conversation club called ‘Happy to Chat’ in Portsoken, City of London. This new club aims to bring people together, young and old, and to create dialogue and understanding between people. The Conversation club has been inspired by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness which aims to tackle the silent epidemic of loneliness. Watch this film to find out more. / A Brit Rocks Films