Weekly Doorstep Surgeries Extended

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


Fire Risk Assessment for Middlesex Street Estate


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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:

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

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


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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.

Weekly Doorstep Surgery Dates in June and July


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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: labourportsoken@gmail.com

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. 

Help get out the vote in Portsoken for Labour


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Want to help eve-of poll leafleting in Portsoken, City of London tomorrow evening please contact us at labourportsoken@gmail.com. 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


Deadline extended for Middlesex Street Estate security survey


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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

Many thanks

Jason Pritchard and Munsur Ali

Common Councilman for Portsoken ward


Residents petition forces City of London to take action over massage parlours on Middlesex Street


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Massage parlour on Middlesex Street

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/

‘Happy to Chat’ Conversation Club in the City of London


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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

Forthcoming Weekly Surgery dates


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During our campaign, we promised to make ourselves available to help you with the day to day problems that arise. Below are the forthcoming dates for our weekly advice surgery.

→ Weekly surgery dates

Tuesday 16th May 2017

5.45pm – 6.45pm, The Green Box

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

5.45pm – 6.45pm, Artizan St Library

Tuesday 30th May 2017

5.45pm – 6.45pm, The Green Box

Tuesday 6th June 2017

 5.45pm – 6.45pm, Artizan St Library

You can also contact us using the contact form below:

Portsoken Labour Councillors announce new deal to offer English Practice lessons to residents


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Develop and improve your English language skills with English Practice Lessons.

Councillors Jason Pritchard and Munsur Ali are pleased to announce an exclusive deal to offer low cost English lessons to Portsoken residents.

If English is not your first language you can now join low cost classes in Central London and learn English with trainee teachers who are learning to teach. You practise your English, they practise their teaching. The classes will be run in the afternoon and evening and your councillors have secured a 50% discount for any residents looking to register.

Classes can be booked in the afternoon:

Monday-Friday, 2 hours per day (1.30pm-3.30pm or 4.00pm-6.00pm)

and evening:

Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, 2 hours per day (6.30pm-8.30pm)

To register your interest and find out more information please email:


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