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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.
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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
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A Committee report has now been published on the City of London website in response to the massage parlour petition handed in last week by Portsoken Councillors Jason Pritchard and Munsur Ali. The report entitled ‘Enforcement Action taken against non-compliant massage parlours and sex establishments’ has been prepared by the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection Peter Davenport and will now be considered by Port Health & Environmental Services Committee members at their meeting on the 9th May. To read the report in full please click below:
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In March 2017, Labour’s Munsur Ali and Jason Pritchard spoke to small businesses in Portsoken and collected signatures for a business-led petition. The petition, which was started by the East End Trades Guild, called on the government to halt the implementation of the new business rate hikes. The final petition, which gathered a total of 10,562 signatures, was handed in to 10 Downing Street by local small business owner Paul Gardner of Spitalfields alongside John Biggs Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Philip Glanville Mayor of Hackney, and Meg Hillier MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch.
Read on for an update on business rates from EETG organiser Krissie Nicolson: Continue reading
Good news! On 6th April, Middlesex Street residents were sent a letter from the City of London informing them of an application (17/00250/FULLR3) to convert some of the shop fronts on the podium into “nine one bedroom affordable flats”.
Full details were as follows:
’75, 79, 85, 89, 95 & 97 Middlesex Street & 2 & 14 Gravel Lane, London, E1 7DA Change of use from shop use (Class A1) (upper level retail storage) to residential use (Class C3) comprising of nine one bedroom affordable flats at podium level and associated external works.’
Some existing tenants have contacted me to say that they were concerned that if rent at these flats was set at an ‘affordable’ rate i.e. cost no more than 80% of the average local market rent, then they would not be very affordable at all.
I have contacted the case officer dealing with this application earlier this week and they have today reported back that “The City’s Housing and Commercial Development Manager has confirmed that the flats would be let at a social rent.”