Working for You


Actions speak louder than words – we have a solid track record of delivery for the benefit of our residents and businesses. Since the last election we have worked effectively as a team to support the Ward and the wider City:

Working to make the Ward a safer place, by

  • Successfully lobbying Transport for London (TfL) to make changes to Ludgate Circus junction to improve safety by altering the junction design and providing more “green man” crossing time for pedestrians
  • Working with the new City Police Fleet Cluster team to explain the problems experienced by local businesses and residents with ASB and petty crime, and provided advice to the team on how best to focus their crime reduction efforts

Working to make the Ward a pleasanter place, by

  • Supporting residents in successfully opposing inappropriate Licensing applications, including an application for a Karaoke Club with a proposed closing time of 3am near a residential block in Fleet Street
  • Successfully pressing the City to publish policies and guidance on how to object to uncontrolled short-term letting (such as Airbnb) in residential blocks
  • Lobbying the City to refurbish the Grade II listed Blackfriars Bridge which was deteriorating badly. Work has just commenced on a comprehensive 3-year programme to restore the bridge to its former splendour
  • Ensuring that disruption was minimised and access retained during the extensive gas mains renewal and Thames Tideway work carried out by Cadent in the Whitefriars area south of Fleet Street
  • Assisting residents to make successful representations to numerous planning applications
  • Leading the process to have the historic Tipperary pub on Fleet Street listed as an Asset of Community Value to provide protection against inappropriate development of the site by the new owner.
  • Successfully supported the grant application from the City Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Neighbourhood Fund for funding the Fleet Street Heritage Sundial
  • Persuading TfL to carry out basic repairs to the Blackfriars pedestrian underpass and for the City to increase the frequency of cleaning of the walkways
  • Helping reduce plastic waste by ensuring water fountains were maintained by monitoring and reporting any problems in the ward and near St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Successfully lobbying TfL to install a pedestrian-controlled crossing in Queen Victoria Street at Peter’s hill to help traffic flow and reduce disturbance to nearby residents at night
  • Providing assistance to local residents impacted by noise – particularly from noisy air conditioning units running 24/7
  • Working extensively with residents and multiple agencies including social services, police and external groups to reduce rough sleeping in the ward.
  • Leading on air quality initiatives throughout the City including development of a low emission neighbourhood in the north of the City as a precursor to rolling out similar schemes throughout the Square Mile, and ensured that the particulate (PM2.5) monitor on Farringdon Street has remained in place during the pandemic
  • Communicating with you, publishing quarterly newsletters, holding residents’ surgeries (physical and on-line), and periodic business forums

Contributing to the City’s response to Covid, by:

  • Directly participating in London response bodies, including the London Recovery Board and the London Covid Business Forum
  • Leading the City’s recovery taskforce and its recovery planning
  • Lobbying for fair support from central government and the Corporation for small City businesses adversely impacted by the pandemic
  • Ensuring that approvals of temporary pavement licences were expedited to help those City licensed premises impacted by Covid lockdown measures

Contributing to the City’s Climate Action and business competitiveness by;

  • Adopting and implementing the City Corporation’s Climate Action Strategy to ensure that the City plays a leading role as a centre for green and sustainable finance
  • Working to support the competitiveness of the financial and related professional services sector, post Brexit
  • Leading the City’s participation in COP26, focussing on mobilising private finance, essential in the race to net zero
  • Championing the business City both at home and abroad as the U.K. navigates Brexit
  • Playing a leading role in the City Corporation’s engagement work with the financial and professional services sector
  • Ensuring the City Corporation focusses on sustainable finance as a business development priority