Monthly Archives: February 2023

Business Improvement District approved for City’s main residential district: here’s some issues

As expected, businesses in the north west of the City of London have voted to establish a Business Improvement District, and will pay a levy that is expected to generate £9 million over the next five years. The Culture Mile BID website says: “Driven by the private sector, the Culture Mile BID will go live read more »

Destination Clerkenwell?

Update: The EC1 Echo has now published a column promoting the idea of Destination Clerkenwell Last year the City Corporation launched Destination City to increase footfall for ailing visitor attractions, bars and restaurants. Would Clerkenwell benefit from an initiative to promote sustainable tourism? The current edition of the EC1 Echo has a host of articles read more »

City Corporation plans a Reset to engage residents and Belonging for workers

The City of London is planning to spend £150,000 on a “Residential Reset” to engage better with the 8600 people living in the Square Mile. Proposals go to Policy and Resources Committee on February 23. The Committee is also recommended to approve £70,000 on The City Belonging Project to support engagement with the estimated 587,000 read more »

Museum of the Streets and Radical Clerkenwell

The EC1 Echo carries an interview with Sharon Ament, director of the Museum of London, about closure of the current site, plans to re-open in three years, and what’s happening in between. Echo editor Oliver Bennett kindly invited me to write something about my idea for a Museum of the Streets, which I’ve previously posted read more »