Category Archives: Engagement

Activities to engage residents and workers in council and other programmes

Destination City: good for visitors … what about residents too?

The Culture, Heritage and Libraries committee held a wide-ranging discussion today following a presentation about the vision for Destination City, which I wrote about earlier. Here’s some of the issues, and a suggestion on where best to explore the pros and cons of the programme for residents. Previous post about Destination City vision Presentation slides read more »

£60,000 community fund launched for groups in City’s Culture Mile

Grants of up to £5000 are available to community groups, charities and social enterprises in the north west of the City of London. The Culture Mile Business Improvement District has launched the Community Fund through ActionFunder, with a commitment of £60,000. “Through this community fund, we seek to support a breadth of local projects that read more »

Policy chief commits to engaging residents in Destination City programme

The City Corporation has now posted on Youtube a recording of the City Question Time event held with residents earlier this month. I asked about Destination City and Bartholomew Fair – in particular what wider plans beyond the Fair there were for the programme, how to carry forward the promised proposals for better wayfinding, and read more »

Discussing what planning can do for Destination City

This evening’s City of London workshop on Destination City was well-worth attending – even though it turned out that it wasn’t much about Destination City. It was about a Plan. I should have paid more attention to the invitation page, which was clearly headed City Plan 2040 engagement programme. It said that workshops would run read more »

Destination City workshop can explore benefits for Square Mile residents

There’s a chance for residents as well as businesses to find out more tomorrow about the City of London’s top priority programme, Destination City, and to offer some ideas on how it may make the Square Mile a better place to live as well as work and visit. Earlier posts here. The £2.5 million annual read more »

Resident engagement with Destination City and the new BID – official advice

In January I attended a City-wide Residents meeting with the City Corporation, and asked the chair of policy Chris Hayward how we could best engage with developments planned in the north west cultural district of the Square Mile. Here’s the exchange. The Destination City programme is taking over much of the work of the Culture 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 »