Category Archives: Forum

About Neighbourhood and Community forums

Why I think the first Neighbourhood Forum for the City is a good idea

Update: the City Corporation’s Planning and Transportation committee voted unanimously to approve the Neighbourhood Forum. Comments on the proposed Neighbourhood Forum in the north west of the City are due in by June 21. I’ve previously written about being in two minds over the proposal that covers the Barbican and Golden Lane Estates. If the read more »

The new City Neighbourhood Forum is a good idea. If …

Proposals for the City’s first neighbourhood forum are a good idea – but residents outside Barbican and Golden Lane Estates need to have influence too.

Barbican and Golden Lane Estates propose City’s first neighbourhood forum

Residents on the two major estates in the north west of the City have made the bold move of proposing a forum with powers to develop its own plan for the neighbourhood.

Community forum in the City’s Culture Mile set for approval

Update: The City’s Policy and Resources committee approved proposals for the CultureMile BID on October 20, with little discussion. Several members pressed for clear methods for resident involvement. Guidance was that this would be through steering groups. There was no specific mention of a community forum. Video of the committee discussion here. Proposals for a read more »

Barbican Library invites comments on plans for a new community room

Barbican Library is running two information sessions to explain in more detail plans for a new community room, which I wrote about here. The first session is on Tuesday October 18th 1-2pm, and the second Tuesday October 25th 7-8pm. More below. As well as providing space for events, the community room could act as a read more »

The City could get its first neighbourhood forum under Culture Mile BID plans

Update: consultants Primera have published BID proposals on a new website including the suggestion of a community forum. More here. Final plans for a Business Improvement District in the north west of the City – which I detailed here – will go to the Corporation’s Policy and Resources committee on October 20, and then to read more »