Friday 23 February 2024

1 Silk Street - Culture Survey

I suspect a "culture survey" is the latest means by which developers hope to placate residents while they press ahead with what they wanted to do in the first place.

Here we go ... this is via the Ben Jonson House Group:

Dear Neighbours,


The developer of Silk Street has appointed the multi-disciplinary culture agency called Things Made Public to "devise a site-specific cultural and community offer within 1 Silk Street, genuinely driven by consultation with local people." We only received the info a day or so ago, hence the tight deadline for responses.

As part of phase 1 the agency decided to:
do a culture survey targeted at residents of the Barbican Estate and Golden Lane Estate,
ask for people's details so that they can get in touch to do some further in-person consultation,
target those that haven't had the opportunity to express their views.

There are some important questions which may influence the types of facilities considered by the developer of the site. If you have the time, please take part in the survey by 26th February.

Best wishes,

<Ben Jonson House>





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Tuesday 13 February 2024

Temporary Window Repairs

From the BEO:

Dear Residents,

Please see attached communication updates from the Barbican Project Manager, Graham Sheret, with regard to temporary window repairs to your three blocks.

This work will start tomorrow, Wednesday 14 February, on John Trundle Court and Bunyan Court. The team intend to complete the temporary repairs within 4 weeks. Please note this work is weather dependant.

Thursday 4 January 2024

Top balcony inspections

The Projects Department inform that on Tuesday 9 January from 10:30am, the City of London Project Manager, Graham Sheret will be walking along the top floor balconies of John Trundle Court, Bunyan Court and Ben Jonson House. He will be accompanied by a contractor.

I'd guess they will be looking for leaky doors etc.

BJH AGM - Wed 2024-01-31

 The Annual General Meeting of Ben Jonson Residents will be taking place at 7pm on the Wednesday 31st January in the Lilac Room (basement area of Seddon House, opposite the BEO offices in Lauderdale Tower).  We will be offering light refreshments to all who come along.

The Agenda, Minutes of the 2023 AGM and the Chair's report will be sent out a little closer to the meeting date.

Saturday 8 July 2023

Barbican Cluster Panel Meeting: 18:00, Thursday 13 July

From the BEO:

Panel Meeting

The next Barbican Cluster Panel Meeting will be at 6pm on Thursday 13 July in Golden Lane Estate Community Centre, Fann Street.

Come and join us to:Receive local crime and antisocial behaviour updates
Discuss local policing activity
Raise concerns directly to officers
Agree Cluster Promises together

Cluster Panels are made up of local people who help us assess community concerns and establish priorities for policing in the area.

Sunday 28 May 2023

Neighbourhood Area & Forum

In a message from the City we are told about a ...

Click to read the whole letter

The idea of neighbourhood planning is explained in this video:

In essence neighbourhood planning seems to be a mechanism whereby residents can in some way influence planning decisions.  Potentially powerful stuff.

See the "Proposed Barbican and Golden Lane Neighbourhood Forum and Area " to find out more and give feedback.

See also the letter sent to the City applying to create the area and forum:

Click to read the whole letter