What have I done over past years?
Initially Finance and Markets Committees,
currently Planning, Culture Heritage & Libraries, Establishment and JCC.
Plus our City Schools and the Commons Consultative Committee. More recently also elected to the Epping Forest and Commons Committee too.
Thus my work has embraced many areas of City of London Corporation endeavour –
aspects which can impact on so many within our Ward, in the City more broadly, and also on Londoners more widely too.
Entirely devoted to this Ward.
As a school leaver, the interview for my first job took place in 6 Lloyd’s Avenue, this first job, with Ellerman’s the Shipping Group – was in their offices in 104, Leadenhall Street. And after 2 years gaining business and maritime-related experience, I moved to Lloyd’s Register in 71 Fenchurch Street, which has been my long-term career.
President of the Aldgate Ward Club in 2000, I followed the Chairman of LR, who had been President in 1998. Later the LR Chairman, then a Common Councilman, asked me to stand for election as a CC, in the place he was vacating.
I stood in a three man contest, achieved election with an overall majority.
From election in 2001, I have devoted my time and energy to serving in this role.
To serve the Ward has always been my aim, and I hope I have achieved that.
My business and professional skills contribute to my work as CC. As FCIS I am numerate, I hold H & S qualifications, and technical knowledge gained through LR training & experience. For example, with Planning Committee when we visit sites under construction – I automatically seek a hard hat and, if necessary, still have my own steel cap boots. A couple of years ago, with a Voter, we became expert in noisy manhole covers in the street.
Camomile Street Library is now replaced by Artizan Street.
The official opening January 2013 was limited to Members of the Committee, Senior Officers and Middlesex Street Estate residents whose Community Centre is in the shared premises. Happily I managed to negotiate special invitations for several from our Ward of Aldgate.
During the initial transport planning consultations by TfL for the Olympics. I attended all City business and Resident briefings, and a number will recall I dropped in to you copies of papers.
From time to time, some letter-boxes get an alert from me on a development and as a result a number of you have been able to follow through certain appeals. It’s useful to have collective long memories!
I walk the Ward and since early summer 2013 have frequently been seen viewing the demolition and building works on the site by Mitre Square.
When re-elected in March 2013 I again made my formal declaration as a CC.
As a professional I have similar standards of behaviour to which I have to subscribe,
My desire is to be able to continue to serve the workers and residents within the Ward, to serve our Ward in general, and to serve our City.