Farewell Bertrand

Tonight I was privileged to attend a beautiful evensong in the All Hallows’ Church beside the Tower, to say farewell to our Vicar Bertrand.

Tower ward reception

Tonight we were very lucky to be hosted by the Apex Hotel on Seething lane for a Tower Ward Reception.  These have become wonderful evenings in our calendar when the great hotels in Tower Ward open their doors so that local residents and businesses in the ward can gather and meet.

The history of Minories

In the late 13th century the Abbey of St Clare was founded in Aldgate by King Edward I's brother Edmund, the Earl of Lancaster, and his wife Blanche.

London and Asia building our future together

This evening we celebrated the City of London Corporation’s ten years of having a direct presence in Asia – with our offices in Beijing, Mumbai and Shanghai.

UK's first fully electric refuse collection vehicle

The City of London Corporation, with Electra, is bringing in the UK’s first fully-electric refuse collection vehicle. Electra is designed for urban environments with short overall routes, a dis part of our commitment to clean air and effective waste collection and recycling.

UK trade and post 2019 future

It was a great pleasure to chair a meeting of tech businesses from Europe, the UK, Canada, Australia and the USA with Rt. Hon. Dr. Liam Fox and hear first hand of the positive vision he has for our trade.

Plastics and our future....

Today at the Court of Common Council we discussed our commitment to recycling, plastics and coffee cups.  An apt discussion in light of the Government announcement on their vision which I share below -