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Lord Mayor's Show 2019opens in new window
08
Nov
2019
www.standard.co.uk
Fantastic Feats 2019opens in new window
09
Apr
2019
www.culturewhisper.com
UK’s first electric refuse fleetopens in new window
08
Apr
2019
londonlovesbusiness.com
City poised to welcome new Lord Mayor Peter Estlinopens in new window
07
Nov
2018
City poised to welcome new Lord Mayor Peter Estlin
City Corporation honoured at the 2018 Air Quality News Awards opens in new window
The City of London Corporation was honoured in the 2018 National Air Quality News Awards for its collaboration on air quality with Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School. The National Air Quality Awards celebrate the successes of industry, local authorities, transport and technology providers in driving down air pollution and improving air quality. The awards received 80 entries by 30 organisations and individuals nominated across nine award categories. The collaboration between the City Corporation and the school began in 2003 with the installation of a 24-hour air quality monitoring station in the playground. Policies brought in to improve air quality include planting air quality plants throughout the school grounds, green walls made from ivy screens, new air filtration units in classrooms and teaching pupils how to reduce their exposure to air pollution. In April, new research revealed air pollution at the school fell below the legal annual limit for the first time since monitoring began in 2003. The data, gathered by the City of London Corporation and verified by King’s College London, showed that levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) fell below annual limits in 2017. Levels of particles of PM10 and PM2.5 continue to be below government limits. The City Corporation has transformed the local area with the removal of the Aldgate gyratory system, the planting of 71 trees and the creation of a new community space called Aldgate Square. Pedestrian access and cycling routes have been improved and traffic closed at the junction of Middlesex Street and St Botolph Street. Jeremy Simons, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Environment Committee, said: “This award is testament to all the staff who have worked so tirelessly to improve air quality at the school. “Together we are dedicated to keeping the school safe, healthy and with good air quality for all its pupils. “By working in partnership with developers, car private hire firms, charities and local authorities we will continue to take important steps towards clean air in the Square Mile.” Miss Alex Allan, Headteacher of Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School, said: “It is fantastic that the hard work of so many people to improve the quality of life of our children has been recognised. “Much work has been done and many gains have been made. But we need to continue in our dedication to improving air quality so that our children can grow up to be as healthy as possible.” The work with Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary forms part of the City Corporation’s wider fightback against air pollution. It works with businesses through its CityAir Programme whilst leading a London-wide crackdown on drivers who leave their engines idling. This year, the City Corporation launched a clean air cargo bike delivery scheme which helps the Square Mile’s businesses tackle toxic air pollution by shifting deliveries from diesel and petrol vans to cargo bicycles. The City Corporation’s CityAir app provides over 27,000 Londoners with low pollution travel routes across the capital, with advice and alerts when air pollution is high. And in 2016 it agreed a deal with Addison Lee - London’s biggest private hire taxi firm - to automatically switch hybrid taxis to ‘electric mode’ in key areas of the Square Mile. The City Corporation has banned the purchase of diesel vehicles from its own fleet of 300 vehicles, where there is a clean market alternative. It has also introduced a City-wide 20mph zone, and its new procurement rules have brought in tight restrictions on harmful emissions from bulldozers and generators. The City Corporation will run a pilot scheme at the southern section of Moor Lane which will allow access to ultra-low emission vehicles only. It is currently running a feasibility study on the trial. Following the study the authority will publicly consult on options for delivering the scheme in Autumn and the pilot will be delivered by April 2019. -Ends- Media enquiries Laura Simpson, Media Officer, City of London Corporation T: 020 7332 3654 M: 07738862229 E: Laura.Simpson@cityoflondon.gov.uk Notes to editors The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
12
Oct
2018
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Seven best parks in London for a picnicopens in new window
05
Sep
2018
seven-best-parks-in-london-for-a-picnic
The 10 best British lidosopens in new window
06
Aug
2018
www.dailymail.co.uk
Top 5 Picnic Spots in Londonopens in new window
15
Jun
2018
www.londoncalling.com
My Life Films: Funding for innovative care toolopens in new window
05
Jun
2018
www.thecarehomeenvironment.com
Picturing Forgotten Londonopens in new window
23
May
2018
www.londonlive.co.uk
We're Here For the opens in new window
18
Apr
2018
Huffington Post :https
New ‘ring of steel’ proposedopens in new window
28
Mar
2018
Professional Security: http
Boroughs defiant despite snub from cultural awardsopens in new window
07
Mar
2018
Southlondonpress&Mercury : https
Deutsche Bank thinks big in City opens in new window
20
Feb
2018
article.signalmedia.co
Global Times: Eyes on Londonopens in new window
11
Oct
2017
www.globaltimes.cn
Diplomat: Looking Eastopens in new window
04
Sep
2017
www.diplomatmagazine.com
Manchester Evening News: The Lord Mayor of London is from Crumpsall and this is what he had to say about the north/south divideopens in new window
09
Aug
2017
The Lord Mayor of London is from Crumpsall and this is what he had to say about the north
Classic Music: Poetry in motion opens in new window
07
Oct
2016
www.classical-music.com
Rhinegold: City Lights opens in new window
06
Sep
2016
www.rhinegold.co.uk
NewsLon: Poaching fearopens in new window
31
Aug
2016
www.newslon.com
Recycling & Waste World : Bigbelly helps City of London Corporation put pedal to the metalopens in new window
The City of London Corporation has become the first local authority in the UK to adopt the foot pedal-operated Bigbelly smart station after Egbert Taylor Group’s waste technology brand, Bigbelly, developed it in conjunction with the council.
29
Jun
2016
recyclingwasteworld.co.uk
Charity Times: City Bridge Trust awards over three-quarters of a million to support London’s refugeesopens in new window
As part of Refugee Week the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust can announce that in the last year it has awarded grants totalling £757,860 to community organisations in London to help refugees and asylum seekers.
23
Jun
2016
www.charitytimes.com
City Bridge Trust awards over three-quarters of a million to London anti-poverty schemesopens in new window
The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, can announce that this month it has awarded grants totalling £781,300 to community organisations in London to help reduce poverty.
03
Jun
2016
www.guardian-series.co.uk
New stairway at London Bridgeopens in new window
15
May
2016
www.southlondon-today.co.uk
City Bridge Trust receives London Living Wage accreditationopens in new window
David Farnsworth, City Bridge Trust Director, is quoted in leading trade publication Charity Times as the City Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, is awarded London Living Wage accreditation by the Living Wage Foundation.
05
May
2016
www.charitytimes.com
City Bridge Trust awards over half a million to London-based mental health schemesopens in new window
Age UK Waltham Forest has been handed a £35,000 grant in order to fund its programmes in the borough. The City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust, announced the funding as part of a series of grants totalling £585,400, handed out to community organisations across London.
29
Apr
2016
www.guardian-series.co.uk
Charity chief calls for action on mental healthopens in new window
The City Bridge Trust, the grant-making arm of the City of London Corporation, awarded the charity a total of £147,400 to mark the nationwide depression awareness campaign last week.
29
Apr
2016
www.southlondonpress.co.uk
Standing out from the crowd: how charities can attract top fundersopens in new window
During a recent Guardian live discussion charity professionals asked what makes organisations attractive to funders
29
Apr
2016
www.theguardian.com
Guardian of the City's green spacesopens in new window
Sue Ireland, the City's Director of Open Spaces, oversees more than 11,000 acres of parkland, forest and heath - from the Square Mile to south-east England.
01
Apr
2016
next.ft.com
The rich lives of the river workers beneath London’s skyscrapersopens in new window
For her 'Working Lives' feature series, Emma Jacobs interviews people who work on, and around, the Thames - including Peter Brown, a senior technical officer at Tower Bridge; Scott Mcelwaine, a London Port Health Authority Marine Officer; and Trina de Silva, a City of London Corporation engineer.
18
Mar
2016
www.ft.com
Nelson Mandela's fellow ex-prisoners honoured for anti-Apartheid struggleopens in new window
BT.com reports on Freedom of the City of London for anti-apartheid campaigners
27
Jan
2016
home.bt.com
'Long way to go' on race in S. Africa: Mandela friendopens in new window
Daily Mail reports on Freedom of the City of London for anti-apartheid campaigners
27
Jan
2016
www.dailymail.co.uk
South Africa: Anti-apartheid heroes honouredopens in new window
Africa News reports on Freedom of the City of London for anti-apartheid campaigners
27
Jan
2016
www.africanews.com
Khaleej Times - Lord Mayor: UAE, UK seek to widen scope of trade cooperation opens in new window
UAE Minister of Economy discusses ways to boost UK relations with London Mayor Lord Mountevans.
27
Jan
2016
www.khaleejtimes.com
The National UAE - Lord Mayor: The relationship between Britain and the UAE is mutually beneficialopens in new window
Opinion piece by the Lord Mayor in UAE newspaper, The National
23
Jan
2016
www.thenational.ae
Comment: Bank Junction is dysfunctional, dangerous, congested and polluting - but can be improvedopens in new window
Comment piece in CityAM from Planning Chairman Michael Welbank
20
Nov
2015
www.cityam.com
London Tree Week opens in new window
26
May
2015
www.bbc.co.uk
Spectator: Ask the Lord Mayoropens in new window
07
May
2015
www.spectator.co.uk
Grow your own talentopens in new window
16
Apr
2015
www.director.co.uk