Public invited to share ideas on improving City churchyards

City residents, visitors and workers are being invited to share their ideas on how the City of London’s churchyards can be improved.

The City's churchyards are historic open spaces, providing green, tranquil havens from the City’s intensity and essential places to rest and enjoy. Many are popular green spaces but others are underutilised and need improvement.

The City of London Corporation is working in partnership with the Diocese of London and St Paul's Cathedral to develop a programme of enhancement projects for the City Churchyards. Together they aim to provide high quality, safe spaces with improved areas to play, relax and work - in response to an anticipated increase in worker, visitor and resident numbers in the City.

The consultation covers a programme of work to enhance the churchyards in the City of London which has the highest concentration of churchyards in an urban environment in Britain.

The public can have their say online* and through local drop-in sessions**.

For more information visit cityoflondon.gov.uk/churchyards.

The City Corporation also protects and conserves 18 major green spaces in London and south east England – including two ancient woodlands - and over 200 smaller ones in the Square Mile. They include important wildlife habitats, sites of scientific interest and national nature reserves. They are protected from being built on by special legislation.


Media enquiries

Carl Locsin, Public Services Media Officer, City of London Corporation

T 020 7332 3654 / M 0738 862 229

E carl.locsin@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Notes to editors

*Link to online survey - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/77XRX9H

**Drop in consultations:

Guildhall Yard: 12 October

One New Change: TBC

St Anne and St Agnes: 17 October

St Bride Fleet Street: 13 October

Christchurch Greyfriars: 16 October

St Giles Cripplegate: 18 October

St Mary Aldermary: 19 October

St Paul's Cathedral: 20 October

St Sepulchre Holborn: 22 October

About the City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation provides local government and policing services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the 'Square Mile'. In addition, the City Corporation has three roles:

  • We support London’s communities by working in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on economic regeneration, education and skills. In addition, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, makes grants of around £20 million annually to tackle disadvantage across London.
  • We also help look after key London heritage and green spaces including Tower Bridge, the Museum of London, Barbican Arts Centre, City gardens, Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, Burnham Beeches, and important commons in London.
  • We also support and promote the ‘City’ as a world-leading financial and business hub, with outward and inward business delegations, high-profile civic events and research-driven policies, all reflecting a long-term approach.

See www.cityoflondon.gov.uk for more details.