Member Briefing October 2010 - The Vintners' Company by suchenfz


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                                       Members’ Briefing

                                       LORD MAYOR                        The Lord Mayor was interviewed
                                                                         for BBC Online (7 September) as
               4 October 2010                                            part of national coverage for the
             Volume 12, Issue 9   Battle of Britain                      service at St Paul‟s Cathedral to
                                                                         mark the 70th anniversary of the
1    Lord Mayor
                                  The Lord Mayor chose Tuesday           start of the Battle of Britain.
     Policy Chairman
                                  7 September for the City of            Mentions were also in the
3                                 London Salute because it was           following; Daily Telegraph, The
     Member Announcements,
                                  exactly seventy years ago that the     Sun,     Daily    Mirror,    The
5    City Affairs                 first bombs of the Blitz rained        Independent (all 8 September).
                                  down upon the Square Mile in
     Parliamentary and            the middle of the four-month           Contact Greg Williams x 1455
6    Legislative developments,    long Battle of Britain. In the first
     Ceremonial Events            night alone of that campaign over      Visit to China
     Private Events               300 tons of bombs were dropped
                                  on the City of London and over         The Lord Mayor led a successful
     Committee news, Voter        2000 people lost their lives.
8    registration
                                                                         ten day visit to China in
                                                                         September (8-18) with a business
                                  Yet throughout it all, the spirit of   delegation of 58. He visited six
     Community and Childrens
9    Services, Regeneration,
                                  the City, embodied in its citizens,    financial centres, met with five
     Schools                      never wavered, never faltered          regulatory     authorities,    two
                                  and it is that spirit the City         Government              investment
10   Safer City Partnership,      saluted at St Paul‟s and in            organisations (sovereign wealth
     LDPF                         splendid receptions in Guildhall       funds), spoke at 30 events,
                                  and five livery halls. In speeches     engaged with more than 2,000
11   Arts and Culture             given at each, the Lord Mayor          Chinese        business        and
                                  and other speakers reminded the        Government representatives, and
                                  veterans and guests that the           100 journalists.
15   Gresham College, City
     Resident, International
                                  Battle of Britain and the Blitz
                                  were times when the true mettle        The Lord Mayor was struck by
     Affairs, City in the News
                                  of the City was tested and not         the warm welcome and the high
                                  found wanting. And so, the             regard    in    which     Chinese
16   Upcoming events
                                  speeches concluded, „It is             interlocutors held the City of
                                  entirely appropriate that we recall    London and its institutions. It
18                                that time with pride and parade it     would seem that the image of the
     Licensing applications
                                  for new generations, not with a        UK‟s financial services sector in
                                  sense of boasting, but to              China has not been tarnished
                                  demonstrate       that      honest     significantly and the running of
                                  resolution and resolve will            topical events of interest (to the
                                  always triumph over evil.‟             Chinese) in association with the
                                                                         Shanghai Expo has given our
                                  Contact Angela Turnbull x 1203         image a bit of a “bounce”.

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A vast amount of media worth at      UK‟s attraction as a financial         Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards
least £764,000+ was garnered         centre is its competitiveness. And     – Finalists Announced
and the first twitter feed was       regulation has a major impact on
successfully tested.                 competitiveness. So, if we get         Eighteen organisations have been
                                     regulation wrong, we will lose         put forward as finalists for the
Contact James North x 2677           business, banks and jobs to those      Lord Mayor‟s Dragon Awards
                                     emerging markets. And they will        this year. On 1 September a
The Lord Mayor's visit to China      seize them with gratitude – and        Preliminary Judging Panel –
garnered very large media            perhaps be a little baffled that the   twelve experts in Corporate
coverage with numerous press         UK acts against its own                Responsibility – met to decide a
briefings and interviews in Hong     interests.‟ He went on to say that     shortlist from the 61 applications
Kong,      Shenzhen,    Chengdu,     getting it wrong „would tear a big     received. Companies shortlisted
Beijing and Shanghai. The Hong       hole in the UK‟s national              include IBM, Allen & Overy
Kong visit alone featured in 20      income. A hole representing            LLP, Ernst & Young, London
publications in the territory        eight per cent of output and just      City Airport and DLA Piper UK
reaching a print readership of       over 12% of total tax revenues,        LLP. The winners will be
1.5million      and     aggregate    which amounts to 142% of the           decided by the Lord Mayor and
electronic viewership of 500,000.    interest on the current public         his Final Judging Panel on 27
Other coverage included an           sector debt. A lot to lose.‟ The       September and announced at the
op-ed cover story in the             full text is on the City of London     Awards dinner at Mansion House
influential Caijing magazine and     Corporation website.                   on 20 October.
a TV interview with Bloomberg.
The Shanghai Expo UK Blog,           Contact Hugo Deadman x 2603            Contact Anish Shah x 3608
with a Chinese blog readership in
excess of 300 million carried five   The City Banquet at Mansion            The Lord Mayor co-hosted
blog entries from the Lord           House       received     extensive     CNBC's Strictly Money (21
Mayor. He was also interviewed       coverage in the national media,        September) and discussed a
before and after the visit by        detailing Financial Services           range of topics including how to
CNBC in London. The highlight        Authority Chairman Lord Adair          repair the public finance deficit,
of the visit was the Shanghai FT     Turner‟s warning that there            the independence of the OBR
Conference on the Future of          would be transitional problems         and the UK's present and future
Finance during which the Lord        when the watchdog is disbanded         business relationship with China.
Mayor was interviewed on stage       and replaced. The Independent,
by FT Asia Editor David Pilling.     City A.M. and The Daily                Contact Sanjay Odedra x 1835
This conference was attended by      Telegraph (all 22 September),
over 250 leading Chinese             quoted the Lord Mayor who              City A.M. (7 September) featured
government and business figures.     warned against vilifying the           a diary story on a gala fundraiser
Finally, the trip to China saw       banks, telling guests that the City    at the Mansion House for fathers
over 30 Lord Mayor „Tweets‟          had improved. “The City has            and daughters of the City, to
issued during the trip.              listened to the criticisms. We         raise money for the Lord
                                     have examined how we operate           Mayor‟s Appeal. The event
Contact Loretta Lui x 1528           and we have changed the way we         organisers managed to raise
                                     go about our business”. The City       £200,000 on the evening.
The City Banquet                     Banquet was also covered on the
                                     BBC 10 O'clock News (21                Contact Greg Williams x 1455
On 21 September the Lord             September) and BBC Radio 4’s
Mayor hosted a dinner for            Today (22 September).                  City A.M. (27 September)
leading business people to meet                                             featured a column from the Lord
the regulators. In his speech, he    Contact James Abbott x 1754            Mayor on the potential risks if
said that „A major part of the                                              the government's Independent

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Banking Commission were to                                                 Development Credit Bank),
recommend that banks split retail    Contact Jeremy Fern x 3645            Jairaj Purandare (Executive
and investment divisions. He also                                          Director of PwC India) and
discussed "better ways" to add       Meeting     with    Henry             Neeraj Swaroop (CEO of
security and certainty to the        Bellingham MP, Minister of            Standard Chartered India).
financial marketplace.               State at the Foreign &
                                     Commonwealth Office                   Members agreed to continue
Contact James Abbott x 1754                                                work to assist the development of
                                     On 8 September the Policy             India‟s corporate debt market, to
Hail and Farewell                    Chairman         met         Henry    develop a paper on the value of
                                     Bellingham, who is the focus at       the derivatives market for Indian
William Beaver, the Lord             the FCO on trade promotion as         policy makers, and to look into
Mayor‟s speechwriter of seven        an element of the UK's overall        opportunities to assist the new
years standing retired from his      diplomatic effort. In the course of   Indian National Information
service at the end of September.     a wide-ranging discussion they        Grid. The Council agreed that
Bill‟s replacement is Hugo           covered our joint working with        support should be given to major
Deadman, who comes to the            UKTI and the FCO, the need for        UK events on infrastructure
Mansion House from the Lord          HMG to put over positive              financing in India, such as the
Chancellor‟s Department where        messages abroad about the City,       Indian Infrastructure Financing
he was speechwriter to Jack          and promotional challenges in         Forum planned by the Indian
Straw and Ken Clark.                 specific areas of the world. Mr       High Commission on 22
                                     Bellingham has agreed to attend       November at Mansion House.
      POLICY CHAIRMAN                a City business breakfast in the
                                     near future.                          Following the meeting, the
                                                                           Policy Chairman hosted a well
Meeting with Damian Green
                                     Contact Jeremy Fern x 3645            received lunch discussion on the
MP, Minister of State at the
                                                                           Indian corporate debt market
Home Office
                                     London meeting of the City of         attended by members of the
                                     London Advisory Council for           Advisory Council for India and a
On 2 September the Policy
                                     India                                 number of City bond market
Chairman met Damian Green,
                                                                           experts. Attendees agreed that a
Minister       responsible     for
                                     The City of London Advisory           semi-formal group of UK-based
immigration, to discuss HM
                                     Council for India held its annual     corporate bond experts should be
Government's proposals for an
                                     London     meeting      on    17      formed, which can be called
absolute    cap     on     non-EU
                                     September, attended by the            upon by the Reserve Bank of
immigration and the operation of
                                     Policy Chairman. The Council          India and Indian Ministry of
the interim cap, together with
                                     guides the City of London‟s           Finance as they develop their
issues surrounding visas for
                                     engagement with India and the         reforms and proposals for the
short-term business visitors. The
                                     work of the City Office in            market.
Policy Chairman put over a
number of points raised with the
                                                                           On the afternoon of 17
City Corporation by business and
                                     The meeting was chaired by            September, the Advisory Council
other stakeholders, particularly
                                     Naina Lal Kidwai (Group               participated     in    a     panel
the potential damage to trade and
                                     Chairperson of HSBC India) and        discussion, 'In conversation with
the economy from keeping out
                                     attended by Zia Mody (Senior          the City of London Advisory
people who do not displace
                                     Partner of AZB & Partners),           Council for India: prospects for
British workers but instead
                                     Shardul    Shroff  (Managing          the Indian financial sector'. The
facilitate profitable and tax-
                                     Partner of Amarchand &                discussion was attended by
generating business activity. Mr
                                     Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff &         around 60 firms, and focussed on
Green has agreed to attend a City
                                     Co), Nasser Munjee (Chairman,         developments in the Indian
business breakfast in October.

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financial markets. Very positive    US Congressional Staff Lunch         temporary immigration cap on
feedback has been received from                                          non-EU workers introduced by
a number of attendees on the        On 2 September, the Policy           the government and the ongoing
discussion and the networking       Chairman hosted a working            consultation on a full-time cap.
opportunity it presented.           lunch for a visiting delegation of   City A.M. (26 July) also carried a
                                    senior US Congressional Staff        column      from    the    Policy
Prior to the meetings on 17         from the Senate Banking              Chairman where he discussed the
September, the Policy Chairman      Committee with academics and         need for a flexible immigration
hosted a reception for firms with   think tanks. The lunch provided      policy that can adapt to changes
interests in India and the Indian   an opportunity to discuss the        in the business environment. The
financial community in London.      implementation of the Dodd           Policy Chairman was also quoted
The reception, attended by          Frank Wall Street Reform and         in the Evening Standard (17
representatives of 80 firms, was    Consumer Protection Act and          September) on this issue.
an     opportunity    for    City   financial    regulatory    reform
stakeholders to meet members of     developments in the UK and EU.       Contact James Abbott x 1754
the Advisory Council and to
network with new contacts.          Contact Catherine Breen x 3968       The Policy Chairman was
                                                                         interviewed      on     Bloomberg
Contact Eva George x 1565           Inward Investors Networking          Television (8 September) about
                                    Reception                            possible government plans to
First meeting of the City of                                             split-up so called „big banks‟ into
London Advisory Council for         On 22 September, the Policy          separate retail and investment
China                               Chairman hosted an evening           banking operations. He was also
                                    networking reception at the          interviewed for an article in The
The Policy Chairman will be         Guildhall to celebrate recent        Guardian (9 September) and was
hosting the first meeting of the    inward investment into the City      quoted as saying thousands of
City of London Advisory             and London in collaboration with     jobs could be at risk if banks
Council for China on 1              Think London and UK Trade and        moved offshore and took their
November at the Guildhall,          Investment. The event was well-      “compliance teams and other
including a lunch with senior       attended by recent inward            back office functions with them”.
City figures and a discussion       investors as well as firms and
event with the International        organisations supporting inward      Contact James Abbott x 1754
Centre for Financial Regulation.    investment into the City.
The City of London Advisory                                              East End Life (30 August) ran an
Council for China is a group of     Contact Catherine Breen x3968        article about £50,000 given to a
leaders from the Chinese                                                 flagship project to support young
financial     services    sector,   The Financial Times (21              people into work and to improve
established to guide the City of    September) carried an article on     access to careers in the City. The
London‟s     engagement     with    the Liberal Democrat Party‟s         Policy Chairman was quoted as
China and the work of the City of   annual conference and Business       saying "despite the proximity,
London‟s offices in Beijing and     Secretary Vince Cable‟s views        Tower Hamlets and the City of
Shanghai. The Advisory Council      on City issues which quoted the      London can feel like they are
will meet biannually in China       Policy Chairman (who was             worlds apart. Our City work in
and in London.                      attending).                          Tower Hamlets is about trying to
                                                                         overcome cultural, social and
Contact Eva George x 1565           Contact Greg Williams x 1455         economic barriers on both sides
                                                                         of the border….."
                                    The Policy Chairman appeared
                                    on Channel 4 News (9                 Contact Greg Williams x 1455
                                    September) to discuss the

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Derivatives Week (16 September)               MEMBER                      schedule so that they can
carried an article about London            ANNOUNCEMENTS                  contribute as appropriate. The
losing out on attractive financial                                        next visits abroad are:
services start-ups, due to industry                                       India, 25 – 29 October
fears over the outcome of             Members Briefing                    Kuwait and Oman, 4 – 9
regulation and short-selling. The                                         November
Policy Chairman was quoted as         In the previous edition of the      Hungary, 24 – 26 November
saying “I've had it said explicitly   Members‟ Briefing (w/c 6th
to me that people are setting up      September), Members were            If you are able to provide any
new business and not choosing         asked to provide feedback with      assistance please contact
London or Europe because of the       regards to the current Briefing
regulatory uncertainty”.              and what improvements could be
                                                                                  CITY AFFAIRS
Contact James Abbott x 1754
                                      If you would like to provide
                                      feedback please do so with          GLA
ITV      London      News    (28
September) interviewed the            regard to the following points:
                                                                          Mayor’s Question Time
Policy Chairman about potential
plans to put up temporary covers      Content of the Briefing
                                      Layout of the Briefing              At Mayor‟s Questions this week
on    Tower      Bridge   during
                                      Distribution of Briefing            Conservative Assembly Member
renovations, which could feature
                                      Any other comments                  Richard Tracey raised the
logos of Olympic sponsors. The
                                                                          possibility of legislation to
Sunday Express (26 September)
                                      Thank you to those who have         require a higher percentage of
also carried an article on this
                                      already responded.                  London Underground workers to
                                                                          vote for strikes before action
                                      Although we will take on board      could take place. Johnson
Contact James Abbott x 1754
                                      all suggestions put forward we      believed that the idea was worth
                                      may not be able to accommodate      pursuing,     but   added     that
The Policy Chairman was
                                      all into the new Briefing.          ministers should be “diplomatic
interviewed for BBC Radio 4’s
                                                                          and creative” in bringing in such
The PM Show (24 September) to
                                      It is hoped that the next Members   a law. The Mayor highlighted
discuss the „issues report‟
                                      Briefing, due out in early          that “only a third” of TfL staff
released by the Independent
                                      November, will be in the new        voted for the current strikes and
Banking      Commission.     The
                                      updated format.                     that were “key public sector
Policy Chairman stressed the
                                                                          workers” to be banned from
dangers to the City and the UK's
                                      If you would like to put forward    striking this would prevent union
economy if a full split of retail
                                      suggestions     please    contact   members being “dragooned” into
and investment banking were
                                      Sophie Galasinski by Wednesday      strikes. Following the Mayor‟s
implemented, and encouraged an
                                      27 October via email,               comments, the City‟s Assembly
increase in competition in high
                                      sophie.galasinski@cityoflondon.     Member, Labour‟s John Biggs
street banking.
                            , over the phone, 020 7332    accused the Mayor of not “taking
                                      1451, or in person Public           account of the concerns of
Contact James Abbott x 1754
                                      Relations Office, West Wing, 1st    ordinary Londoners, including
                                      Floor.                              those of the Billingsgate
                                                                          Porters”, to which Johnson did
                                      Overseas Visits and Members         not directly respond. Later in the
                                                                          meeting Biggs greeted the
                                      Members have asked to be kept       Billingsgate Porters, who had sat
                                      informed by Mansion House of        in on the meeting, and took a
                                      the Lord Mayor‟s overseas visit     petition from them, which he

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presented to the Mayor at the end   Bloom       has    provided     the   Veterans.     The service was
of the meeting.                     opportunity for all London            followed by a march past of
                                    Boroughs to set up their local “in    Veterans and a fly past,
Contact Jonathan Pallant x 1202     Bloom”        competition      and    comprising a Dakota, Lancaster
                                    participate     in   the    annual    and Spitfire, from the Battle of
      PARLIAMENTARY &               campaign. Tens of thousands of        Britain Memorial flight. The
        LEGISLATIVE                 Londoners contribute directly         salute was taken by the Rt Hon
       DEVELOPMENTS                 through their local “in Bloom”        the Lord Mayor and His Royal
                                    competitions and this helps to        Highness The Duke of Kent.
Policing the Olympics         &     enhance London‟s environment.
Wanstead Flats                                                            Following the march, receptions
                                    In his speech, the Lord Mayor         took place in City venues, one of
The Home Office has issued a        welcomed London in Bloom to           which was hosted by the City of
consultation on a proposed          Guildhall commenting that the         London Corporation at Guildhall.
Legislative Reform Order to         “London in Bloom is a campaign        The Lord Mayor, accompanied
temporarily amend the Epping        very much after the City              by the Sheriffs, hosted the
Forest Act 1878 so that a Police    Corporation's    heart…although       reception in the presence of His
Muster,        Briefing       and   this is a business district, we       Royal Highness The Duke of
Deployment Centre can be            know that our environment is a        Kent.
located on Wanstead Flats during    key competitiveness factor…no
the London Olympics. The City,      one wants to live and work in an      In consultation with the RAF, the
as Conservators of Epping           austere business park. Among          Lord Mayor selected the date for
Forest, has been closely involved   other things, we need flowers         the service, September 7 being
in the development of the           and plants and nature!”               the date in 1940 that the first
proposal and accepts the                                                  bombs fell on the City of
amendment of the 1878 Act to        Guests at the reception included      London.       London was then
make possible the Met‟s use of      the Mayors of the London              bombed every night for fifty-
the site but only for the 90 days   Boroughs, judges, competition         seven nights and it is estimated
required.                           nominees along with sponsors          that some 18,800 tons of high
                                    and organisations involved with       explosives were dropped in night
Contact Irene Dick x 1028           London in Bloom.                      attacks from this date until 11th
                                                                          May 1941. The 70th Anniversary
                                    It was a successful night for the     was celebrated because of the
    CEREMONIAL EVENTS               City of London Corporation,           frailty of those „Few‟ who
                                    winning the Champion of               contributed directly as young
Early    evening  reception         Champions award.                      men during the summer of 1940,
followed by the London in                                                 meant that this may be one of the
Bloom Annual Awards                 Contact Angela Turnbull x 1203        last opportunities for them to
                                                                          take their place in public
On Friday, 3rd September the        Reception following the service       alongside other members, past
Lord Mayor, with Alderman and       at St Paul’s Cathedral to mark        and present, of the Royal Air
Sheriff Wootton, hosted a           the City of London’s Salute to        Force.
reception which was followed by     the Battle of Britain and RAF
the presentation of the London in   World War II Veterans                 In his speech the Lord Mayor
Bloom Annual Awards.                                                      recalled the heavy bombing
                                    On Tuesday, 7 September a             campaign endured by the City
London in Bloom was formed as a     service was held at St Paul‟s         during the Battle of Britain and
voluntary organisation in 1967 in   Cathedral to mark the City of         the bravery and determination
response to the formation of        London‟s Salute to the Battle of      shown by the serving airmen and
Britain in Bloom three years        Britain and RAF World War II          women in the RAF who fought
earlier. Since then, London in

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against the Luftwaffe. The Lord       During his speech, the Lord          think tank specializing in
Mayor praised all those who           Mayor Locum Tenens welcomed          financial services. The Long
helped to keep the City of            the    Deputy      President    to   Finance initiative was launched
London functioning throughout         Skinners‟ Hall and highlighted       in 2007 by Z/Yen Group in
the bombing campaign stating          the already strong co-operation      partnership     with   Gresham
that “Throughout it all, the spirit   between the two countries. In his    College and aims to “improve
of the City, embodied in its          response the Deputy President        society‟s understanding and use
citizens, never wavered, never        thanked the Lord Mayor Locum         of finance over the long-term”
faltered and it is that spirit we     Tenens and outlined several          and to consider “when would we
salute today”.                        opportunities    for     increased   know our financial system is
                                      investment, notably in the field     working?” The theme for the
Contact Angela Turnbull x 1203        of education and training.           conference was “Sustainability:
                                                                           Root Problems in Finance” and
Reception in honour of the            Contact Anton Muszanskyj x           the speakers were: Faisal Islam,
Deputy President of South             3445                                 an economics correspondent for
Africa,   Skinners’   Hall,                                                Channel 4 News, Professor
Wednesday, 15 September                    PRIVATE EVENTS                  Michael Mainelli, Chairman of
2010                                                                       Z/Yen Group and the Chairman
                                      On Thursday 9 September, the         of the Policy and Resources
On Wednesday, 15 September            Bloomberg Square Mile Relay          Committee.
the Lord Mayor Locum Tenens,          Race took place in the City with
Alderman Sir John Stuttard,           the race starting and finishing in   On Saturday 25 September, the
along with the Chairman of the        Guildhall Yard. The race is run      European Association of Oral
Ward Reception Committee,             by 100 teams of 10 runners from      Medicine hosted a dinner as part
Robert Hughes-Penney hosted a         the City. Each runner completed      of their 10th biennial conference,
reception at Skinners‟ Hall on        a single circuit of the one mile     which incorporated the “world
behalf of the City of London          course which finishes back at        workshop on oral medicine”. The
Corporation in honour of the          Guildhall. After the race, runners   conference was held at Central
Deputy President of South             and their supporters celebrated in   Hall, Westminster. Delegates
Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe.            Guildhall Yard. Winners were         from around the world attended
Among those present were senior       awarded trophies and received a      the conference and dinner.
City business figures, Ministers      donation to their chosen charity.
representing the South African                                             Contact Gill Gutteridge x 1462
Government, the South African         The TaxPayers‟ Alliance held a
High      Commissioner,      the      Gala Dinner in conjunction with      Dinner with TD Bank and
delegation accompanying the           the European Resource Bank           Gowlings,   Tuesday   7
Deputy President, Members of          (ERB) on Friday 10 September.        September
Parliament as well as Members         The ERB is a meeting of think-
and Officers of the City of           tanks from across Europe and the
London Corporation.                   United States which each year        The Deputy Chairman of Policy
                                      holds a Gala Dinner. This year,      and Resources Committee hosted
The evening provided a forum to       the 7th annual dinner was            a dinner on Tuesday 7
discuss various aspects of the        organised by The TaxPayers‟          September,    organised   with
visit of President Zuma in March      Alliance and was attended by         former Canadian Ambassador to
and to build on the numerous          Baroness Thatcher.                   the   United     States  Frank
business and cultural agreements                                           McKenna, Deputy Chair of TD
and connections made during the       On Monday 20 September, the          Bank Financial Group, and
visit.                                Long      Finance    Initiative      David McFadden, Chairman of
                                      Conference was hosted by the         Gowlings International.
                                      Z/Yen Group, a commercial

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Both TD Bank Financial Group       London‟s dedicated architecture       results had been achieved on a
and      Gowlings     are   both   organisation. It is a truly city-     modest budget, thanks in no
expanding their London presence    wide celebration of the buildings,    small part to the help provided
-     this    dinner    promoted   places    and    neighbourhoods       by the Friends of Stoke Common
international    contacts,   and   where we live, work and play,         volunteers.        Two of the
reinforced the perception of       and the value of good design in       volunteers were at hand during
London as the centre of choice     creating and sustaining a vibrant     the visit to explain work they had
for business. Guests for the       city.                                 done       and      answer     the
dinner came from the United                                              Committee‟s questions.
States, Canada, the U.K. and       Contact Claire Holdgate x 3176
Eastern Europe, and included                                             Stoke Common is near the larger
industry leaders in the energy,        COMMITTEE NEWS                    City of London site of Burnham
financial, infrastructure and                                            Beeches, which is a SSSI,
insurance sectors.                 Epping Forest & Commons               National Nature Reserve and
Contact Claire Holdgate x 3176     Committee                             Special Area of Conservation.
                                                                         Burnham Beeches has recently
                                   The Epping Forest & Commons           retained its Green Flag and
Maggie’s Night Walk and            Committee undertook a visit to        Green Heritage Awards (an
Open House London, Friday 17       one of the newer City                 indication of excellent open
- Sunday 19 September              Corporation open spaces when          space management) for the sixth
                                   they visited Stoke Common Site        successive year
On the evening of Friday 17        of Special Scientific Interest
September, over 2,000 walkers      (SSSI) in Buckinghamshire on          Contact Natasha Cendrowicz x
started from Guildhall Yard on     11 September. Stoke Common            1971
their annual charity Night Hike    was acquired by the City of
to raise money for Maggie‟s        London in 2007 and this 200 acre        VOTER REGISTRATION
Cancer Caring Centres. As a        heathland site is managed on a
prelude to the Open House          modest budget of £52,000 per          Annual Canvass
weekend, walkers took in a         annum. Members were able to
preview of the         buildings   view the results of a variety of      The Electoral Services Office
participating in the scheme        projects that have been carried       and City Occupiers‟ Database
during their 20km hike before      out in the intervening years to       team continue to work on the
returning to the Guildhall for     improve access and restore the        annual voter registration canvass.
refreshments.                      heathland.         As well as         Initial forms were sent to all
                                   mechanical clearance the site has     residential properties, businesses
The Guildhall, City Marketing      benefited from cattle grazing to      and         other       qualifying
Suite, Guildhall Art Gallery and   open vistas and reduce scrub          organisations at the end of
Mansion House participated in      regrowth.      Previous chairman      August. These have been
the annual Open House weekend      Wendy Mead, marvelled at how          followed up with reminder forms
on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19       the once impenetrable site had        to non-responders in late
September. Over 7,000 visitors     been opened up and heather was        September.
passed through the four venues     starting to re-establish. A herd of
over the course of the weekend,    Sussex cows operate as bovine         Starting     on    1     October,
making the most successful         mowers during the spring and          Canvassers will begin making
weekend of the City of London‟s    summer, a regime that also            personal visits to properties that
association in the scheme.         works well on the City Commons        have still to return their
                                   and          Epping         Forest.   registration forms and to assist
Open House London is a popular     Superintendent Andy Barnard           residents to complete them. The
fixture in the city‟s cultural     was keen to stress to the             personal canvass of residential
calendar organised by Open-City,   Committee how impressive              properties will take place

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throughout October and into          City‟s    efforts   towards    a      Mr Gillon spoke of the work of
November.                            sustainable place to work and         the City of London Corporation
                                     live. Alderman Alison Gowman,         in supporting local SMEs in
At the end of October businesses     Chairman of the Sustainability        accessing the City's supply chain.
and other organisations will be      Working Party, and the Chief          Mr Gillon drew particular
contacted again by post, email       Commoner,       Deputy    Robin       attention to the City of London
and telephone and sent further       Sherlock, presented the Guildhall     Corporation's      own       local
forms as necessary.                  School of Music and Drama‟s           procurement initiatives and its
                                     Sustainability Steering Group         external facing projects, which
The revised Register of Electors     with the first internal “Green        include supporting both City
will be published on 1 December      City Champion” award, for their       buyers and SMEs through the
2010. Provisional Ward Lists         outstanding engagement with           Economic Development Office's
will be published on 30              stakeholders on environmental         'City Procurement' and 'Ready to
November for amendment up to         issues.                               Supply' projects.
16 December. The final revised
Ward Lists for 2011/12 will be       Contact Birte Berelmann x 1431        Contact Sophie Hulm x 1563
published by 16 February 2011.
                                           REGENERATION                               SCHOOLS
As usual, if Members are able to
assist in encouraging businesses     City    and   Cross    River          Award for City of London
to register we would be grateful     Partnership - boosting local          involvement    in   enhancing
if you could contact the Electoral   economies            through          school governing bodies
Services Office or the City          procurement
Occupiers Database team. In due                                            On 15 September the School
course we will be sending details    On the 21 September, George           Governors One Stop (SGOSS)
to Members of businesses in their    Gillon, Chairman of the Property      held an event to celebrate their
Wards who have responded and         Sub City Lands and Bridge             10,000th school governor placed
who are yet to respond, in case      House Estates Committee, and          in schools the in UK. SGOSS
they can be of any assistance.       the       City      Corporation‟s     had been set up in 1999 to
                                     representative on the Cross River     introduce      volunteers      with
Contact the Electoral Services       Partnership     (CRP)      Board,     business      experience        and
team x 3397 or the City              delivered the keynote speech at       transferable skills to vacancies on
Occupiers Database team x 3175       the    London      Chamber     of     school governing bodies, to
                                     Commerce to a large audience of       enhance school performance. The
      COMMUNITY &                    small       to      medium-sized      City Corporation was a founder
   CHILDREN’S SERVICES               enterprises    (SMEs)      within     member of SGOSS in 1999 and
                                     Westminster,          Southwark,      continues to support the charity,
Big Green Day event very             Lambeth and the City.                 through Board membership and a
successful                                                                 modest annual contribution,
                                     This was part of CRP‟s Supply         among other means.
The Big Green Day on 20              Cross River programme which
September was well attended by       brokers links between firms with      At the event (hosted by
Members, City of London staff        procurement needs and SME             Linklaters) Lord Jonathon Hill,
and others. In total, an estimated   suppliers in the four local           Parliamentary Under-Secretary
700 visitors attended the event.     authority areas and works with        of State for Schools, presented an
Feedback from attendees and          SME‟s to help them to access          award to the Assistant Director
stall holders was very positive,     contracts. The objective is to help   of Economic Development, on
the range and diversity of stalls    boost the local economy of the        behalf of the Corporation, for
and activities was particularly      area.                                 exceptional and long-standing
appreciated as an overview of the                                          support of SGOSS. Both Lord

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Hill and the Secretary of State for   Every year the Safer City             Contact Jemma Armstrong x
Education have acknowledged           Partnership runs a scheme to          1272
the value added by SGOSS. This        reward licensed premises for the
occasion also provided an             efforts they make to provide safe,
opening to introduce Lord Hill to     secure environments for their                      LDPF
the City of London Corporation        patrons and to minimise any
to discuss our Academies.             negative impact their business        On Thursday 23 the LDPF was
                                      might have on their neighbours.       delighted to co-host a major
Contact Liz Skelcher x 3606           This year‟s application forms         event at the Guildhall with the
                                      have been sent to premises across     European Commission. Part of
The Independent (24 September)        the City, and as ever we are          the European Action on Drugs
carried an article on David Levin,    expecting a huge response. The        (EAD) campaign, it brought
the headmaster of the City of         awards are open to all pubs,          together leading medical experts,
London Boys' School and the           clubs, bars and restaurants           researchers and practitioners as
new      president      of      the   operating in the City of London       well as local groups and
Headmasters'                   and    and assessments are conducted         individuals who are taking action
Headmistresses' Conference. In it     by the City of London, City of        to reduce the harm caused by
he set out his plans for state        London Police, and London Fire        drugs. The event was opened by
school pupils to be recruited into    Brigade. Issues assessed include      Hugh Morris, the LDPF‟s
independent sixth forms and           staff training, crime and drug        Chairman, and Ms Christine
intends to make the scheme the        prevention and security policies.     Dalby, Deputy Head of the
key focus of his presidential year.   Those who meet the exacting           European              Commission
Further coverage included The         standards of the assessment panel     Representation in the United
Daily Telegraph (27 September),       will be accredited, and those who     Kingdom.         After a very
Sunday Times (26 September),          exceed expectations will be           impressive         series       of
Daily Mail (26 September),            Commended or even Highly              presentations,    Mr.     Andrzej
Evening         Standard       (24    Commended.         Advice      and    Kośnikowski, Policy Officer in
September) and The Guardian           guidance will also be provided        the Anti-Drugs Policy Unit in
(28 September).                       on how to improve further. All        Directorate General Justice at the
                                      those premises who receive an         European Commission, closed
Contact Susanna Howard x 3450         award will have their certificates,   the event. In doing so he
                                      window stickers and other             described the work of the LDPF
The City of London School for         materials presented to them at a      and the others involved in the
Girls held its 116th annual prize     ceremony in the Guildhall in          conference as “an inspiration for
giving on Wednesday 22                February next year.                   the work we are doing across
September. The Chairman of the        This year for the first time we       Europe”. The LDPF Chairman
Governors, Mrs Sylvia Moys, the       have also managed to negotiate        was quoted in the press recently
Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress          discounts on insurance premiums       regarding the number of drug
gave out the prizes and               for premises depending on their       related deaths in the EU, “There
entertainment was provided by         level of accreditation, and the       is, fortunately, a great deal we
the school choir and orchestra.       British Institute of Innkeeping       can do. By supporting and
                                      (BII) are also offering valuable      disseminating good research; by
Contact Gill Gutteridge x 1462        rewards to premises which take        providing access to quality
                                      part.                                 information and advice and,
SAFER CITY PARTNERSHIP                                                      taking steps to prevent people
                                      For further information see           from getting into difficulties and
                                   offering assistance to those that
Safer    City     Partnership         hirst.
Launches     Safety    Thirst                                               do. We can be both realistic and
Awards 2010                                                                 optimistic.”

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On the domestic front the            Bees initiative which saw eight      School‟s Open House since it
Coalition Government is just         beehives installed throughout the    joined the event in 2005.
concluding        a       national   Square Mile where they will          The day was a great success with
consultation on the future of drug   remain for years to come.”           positive feedback from the
strategy. The LDPF has run a                                              public: “Everyone was extremely
number of events, including an       The winning festivals have been      friendly and dedicated. It‟s a
exercise involving all London        assessed on travel policies, CO2     lovely working environment with
boroughs, to help ensure that        emissions, waste and recycling       a fabulous atmosphere.”
responses reflect the current        policies, water use, noise           “So cheered that the future of
problems and needs faced by          pollution, environmental impact      music and drama will be in such
London      and     its    diverse   and green office policies. A         good hands!”
communities.                         Greener Festival co-founder Ben      “I loved the enthusiasm and
                                     Challis says, "We have had a         dedication of the student
Contact David Mackintosh x           record number of entries in 2010     speakers – I‟m eager to see a
3084                                 and we are on track to make a        production.”
                                     record breaking 50+ Awards this
     ARTS AND CULTURE                year (up from 37 festivals in        Contact Dvora Lewis Public
                                     2009)”                               Relations on 020 7435 9257
City of London Festival wins
2010 Greener Festival Award          The UK awards will be presented      China visit 2010
                                     at the UK Festival Awards on 18
For the second year running, the     November at the O2 in London         The Guildhall School undertook
City of London Festival has been     when the overall Greenest            its first formal visit to China
awarded the Greener Festival         Festival   Award     will    be      from 12 – 18 September 2010.
Award. The awards are given by       announced.                           Three staff and three students
environmental campaign group A                                            visited Beijing and Shanghai as
Greener Festival in recognition      The 2011 City of London              part of the Lord Mayor‟s
of festivals which prioritise        Festival will run from 27 June to    delegation. Principal Barry Ife,
sustainability  and      promote     15 July.                             Deborah MacCallum (Director of
environmental awareness. The                                              Student & Corporate Affairs),
City of London Festival is one of    Press contact Martha Oakes PR        Ronan      O‟Hora     (Head      of
14 UK winners including              on 020 8854 5460                     Advanced Performance Studies
Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight                                            and Keyboard Studies) had
Festival and Bristol Harbour         Guildhall School of Music and        meetings with representatives
Festival.                            Drama                                from the Central Conservatory of
                                                                          Music (Beijing), the Central
City of London Festival director     Open House London                    Academy of Drama (Beijing), the
Ian Ritchie says: “We are                                                 National     Centre      for    the
delighted to have been awarded       The Guildhall School threw open      Performing      Arts     Orchestra,
our second Greener Festival          its doors for Open House             Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
Award. We have an ongoing            London, the capital‟s annual         Renewed contact was made with
commitment to sustainability and     architectural event, on Sunday 19    former students throughout the
the environment and we aim to        September. This year over 370        region, and an alumni dinner was
reflect this not only in our         people, most of whom had never       held on the 13th in Beijing.
actions      but      also    our    visited the School before, joined    The students – Charlotte
programming. The 2010 Festival       backstage tours of the School‟s      Beament      (MMus        soprano),
promoted and celebrated the          theatre and library facilities and   Jonathan Chan (BMus3 violin),
biodiversity of the City of          sat in on open music and drama       Ashley Fripp (BMus4 piano) –
London in a range of artistic        rehearsals. This is the largest      performed at two of the official
activities, particularly our City    number of visitors to the            receptions and for the Lord

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Members’ Briefing

Mayor‟s personal guests in his       DNA is a poignant and                stakeholders are kept         fully
hotel suite in Shanghai.             sometimes hilarious tale with a      informed of progress.
Alderman and Sheriff David           very dark heart.
Wootton, member of the                                                    The most important milestone so
Guildhall School Board, also         Tickets for DNA Tale: £8 (£4         far in the project was reached on
accompanied the Lord Mayor           concessions), available from the     5 July 2010 when construction
and introduced the performances      Barbican Box Office. 020 7638        work began on site. Following a
on the School‟s behalf.              8891                                 lengthy and highly competitive
                                                                          tender process, the developer has
Contact Dvora Lewis Public           Guildhall           Symphony         appointed Sir Robert McAlpine
Relations on 020 7435 9257           Orchestra, 25 October 2010           as the main contractor. The
                                                                          construction phase is scheduled
DNA and Festen                       Following       the     successful   to take 137 weeks, with the
                                     performance of Belshazzar‟s          building completed in February
With the new term only just          Feast and The Soldier‟s Tale, the    2013.
under way, students from the         Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
drama department present two         performs an exciting programme       The new building is scheduled to
plays in October.                    at the Barbican for the second       open in May 2013, and will
The first of the two productions     time this term. With the return of   provide the Guildhall School
is Festen, a play by David           Sir Colin Davis, the concert will    with much-needed additional
Eldridge. Written after the          feature Lauren Reeve-Rawlings,       facilities including a world-class
DOGME film by Thomas                 a current student at the Guildhall   concert hall of up to 609 seats, a
Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov and         School and finalist in the BBC       225-seat training theatre, a studio
Bohr Hansen, Festen is a story of    Radio 2 Brass Young Musician,        theatre of up to 228 seats, and
an affluent family who gather at     performing       Mozart      Horn    additional space for teaching,
the magnificent home of the          Concerto no.4. The programme         office and support services.
patriarch to celebrate his 60th      also includes Mozart Overture,
birthday. Throughout the night,      Die Zauberflöte and Bruckner‟s       The Newsletter can be viewed on
unpleasant truths and horrors        spiritual     and       expansive    the Guildhall School website at
from the past are revealed, and      Symphony no. 7.            
the family‟s lives are changed                                            out_us/milton_court.html.
forever causing them to struggle     Tickets for Guildhall Symphony       Copies are also available in the
with denial and eventually, they     Orchestra:    £15,    £10    (£5     Members‟ Reading Room or can
are forced to confront the truth.    concessions), available from the     be obtained directly from the
                                     Barbican Box Office. 020 7638        Guildhall School.
Tickets for Festen: £8 (£4           8891
concessions), available from the                                          Contact Clive Russell 020 7382
Barbican Box Office. 020 7638        Milton Court Newsletter No. 3        2377
                                     The Guildhall School has             London Symphony Orchestra
DNA performed at the Bridewell       recently produced the third
Theatre from 18-21 October, is a     edition of the Milton Court          Season Opening
play by Dennis Kelly about a         Newsletter. It is intended that
group of teenagers who do            these are produced at appropriate    The new season at the London
something very bad. But when         points throughout the life of the    Symphony Orchestra is now
they find that the cover-up unites   project to construct the School‟s    underway after two successful
them and brings harmony to their     new world-class facilities on the    concerts on the 25 and 26
otherwise fractious lives, where's   Milton Court site, so that staff,    September     conducted     by
the incentive to put things right?   students, governors and other        principal  conductor    Valery
                                                                          Gergiev. The opening concert

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included two works composed by        Barley of music by influential        Opening on 10 June, The Surreal
Rodion Shchedrin who was in           70s jazz band, Weather Report.        House brought together over 150
attendance: his Piano Concerto                                              works, including art, architecture
no. 5 played by Denis Matsuev         Tickets for UBS Soundscapes:          and film, to explore the
and the Carmen Suite. The new         Eclectica: £8, £14 £22, available     individual dwelling as a place of
season will see the orchestra         from the Barbican Box Office          wonder, desire and foreboding.
returning to the works of             020 7638 8891                         Designed by acclaimed architects
Shchedrin, as well as an                                                    Carmody Groarke and curated by
exploration of the world‟s            International Violinists              Jane Alison, Senior Curator at
greatest    violin    concertos                                             Barbican Art Gallery, the
performed by today‟s leading          With the start of the new season      ambitious      installation   took
violinists.                           also comes the opening of             visitors on a labyrinthine journey
                                      International Violinists series. 13   through a series of intimate
UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica            of the world‟s great violinist will   chambers, designed to represent
Series                                perform 15 violin concertos with      the interior of the house itself.
                                      the London Symphony Orchestra         Revealing the profound influence
UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica            in 2010/11, exploring one of the      Surrealism has had on a host of
concerts at LSO St Luke‟s             most enduring forms in Western        contemporary artists, it is also
include some of the most              Classical Music. The great            the first exhibition to probe the
innovative and experimental           Romantic violin concertos by          relationship between Surrealism
sounds in London this autumn.         Beethoven, Brahms and                 and architecture.
The     series    explores    new     Mendelssohn are performed as
collaborations across music           well as works from the 20th           The exhibition was a great
genres from classical to jazz to      Century by Shostakovich               success     in   national    and
world and folk. The season            and Berg, right up to Michael         international press, praised by
started on 21 September with a        Daugherty‟s 2003 concerto Fire        critics for its imaginative
visit from two famous Finns.          and Blood.                            curation and range of works.
Accordion adventurer, Kimmo                                                 Described as „an excellent and
Pohjonen, has revolutionised          Tickets for LSO 2010/2011             haunting exhibition‟ by The
accordion         music       and     Season at the Barbican: £8- £32       Independent’s David Lister and
performance with his unique           available from the Barbican Box       „superb‟ by Time Out magazine;
blend of acoustic and electronic.     Office 020 7638 8891                  David Coombs of Art News
Pohjonen        expands        the                                          stated „it would be hard to
capabilities and experience of the    Barbican                              overstate the interest and
accordion using live loops,                                                 importance of this exhibition‟,
effects, surround sound and           Barbican’s exhibition The             advising „go and see it whatever
lights.                               Surreal     House       exhibition    else you do‟.
                                      receives critical acclaim
A highlight of the Eclectica                                                The forthcoming exhibition at
season includes a recital given by    „If home is where the heart is,       Barbican Art Gallery is Future
UBS       Soundscapes:       Artist   then prepare to feel it flutter’      Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese
Portrait, Viktoria Mullova who                                              Fashion.    Opening on 15
will present The Peasant Girl,        The Times, 11 June 2010               October, the exhibition is the
her latest musical project with                                             first    in      Europe       to
the Matthew Barley Ensemble. It       A highlight of the Barbican‟s         comprehensively survey avant-
explores Mullova‟s Ukrainian          summer programme this year            garde Japanese fashion, from the
gypsy roots and folk music of         was the major exhibition The          early 1980s to now. Curated by
Bartók and Kodály, as well as         Surreal House.                        the eminent fashion historian
special arrangements by Matthew                                             Akiko Fukai, Director and Chief
                                                                            Curator of the Kyoto Costume

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Institute, the exhibition explores   Barbican. The Terrace will          This role in the new management
the unique sensibility of Japanese   remain an outside dining space      structure brings together the
design, and its sense of beauty      and has been designed by RHS        departments      of     Marketing,
embodied in clothing.                Chelsea Flower Show double-         Customer        Experience     and
                                     winner to act as giant Barbican     Development under their Heads,
Also opening on 15 October is an     window box.                         and with Leonora Thomson‟s
installation by the acclaimed                                            appointment, will also bring the
Mexican artist, Damián Ortega in     Contact Jessica Dare x 7321         Media Relations department into
The Curve, the Barbican Centre‟s                                         this division. This will enable the
free exhibition space. Over a        Les Misérables at the Barbican      delivery of the division‟s aim: to
period of a month from mid-          Theatre                             provide a unified approach to the
September Ortega has been                                                public-facing side        of the
working in The Curve creating        To celebrate the 25th anniversary   Barbican       Centre,    ensuring
new works on a regular basis in      of the world‟s longest running      relationships with all audiences
response to aspects of the daily     musical, Les Misérables returned    are maximised and to help
news. The exhibition will            to the Barbican this September,     deliver ambitious income targets.
become a sculptural chronicle of     where it originally premiered in
this period of time.                 1985.                               Leonora Thomson joined the
                                                                         Barbican in 2008 as Head of
Contact Jessica Dare x 7321          Showing for 22 nights only,         Communications and has been
                                     Cameron Mackintosh‟s exciting       central in developing the Centre's
Barbican Foodhall and Lounge         new     production     of    Les    relationship       with       key
                                     Misérables, includes spectacular    stakeholders in the Arts, Media,
This     September      the   new    new designs inspired by the         and the City of London
Barbican Foodhall opened its         paintings of Victor Hugo, and       Corporation. Prior to the
doors for the first time.            starred John Owen-Jones as          Barbican Leonora worked in a
Previously      Waterside,     the   „Jean Valjean‟, Earl Carpenter as   variety of communications roles
Foodhall comprises a food            „Javert‟ and Gareth Gates as        in the BBC and was also a
market, deli and restaurant. The     „Marius‟.                           Councillor in a London Borough.
food market offers the finest
produce from olives, cheeses,        A resounding success, the           Also this month, Toni Racklin
chutneys and hams to artisan         performance has won excellent       has been appointed Head of
breads, cakes and pastries. The      public    reception,    receiving   Theatre. Toni Racklin joined the
restaurant serves a daily menu of    standing ovations on many           Barbican in 1996 to work with
freshly prepared hot and cold        occasions and 4 star reviews in     Graham Sheffield to set up
dishes which visitors can buy to     the national press including The    (BITE). Since then she has been
eat in or to take away. The venue    Guardian, The Independent, The      a key part of the BITE team,
is an ideal place to meet in an      Daily Telegraph and Evening         working on the programming and
informal, vibrant atmosphere and     Standard.                           producing many BITE events.
has already been very popular                                            Prior to her work at the Barbican
with staff and guests alike.         Contact Jessica Dare x 7321         Toni Racklin worked in press
                                                                         and marketing at the Unicorn
The Balcony Bistro is soon to        Barbican     Centre           new   Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith,
become the Barbican Lounge. A        appointments                        Liverpool Playhouse and in the
relaxed, stylish dining space and                                        West End.
bar offering small plate dining      The Barbican Centre has recently
and pre-show menus. The              announced the appointment of
interior has also been refurbished   Leonora Thomson to the role of      Contact Jessica Dare x 7321
sympathetically        to      the   Director of Audiences and
architecture and style of the        Development.

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     GRESHAM COLLEGE                  Contact Elizabeth Pountney x        Success is helping graduates find
                                      1475                                that all important break in the
British Illustrators                                                      employment market. The article
                                      INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS               featured a young graduate who
Monday 4 October sees the first                                           has been straggling to get her
of four free public lectures on       Shanghai                   Expo     foot on the career ladder but a
Illustrators ran by Gresham                                               year on the graduate is now
College: „The History of British      The City of London, its offices     employed at JP Morgon due to
Cartooning‟, to be presented by       based in Shanghai and Beijing,      the support she gained through
The Rt Hon the Lord Baker of          and UK Trade and Investment         the Steps to Success project.
Dorking CH.                           planned and delivered a series of   Steps to success is delivered by
                                      events to promote the UK based      Adab Trust, an organisation
The full series of lectures, which    financial     and    professional   dedicated to increasing graduate
all take place in the Museum of       services industry, during the       employment levels for those
London at 1pm each Monday of          World Expo in Shanghai.             from black, Asian and ethnic
October, includes „Satire, print      Financial     and    Professional   minority communities. This story
shops and comic illustration in       Services week consisted of over     was also featured in the East
late 18th and 19th Century            20 individual events with a focus   London Advertiser (3 September
London‟ by Mark Bills (Curator        on areas including banking, legal   2010) and in the Eastern Eye (10
at Watts Gallery), „The Art of        services, asset management and      September 2010)
Illustration: Millais, the Pre-       maritime services. The series of
Raphaelites and the Idyllic           events was planned in close         Contact Dorothée Njindou x
School‟ by Dr Paul Goldman            consultation with City firms and    3622
(Institute of English Studies), and   key stakeholders and delivered
„Words and Pictures: Mixed            throughout the visit of the Lord    Tower Bridge
encounters‟ by Jenny Uglow            Mayor. The programme of events
OBE.                                  culminated with a with a FT         The Guardian (4 September)
                                      executive forum, attended by        carried an extended feature on
For all bookings and information      over 200 financial services         Tower Bridge that included an
about these free public lectures      contacts in China, with speakers    interview with Charles Lotter, a
or any of the other thirteen          including the Lord Mayor, the       senior technical officer employed
lectures and events taking place      Chief Executive of Barclays and     by the City of London
in October, please visit the          the Chairman of the LSE.. The       Corporation.
website, or         events were well received by UK
contact James Franklin on 020         based firms and our Chinese         Contact Sanjay Odedra x 1835
7831 0575 or by e-mail on             counterparts.                                                  Peter Rees & Cheapside
                                      Contact Peter Sissons x 1020
                                                                          Financial Times Weekend (4
         CITY RESIDENT                                                    September) and Building Design
                                      City in the News                    (3 September) carried profiles of
The autumn edition of City                                                Peter Rees to mark his 25th
Resident magazine is now              ~ A round-up of recent
                                      stories of note ~                   anniversary as the City‟s Chief
available. Topics covered include                                         Planning Officer. The Guardian
the opening of One New Change;                                            (9 September) also carried a
actions following the June            Steps to Success                    profile that looked into the One
residents‟    meetings;     street                                        New Change development, and
cleaning; and courses for adults.     The Wharf (2 September 2010)        how a revitalised Cheapside will       highlights how the City of          transform the Square Mile.
identmagazine                         London funded project Steps to

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Contact James Abbott x 1754                                               Lord Mayor election
                                      Contact Andrew Buckingham x
Architecture in the City              1452                                The Times (29 September) and
                                                                          City A.M. (29 & 30 September)
Time Out (7-15 September)             Wanstead Flats                      featured articles on the election
included a 30 page booklet of                                             of Alderman Michael Bear as the
things to do in the City. This        Nusound Radio 92FM (10              683rd Lord Mayor of the City of
included; eating and drinking,        September) interviewed Paul         London. Coverage included.
open       spaces,        shopping,   Thomson, Superintendent of          Public    Property     UK     (30
architecture, walks, art, stage and   Epping    Forest     about    the   September) also ran an online
screen, accommodation and             proposed use of Wanstead Flats      article.
events.                               during the Olympics as the
                                      Metropolitan Police staging area.   Contact Greg Williams x 1455
Contact Greg Williams x 1455
                                      Contact Loretta Lui x 1528          Billingsgate
Epping Forest
                                      TheCityUK                           The     Daily      Telegraph    (3
The Epping Forest Independent                                             September) carried a picture
(8 September) carried an article      Financial        Adviser    (16     story about the reported £1m deal
about a spider that had not been      September) carried an interview     offered by the merchants of
seen in Britain for nearly 10         with the new Chief Executive of     Billingsgate Fish Market to their
years and that has returned from      TheCityUK, Chris Cummings,          porters in a bid to end “outdated”
the dead and made its home in         while The Times (15 September)      working practices, while The
Epping Forest.                        ran a diary piece welcoming him     Times (9 September) carried a
                                      to his new position.                diary story on the early morning
Contact Loretta Lui x 1528                                                visit by the Markets Committee
                                      Contact James Abbott x 1754         to Billingsgate Market at the
Hampstead Heath                                                           height of the ongoing dispute.
                                      City Bridge Trust                   The Independent (21 September)
The Daily Telegraph (10                                                   reported on the fish porters
September) carried an article         ITV      London     News      (27   march to Guildhall to hand in a
about the City of London‟s idea       September) profiled the role        20,000-signature petition against
to     reintroduce  sheep    on       played by the City of London        plans to modernise working
Hampstead Heath as "natural           Corporation‟s charitable arm,       practices. And finally, Germany's
lawnmowers" over the next ten         The City Bridge Trust, in           Frankfurter Allgemeine (27
years.      Michael   Welbank,        training the only full-time, paid   September) carried a story that
Chairman of the Hampstead             lifeboat men and women in the       quoted fish merchant Chris
Heath Management Committee is         country on inland waterways.        Holmes as saying “The special
quoted.                               The piece also includes an          rules for the Porters slow the
                                      interview with Stewart Goshawk,     whole operation and stifle the
Contact Susanna Howard x 3450         Grants Officer at The City          growth of the market”.
                                      Bridge Trust, talking about the
Museum of London                      importance of funding this          Contact Greg Williams x 1455
                                      emergency        service      for
Evening Standard (9 September)        Londoners.                          UPCOMING EVENTS
ran an article about a 21-foot
skeleton of a whale that died in      Contact Fiona Milligan x 3451       Call for Committee Members
the Thames at least two centuries
which was unveiled at the                                                 The City Life Family Festival is
Museum of London.                                                         coming to town on 16 October

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2010, and City of London              international    festivals,    the   Corporate Plan 2011-2015 -
organisers are looking for            Barbican brings Parachutists or      Consultation meeting with the
committee members to help raise       On The Art of Falling to the         Court of Common Council
its profile by attending the          Barbican for Theatre Mala
Leadenhall Market event.              Scena‟s                    London    Wednesday 13th October 2010 -
                                      debut. Parachutists is a wordless    11.30am to 1pm, followed by
The festival has been organised       and humorous dive into one of        buffet lunch. Committee Room
by the Community and Children         the biggest questions of all: what   2, Guildhall.
Services and Libraries, Archives,     force keeps everything in the
and Guildhall Art Gallery             world together?                      All Members are invited to
departments to celebrate National                                          attend an informal consultation
Parents‟ Week, 18 – 24 October        Dressed as parachutists, two         meeting chaired by Mark Boleat,
2010.                                 performers spin, tumble and          Deputy Chairman of the Policy
                                      float, playing charmingly with       & Resources Committee, at
This will be a great event that       gravity, flying and falling. The     which you will have the
will keep all the family              audience discovers how the           opportunity to consider the
entertained with activities for all   descent of a feather means more      Vision, Strategic Aims, Core
ages such as; live music and          than just the pull of the Earth –    Values and general content and
dancing, face painting, a fire        and how friends are the force        format of the Corporate Plan. A
engine, a bouncy castle, a talent     which ultimately lifts people        second Member meeting will be
contest, food and various             up. Artistic Director of award-      held in February 2011 at which
interactive workshops.                winning     Croatian     company     Members will be invited to
                                      Theatre Mala Scena, Ivica Šimic      consider the key policy priorities
The Festival is aimed at              directs this uplifting piece of      for the organisation for the next
encouraging City residents and        theatre for children aged 3-8        four years.
City workers to join together and     years old.
celebrate parenting in the City, to                                        If any Member would like to
this end it would be great to have    City of London Cemetery:             attend the consultation meeting
members who represent the             Forthcoming events                   please confirm by email to
business communities as well as                                            joanne.crawley@cityoflondon.go
the residential wards at the event.   11 November 2010 - 12 noon -
                                      Remembrance Day Service, City
When:    Saturday 16 October          of London Cemetery and               Contact Joanne Crawley x 1275
2010                                  Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road,
Where:    Leadenhall Market,          E12 5DQ                              Rest of the City Residents’
Gracechurch Street, London                                                 Meeting
EC3V 1LR                              12 December 2010 - City of
Cost: Free                            London Cemetery Christmas            Thursday 4th November 2010 -
                                      Church Service, St Gabriel's         6.30pm        to      7.45pm,
Contact Kaimi Ithia x 3126.           Church, Aldersbrook Road,            refreshments from 6pm –
                                      Manor Park                           Asquith Room, City of London
Barbican Centre                                                            School
                                      19 December 2010 - Carol             (please note – the venue has
Parachutists or On The Art of         Services with music and singing      changed from that previously
Falling:   Thursday 21      –         from the children of the Newham      advertised).
Thursday 28 October 2010,             Music Trust, City of London
The Pit                               Cemetery Church, Aldersbrook         Rest of the City Residents‟
                                      Road, Manor Park, E12 5DQ            meetings are held twice yearly to
A hit on the children‟s theatre                                            provide residents who do not live
circuit having played at many         Contact Helen Anderson x 8837        on one of the City‟s estates (and

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Members’ Briefing

as such do not attend estate-        Address: 1 Watling Street,         Ward: Walbrook
based residents meetings at          EC4M 9BP                           Premises: The Vintry
Barbican/Golden            Lane,     Applicant: Chez Gerard             Address: 119 Cannon Street,
Middlesex St and Mansell St)         Restaurants Ltd                    (Sherborne House), EC4N 5AX
with an opportunity to hear from     Variation:                         Applicant: Fuller, Smith &
the City Corporation and the City    i)     To extend the terminal      Turner plc
Police and to ask questions on              hour for alcohol sales on   Variation:
issues which are of concern to              Monday - Friday until       vii)   To remove Condition 2,
them.                                       00.00 (currently 23.00).           Annex 3 from the licence
                                                                               which prohibits outside
If any Member would like to          ii)    To permit alcohol sales            eating and drinking in
attend the Rest of the City                 on Saturday from 08.00 –           Abchurch      Yard   and
Residents‟    meeting     please            00.00 and on Sunday                Sherborne Lane.
confirm      by     email     to            from 08.00 – 23.00.                                           Accommodation: (No Change)
or by phone on 020 7332 3236.        iii)   To permit the provision
                                            of late night refreshment   Last date for objections: 14th
Contact Neil Young x 3236                   on Saturday until 00.30     October 2010
                                            and on Sunday until
Barbican Library Autumn Fete                23.30.                      Ward: Bread Street
2010                                                                    Premises: Hotel Chocolat
                                     iv)    To     remove     licence   Address: Unit SU19, 1 New
Following the success of last               conditions 1 & 2 relating   Change, EC2V 6AH
year‟s      inaugural     Barbican          to credit sales and         Applicant: Hotel Chocolat Retail
Library Autumn fete when over               children in bars.           Ltd
800 people enjoyed live music,                                          Application:
tea and cakes, a clothes swap        Accommodation: (No Change)         viii) To permit the sale and
shop, fun events, children‟s                                                   supply of alcohol from
activities and cocktails, Members    Last date for objections: 8th             08.00 – 23.00 Monday to
are warmly invited to attend this    October 2010                              Sunday.
year‟s fete which is being held on
Friday 29 October between 4 and      Ward: Cornhill                     Last date for objections: 21st
8 p.m.                               Premises: Sainsbury‟s              October 2010
                                     Address: 62-64 Cornhill, EC3V
Contact Barry Cropper x 1852         3PL                                Ward: Bread Street
                                     Applicant: Sainsbury‟s             Premises: Caffe Concerto
LICENSING APPLICATIONS               Supermarkets Ltd                   Address: Unit SU45, 1 New
                                     Application:                       Change, EC2V 6DL
Licensing Act 2003 - Premises        v)     To permit the sale and      Applicant: Mohamad Borjak
Licence Application                         supply of alcohol from      Application:
                                            06.00 – 0.00 Monday to      ix)    To permit the sale and
Application has been made to the            Sunday.                            supply of alcohol from
City of London for the grant of a                                              09.00 – 23.30 Monday to
premises    licence    for    the    vi)    To permit the provision            Saturday & 10.00 – 23.00
following premises:-                        of late night refreshment          Sunday.
                                            until 0.00 Monday to
                                            Sunday.                     x)     To provide regulated
Ward: Bread Street                                                             entertainment,   namely
Premises: Chez Gerard                Last date for objections: 8th             live and recorded music,
                                     October 2010                              during opening hours.

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xi)       To permit the provision     xvi)   To permit the provision
          of late night refreshment          of late night refreshment   The Members’ Briefing is an in-house
          until 23.30 Monday to              until 01.00 Monday to       document produced for Members of the
                                                                         Court of Common Council by the Town
          Saturday.                          Saturday.                   Clerk‟s department, PO Box 270
                                                                         Guildhall EC2P.
Last date for objections: 28th        Last date for objections: 21st     A copy is placed on the Intranet for
October 2010                          October 2010                       staff and an edited version is later sent
                                                                         to Clerks of the Livery Companies for
                                                                         their members.
Ward: Bread Street
Premises: One New Change              This notice is primarily for       Members who would like to receive the
Address: 1 New Change, EC4M           information    only,   however,    Members’ Briefing via electronic mail
9AF                                   anyone wishing to oppose the       should contact Sophie Galasinski at
Applicant: Land Securities plc        application must give notice in
                                                                         Members will usually receive the
Application:                          writing to the Town Clerk, City    Briefing sooner via electronic mail than
xii)   To provide regulated           of London, Guildhall, London,      through the post.
       entertainment,     namely      EC2P 2EJ specifying the grounds
       live & recorded music          of opposition.                     Please contact the relevant officer with
       and the performance of         The last date for objections is    any questions about individual entries.
                                                                         For general comments on the Briefing,
       dance during opening           stated above.
                                                                         contact its editor, Sophie Galasinski,
       hours in the shopping                                             on 7332 1739 or via e-mail at
       mall (10.00 – 22.00).          Contact for further information:
                                            Tel: 020 7332 3406
xiii)     This licence will operate                email:                Members’ Briefings from July 1999 are
                                                                         available for reference on the City
          from 28th October 2010 –
                                                                         Members‟ website
          1st January 2011 ONLY.                               
                                                                         For information on how to access
Last date for objections: 27th                                           the Members‟ website, please contact
October 2010                                                             the Information Systems Service Desk
                                                                         on 7332 3145 or
Licensing Act 2003 - Premises
Licence Application                                                      For information on Members' facilities,
                                                                         Guildhall Management, parking
Ward: Farringdon Within                                                  arrangements, lockers, identity passes
Premises: Evangelist                                                     etc please contact the City Surveyor's
                                                                         Response Desk 020 7332 1134 or
Address: 33 Blackfriars Lane,                                  
EC4V 6EP                                                                 Contact Peter Young x 3757
Applicant: Anthony David
                                                                         The matters set out in the Briefing are
Hibberd                                                                  reported to keep Members informed and
Application:                                                             a Briefing entry should not be taken as
xiv) To permit the sale and                                              authority to implement a Committee
       supply of alcohol from                                            decision.
       11.00 – 02.00 Monday to

xv)       To provide regulated
          entertainment,    namely
          films and live & recorded
          music, during opening

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