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Next Citizens Forum at 6.30pm on May 20 2024, organised by councillor Brendan Barns, who is Resident Representative on the City Envoy Network. Book here. It’s at The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas which is a Fleet Street wine bar.

Here's four blog posts about Citizens Forums

and an email below from Brendan Barns after the first Forum

The second forum on February 19 offered a report on the review of Destination City, which seems set to recommend development of a more liveable City. Blog post on that - A reset for Destination City as Liveable City may be on the way November 2023

Blog post on the February 19 forum and Transcript of presentation from Paul Martin

Email from City Envoy Brendan Barnes following January 15 forum

Thank you for signing up to the first City of London Citizens Forum which was held on the evening of Monday 15th January at the London campus of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

You can book yourself onto the next two Forums at the following links

Monday 19th February – City Wall at Vine street
Monday 18th March - The London Centre supported by the Culture Mile BID

Thank you for sharing your answers to the following 3 questions….

What are your 3 favourite locations in the City?
What one thing could we do to improve the City of London as a location?
What sources do you use to find out about things going on in the square mile?

If you didn’t leave me your answers feel free to send them by email! Your thoughts are hugely helpful in representing your views as the Resident Representative on the City Envoy Network. I will collate the responses over the next week or so and let you have the results.

I promised to send you some links….

January’s Resident benefit
If you have proof of address in the City (Southwark and Tower Hamlets residents too), you can visit the Tower Bridge glass walkway, engine rooms and towers for £1 instead of £12.30

There is a monthly resident e-newsletter! Aimed primarily at City residents, this monthly digital newsletter keeps you updated on community and cultural events, health and wellbeing, the environment and public spaces, including plans for the future of the City. You can be added to the distribution list by sending a request to

There is a new Destination City website

Sign up for regular updates from Destination City

A review of Destination City is underway but ends soon. Give your views!

The next City Question Time (Finance Special) will be held from 5-7pm on Tuesday 30 January at Guildhall.

The initial conclusions from this review will be presented to the Culture, Heritage and Libraries Committee on Friday 9th February. I will ensure these findings are brought to our next meeting on Monday 19th February at City Wall at Vine Street.

Thank you again for signing up to our first Citizens Forum. Please do let your friends and neighbours know about the sessions. Together we can discuss priorities and I’ll do my best to drive action through the Destination City initiative.

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