The City, under the oversight of the Community & Children’s Services committee (which I chair), is working with community representatives and organisations, and a nationally renowned theatre company, on a thrilling programme of events and opportunities for local residents and workers in 2017 and 2018.
The programme developed by Aldgate Community Events (ACE), will include:
- Aldgate Heritage trail
- Aldgate Treasures displays in suitcases,
- Aldgate Voices recordings
- Winter in Aldgate 2017 events
- The Aldgate Tales play
- Workshops covering mask-making, performance skills, local history research etc.
Please join ACE from 3:30-5pm on Tuesday 17 January 2017 at Bevis Marks Synagogue, 4 Heneage Lane EC3A for tea and cakes and find out more and how you can get involved.
Further dates and details of all events can be found here.
You are invited to attend:
Aldgate Business Forum Networking Reception
Monday, January 23, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
An opportunity to meet the City of London Corporation elected members of Aldgate Ward and network with colleagues in the City including your host Kennedys.
The fifth of our regular receptions directed at businesses both within and near the Ward.
Please note that places are limited, so respond via Eventbrite at the soonest!
We hope you can make it
Alderman Peter Hewitt JP
Deputy Doug Barrow CC
Sylvia Moys CC
David Thompson CC
Hugh Morris CC
Dhruv Patel CC
Update 12 January:
We are delighted to announce that the guest speaker for the Aldgate Business Forum event on Monday 23 January 2017 will be Ambassador Carlos Sersale of Argentina to the UK.
The theme will be around Trade opportunities for the UK outside of the EU.
The event will start at 6pm and is being hosted by the law firm Kennedys at their London office 25 Fenchurch Avenue EC3M.
There are only a few tickets remaining so please confirm your place by registering here.
Alderman Peter Hewitt and I visited businesses Pool Re and Jardine Lloyd Thompson in the ward who were both taking part in City Giving Day. (Photograph above from our visit to JLT).
It was wonderful to see all the activity on the day, and also to hear that the charities being supported had an overwhelming response from employees wanting to do more with them.
For more details on City Giving Day please click here.
The same evening I attended the Dragon Awards Ceremony at Mansion House for Corporate Community Involvement, where Pool Re were also Highly Commended in the Best New Community Programme category for their work with the charity Age UK. Many congratulations to Pool Re for this fantastic recognition of their good work.
It has been really good to see this engagement from the ward with some wonderful charities. Thank you to all those that have helped and contributed to these important projects.
We are currently looking for a venue for our next The Aldgate Business Forum meeting for Autumn 2016.
We require a space for at least 50 people along with the provision of drinks and finger food / canapes if possible.
The event will last for around 2 hours and the provider of the venue and food will be published and promoted as the sponsor for the event
We will run the event as a business networking event and will have a guest speaker present for a presentation.
If you can offer your venue to The Aldgate Business Forum or you would like to come along to The Aldgate Business Forum please contact me directly.
City Giving Day is an annual initiative run by the Lord Mayor’s Appeal that any companies in or linked to the city can get involved in.
This year it is on Tuesday 27th September which will be a day companies all promote and celebrate our charity and community at the same time. If you are a company in or linked to the city you can involved in the following ways;
1. Running an activity that raises employees engagement with your charity/community work
2. Holding a fundraiser to support either your charities or The Lord Mayor’s Appeal
3. Making a donation to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal which will be recognised through media opportunities and exclusive events.
All companies that take part in City Giving Day 2016 will also be invited to share their own charity/community stories as part of the bigger PR campaign.
To register your own company in City Giving Day 2016 please register here.
I am organise a series of “meet your councilman” voter lunches and would really appreciate it if you could attend.
It would be great to meet you and have a conversation about any concerns, fears or questions you have about your ward.
Please email for upcoming dates as places for these voter lunches fill quickly.