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EXPLORE YOUR CITY BEFORE WORK STARTS WITH THE COMMUTER CLUB

Brighten your journey with an exclusive selection of podcasts, playlists and stories, curated especially for Londoners by the Primera BIDs and Partnerships. The Commuter Club will transport you from your train carriage to a rooftop bar in the City; from your seat on the bus to tranquil garden squares; from the Northern Line to the kitchen of a Michelin-star restaurant.

Whether you’re popping into the office for the day, or taking a walk before working from home, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Meet the fascinating characters that make London tick, enjoy five minutes of mindfulness in Commuter Calm with Paul McKenna, or just pick up some tips for after work drinks!

Each week, the Commuter Club will be exploring a different corner of London through music, interviews and articles. Tune in to hear about the history of the Bow Bells, get behind-the-scenes access to the Whitechapel Gallery and learn the secrets of The Ned.

Read and listen to stories from the streets of London, and access exclusive offers, by heading to the website: https://commuterclub.london/
 
Christmas in Cheapside

From COP26 in Glasgow to the installation of an alternative story of a Christmas Tree on the terrace of the Mansion House, City of London 2021….what could it be?

A local pop-up TEAM project in the City of London Oct-Nov 2021.

As 197 countries are getting ready to take part in COP26 (UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties 197 countries) in Glasgow between Oct 31st – Nov 11th 2021, the City of London and Cheapside BA (Business Alliance) are planning their gathering of local communities. They have commissioned Áinne Burke (artist, researcher, writer, producer and director) of the TEAM (The Earth And Me) project to engage local businesses and schools to reflect on their personal and collective relationship with the earth that supports all of us in ways we never really think about AND to create an alternative ‘Christmas Tree’ that will tell some of the story about the TEAM relationship.

If you are interested in participating in this pop-up TEAM project, please contact:

Taylor Wallington: Taylor.Wallington@cityoflondon.gov.uk
 
Clean City Awards Scheme

Win a Clean City Award to showcase and celebrate your environmental achievements. The Clean City Awards Scheme (CCAS) has been recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice with Square Mile businesses since 1994. Apply now - there are five award categories! To sign up, apply and find out more visit https://ccaslondon.co.uk/ Award application deadline is 22nd October.
 
Business Healthy

Business Healthy (www.businesshealthy.org) is a free network for employers of all sizes and sectors in the City of London. Delivered by the local Public Health team, Business Healthy provides support and signposting for employers to help them to improve the health and wellbeing of their workforce
  • Suicide Prevention Awareness for the City’s business community, Thursday 2 December, 9-11am

    City workers have a crucial role to play in local suicide prevention efforts, and can often be the "eyes and ears" when it comes to identifying someone who may be in distress. This short and interactive awareness session provides practical tips on what to do and what not to do, the local situation with regards to suicide and suicide prevention, as well as insights on key listening skills.

    To find out more and to register your interest, please access the listing on Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/suicide-prevention-awareness-for-city-of-london-businesses-tickets-188416447667]

  • Flu vaccination

    The flu vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine, and the best time to have it is in the autumn or early winter before flu starts spreading.

    Flu vaccination is important because more people are likely to get flu this winter, as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, getting flu and COVID-19 at the same time means you're more likely to be seriously ill

    Anyone who does not qualify for the NHS flu vaccine is still advised to get vaccinated - though they will need to pay for it. Many employers reimburse their staff. Appointments can be booked at some local pharmacies and supermarkets. Visit the Flu vaccine page on the NHS website for more details.
 
Cheapside Business Alliance -Triumph 1621: The Lord Mayor’s Show Reconstructed on Cheapside.

On Friday 29th October 2021 (two weeks before the contemporary Lord Mayor’s Show) we're reconstructing, in a playful way, the Lord Mayor’s Show from 1621, exactly four hundred years after its original one off performance. The event will be staged in the churchyard of St Mary le Bow, only a few feet away from its original location on Cheapside in the heart of the City of London.

The triumph will be performed three times in the afternoon, starting at midday. It will feature young actors performing the pageant devices, musicians such as trumpeters and drummers, and some of the hit songs from 1621.

But the fun doesn’t end there. YOU are invited to get involved – you can be a ‘whiffler’, dress up as a figure from history, or simply come along and cheer. The more, the merrier!

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/4R4Jyhbut5LV3c5C6
 
Night Tube to return next month to support economic recovery and night safety in the capital
  • Night Tube will resume on busiest Central and Victoria lines on Saturday 27 November
  • Service has been suspended since March 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic and the need to use drivers for daytime services
  • Return will provide even more travel options and improved safety for Londoners travelling at night
  • The remaining Night Tube lines will return as soon as possible
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the Night Tube will be returning in time for the busy Christmas period after being suspended since March 2020 due to the pandemic. Services on the Central and Victoria lines will run throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays from Saturday 27 November, providing more options for customers who need to travel at night either for leisure or for work, while also making journey times shorter and offering safer routes home for women, girls and all Londoners.
 
Have your say on policing in the City of London

Our annual community survey launches from noon today (Tuesday 21 September) to help us find out what you think our policing priorities should be.

The online survey runs for four weeks until noon on Wednesday 20 October, and is open to anyone aged 16 or over.

We want to hear from anyone with a connection to the Square Mile, including residents, business owners, workers and visitors.

We want to know what matters most to you when thinking about how the area is policed, and what you think of the force.

The responses will be used to develop our next Policing Plan, with the City of London Corporation’s Police Authority Board.

For two years running, respondents’ top concerns have been terrorism, road safety and antisocial behaviour, which are addressed in the most recent Policing Plan.

Chief Supt Rob Atkin said: “One of our key ambitions is to deliver a policing service that is valued by those who live, work and visit the City.

“To achieve this, we must listen to the people we serve, understand what concerns them most and address their concerns when setting out how we plan to provide policing services in our communities.

“Ten minutes of your time is all it takes to tell us what matters to you and help shape and influence policing in the City of London in the coming years.”

Be one of the first to complete the online survey here.

If you have any issues accessing the survey or any questions for the team running it, please contact community.survey@cityoflondon.police.uk
 
City Elections - Register to Vote

As we rebuild from the pandemic, registering to vote is your chance to help shape the City’s future. Your voters can help make sure your priorities are on the agenda: from support in growing your business to creating safe, green and bustling streets. Request a vote at your organisation today at: www.speakforthecity.com/voter-registration. If you have any questions or are the voter registration contact at your organisation and need your login details, please email electoralservices@cityoflondon.gov.uk
 
Heart of the City’s Climate Action for SMEs Programme which forms part of the Corporation’s Climate Action Strategy.

Applications are now open for 'Climate for SMEs: 4 Steps to Action' - which kicks off in January 2022 - and small businesses can also sign up for an information breakfast event at Mansion House hosted by the Lord Mayor on the 27th October to find out more.
 
Events

The New Future: Art and Culture in the Making of a Vibrant Economy | Genesis Foundation

Cultural Conversations are a series of debates with leading figures from the UK’s cultural scene, hosted by Alderman William Russell, Lord Mayor of the City of London and the Genesis Foundation. You can re- watch the most recent talk here.

London Making Now

A new craft display London Making Now opened at the Museum of London at the end of September. Learn about hundreds of years of crafting in London with the results of this contemporary collecting project.

Lord Mayor Show 13th November

Cheapside Christmas Tree Light switch on 17th November St Mary Le Bow Church Yard

Christmas Light switch on Bow Lane 17th November

Cheapside 12 days Christmas Advent Calendar 1-12th December

My City Club App launch November


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