Post-Covid London Webinar with Sheriff Chris Hayward

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A vision for the City of London post-Covid.

In these bizarre times it was refreshing to see Sheriff Chris Hayward’s vision for the Square Mile once we have defeated the wretched virus. Chris, a member of the Guild’s Court, gave 34 members an informative picture – literally – in an illustrated Zoom show on December 7th. There was no better person to do this. Not only does Chris, as a Common Councilman, have his finger on the City’s pulse, but before becoming Sheriff he chaired the City’s Planning Committee for three years.

Things will be different after Covid and the City’s 500,000 workers will expect better buildings. They will have more amenity space, natural light and fresh air. Steps are underway, just as at Bank Junction and Aldgate Square, to decrease traffic, improve safety for pedestrians and make for cleaner air. The City is working just as hard to improve transport. The Elizabeth Line (fingers crossed – early 2022) will be transformational and commuters will have better cycle facilities. All these changes would have happened anyway, Covid has just brought them forward at a quicker rate.

You can see some extracts from Chris's presentation here
https://www.guild-freemen-london.co.uk/gallery/home/post-covid-london-webinar-with-sheriff-chris-hayward


Our Members

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Annual Banquet at Guildhall

"A veritable tour de force; stunning atmosphere, seriously impressive food and a funny judge..what’s not to like!
Well done everyone" - Mrs J.D.

"A triumph" - Mr A.W."

"..a brilliant evening at Guildhall last night. The event was spectacular and we, our guests and everyone around us enjoyed it tremendously. A great highlight of a fantastic year" - Mr J.H.

"A magnificent evening was had by all" - Mr K.B.

"It really was the most wonderful and unforgettable evening " - Mrs K.J.

"It was a great privilege to be present of Friday evening on such a splendid occasion.  What a truly stunning and memorable evening. The organisation, the pageantry and the attention to detail was remarkable. A and I enjoyed it all enormously" - C H.C.


Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club
"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K
 
 

 

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