Community and Children’s Services

screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-2-44-50-pmThe City of London Corporation has produced a short film to raise awareness of the work of Julia Hodson, the Virtual School Headteacher for the City of London. The film outlines the role she plays in our wider safeguarding programme, what the role has achieved in its first year and what the future priorities are.

Take a few minutes to watch the film.

The City Bridge Trust

screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-2-54-51-pmAt the City Bridge Trust annual dinner on 18 October, Chairman Alderman Alison Gowman formally launched the Trust’s next Strategic Review. This review will inform the Trust’s funding strategy for 2018 to 2023, ensuring that it stays relevant and alive to the changing needs of Londoners. This process began in May 2015, when the City Bridge Trust Committee fully endorsed and supported the process outlined for the review by David Farnsworth, Chief Grants Officer.

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Epping Forest



Unveiled in September, the Heritage Lottery funded ‘Gateways’ signage aims to promote a sense of arrival in the Forest and encourage safer driving. It features designs by Walter E. Spradbery whose family attended the ceremony along with Epping Forest and Commons Committee Chairman. The design is part of the iconic ‘Beyond the City’ campaign which promoted travel to outer London destinations in the pre-war period.
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