• Knowing when to say no is never easy. Recently I was asked to join a welcoming party and lunch for some ‘special guests’ at St Luke’s Community Centre in Central Street, a regular hangout for many Golden Lane residents. I...

  • THIS time last year local elections had put in place a fresh group of councillors, and a spirit of change was running wild. This year, spring again brings a feeling of renewal and optimism. The Golden Baggers are planning a memorial to one of our members,...

  • THE ‘munching’ has finished and Bernard Morgan House has gone. It hasn’t been a painless journey for those closest to the clanking machinery, the noise, the dust and the endless queues of dumper-trucks. There have been some touching memorial tributes at...

  • Give a little time and get a little back; such a simple concept as the City Corporation's report on social wellbeing points out, and one we should all be adopting. The new baby boomers Right up there on my Christmas reading list...

  • Why the Square Mile's residential estate management is sending out some very mixed signals to the City's cyclists. Spoke ’n’ words There is a two-wheel paradox on the estate. All around us are invitations to get on our bikes. There are two Santander cycle...

  • At City Matters we are always looking to find new ways to serve as the voice for the residents of the City of London. The Golden Lane Gazette is a monthly column written by Billy Mann, who has lived in Basterfield House for more than...

  • At City Matters we are always looking to find new ways to serve as the voice for the residents of the City of London. The Golden Lane Gazette is a monthly column written by Billy Mann, who has lived in Basterfield House for more than...

  • At City Matters we are always looking to find new ways to serve as the voice for the residents of the City of London. The Golden Lane Gazette is a monthly column written by Billy Mann, who has lived in Basterfield House for...

  • At City Matters we are always looking to find new ways to serve as the voice for the residents of the City of London. The Golden Lane Gazette is a monthly column written by Billy Mann, who has lived in Basterfield House for...

  • At City Matters we are always looking to find new ways to serve as the voice for the residents of the City of London. The Golden Lane Gazette is a monthly column written by Billy Mann, who has lived in Basterfield House for more than 20 years....