Bishopsgate (A10) TfL Consultation

Transport for London have today launched a six-month consultation on experimental changes they have made to the A10 Bishopsgate. They have also written to a number of other stakeholders, and to people and businesses within a 250 metre radius of the extents of the changes we have made.

You will need to register your email address before you can submit a response through the website. If you agree, TfL will send you updates about the changes periodically. If you would prefer not to submit a response online you can send your thoughts in writing:

haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/bishopsgate

TfL are asking:

  • What effects you think the experimental scheme is having on specific matters such as cycling, walking, traffic flow and the environment
  • What effect you think the experimental scheme is having in overall terms, and whether you think it should remain in place permanently or with changes, or be removed at the end of the experiment
  • Whether we should make any changes to the experimental scheme, and if so what they should be
  • Any other matters about the experiment you would like them to be aware of

New Covid-19 Relief Scheme for City SMEs

The City of London Corporation has agreed to launch a new grant scheme to support Square Mile businesses that have been hit by restrictions introduced in response to the Covid-19 Omicron variant.

The City Corporation scheme of up to £10 million will be targeted at businesses that primarily operate in the City of London in the retail, hospitality, leisure and medical sectors.

An estimated 1,100 businesses are expected to qualify for support. Only businesses that were in occupation on 1st April 2021 and have been in occupation continuously since this date will be eligible to apply for a grant. The City Corporation will be contacting most businesses that qualify directly and inviting them to apply for this support through an online application process. Other businesses will also be able to apply via the City Corporation website.

The City of London Corporation has agreed to launch a new grant scheme to support Square Mile businesses that have been hit by restrictions introduced in response to the Covid-19 Omicron variant.

https://news.cityoflondon.gov.uk/city-corporation-to-launch-new-covid-19-recovery-grant-scheme-for-square-mile-smes/

Northern Line through Bank to close until May

From January 15, the Bank branch of the Northern Line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate for 17 weeks, meaning that there will be no Northern Line services to or from Elephant & Castle, Borough, London Bridge and Bank stations.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/northern-line-closure-tfl-tube-bank-branch-stations-b975059.html