New Business Improvement District proposed

Peter Dunphy, Councillor for Cornhill and member of the City’s Planning & Transportation Committee introduces us to a new plan for business co-operation in Cornhill.

The Western part of Cornhill is already covered by a successful Business Improvement District – the Cheapside Business Alliance. This includes the area west of Finch Lane, the whole of the Royal Exchange complex stretching as far as St. Pauls. There is now a plan to develop a BID in the rest of the Ward including Old Broad Street, Threadneedle Street, Bishopsgate and Gracechurch Street and Cornhill itself. These will be joined with the whole of the ‘Eastern Cluster’ area of tall buildings, Leadenhall Market, Monument and as far as Fenchurch Street station.

Easter Cluster Partnership


The intention would be for businesses, developers and the city of London to work together to enhance the public realm within the area to include streets and walkways enhancements, work to improve air quality and organise events to improve the experience of workers, visitors and residents. Importantly the partnership would provide the area with a combined voice when discussing important matters with the local authority and other public sector bodies.

Key objectives for the area will look to focus on the following:

  • People
  • Economic
  • Environment
  • Future attractiveness and competitiveness
  • Smarter City

All businesses in the area will be consulted on the plan and invited to participate in a ballot. If approved the partnership is funded by a small levy on business rates. Discussions are at an early stage – including relating to precise boundaries, funding and even the name. any suggestions are welcomed and I will keep you updated on developments in the newsletter, the website and twitter (@cornhillward).

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‘Easter Cluster’ consultation

The City of London Corporation is seeking to enhance
the streets and public spaces in the Eastern Cluster of the City (The cluster of new tall buildings in the area East of Bishopsgate and Gracechurch Street). Eastern cluster

The vision is to create an exceptional urban environment
which is attractive, welcoming and vibrant.

We want to hear your views on the proposals by responding a short questionnaire.


More information can be found on the dedicated website

Consultation Sessions:


5:00-8:00 pm

25 June – 2018


12:00-2:00 pm

28 June- 2018


12:00- 2:00 pm

4 July – 2018


12:00- 2:00 pm

6 July – 2018

Ward Club Annual Civic Dinner

Cornhill represents one half of a very active Ward Club the Lime Street and Cornhill Ward Club . This year with Lime Street’s Alderman Charles Bowman  the current Lord Mayor, we had a very special annual dinner at the Mansion House on 13th June. Guests of honour included the Ward Club Master Daphne Cave and guest speaker Murray Craig Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court at Guildhall. Cornhill Alderman Robert Howard attended together with Common Councilmen Peter Dunphy and Ian Seaton. Contact Peter Dunphy if you would like to get involved in the club or future events.

Pictures clockwise from top right: Lord Mayor Charles Bowman; The dinner in the Egyptian Hall; The Ward committee including Master Daphne Cave (5th from left) and Alderman Robert Howard (second from right). The arrival of the Lord Mayor and Sheriff Tim Hailes; Cornhill Councilman Peter Dunphy.