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Date updated: 8/31/2021

The Community Engagement Team are an out and about group working to support our communities on and around our estates. We support resident, City and partner-led community initiatives, run events, lead on resident communications and run the Golden Lane Community Centre.

Email the Community Engagement Team

We work with residents, partners and local organisations to develop and empower communities to have an active voice in their local area. We do this through activities, engagement and capacity building for people and organisations. This helps us build strong, safe and cohesive communities on our estates. We lead on resident communications, running the Housing User Board, an online consultation group, and the Community Events newsletter. We also manage the recently refurbished Golden Lane Community Centre in conjunction with a resident Advisory Board.

Our estates have a range of activities and events that you can be involved in throughout the year. We can also support you to run your own events and activities on your estate. You can also get involved in:

  • Volunteering opportunities, such as in the Golden Lane Community Centre or as part of Aldgate in Winter
  • Earning Time Credits for setting up a group or helping your community through a wide array of activities and volunteering opportunities For full details on how time credits work, where you can earn and spend them, see the We are Tempo website or get in touch with us to start earning.
  • To find out what is happening on your estate please contact your Estate Manager, or get in touch with the email the Community Engagement Team.
  • Or why not run your own coffee morning or get together? The team will be there to support you however you need, just get in touch!

This page will be updated as and when new projects are started. 

People Where I Live - A Community Gallery Project

A collaborative art project open to residents of all ages across the City of London estates. Over the 2020 lockdown we gave out over 100 art packs! You can check out our People Where I Live gallery to see the pieces created so far and the exhibition that took place. 

Aldgate in Winter and Summer in Aldgate

Together, let’s make Aldgate the brightest light in London!

Since conception in 2017, Aldgate in Winter has seen a lantern parade weave through the streets to the beat of drummers leading the parade. In 2020 as the parade could not take place, a two week programme of online events and small local light exhibitions was produced instead. Summer 2021 saw the introduction of Summer in Aldgate, a public exhibition trail of 25 sites! 

Window Wanderland Workshops

In 2018 and 2019 workshops were held across all City of London estates where residents were invited to come along and create window displays which were then displayed in estate office, community centre or flat windows. This was part of the wider national project to transform streets into magical outdoor galleries, find out more about Window Wanderland here.

In 2017 workshops were held as part of Aldgate in Winter and a few window displays were shown around Aldgate, including the windows of St Botolph without Aldgate church. 

Petticoat Lane Project

What does Petticoat Lane mean to you?

Join us in an exploration and celebration of the area’s rich textile history. Find out more email the Community Engagement Team, or let us know what Petticoat Lane means to you.

Golden Lane Community Centre Launch

In summer 2018 a new centre on Golden Lane Estate was opened, with a ribbon cutting by Sherriff Hailes, dance and singing performances, a big lunch, taster class sessions and much more! 

Resident involvement is how you, as a City of London tenant or homeowner, can influence what services you receive from us. You are the best people to tell us what works well and where we can do better, and your involvement makes a real difference.

Throughout the year we run a number of consultations, surveys and open meetings so you can express your views and opinions.

If you would like to take part in consultations, you can join the Housing User Board. This group are regularly asked to take part in policy reviews, offering their comments and opinions. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, contact the team. 

Stay updated on what's going on in the City and on our estates by signing up to our events newsletter. We feature new events and projects every month, if you are running or know of something you would like to see featured, email the Community Engagement Team to let us know.

See our City Events Newsletter past issues.

Community Events Toolkit PDF (2MB)
Date submitted: 7/29/20

Some photos from our events and projects: