It has been more than four months since we left the City – some to work from home and some on furlough – and while it is likely to be some time before some semblance of normality resumes, there are things we are doing, can do and can make plans for, in order to support businesses and the community in the City of London, both now and moving forward. 

Please follow this link to the latest update from our Ward’s Alderman, Robert Hughes-Penney.

Ward of Cheap news: Black Lives Matter, City recovery after Covid-19, transport and more

As the City is cautiously re-emerging from lockdown we wanted to touch base with you to update you on our work as elected representatives during the last few weeks, and to see if there is anything we can do to help you.

In this newsletter you can find updates on:

  • Black Lives Matter
  • Transport
  • Support for small businesses
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Personal message from the Alderman of the Ward of Cheap

Recent weeks, and in particular the events of last week, have understandably caused high levels of anxiety. Firstly, for the health and wellbeing of our friends and loved ones, and also because of the impact coronavirus is having on businesses and jobs in the City and across the UK. Naturally, we all have questions, and having worked with my colleagues to try to find some tangible answers for everyone within the Ward of Cheap, I wanted to draw attention to what is being done, where you can find support and the possible pathways ahead.

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March annual meeting postponed

We wrote to you recently as an elector in the Ward of Cheap to invite you to meet your Alderman and three Common Councillors at the annual ward meeting (Wardmote). This meeting – due to take place on Thursday 19th March – has now been postponed.

Due to heightened concern regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), Alderman Robert Hughes-Penney as presiding officer, supported by the three Common Councillors, has decided to reschedule this event.  

A new date has not been scheduled at this time, but the City Corporation will write to you again when a new date has been scheduled and will update their website with more information as it becomes available.  

If you have any concerns about your business in the Square Mile or if there is anything else we can help with don’t hesitate to get in touch.

You can find latested information from Government on

In the meantime stay safe.

Priorities in trade negotiatons

In the last few weeks we have received a few questions from City workers and businesses in the Ward of Cheap about what the City Corporation’s position is in the negotiations between the UK and EU, and what we are doing to represent financial and professional services. Setting our own personal positions on Brexit aside as a team we are pushing for a proactive approach putting people and businesses at the forefront of our efforts.  

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