The Speed Read (6 October)

A star pupil, non-Aldermanic Sheriffs, walking the Halls, young Military recognition and essential wet weather ‘must-have’ fashion accessories, eh? This edition truly covers all bases!

 Welcome to the latest Speed Read. It’s our way of keeping you up to date with Livery Company and City of London life, initiatives and events.


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Charity Trust Student Priantha Stars in GCSE ‘A-grade’ Success

For the past five years the Worshipful Company has supported a young student at the City of London School for Girls. Having just completed her GCSEs, Priantha has written to the Master to update us all on her results and the impact our bursary is having on her life and future.

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Non-Aldermanic Sheriff Contender Declare’s Candidacy

In June the Liverymen of the several Companies elected the Sheriffs for the ensuing year and on 28 September 2017 the elected Sheriffs, Alderman Timothy Hailes and Liveryman Neil Redcliffe  were installed at a ceremony In Guildhall.

At Common Hall, on 29 September, Liverymen met to elect the Lord Mayor for the ensuing year.  The three candidates were Alderman Charles Bowman, Alderman Peter Estlin and Alderman William Russell.  The successful candidate Alderman Charles Bowman will be sworn in at the Silent Ceremony on 10 November.

Thoughts now turn to the potential candidates for each of these positions for 2018 / 2019 – the Aldermanic Court have determined to support Vincent Keaveny as the Aldermanic Sheriff whilst the first to declare her candidacy for the Non-Aldermanic Sheriff is The Hon Elizabeth Green, Past Master Framework Knitter.

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Best Foot Forward for Master Jack & Cohort

The annual Livery Halls Walk – conceived & organised by the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners’ – was another resounding success this year and Liveryman Sean Canty has provided this piece to give us all the details of the day.

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Company Continues Long-standing Military Support

In time honoured fashion the members of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners held their Military Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at Haberdashers’ Hall on 20 September 2017.

The Company is proud of its association with the RAMC, the RAF Cadre and our affiliated cadet units and these awards acknowledge and show our appreciation of the achievements of our service men and women and of the cadets

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And finally…some dates for your diary

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16 October – Past Masters’ Dinner at Coopers’ Hall
8 November – Court Luncheon at Armourers’ Hall
11 November – The Lord Mayor’s Show
24 November – Ladies’ Banquet at Merchant Taylors’ Hall
14 December – Christmas Carol Service & Lunch – St Martin-within-Ludgate & Stationers’ Hall

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With thanks to all of the supporters of the Environmental Cleaners’ communications and marketing.

Details of all this year’s supporters are on our website.

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