Annual Summer Ward Drinks at the Leadenhall Building
9th September 2015
Over 50 guests from City firms within the Ward enjoyed Aon’s generous hospitality at our Annual Summer Ward Drinks event, held in the Leadenhall Building’s newly opened Aon Centre.
Hosted by Dominic Christian, Executive Chairman of Aon Benfield International, electors had an opportunity to mingle with each other, with their elected representatives, and with City Corporation officers, who were on hand to answer questions from electors about local issues.
Sheriff Elect Alderman Charles Bowman spoke about the importance of civic engagement and the role that Aldermen and Councilmen play in promoting the financial City, both abroad and at home.
We are delighted to welcome Aon to Lime Street Ward and look forward to engaging with them – and all our electors – at the regular events we hold.
(1) Dominic Christian (Aon), Brian O’Donoghue (St Helen’s Bishopsgate), Alderman Charles Bowman, Dominic Lawson, Phil Hickley (AXA)
(2) Robert Howard and Gill Robinson (Leadenhall Consultants) discussing road safety issues in Lime Street
The Eastern Cluster (as it is now known), which essentially comprises the buildings, streets and built environment surrounding Lime Street, is possibly the area undergoing the most material change and development of all wards within the Square Mile.
Lime Street Ward sits at the heart of the Eastern City Cluster and, as local business and workers will be well aware, in recent years we have been at the centre of significant construction and development projects. This is set to continue for a while longer.
The City of London is constantly changing as is the nature of the usage of City streets. There are now 3 times the number of cyclists that there were 10 years ago and pedestrian numbers are also rising which will only continue to increase with the advent of Crossrail.
The Olympics come right to the heart of our very own Leadenhall Market this August, with both the Women’s marathon (Sunday 5th August) and the Men’s marathon (Sunday 12th August) passing through Lime Street Passage and Whittington Avenue three times each, and the Paralympic marathon (Sunday 9th September) running along the west side of the Market along Gracechurch Street to Cornhill.