The Lord Mayor, William Russell, gave a virtual briefing to the Livery to set out his key objectives for the forthcoming year. The event was recorded, and the hour-long video includes speeches and a Q&A session with Ms Victoria Russell (Chairman, Livery Committee), Sir Charles Bowman (Chairman, Pan Livery Steering Group) and John Barradell (Town Clerk & Chief Executive, City of London).
Building Back Better – The City’s Role in a Green-Led Economic Recovery is the title of next year’s annual Gresham College Lecture on 1st February.
During the Covid pandemic, the Lord Mayor has commenced issuing a monthly Bulletin providing various information including what the Livery is doing collectively to support the pandemic crisis and those in increased need.
In the first phase of the Livery Kitchens Initiative (LKI), three Livery kitchens (Grocers, Drapers and Merchant Taylors) and a City caterer (Party Ingredients) delivered just over 34,000 individually packed meals to NHS staff.
In June and July 2020 the Lord Mayor undertook a series of eleven video calls – or virtual coffee mornings and afternoons – with the Masters and Clerks of selected groups of Livery companies.
The Resource Allocation Sub Committee of the City of London published its Governance Review in mid-September, following its comprehensive Governance Review of the City Corporation.
No Going Back was designed to specifically prepare individuals in prison for job opportunities that will be offered by members of the Livery Companies. It recently released its Month 4 Review.