Hello all â€“
As with most of you, itâ€™s been a mad race to year-end. You can find December highlights below, but certainly our biggest project has been Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency
, a new report supported by EDF Energy
which looks at how local authorities can engage with landlords to improve housing standards.
We also held our final London 2050 roundtable of the year, on Capturing Value
, hosted by Arup
, and welcomed our next alumni representatives
to the FoL steering group â€“ Anna Bolsin of LB Waltham Forest (FLL Round 7) and Karen Montgomerie of LB Islington (FLL Round 6). Thanks to outgoing reps Holly Mann and Philippa Bloomfield for getting the group underway and for the great hand-off support.
Thanks also to core sponsors Lewis Silkin
for hosting another fabulous Fizz â€˜nâ€™ Chips Christmas party, to so many of you for coming along, and to Leaders Plus supporters Campbell Tickell
(who I missed at the party; mea culpa!).
Most of all, a huge thank-you on behalf of our superlative board and steering group
to Future of Londonâ€™s amazing team â€“ Jo Wilson, Jennifer Johnson, Alexei Schwab and newcomer Alex Bishop â€“ for going above and beyond in quality, quantity and general good humour through this incredibly busy year.
Weâ€™ll share our 2015 programme in the January bulletin. For now, a warm welcome to the newest addition to our 38-strong membership, the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Thanks all, and have a wonderful, well-deserved break!