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The pride of Africa on the Square

7 October 2015

Usifu Jalloh, aka the Cowfoot Prince, will be co-compering Africa on the Square on Saturday. He tells us more…

I’m a storyteller from Sierra Leone. I am called the Cowfoot Prince because part of my nationality is Fulani. The Fulani people are nomads who raise cattle in Sierra Leone, Guinea – right across Africa. That’s how I got my name.

Hate Crime Awareness Week Resource Pack

6 October 2015

As we look forward to National Hate Crime Awareness Week, running from 10-17th October, we are pleased to be able to provide a resource pack to help people and organisations looking to take part in the week and to raise awareness of Hate Crime.

Please click the links below to access the resources on offer.

Duty Officer Blog - 02 October 2015

2 October 2015

Every Friday, our Duty Officer Blog recaps events from the week and looks forward to the coming week. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.

Would you like to build your own London home?

30 September 2015

Eleanor Byrne from City Hall’s housing team explains how the new Build Your Own London Home register will work.

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We have just launched Build Your Own London Home register. It will give the housing and planning teams here a chance to see how much demand there is from Londoners who wish to build their own homes. We can then make sure that housing and planning policies reflect this accordingly. We’ll also be working with each London borough to help them set up their own register.

Trainee in the EU Programmes unit - my experience

28 September 2015

Ali Khan is an Administration Trainee in the GLA’s European Programmes Management Unit. In this blog post Ali tells us a little bit about what a traineeship is and his story so far… Several weeks ago I joined the European Programmes Management Unit (EPMU) at the GLA through the GLA’s Traineeship initiative. I had always been nervous when applying for jobs as I had little prior experience working within the types of environments that I wanted to be working in.

I had the knowledge I needed thanks to the London Rental Standard

28 September 2015

Landlord Prakash Tanna talks about how what he learned on an accreditation course helped him resolve an issue with a tenant.

I've been a landlord for a long time now and currently own a substantial portfolio. I became an accredited landlord about eight years ago. I had applied for an empty property grant with Barnet Council and it was conditional on me doing the one day London Rental Standard course.

Duty Officer Update

25 September 2015

If you're interested, now's the time to get a free flu vaccine, to protect yourself before the Winter starts.


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