Her Majesty's Commission of Lieutenancy for the City of London - Modern and Relevant - Another Piece of City History! As Liverymen, we love the history of the City and its institutions but know that their success depends upon remaining modern and relevant. Her Majesty's Commission of Lieutenancy for the City of London is another, little known example, with a history and modern role of using what, today, we might call soft power and collaboration.
You can download the latest edition of Cityview by clicking here. In this issue: Wholesale markets proposed consolidation, Plastic-Free City, Fantastic Feats and 30 years of managing Hampstead Heath.
Lest you hadn't heard, this year’s City Beerfest, in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, is taking place in the Guildhall Yard on Thursday 18 July between 1230 and 2100. Sixteen breweries will be there providing the finest beers for your enjoyment. The Brewers’ Company would be delighted if you and as many Liveryman as possible would come along to enjoy the great beer, good food and lively atmosphere.
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An invitation to Liverymen of the Plumbers' Company.
If you would like to get more involved in the superb support we provide through our Charity in changing lives for the better, then this opportunity could be for you! Do you have a passion for helping others and superb organisational skills that could help bolster the work of the Trustees?
As part of our new 5-year strategic plan and our desire to enhance the work we do, the Trustees of The Worshipful Company of Plumbers' Charitable and Educational Trust are inviting members of the Company to apply for the position of Trustee.
Interested? Find out more by clicking here.
Dr Tedros, WHO Director General, stated during this event that “If we do not get the basics right, how can people trust us with anything else.” First do no harm: why water, sanitation and hygiene must be a priority for quality healthcare, protecting patient safety and tackling antibiotic resistance”
The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities resolution was unanimously approved at the 72nd World Health Assembly on 20–28 May 2019. Member States committed to developing national roadmaps, setting and monitoring targets, increasing investments in infrastructure and human resources and strengthening systems to improve and sustain WASH services in health care facilities. During the discussion of the resolution, 32 countries spoke and highlighted the fundamental role of WASH in health care facilities for achieving universal health coverage, improving quality of care and in preventing the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
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Meet the Cadets CMS, Cannon Place - Tuesday 25th June 2019
The Plumbers' Company is delighted to have an affiliation with the Richmond Sea Cadets. We see them at our annual Mansion House Banquet when they provide a very smart "Carpet Guard", but we never have very long with them. We would all like to get to know them better and find out what we can do to enhance the relationship with these excellent young people and their leaders. Perhaps we can inspire some future plumbers amongst them!
To that end, we have organised a "speed dating" evening at the Master's office where the Cadets, their leaders and volunteers, Liverymen and their guests and some plumbing apprentices can get to know each other and find out what excites us all - enthusiasm is very infectious! We will be able to explore what support would make a real difference so that we can build on the relationship and learn more from our apprentices.
Booking form click here.
We welcome many and varied groups to the Plumbers’ Workshop in the “Gin” (short for engine) building at the Amberley Craft Museum. There are coach parties for schools, holidaymakers and various groups such as the University of the Third Age. There are also family groups such as parents or grandparents with children of all ages, married couples or the experts finding out more about their craft. Read about 82 year old Michael achieving an ambition at the Plumbers Workshop by clicking here.
At the Court meeting on 9th July 2019, the following were clothed in the Livery - William Frederick Poole-Wilson (Architect) , James Stephen Foster OBE (Chartered Accountant), Jason Clark (Lift distribution company) , Prof. Timothy Edward Gocher (Investment Fund) , Dr Susanne Lee (Consultant Clinical Scientist) & Mark Killy (Water Regulations Manager). We give them all a hearty welcome. They bring to the Company a wide range of knowledge and skills illustrating one of our strengths in not being restricted by the craft, profession or trade of our Liverymen. Could you become a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Plumbers? Click here to find out more.
Caroline Walsh The Worshipful Company of Plumbers Almoner has successful abseiled down the side of the Barclay's Building, Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, London on Friday 5th July 2019 on behalf of the Plumbers for the Lord Mayor's Charity.. Click here for details with pictures.
Well done Caroline. Support Caroline's achievement through her JustGiving site - click here
Our Golfing Plumbers enjoyed a splendid day out at Verulam Golf Club on the occasion of the 14th Annual Marketors Fellowship Golf Day. After bacon rolls and coffee the two teams of four led by Mike Samuels and David Hannam battled the slippery slopes on the tricky greens, finishing just outside of the team prizes. However, Tony Peters won Nearest The Pin on the Par 3 (which we won last year); Mick Munro finished runner-up in the charity putting (which we did last year) and Richard “Raffles” Harvey won the top prize in the raffle donated by Shangri-La Hotels Group (which we won last year). In fact last year Richard also won the 2nd prize. “Snaffle The Raffle” is now a new Golf Society tradition. A great day out and well run as always by Michael Harrison and the Marketors. Anyone interested in joining in the golfing fun, please contact Liveryman Mick Munro.