In response to a question about the Barbican Association’s recent request for a publication in ‘Barbican News’, which had been denied, Members noted that the Executive Director had responded directly and advised that Barbican News is intended for landlord/tenant communications, whereas residents have ‘Barbican Talk’ for other matters. Members noted that that a review of communications was being undertaken across the department, looking at the criteria in terms of estate wide bulletins, and Members would receive a set of principles at a future meeting. Members stressed that the residents have very high regard for the Communications Officer and, given that the post is funded entirely by the service charge payers, they believe it is reasonable for the Barbican Association to use it.
In response to a question about the staff rest rooms that were recently developed, in the Thomas More Car park, Members noted that the cost of £235k had been funded from the Landlord account. There was a delay in staff using the facility, due to Covid restrictions on staff congregating indoors, however, it is now being used by the cleaning staff.