A valedictory message of thanks to all Liverymen from the Master as his year nears its end. Click here.
Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF.
As a result, every year, 361 000 children under 5 years of age die due to diarrhoea. Poor sanitation and contaminated water are also linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, dysentery, hepatitis A, and typhoid.
Find out more and proposed international action plans by clicking here.
Two invitations to support SSAFA, a charity that supports all of our armed forces. The first event is on 17th October at Spencer House, a private exhibition showing vintage pieces including dresses worn by Diana, Princess of Wales. Note this is for groups of 10n or more. Click here for details
The second is a Christmas Carol Concert on 6th December at the Guards’ Chapel. Click here for details
The latest edition of the CIBSE journal states "Good plumbing design and installation is essential to ensure public safety, particularly when it relates to hot water". It is reported that the British Plastics Federation (BPF) Pipes Group has published new guidance on discharge from unvented hot-water storage cylinders into plastic sanitary pipework systems (soil stacks). (On page 53)
This is also a reminder that plumbing has moved on from lead pipes and indeed in many instances also from copper pipes. What has remained constant is the need for fully trained plumbers who can design and install safe water systems. Our Livery Company promotes training and can provide bursarires for trainees. For further details click here.
You may ask “How do I read his Tweets?” It is easy click here or type in Robert_Burgon into your search engine then click on Robert Burgon (@Robert_Burgon) · Twitter.
For future use Bookmark his Twitter web page.
Note that Robert will be posting regular fascinating bits of information before and during his year as Master.
Yes on Tuesday 24th October Robert Burgon will be installed as the new Master Plumber. Why not take part in this ceremony? Details and a booking form can be found by clicking here.
The UK's competitors at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 have claimed seven medals, including a bronze medal for Dan Martins, 20, from Northampton. Dan was the Company’s Gold Medal winner earlier this year.
The Master, and all the Company, send congratulations to Team UK and especially to Dan.
The renowned architect Ken Shuttleworth addressed Corporate Members and their guests in the second of the series of lunch debates, which tackle the challenges and opportunities facing our industry.
Over thirty Corporate Members gathered in Founders Hall on the 12th October, together with Corporate Ambassadors drawn from Past Masters, the Upper Warden, Court Assistants and Liverymen. The presentation and debate identified the drivers and future for London’s property development from a MEP (mechanical, electrical and public health) services perspective. The lessons to be learned from the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the opportunities from Brexit were all debated.
The Worshipful Company’s Corporate Membership is restricted to just 25 companies, further details of which are available by clicking here or from the Clerk in the Plumbers office at email@example.com
Liveryman Howard Marshall from Royston in Hertfordshire passed away on 22nd September 2017. He was clothed in the livery in 1982. We have no further details at present.
35 Liverymen and Guests joined the Master and Mistress Plumber for the 9th Plumbers` Table at Ironmongers` Hall. A sparkling wine reception was followed by a sumptuous Lunch with a choice of wines and coffee. There was sufficient wine left over that we were able to party on with a stirrup cup reception until gone 3.30pm. A good time was had by all and hopefully we can repeat this event in the not too distant future.
This highly successful luncheon was organised by Steward Clive Sofaer.