The Office will close on Wednesday 19th December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2019
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The Lord Mayor would like to invite you to come to the Lord Mayor's Gresham Lecture on Digital Skills on 8 January 2019. This is ticketed because of the reception afterwards: you can sign up for free tickets by clicking here.
The Master and Wardens and Court of Assistants invite you to join them for lunch at Carpenters’ Hall on Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 1245hr for 1300hr. Our guest speaker will be Mr Andrew Jasper, the Programme Director for the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Wisley in Surrey.
We will be presenting the Company’s highest award, the St Michael Medallion, to Liveryman Peter Cheesman at the lunch in recognition of his outstanding support to the plumbing industry and the ancient craft of lead casting. We will also be saying thank you to Paul Johnson, who will just have retired as CEO of the British Plumbing Employers Council after over 20 years’ service. We will also be presenting our award to the top Royal Air Force apprentice for 2017, SAC(T) Stuart Thompson and, subject to confirmation, awards to the top Royal Navy apprentices for 2017 and 2018. We will also be welcoming a new Court Assistant, Liveryman Martin Shouler, up to 10 new Liverymen and their partners ….. and welcome the new Clerk, Adrian Mumford. Clearly a lunch not to be missed and a great way to welcome in the New Year!
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Click here to read a letter to all Liverymen from The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Alderman Peter Estlin
Lead in drinking water – what you need to know
Drinking water supplied in lead pipes can be bad for your health, so it’s important to know how to identify lead pipes in your property. Click here for the video. If in doubt contact your local water supplier for advice and always use a WaterSafe plumber to safely replace your lead pipes with copper or plastic ones.
It is with much sadness we have to announce the death of Liveryman Cliff Brown, who passed away in hospital on 1 December 2019 aged 84 years. At his request there will be no funeral and he has donated his body to medical science, but the family are planning to hold a celebration of his life on 12 January 2019 at the Harlow Study Centre in Essex. Further details will be provided when they are confirmed. The Master is unable to attend as she has a prior engagement, but she will be represented by Upper Warden Dr Peter Rumley, a colleague of Cliff’s.
Placing a jar of faeces on a pedestal next to him, philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human waste as he kicked off the “Reinvented Toilet” Expo in China.
“You might guess what’s in this beaker — and you’d be right. Human faeces,” the former CEO of software giant Microsoft said. “This small amount of faeces could contain as many as 200 trillion rotavirus cells, 20 billion Shigella bacteria, and 100,000 parasitic worm eggs.” He went on to say that pathogens like these cause diseases that kill nearly 500,000 children under the age of 5 every year.
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Find an upodate in Cityview
Cityview is the magazine of the City Corporation and keeps you up to date on our current work and plans for the future. The December 2018 edition can be found by clicking here.
The Plumbers' Company is unique in being served by Stewards. The seven Stewards members of the Company who have been invited by a Master to serve for a seven year period. Led by the Upper Warden they form the Social Committee and organise social fumctions as well as ensuring that all functions of the Company run smootly. During the final year in office, the holder is the Senior Steward. The Senior Steward and the Stewards invite the Livery to join them in entertaining the Master and Wardens and in honouring the Immediate Past Master, at the Ladle Dinner.
The Court wished to recognise the work of the Stewards in a more formal way and it was decided to present an illuminated certificate to the retiring Senior Steward at the Ladle Dinner. As this was the first such presentation certificates were also presented to all past Stewards. The presentations were made by the Immediate Past Master, Robert Burgon, to twelve past stewards commencing with Past Master John Locker who became a steward in 1984.