There will be a ceremony at the Cannon Street Station Plumber Statue , followed by lunch in the Banker”, a Fuller’s Pub built into the giant arches under the Southeastern Railway viaduct leading into Cannon Street Station.
Court of Assistants Tuesday, 9th May 2017 Carpenters' Hall 1030 Admissions Interviews Wednesday, 10th May 2017 Carpenters' Hall 1000 Social Committee Tuesday, 16th May 2017 Carpenters' Hall 1030 Technical Committee Tuesday, 16th May 2017 Carpenters' Hall 1200
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On Wednesday 19th April, we will be gathering by the Plumber's Apprentice statue in Cannon Street railway station. In keeping with the ‘message’ of the statue, it is felt that this event should incorporate an education & training theme. Accordingly we shall be joined by four students from Croydon College who have been awarded Bursaries by our Charitable and Educational Trust, together with Tom Collins, Assistant Principal, and Peter Cheesman, Liveryman and Lecturer at the College. We shall also be joined (for the ceremony only) by James Leahy, Master of the Skinners’ Company.
Following the cermony we will adjourn for lunch to “The Banker” a Fuller’s Pub built into the giant arches under the Southeastern Railway viaduct leading into Cannon Street Station.
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There is no silver bullet; no simple, single solution to urban sanitation challenges. We must develop locally relevant and innovative solutions along the sanitation service chain that put customers first and focus as much on service management as on technology. Some reasons why the Plumbers' Company charity helps sanitation projects in Ghana.
Read a short but very informative blog from the World Bank by clicking here.
The WHO Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the framework that has been a key part of efforts to build a better world for the past 15 years – challenged the global community to reduce by half the proportion of the population without safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Throughout this period, the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) has monitored progress. The latest report can read by clicking here
The Plumbers' Company Charity recognises and supports this vital WHO key goal by supporting a project at Oboase Wawase, a remote rural village in Ghana, to provide safe water and sanitation. Click here for more information.
A letter describing some of the work by a "watsan" from Médecins Sans Frontières illustrates the connection between health and the provisionb of safe drinking water and basic sanitation. To read the letter click here.
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You are invited to join the Master on Wednesday 5th April 2017 for a visit to Apsley House, the home of the first Duke of Wellington and his descendants and Wellington Arch, built as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace, later becoming a victory arch proclaiming Wellington's defeat of Napoleon. Lunch will be taken at the Rose & Crown 2 Old Park Lane situated in Mayfair. We meet at Apsley House at 11.45am for a 90 minute tour of this beautiful Georgian building and the Arch a spectacular landmark set in the heart of royal London. A short walk from there takes us to the Rose & Crown for a three course lunch of classic pub fare.
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The fourth edition of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Guidelines for drinking-water quality (GDWQ) builds on over 50 years of guidance by WHO on drinking-water quality, which has formed an authoritative basis for the setting of national regulations and standards for water safety in support of public health.
It is the product of significant revisions to clarify and elaborate on ways of implementing its recommendations of contextual hazard identification and risk management, through the establishment of health-based targets, catchment-to-consumer water safety plans and independent surveillance.
To download a copy click here.
On Monday evening, the Mansion House was full of Liverymen, their ladies and guests for the Plumbers' Annual Banquet. Read a full report and see a few photos by clicking here.
Trevor Williams from Fulham, who became a Liveryman in 1997, was on 3rd February struck by a car and unfortunately died from his injuries. We have expressed our sympathy to his family. The funeral will be Thursday 6th April 2017 @14:00
Mortlake Crematorium, Kew Meadow Path, Townmead Road, Richmond TW9 4EN, (Click here for travel directions)
Trevor's daughter Lisa would be very pleased to see members of the Company. It is requested that any donations be given to a charity.
Open water - Competition for supplying water services in England
From April 2017 1.2 million more non-household customers for water and sewerage services will be able to choose their supplier 7, in a bid to increase competition.
Arrangements for this overhaul of national water services and its implications for the Water Fittings Regulations are outlined. Click here
The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has announced the launch of its latest publication, the Safe Water Guide: Scald Prevention and Legionella.
Developed to provide guidance to those responsible for the design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of plumbing systems, the guide covers the requirements necessary for providing ’safe water’ by minimising Legionella, preventing scalding and understanding the associated duty of care.
Liveryman Kevin Wellman, chief executive of the CIPHE, said: “The Institute is committed to raising industry standards and promoting safe plumbing in the UK. We are indebted to all the contributors to have provided this important insight into the dangers and hazards often caused by bad plumbing or insufficient maintenance of plumbing systems.”
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