The Barbican Association was founded in 1969 as the residents’ association for the Barbican Estate which comprises approximately 2,000 homes. About 60% of residents are members. Its work is managed by volunteers through the Association’s General Council which consists of 9 elected members and one representative from each affiliated House Group.
As the recognized tenants’ association we seek to represent residents’ views to the freeholder and manager of the Estate, the City of London. There are sub-committees covering specific areas such as planning, communications and security. The Association produces two quarterly publications, the BA Newsletter and Barbican Life, both of which are delivered free of charge across the Estate.
There are many great reasons to be a member of the Barbican Association. Membership provides access to an exclusive discount scheme at local restaurants and service providers. To find out more on how to become a member, visit the Membership section of our site.
In April 2019 a petition, signed by over 1100 City residents, went before the Court of Common Council, expressing lack of confidence in the City’s Standards regime.
On 24 May the new chair of the Standards Committee wrote to all petitioners arguing that they had misunderstood. See her letter: A Message from the Chair of Standards Committee
On 28 May the chairs of the Barbican Association and Golden Lane Residents Association responded. See their letter:Response to chair of standards committee
Since then the Chair of the Standards Committee has sent a further reply on 29 May: Further response from chair of standards to residents and a supportive Common Councilman has written to his fellow members on the Court of Common Council about the issue on 30 May: Email from Graeme Harrower CC 30 May
On 7 June Mark Bostock, a councillor of Cripplegate ward, a residential ward, submitted an application for a dispensation. His request is here
On 3 July a Dispensations subcommittee refused the request. A full account of the meeting is here
See petition-front-page.pdf For background see: