Barbican Association

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.

Since the formation of the Residents Consultation Committee in 2004, whose formal remit is to represent the residents in their dealings with their landlord, the RCC and the BA have agreed that the RCC will take the lead responsibility in any matters that affect residents in their relationship with their landlord. That leaves the BA to concentrate on representing residents on all other issues that affect them – planning, licensing, etc. The BA does still have role in representing residents’ views to the freeholder and manager of the estate because it is formally represented on the RCC. Both committees also have members in common, and their aim is to work together in the interests of residents.

The association’s influence depends on the size of its membership, so if you are not already a member, please join now.

The official contact list, updated to May 2012.

Who’s Who in the Association
Officers
Chair       Jane Smith, 307 Seddon House 7628 9132.
Deputy Chair            Tim Macer, 603 Willoughby House 7628 7107
Secretary                 Robert Barker 33 Lauderdale Tower 7588 3694
Treasurer            Cliff Paice, 142 Cromwell tower 7628 5228
Membership Secretary   Gaby Robertshaw,  706 Bryer Court         07802 535555
Assistant Membership Secretary Roger Howorth (co-opted), 63 Thomas More
Auditor   Richard Godber,   68 Defoe House.
Sub Committees
Planning                        Randall Anderson, 193 Shakespeare Tower             7588 9360
Communications   Angela Starling, 502 Gilbert House   7638 8201
Environment and Ecology         Steve Quilter, 49 Andrewes House 7496 0562
Barbican Estate Security   David Bradshaw, 143 Cromwell Tower   7638 3005
Access, Public lifts and Walkways   Robert Barker, 33 Lauderdale Tower    7588 3694
Licensing David Graves, 209 Seddon House 7628 4371
City Together To be appointed
St Alphage Group Tim Macer, 603 Willoughby House 7628 7107
Sustainability Committee Sarah Hudson (co-opted)
Editor Newsletter Margaret Urry (co-opted)
Editor Barbican Life Lawrence Williams (co-opted)
Elected General Council Members
Randall Anderson, Bruce Badger, Robert Barker,  David Bradshaw,  David Graves,  Garth Leder, Tim Macer,  Jane Smith, Angela Starling,
House Group Chair
Andrewes House * Stan Booth, 184 Andrewes House 07985 319 849
Ben Jonson House * Chris Punter   543 Ben Jonson House  .  7638 0571
Brandon Mews John Bailey,   8 Brandon Mews               7588 2954
Breton House
Paul Bowers Isaacson, 62 Breton House
7638 0571
Bryer Court Gaby Robertshaw, 706 Bryer Court 7638 4003
Bunyan Court Kerr Hodge, 316 Bunyan Court                7588 8152
Cromwell Tower * John Tomlinson, 133 Cromwell Tower 7628 3657
Defoe House * Robin Gough  103 Defoe House      7628 2376
Frobisher Crescent* Dianne Vander Cruyssen, 824 Frobisher Crescent 07540 85457
Gilbert House * Francis  Pugh 112 Gilbert House 7638 7574
John Trundle Court *
Janet Wells, 14 John Trundle Court
7628 8602
Lambert Jones Mews Richard Collins, 4 Lambert Jones Mews 7588 0512
Lauderdale Tower * Alberto Garciga, 151 Lauderdale Tower 7619 7119
Mountjoy House * Gillian Laidlaw, 309 Mountjoy House 7638 0069
Seddon House * Jane Smith,  307 Seddon House    7628 9132
Shakespeare Tower * Paul Bostock 411 Shakespeare Tower             7920 9605
Speed House * Christopher Haines, 1 Speed House, 7256 6001
Thomas More House * Philip Sharples 24 Thomas More House 7638 5453
Wallside * Mary Bonar 6 Wallside 7588 0191
Willoughby House* Tim Macer 603 Willoughby House 7628 7107
 * Recognised Tenants Association
Communications Group Angela Starling  502 Gilbert House   7638 8201 angela.starling@cityoflondon.gov.uk
David Graves  209 Seddon House  7628 4371  gdavidgraves@aol.com
Ronan Kavanagh  312 Bunyan Court 7628 6143 barbicaneditor@yahoo.co.uk
Gillian Laidlaw   85 Andrewes House 7638 0069  laidlaw.gillian@btinternet.com
Dina Nagler 141 Thomas More House 7638 4249  d-diane@excite.com
Lawrence  Williams  5 Brandon Mews  7588 0898  barbicanlife@aol.com
Geoffrey Rivett   173 Shakespeare Tower 7786 9617  geoffrey@rivett.net