22nd March 2023
Alderman and Sheriff Alastair King DL had the pleasure of presiding at the Queenhithe Wardmote 2023 at Painters’ Hall, home to the 13th Century Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and its wonderful art collection.
The Wardmote is an annual traditional meeting held in each ward of the City of London, where matters relating to civic issues are discussed. Alderman and Sheriff King DL was delighted to re-appoint Brian Mooney as the Deputy and Sandra Holdsworth as Ward Clerk at this event.
Many people who attended the Wardmote then attended the opening of the new section of the walkway in Queenhithe Ward that would improve accessibility along the Thames riverside with an impressive view of the Millennium Bridge. This project had been 25 years in the making and Alderman and Sheriff King DL was thrilled to see Deputy Mooney cut the red ribbon with the ceremonial gold scissors and celebrate with the rest of the attendees.
This walkway allows for Queenhithe to join the 185 mile Thames Path which starts at the source of the Thames in the Cotswolds and ends in Woolwich, London.
We give special thanks to the City of London Corporation, the architects and lighting designers involved in building the walkway; 4C Hotels and the Westin Hotel for their part with their walkways; and the Samuel Pepys pub for providing refreshments.