With Alastair Ross, the Clerk, I visited all three of our almhouses on Thursday.
This was principally to tell the residents about the decision of the Court of Assistants to carry out a review and to reassure everyone that their interests would protected. In particular completely unfounded stories that the Company was about to sell off bits of the estate or use Queen Elizabeth College at Greenwich for Olympic accommodation were completely untrue!
I also enjoy visiting the almshouses. All of them are beautiful sites. There is some rivalry between the three so I shall not reveal my favourite. But even more importantly there are some great characters amongst thr residents and a real sense of community.
We were well received and in the Q&A sessions a lot of useful feedback and ideas came out.
A useful and enjoyable day.