‘Sir’ Michael Bear’s Register of Interests Again!

In a previous post we addressed the opaque nature of one of Michael Bear’s entries on his Register of Interests as a member of the City of London council. We would still like him to clarify whether or not what he lists as the ‘Grand Charity Society’ is in fact the Freemason’s Grand Charity; and if it is then whether or not – as would seem likely – he is a Freemason.

It has now come to our attention that Michael Bear seems to have overlooked his Arion Capital appointment in March when he last updated his register of interests on 12th June, 2017. See: http://www.arioncapital.co.uk/arion-capital-appoints-senior-advisors

While Michael Bear has only recently made himself very unpopular in Cripplegate after voting to approve Taylor Wimpey’s Gerrymander Mansions development in Golden Lane, he has long been disliked in Brent Cross where his activities resulted in a rather angry April Fools’ Day blog post five years ago:

2012-04-01 MEN IN TIGHTS: Sir Michael Bear, Hammerson’s ‘Director of Regeneration’, apologies for Unacceptable Behaviour in Brent Cross Planning Consultation. 1st April:

The Guardian and Daily Telegraph: Hammerson’s ‘Director of Regeneration’ is very sorry!

Finchley’s Sir Michael Bear, who recently retired as Lord Mayor of London, and who was Hammerson’s Director of Regeneration since 2003, apologised for his company’s “arrogant behaviour, and unacceptable lack of ethics”.

Before the Brent Cross Cricklewood planning application was submitted, Hammerson insisted it would investigate residents’ suggestions, only if they gave a written undertaking they would not oppose its £4.5-billion, 20-year planning application.

“We are very sorry,” he said.

“As Lord Mayor, Bear served in an ambassadorial role not just for the Square Mile, but for the whole of the UK-wide financial and professional services industry”

In response, Barnet Council said it wasn’t bothered at the time, and it isn’t bothered now.

As imagined, this Sunday morning, by the Brent Cross Coalition.

The original post is here: http://brentcrosscoalition.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/hammersons-director-of-regeneration.html

Pippa Henslowe.

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