The week ahead at the London Assembly

2 November 2012

Public meetings coming up next week:

Tuesday 6 November 2012
Empty high street shops
Economy Committee – 10am in Committee Room 5
The Committee will question the following guests about what more can be done to boost local trade and bring empty shops on London’s high streets back into use[1]:

From 10am: High street business representatives

  • Jenefer Greenwood, Director of Sales & Lettings, Grosvenor
  • Matthew McMillan, Chief Executive, Ealing Broadway Business Improvement District
  • Clare Richmond, Crouch End Project & SpeakTo

From approx 11am: Key decision-makers

  • Cathy Francis, Deputy Director of Local Growth and Regeneration Implementation, Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development & Environment, Greater London Authority
  • Councillor Vidhi Mohan, Cabinet Member for Communities and Economic Development, London Borough of Croydon
  • Councillor Alan Smith, Deputy Mayor and Regeneration Lead, London Borough of Lewisham

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Moore on 020 7983 4228

Wednesday 7 November 2012
Financing the Olympic Park
Budget and Performance Committee – 10am in the Chamber
The Committee will question the following guests about the London Legacy Development Corporation’s (LLDC) financial planning and the future of the Olympic Park:

  • Dennis Hone, Interim Chief Executive, LLDC
  • Jonathan Dutton, Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services, LLDC
  • Neale Coleman, Director of London 2012 Coordination, GLA

MEDIA CONTACT: Alastair Cowan on 020 7983 4504

Wednesday 7 November 2012
Private rented sector
Housing and Regeneration Committee – 2pm in the Chamber
The Committee will question the following guests about the challenge of improving the quality and supply of housing in London’s private rented sector[2]:

  • Stuart Corbyn, Chairman, Qatari Diar Delancey East Village Operations
  • David Montague, Chief Executive L&Q
  • Andrew Sivess, Group Manager (Strategic Asset Management & Capital Delivery), London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
  • Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property

MEDIA CONTACT: Sheena Craig on 020 7983 4603

Thursday 8 November 2012
Energy efficiency and fuel poverty
Health and Environment Committee – 10am in Committee Room 5
The Committee will question the following guests about progress towards tackling fuel poverty[3] and improving energy efficiency in the capital:

  • Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property
  • Amy Ingham, Fuel Poverty and Smart Meters team, Department for Energy and Climate Change
  • Jo Gill, Energy Efficiency Co-ordinator, Hillingdon Council and Vice-Chair of the inter-borough London Carbon Action Network
  • Christine Tate, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, British Gas
  • Kelly Greer, Energy Solutions Manager, British Gas
  • John Mason, Social and Environmental Policy Manager, EDF Energy

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Moore on 020 7983 4228

 

EVENT:

Friday 9 November 2012
Remembrance Service – 10.30am in the Chamber (by invitation only)
The Chaplain of the GLA City Hall Branch of the Royal British Legion will conduct the annual Service of Remembrance, with participation from faith representatives. The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark, will give the Address.

The Deputy Chair of the London Assembly, Darren Johnson AM, and Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will lay wreaths together with representatives of the capital’s government and public services.
MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Demery on 020 7983 5769

 

Notes for Editors:

  1. More information about the empty shops investigation
  2. More information about the private rented sector investigation
  3. Find out about our previous work on fuel poverty
  4. London Assembly meetings are held at City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA and are open to the media and members of the public.
  5. Detailed agenda papers for all the meetings are available on our website.
  6. All our public meetings are webcast live and are available online for up to six months.
  7. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For more information, please contact the media team on 020 7983 4283.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.