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The Week Ahead
7 March 2014

Public meetings and events coming up next week:


Wednesday 12 March

Team Commonwealth Reception

6.30pm in London’s Living Room, City Hall

London’s health care system needs strategic leadership
6 March 2014

The London Assembly Health Committee [1] heard today that strategic leadership is needed to manage health care on a London-wide scale.

Assembly calls for Mayor to create realistic part-time jobs for parents
5 March 2014

The London Assembly has urged the Mayor to create more part-time jobs for parents to balance work with caring responsibilities and meet his manifesto promise “to create 20,000 part-time jobs to help parents return to work”.

Call time on pub closures, Assembly tells Mayor
5 March 2014

The London Assembly is urging the Mayor to use his planning strategy to give greater protection to pubs in London.

Assembly urges Mayor to stop rising level of food poverty
5 March 2014

London is the sixth wealthiest city in the world, but over the past two years the capital has seen a 400 per cent increase in Londoners turning to emergency food aid.

Assembly calls for criteria to define Mayor’s use of planning call-in power
5 March 2014

The London Assembly has called on Mayor Boris Johnson to set out clear criteria to define under what circumstances he will use his power to call-in planning applications to City Hall.

Assembly calls on Mayor to limit excessive basement developments
5 March 2014

A motion agreed unanimously by the London Assembly today calls on Mayor Boris Johnson to take action to limit excessive subterranean development across London.

Assembly calls for action to cut fuel bills for 1.2 million London homes
5 March 2014

The London Assembly today called on Mayor Boris Johnson to press Whitehall to reverse cuts to programmes designed to reduce energy consumption in the capital.

Assembly examines London’s health pressure
5 March 2014

Can London’s health services cope with future demand on resources?

Policing questions at City Hall
4 March 2014

London Assembly Members will tomorrow question Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.

Subjects for questioning include:

How will the Mayor make best use of the substantial land and property owned by the GLA group?
3 March 2014

With former police and fire stations up for sale and Transport for London becoming a property developer on sites like the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, how will the Mayor achieve maximum value for London from the Greater London Authority (GLA) Group’s substantial land and property holding

Millions invested to reinvigorate Tottenham
28 February 2014

Change is in the air in Tottenham, with £41 million of the Mayor’s Regeneration Fund (MRF) [1], including match funding being invested in regeneration projects to reinvigorate a riot damaged community.

The Week Ahead
28 February 2014

Public meetings coming up next week:


Tuesday 4 March 2014

GLA Land and Property Assets

Budget and Performance Committee – 10 am in Committee Room 5

Cyclists tell Assembly ‘we won’t feel safe - until we get more space!’
27 February 2014

Cyclist casualty rates have risen every year since 2006 and the London Assembly Transport Committee has revealed that more than two thirds of London Cyclists feel less safe now, than six months ago.

Assembly says no to case for water cannon
27 February 2014

The Mayor of London and the Metropolitan Police have failed to make the case for purchasing second hand water cannon for potential deployment in London this summer, a new report by the Assembly Police and Crime Committee has concluded.