MD1368 Travel Provisions for Team London Visitor Welcome volunteers

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Code: 
MD1368
Date signed: 
19 June 2014
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson MP (past staff), Mayor of London

Executive summary

Team London is a Mayoral programme which aims to make volunteering easier to do, easier to find out about and rewards and recognises the work of everyday Londoners, voluntary groups and charities.

The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games saw the profile of volunteers and volunteering raised substantially. The Team London Ambassadors, Games Makers and other volunteers were seen as a key part to the success of the Games.

As such, the GLA has worked quickly to maintain the enthusiasm and momentum behind volunteering, and to ensure the legacy is maximised. A key part of the Legacy Plan has been the redeployment of Team London Ambassadors at key locations across London during the summer months, to provide a visitor welcome.

The Mayor would like to support the Visitor Welcome volunteers by providing 550 volunteers and managers with free transport for their training and volunteering activities during the period of 1st July to 31 August 2014.

The Mayor is requested to direct Transport for London (“TfL”) to implement these travel arrangements, with the GLA reimbursing TfL for the cost of travel undertaken on National Rail services. TfL will reuse Oyster cards left over from the Team London Travel Ambassador programme from 2012.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice