Agenda and draft minutes
Garden Bridge Working Group
Monday 13 May 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 5, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: Clare Bryant, Committee Officer; telephone: 020 7983 4616; email:  [email protected]; minicom: 020 7983 4458 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chair's Announcements

To receive any apologies for absence and any announcements from the Chair.

Minutes:

1.1  No apologies for absence were recived.

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Clare Bryant, [email protected], 020 7983 4616

 

The Working Group is recommended to:

(a)   Note the list of offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2, as disclosable pecuniary interests;

(b)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any disclosable pecuniary interests in specific items listed on the agenda and the necessary action taken by the Member(s) regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s); and

(c)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any other interests deemed to be relevant (including any interests arising from gifts and hospitality received which are not at the time of the meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality, and noting also the advice from the GLA’s Monitoring Officer set out at Agenda Item 2) and to note any necessary action taken by the Member(s) following such declaration(s).

Minutes:

2.1  Resolved:

 

That the list of offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 87 KB

The Working Group is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Working Group held on 15 May 2019 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.  

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 15 April 2019 be noted as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Clare Bryant, [email protected], 020 7983 4616

 

The Working Group is recommended to note the outstanding actions from its previous meetings, and its additional correspondence.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  The Working Group received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

That the outstanding actions and additional correspondence from the Working Group’s previous meeting be noted.

5.

Transport for London's Role pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Richard Derecki, Scrutiny Team Manager/Sarah Young, Scrutiny Manager, [email protected], 020 7084 2606

 

The Working Group is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the report as background to putting questions to the invited  guests on outstanding issues relating to the Garden Bridge and Transport for London’s role in the project, and the subsequent discussion; and

(b)  Delegates authority to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree any output from the discussion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1   The Working Group received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions to the following invited guests:

·  Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner, Transport for London (TfL);

·  Alex Williams, Director of City Planning, TfL;

·  Andy Brown, Head of Corporate Affairs, TfL.

 

5.2  A transcript of the discussion is attached as Appendix 1.

 

5.3  During the course of the discussion, Members requested the following information from TfL officers:

·  An update on the changes made by TfL following the Dame Maragaret Hodge’s Review, including details of the review of the terms and conditions of members of staff who leave the organisation; and

·  Details of the commitments made by the former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to parties who agreed to donate funds to the Garden Bridge.

 

5.4  The Chair thanked the invited guests for their participation in the meeting.

 

5.5  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the report and subsequent discussion be noted.

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree any output from the discussion.

 

6.

Garden Bridge Working Group Work Programme pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Richard Derecki, Scrutiny Team Manager/Sarah Young, Scrutiny Manager, [email protected], 020 7084 2606

 

The Working Group is recommended to:

(a)  Note its work programme for 2019/20 as set out in the report and identifies any additional issues it wishes to consider at future meetings.

 

(b)  Delegate authority to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, subject to the Working Group being re-established at the meeting of the GLA Oversight Committee on 15 May 2019, to:

·  Agree any arrangements for site visits, informal meetings or engagement activities before the Committee’s next formal meeting; and

·  Agree the date of the next formal meeting.

 

 

Minutes:

6.1  The Working Group received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the work programme for the 2019/20 Assembly year be noted.

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree:

(i)  Any scrutiny arrangements before the next formal meeting; and

(ii)  The date of the next formal meeting.

 

7.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

7.1  There were no items of business the Chair considered urgent.

8.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Garden Bridge Working Group will be agreed by the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members under delegated authority.

Minutes:

8.1  The date of the next formal meeting will be agreed by the Chair, in consultation with party Group Leads.

9.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

9.1  The meeting ended at 11.53am.