Agenda item

London TravelWatch Progress Report

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: David Pealing, [email protected], 020 7983 5525

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the action taken so far by London TravelWatch to respond to the Committee’s comments on its previous draft Business Plan, note the current work programme and endorse the direction of travel (as set out at Appendix 1 to the report);

(b)  Consequent on this, to confirm and release the grant funding for London TravelWatch for the second half of this financial year;

(c)  Note that following further consultation over the summer, the Committee will receive an updated and refocused Business Plan for the period 2020 to 2024 in the autumn, to be considered as part of the 2020/21 budget process; and
 

(d)  Note that subsequent to this, the Memorandum of Understanding between the Greater London Authority and London TravelWatch will be reviewed and updated to ensure that current expectations are fully covered.

Minutes:

8.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat and welcomed the following to introduce the report:

·  Joanna Simons, Interim Chief Executive, London TravelWatch (LTW); and

·  Arthur Leathley, Chair, LTW.

 

8.2  The Chief Executive explained that she would be soon contacting Committee Members on the proposed joint working between the Chief Executive of LTW and Transport Focus with a view to implementing those proposals, subject to a decision of the Transport Committee towards the end of the financial year.

 

8.3  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the action taken so far by London TravelWatch to respond to the Committee’s comments on its previous draft Business Plan, the current work programme, and the direction of travel (as set out at Appendix 1 to the report), be noted;

 

(b)  That the grant funding for London TravelWatch for the second half of this financial year be confirmed and released;

 

(c)  That it be noted that following further consultation over the summer, the Committee will receive an updated and refocused Business Plan for the period 2020 to 2024 in the autumn, to be considered as part of the 2020/21 budget process; and 

 

(d)  That it be noted that the Memorandum of Understanding between the Greater London Authority and London TravelWatch is to be reviewed and updated to ensure that current expectations are fully covered.

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