Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 02/03/15

27 February 2015


Tuesday 3 March

Health Committee – Access to GP Care

9:30-10:30am - Docklands Medical Centre

Dr Onkar Sahota AM, Chair of the London Assembly Health Committee, will launch the report: ‘Access to GP Care’, where he will discuss the issue of low GP morale, retention and access. He will be joined by Dr Ross Dyer-Smith, Deputy Medical Director of the Hurley Group and Kathleen Herron, a patient representative – all will be available for interviews.

Location: Docklands Medical Centre, 100 Spindrift Avenue, London, E14 9WU

Time: 9:30-10:30am

Closest tube: Mudchute DLR

Media are invited to attend.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Tuesday 3 March

Biodiversity in London

Environment Committee – 10.00am in the Chamber

The Environment Committee will receive an update on the Mayor’s Biodiversity Strategy and examine if the Committee’s recommendations have been taken on board.

Further issues of interest to the conservation of London’s wildlife will also be discussed with the following guests:

Peter Massini, Principal Policy & Programme Officer, Greater London Authority (GLA)

Kathy Wormald, Chief Executive Officer, Froglife

Claire Wansbury, Associate Director of Ecology, Atkins

John Archer, Vice Chair, London Boroughs Biodiversity Forum (LBBF)

Mathew Frith, Director of Policy & Planning, London Wildlife Trust (LWT)

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

Wednesday 4 March

Impact of investor buyers in London

Housing Committee – 2:00pm in the Chamber

The Housing Committee will discuss the impact of investor buyers on the housing market in London. The Committee will hear from the following:

Katy Warrick, Head of London Residential Development Research and Jim Ward, Director of Residential Research and Consultancy, Savills

Professor Peter Rees, Professor of Places and City Planning, The Bartlett, University College London (UCL)

Ian Fletcher, Director of Policy (Real Estate), British Property Federation

MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769

Thursday 5 March

Supporting microbusinesses

Economy Committee - 10:00am in Committee Room 5

The Economy Committee will discuss support for microbusinesses in London, in particular provision of affordable workspace and assistance to meet business requirements.

The following guests will be questioned:

Benedict Dellot, Senior Researcher, The Royal Society of Arts

Dr Jessica Fern, Senior Teaching Fellow, The Bartlett School of Planning and the Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London

Simon Pitkeathley, Chief Executive, Camden Town Unlimited

Diana Sterck, Chief Executive, Merton Chamber of Commerce

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Wednesday 4 March

Tuberculosis care and treatment

Health Committee - Whittington Hospital TB Unit,

Magdala Avenue, N19 5NF – 9:30-11:00am

The Health Committee will get an overview of the pathway from Tuberculosis diagnosis through to treatment and the issues faced by London in tackling the disease. Members will speak to clinical and nursing staff to gain insight into specific challenges relating to TB management.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Thursday 5 March

Chairman’s Event – Police Volunteers Reception

6.30-8.30pm in London’s Living Room

Chairman of the London Assembly, Roger Evans AM, is holding a Police Volunteers Reception, to celebrate the work and commitment of London’s police volunteers.

The reception will bring together a whole host of police volunteers from across London, including Special Constables, Volunteer Police Cadets, Met Police Volunteers and Neighbourhood Watch representatives.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

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.