Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 6 March
Tuesday 7 March
Culture and regeneration
London is home to 857 art galleries, 215 museums, 320 live music venues and 241 theatres.
Culture accounts for one in six jobs in London and is a major source of economic activity. But with rising land values, reduced public funding and increased running costs for venues, how will this affect London’s cultural offer?
What can the Mayor of London do to protect and enhance London’s diverse and unique cultural activity?
The Regeneration Committee will publish its report on culture and regeneration in the capital.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067
Tuesday 7 March
The Use of Land and Property in the GLA Group
Budget and Performance Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5
Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) are two of the largest landowners in the Greater London Authority (GLA) Group.
The Budget and Performance Committee will put questions to the MPS, TfL and the GLA to discuss the use of surplus land and property across the GLA Group. The guests are:
- James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development
- Simon Powell, Assistant Director of Strategic Projects and Property, GLA
- Matthew Punshon, Interim Head of Asset Leverage, MPS
- Graeme Craig, Director of Commercial Development, Transport for London
MEDIA CONTACT: Sonia Labboun on 020 7983 5769
Wednesday 8 March
Old Oak Park Royal Development Corporation – 10:00am in The Chamber
At a full meeting of the London Assembly, Members will question the OPDC. The guests are:
- Victoria Hills, Chief Executive Officer, OPDC
- Doug Wilson, Chief Finance Officer, OPDC
- David Bellamy, Mayor’s Chief of Staff
- Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment, GLA
Following this, Assembly Members will submit motions on various topics.
MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228
Thursday 9 March
Probation services in London
Police & Crime Committee - 10:00am in The Chamber
In June 2014, the Ministry of Justice introduced reforms to the probation and offender management system, changing the way services are delivered in London. The Police and Crime Committee will review progress of the reforms in the capital. The guests are:
- Tajinder Matharu, Head of Performance and Quality, National Probation Service
- Samantha Cunningham, Acting Director Integrated Offender Management, programmes and neighbourhoods, MOPAC
- Commander Neil Jerome, MPS
- Helga Swidenbank, Director of Probation, London CRC
- Linda Neimantas, Head of Equality and Performance, London CRC
MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603
Notes to editors
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.