Whole Assembly

Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 5 September

02 September 2016


Monday 5 September
Oxford Street Pedestrianisation  

Transport Committee

Innovative changes to bus routes and service patterns are required to achieve the Mayor’s plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street.

The Transport Committee will publish a letter to the Mayor spelling out what it believes needs to be done immediately to make the pedestrianisation plan achievable. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228



Monday 5 September
Creative Barking and Dagenham 
Regeneration Committee site visit: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Galleon Community Centre, IG11 7JR and the Ice House Quarter, IG11 7BT (nearest stations: Barking on the Hammersmith & City/ District Line and c2c rail services)

The Regeneration Committee will visit Barking town centre as part of its investigation into culture-led regeneration in London. The Committee will hear from Creative Barking and Dagenham and their work with local artists and the community. The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham will also discuss their work to regenerate Barking town centre around a new Artist Enterprise Zone.


Spokespeople available:

  • Navin Shah AM, Chair of the Regeneration Committee
  • Shaun Bailey AM, Deputy Chair of the Regeneration Committee
  • Unmesh Desai AM, Assembly Member for City and East
  • Tom Copley AM, Londonwide AssmeblyMember
  • Liza Vallance, Artistic Director, Studio 3 Arts
  • Cllr Saima Ashraf, Deputy Leader, LB Barking and Dagenham
  • Hadrian Garrard, Director, Create London and Marijke Steedman, Head Curator, Create London
  • Verity-Jane Keefe, Visual Artist, Mobile Museum
  • Michael Cubey, Head of Creative Workspaces, Bow Arts

MEDIA CONTACT: Ben Walker on 020 7983 5769



Wednesday 7 September
London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority Q & A   

Plenary meeting – 10:00am in The Chamber

At a full meeting of the London Assembly, Members will discuss topics including: workforce diversity, the challenges of keeping London safe, recruitment questions and more.

The guests are:

  • Dr Fiona Twycross AM, Chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority
  • Ron Dobson CBE QFSM, Fire Commissioner, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority

Following this, Assembly Members will submit motions on various topics.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Wednesday 7 September
Diversity in apprenticeships         
Economy Committee – 2:30pm in Committee Room 5

The Economy Committee will examine apprenticeships in London, focusing on how different groups can access them. The Committee will ask what the Mayor of London could do to make higher level apprenticeships more diverse.

The guests are:

  • Jeremy Hempstead, Chief Executive of The London Apprenticeship Company
  • Barry Mortimer, London Director, the Federation of Master Builders
  • Mark Gale, Campaigns Director, Young Women’s Trust
  • Ben Robinson, Director of Policy, Community Links

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Thursday 8 September
Violence against women and girls           
Police & Crime Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber

In London, reports of violence against women and girls are rising. The Police & Crime Committee will explore the nature and extent of violence against women and girls, the ways in which agencies are working together to prevent it, and the support available for victims.

The guests are:

  • Sarah Green, Co-director, End Violence Against Women (EVAW) Coalition
  • Marai Larasi, Executive Director, Imkaan
  • Yvonne Traynor, Chief Executive, Rape Crisis South London
  • Ruth Aitken, Refuge

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Thursday 8 September
The big Congestion questions     

Transport Committee – 2:00pm in The Chamber

The Transport Committee meets to discuss changes in traffic congestion, the impacts of cycling schemes, taxi and private hire vehicles, commercial traffic, road charging, road infrastructure, car clubs, buses, roadworks and modal shift. The guests are:

FIRST PANEL – 2.00pm to approx. 3.15pm

  • Dr Rachel Aldred, University of Westminster & London Cycling Campaign
  • Grant Davis, Chairman, London Cab Drivers Club
  • Jack Semple, Policy Director, Road Haulage Association
  • Professor Stephen Glaister, Imperial College
  • Edmund King, President, The AA

SECOND PANEL – approx. 3.15pm to 4.30pm

  • Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport
  • David Leam, Infrastructure Director, London First
  • Paul Gerrard, National Joint Utilities Group
  • Dr Aruna Sivakumar, Imperial College

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

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