Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 10 October

07 October 2016


Tuesday 11 October
Congestion in London 
Transport Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Transport Committee holds a second meeting on traffic congestion in London. This one will focus on the causes of traffic congestion in London, the effectiveness of existing TfL interventions and explore ideas for new interventions to reduce congestion. The guests are:

  • Alex Williams, Acting Managing Director of Planning, Transport for London
  • Alan Bristow, Director of Road Space Management, Transport for London
  • Cllr Feryal Demirci, Vice Chair, Transport and Environment Committee, London Councils
  • Iain Simmons, Assistant Director of City Transportation, City of London
  • Dr Steve Melia, Senior Lecturer in Planning and Transport, University of the West of England

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Tuesday 11 October
Brexit – financial services and SMEs
Economy Committee – 3:30pm in Committee Room 5

The Economy Committee will investigate the impact of Brexit on the financial services sector and SMEs in London and what steps the Mayor can take to maximise the opportunities and mitigate the risks Brexit could bring. The guests are:

3:30-4:30pm approx.

  • Professor Niamh Moloney, London School of Economics
  • Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Money
  • Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK

4:30-5:30pm approx.

  • Sue Terpilowski, London Policy Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive, London Chamber of Commerce
  • Simon Pitkeathley, Chief Executive, Camden Town Unlimited

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

Thursday 13 October
Mayoral priorities and energy policy
Environment Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Environment Committee will hear from the Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy on the main environmental challenges and priorities for London. Guests will discuss the issues requiring attention during the current Mayoral term and the Committee will explore the energy policy of the Mayor. The guests are:

  • Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Greater London Authority (GLA)
  • Leonie Greene, Head of External Affairs, Solar Trade Association
  • Emma Bridge, Chief Executive Officer, Community Energy England

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

Thursday 13 October
Crowdfunding by the Mayor
Regeneration Committee – 2:00pm in The Chamber

The Regeneration Committee will examine the Mayor’s Civic Crowdfunding Programme and will discuss the potential of crowdfunding to deliver regeneration projects. The following guests will be questioned:

  • Debbie Jackson, Assistant Director – Regeneration, GLA
  • Niraj Dattani, Head of Community Development, Spacehive
  • Louise Armstrong, Catalyst, The Peckham Coal Line
  • Keith Townsend, Executive Director Environment and Customer Services, London Borough of Ealing

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

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.