Coming up next week at the London Assembly week commencing 27/02/2017

24 February 2017

Publication

Tuesday 28 February

EU migration 

Economy Committee
 

The Economy Committee will publish its report looking at the risks and opportunities that changes to immigration policy might bring for London post-Brexit. Certain sectors, like hospitality are especially reliant on EU workers, so what protection do they need?

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

 

Site Visit

Monday 27 February

SME workspace and support 

Economy Committee – Pullens Yards

The Economy Committee will visit Pullens Yards, purpose-built workspace for artists and artisans in the Elephant & Castle area. The Yards, which were built between 1870 and 1901, house a wide range of businesses including instrument makers, artists, sculptors, furniture-makers, graphic artists and architects. Committee Members will discuss the main challenges facing SMEs  in accessing workspace.

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

Location: Stephen Barber & Sandi Harris Lutemakers

Time: 2:45-4:00pm

Address: 11A Peacock Yard, London, SE17 3LH

Nearest station: Kennington (Northern) or Elephant & Castle (Northern, Bakerloo)

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

 

Public Meetings

Tuesday 28 February

Rough sleeping update  

Housing Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5

 

The Housing Committee will discuss why rough sleeping numbers in London keep rising, despite more availability of first stage hostel beds and more funding. The guests are:

  • Kath Dane, Street Population Coordinator, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Dan Olney, Assistant Director of Pan London Street Homeless and Outreach Services
  • Jeremy Swain, Chief Executive, Thames Reach
  • David Eastwood, Services and Commissioning Manager, Greater London Authority (GLA)

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Sonia Labboun on 020 7983 5769

 

Wednesday 1 March

Broadband and digital connectivity 

Regeneration Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Regeneration Committee will discuss broadband and digital connectivity across London. What are the barriers to better digital connections and what can the Mayor of London do to help? The guests are:

 

  • Jeremy Skinner, Senior Manager - Growth & Enterprise, GLA
  • Sara Kelly, Senior Policy Officer - Science and Technology, GLA
  • Councillor Jonathan Glanz, Lead Member for Broadband and Connectivity, Westminster City Council
  • Mark Collins, Director of Strategy & Public Affairs, CityFibre
  • Tim Stranack, Business Development Director, Community Fibre

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

 

Thursday 2 March

TfL Commissioner Q & A 

Transport Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Transport Committee meets to question TfL Commissioner, Mike Brown about progress on previous Committee recommendations and to explore the Mayor and TfL’s transport priorities.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

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.