Coming up next week at the London Assembly W/C 4 March 2019

01 March 2019



Thursday 7 March 2019

International Women’s Day – 100 Blue Plaques for Women 

6.30pm in London’s Living Room


Deputy Chair of the London Assembly, Jennette Arnold OBE AM hosts an evening of live music and food to celebrate International Women’s Day. 


Following the 100th anniversary of women first voting, the London Assemblyconducted a campaign to redress the gender balance of London’s Blue Plaques.

Assembly Members urged Londoners to suggest 100 names of women who deserve the recognition of a Blue Plaque.

The Assembly will present the list of 100 women to English Heritage - the purveyors of the Blue Plaque - at the event


Speakers will include:

  • Anna Eavis, English Heritage
  • Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Deputy Mayor for Social integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement
  • Emily Gee, Historic England
  • Baroness Floella Benjamin




MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228





Tuesday-Friday 5-8 March 2019

London Plan: Examination in Public

Various times – in the Chamber


The London Assembly will continue to make representations to the inquiry into the Mayor’s London Plan. This week the discussions will focus on:


  • Delivering good and inclusive design, including housing and neighbourhoods
  • Housing densities  
  • Tall buildings, public realm and basements 
  • Safety and security, fire safety, agent of change and noise
  • Heritage and Culture
  • Creative industries, London’s night time economy and pubs


MEDIA CONTACT: Giles Broadbent on 020 7983 4067



Tuesday 5 March 2019

London & Partners

Budget & Performance Committee – 10.00am in Committee Room 5


The Budget & Performance Committee will question representatives from the Mayor’s promotional agency, London & Partners (L&P) about transparency, governance and future plans.


The guests are:


  • Laura Citron, Chief Executive, L&P 
  • Andrew Cooke, Chief Operations Officer, L&P 


MEDIA CONTACT: Giles Broadbent on 020 7983 4067



Wednesday 6 March 2019

Police Q&A

Police & Crime Committee – 10.00am in Committee Room 5


The Police & Crime Committee will hold a Q&A session on important policing issues in the capital.


Topics include:


  • Grenfell Tower Fire 
  • Tackling violence
  • EU Exit 
  • Local policing: the Met’s ‘Partnership Plus’ scheme
  • Police-community engagement: Safer Neighbourhood Boards and Ward Panels


The guests are:


  • Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime
  • Sir Stephen House QPM, Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service


MEDIA CONTACT: Funmi Olutoye on 020 7084 2713



Wednesday 6 March 2019

GLA Regeneration Team

Regeneration Committee – 2.00pm in Committee Room 5


The Regeneration Committee will review the work of the GLA Regeneration Team and how it intends to measure the effectiveness of its £97 million annual capital budget.


The guests are:


  • Debbie Jackson, Interim Executive Director - Development, Enterprise and Environment, GLA
  • Nick Hodgson, Regeneration Director, Galliford Try Partnerships and Regeneration


MEDIA CONTACT: Giles Broadbent 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.