Assembly examines post-riot funding

17 March 2014

This meeting took place on 18 March 2014. Read the transcript here.

Is Mayoral funding making a difference in London communities affected by the 2011 riots?

The London Assembly Regeneration Committee will meet tomorrow to continue its review of the Mayor’s Regeneration Fund (MRF).

The Committee will examine how the funding is being used to generate future growth against the background of the complexities of some of London’s most deprived communities. It will focus on the aims of the Fund to deliver long term regeneration, by enhancing high streets and delivering employment opportunities and engagement with young people.

The following topics will be discussed,

  • feedback from local people on how they feel now about the areas affected by the riots
  • the process by which boroughs were chosen to receive the MRF
  • an update on current regeneration projects in the eight boroughs in receipt of the MRF and challenges for the remaining delivery period.

The following guests will be questioned,

  • Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director, Development, Enterprise and Environment, Greater London Authority
  • Sir Stuart Lipton, Chelsfield Partners and Chairman of the Independent Panel on Tottenham (2011-12)
  • Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies; and
  • Councillor Chris Roberts, Leader, Royal Borough of Greenwich

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 18 March from 10.00am in Committee Room 5 at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes to editors

  1. The Mayor's Regeneration Fund (MRF) aims to support sustainable economic growth in those areas worst affected by the 2011 civil disturbances. Boroughs bid to receive some of the £70 million allocated to the fund, with a 30 per cent match funding by individual councils.
  2. Gareth Bacon AM, Chair of the Regeneration Committee, is available for interview. See contact details below.
  3. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For more details, please contact Alison Bell in the Assembly Media Office on 020 7983 4228. For out-of-hours media enquiries please call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the Assembly duty press officer. Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit, Greater London Authority, on 020 7983 4100.