Coming up next week at the London Assembly

13 March 2015

REPORT LAUNCH: Tuesday 17 March Regeneration Committee – ‘The Regeneration Game: Stadium-led regeneration’ The Regeneration Committee will publish a report into the impact of stadium-led regeneration. ‘The Regeneration Game’ calls for local people to benefit from large scale stadium-led development and for the Mayor to incorporate a stadium charter within the London Plan. MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067 Thursday 19 March Online Crime Working Group – ‘Tightening the Net: the Metropolitan Police Service’s response to online theft and fraud’ The Online Crime Working Group will launch ‘Tightening the net: the Metropolitan Police Service’s response to online theft and fraud,’ a report about emerging online crime trends in London. The report shows the findings of a survey commissioned by the London Assembly, which looks at how many people have been victims of online fraud and theft in the capital. MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603 PUBLIC MEETINGS: Tuesday 17 March Mayor’s housing delivery Housing Committee - 10:00am in Committee Room 5 The Housing Committee will focus on welfare reforms, rough sleeping and the Mayor’s delivery on affordable housing with the following guests: • Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property, Greater London Authority (GLA) • Jamie Ratcliff, Assistant Director, Programme, Policy and Services, GLA • Kate Webb, Head of Policy, Shelter • Matt Downie, Director of Policy and External Affairs, Crisis • Sue Ramsden, Policy Lead (Welfare Reform), National Housing Federation MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769 Tuesday 17 March Audit reports Audit Panel - 3.30pm in Committee Room 5 The Audit Panel will discuss internal and external audit reports, along with Senior Staff Gifts and Hospitality for the latest quarter of the financial year. MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228 Wednesday 18 March Future ticketing and cycling progress Transport Committee – 10.00am in the Chamber The first section of the meeting will discuss new ticketing developments on public transport, including issues such as contactless ticketing, card clash and the impact of ticket office closures. The following guests will be questioned: • Shashi Verma, Director of Customer Experience, Transport for London (TfL) • Mike Tuckett, Head of Transformation Delivery, TfL From 11:30am The second section of the meeting will discuss progress on the Mayor’s cycling vision with Andrew Gilligan, the Mayor’s Cycling Commissioner. MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228 Wednesday 18 March Design approaches to new housing developments Planning Committee – 2:00pm in Committee Room 5 The Planning Committee will examine how the design of new housing can provide affordable, high quality homes for individuals and families, at higher densities than seen in the past. The following guests will be questioned: • David Birkbeck, Chief Executive, Design for Homes • Martin Green, Head of Specialist Housing Services, London Borough of Southwark • Esther Kurland, Director, Urban Design London • Philipp Rode, Executive Director and Senior Research Fellow, LSE Cities MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769 Thursday 19 March Crossrail 2 funding and the Independent Investment Programme Advisory Group (IIPAG) Budget & Performance Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5 The first section of the meeting will look at Crossrail 2 funding with the following guests: • Daniel Moylan, Mayor’s Adviser on Crossrail 2 and Aviation • Ray Mills, Partner, PwC • John Dickie, Director of Strategy and Policy, London First The second section of the meeting will be on IIPAG, with David James, Chairman. IIPAG provides independent advice to the Mayor on Transport for London’s Investment Programme. MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769 EVENTS: Thursday 19 March People’s Question Time (PQT) Dominion Centre, N22 6DS – 7:00-9:00pm The London Assembly Member for Enfield and Haringey, Joanne McCartney AM will Chair PQT in Wood Green. Topics for discussion with the London Assembly and the Mayor will include: • Growing London’s economy • Housing • Transport • Environment • Policing and community safety Media are invited to attend. Members of the public can register for free tickets here. MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228 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.