City Hall

Coming up at the London Assembly - week commencing 09/01/2017

06 January 2017

Site Visits

Wednesday 11 January

Green Spaces  

Environment Committee site visit – 2:45pm-4:00pm

The Environment Committee will visit St. Mary’s Secret Garden as part of its investigation into the management and enhancement of London’s green spaces. St. Mary’s is a community garden where vulnerable people and the local community can get hands-on experience of gardening, benefit from a sense of inclusion, develop employment skills and gain qualifications. The Committee will speak to managers, volunteers and users.

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

Location: St. Mary’s Secret Garden

Time: 2:45pm-5:00pm

Address: St Mary's Secret Garden, 50 Pearson Street, E2 8EL

Nearest station: Hoxton (Overground)

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

Wednesday 11 January

Bus services in London 

Transport Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Transport Committee meets to consider the overall design of London’s bus network and what changes to route planning could achieve better outcomes. The guests are:

  • Leon Daniels, Managing Director, Surface Transport, TfL
  • Gareth Powell, Director of Strategy and Service Development, TfL
  • Dr Ronghui Liu, Associate Professor, Institute for Transport Studies, Leeds University
  • Katharina Winbeck, Head: Transport, Environment & Infrastructure, London Councils

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Thursday 12 January

Olympic Park regeneration through the eyes of nearby artistic communities 

Regeneration Committee site visit – 1:45pm-4:00pm

The Regeneration Committee will meet with artists in Hackney Wick and Fish Island to seek their views on culture and the impact of the regeneration of the Olympic Park. Topics for discussion will include collaboration with the London Legacy Development Corporation and the demolition of artists’ studios at Vittoria Wharf to make way for a pedestrian bridge.

Guests expected include:

  • William Chamberlain, Founder and Director of Creative Wick
  • Neil McDonald, Founding Director of Stour Space
  • Mark Clack, Founder, Wood Street Walls
  • Nima Tehranchi, Artist, Save Hackney Wick
  • Iain Aitch, Writer and Journalist

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

Location: Stour Space

Time: 1:45pm-4:00pm

Address: 7 Roach Road, Tower Hamlets, E3 2PA

Nearest stations: Stratford (Tube), Hackney Wick (Overground) and Pudding Mill Lane (DLR)

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

Public Meetings

Tuesday 10 January

The Mayor’s budget for 2017-18  

Budget and Performance Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

In the third and final meeting to examine the financial priorities of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s first budget, the Budget and Performance Committee will question:

  • Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
  • David Bellamy, Mayor’s Chief of Staff, GLA
  • Martin Clarke, Executive Director of Resources, GLA

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 422

Wednesday 11 January

Bus services in London 

Transport Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Transport Committee meets to consider the overall design of London’s bus network and what changes to route planning could achieve better outcomes. The guests are:

  • Leon Daniels, Managing Director, Surface Transport, TfL
  • Gareth Powell, Director of Strategy and Service Development, TfL
  • Dr Ronghui Liu, Associate Professor, Institute for Transport Studies, Leeds University
  • Katharina Winbeck, Head: Transport, Environment & Infrastructure, London Councils

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Thursday 12 January

The Mayor’s Draft Police and Crime Plan 

Police and Crime Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Police and Crime Committee will examine the content of the Mayor’s Draft Police and Crime Plan. Questions will be asked about how it addresses current and future challenges for policing, and the effectiveness of the proposed performance measures.

  • Rory Geoghegan, Director, Centre for Public Safety
  • Marian Fitzgerald, Honorary Professor of Criminology, University of Kent
  • Professor Nick Tilley, Department of Security and Crime Science, UCL

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

Thursday 12 January

Mental health and disabled and Deaf people 

Health Committee – 2:00pm in Committee Room 5

The Health Committee is investigating mental health challenges faced by disabled and Deaf people in London, including access to services and what more can be done to prevent mental health issues for people in these groups.The guests are:

  • Joan Hutton, Assistant Director of Adult Social Services, LB Lewisham
  • Alessandro Storer, Equality Improvement Manager, MIND
  • Roger Hewitt, Chair, British Society for Mental Health and Deafness           
  • Richard Holmes, Regional Campaigns Officer (London), Royal National Institute for Blind People

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067