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Coming up next week at the London Assembly - week commencing 23/01/17

20 January 2017


Monday 23 January
Annual Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony
How can life go on? - 11:00am-12noon in The Chamber

The London Assembly and the Mayor of London will jointly host the Greater London Authority (GLA) Annual Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony at City Hall.

The Ceremony will commemorate all those who were victims of the Holocaust and reflect upon those who have been affected by more recent atrocities.

The Address will be delivered by Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers and testimonials will be given by Mala Tribich MBE, a survivor of the Holocaust and Sokphal Din, a survivor of the Cambodian genocide.



Friday 27 January
Use of offsite built housing in London
Planning Committee site visit – 2:00pm–3:30pm

Nicky Gavron AM is undertaking a rapporteurship into the use of offsite built housing in London, and whether this type of construction could be used to help solve London’s housing crisis. She and other Assembly Members will visit the Kidbrooke Village development, Berkeley Group’s first endeavours with off-site construction. The purpose of this visit is to view homes built using offsite construction methods and understand how this way of building can be used in other developments.


Location: Kidbrooke Information Centre
Time: 2:00pm–3:30pm
Address: 2 Elford Close (off Tudway Road), London, SE3 9FA
Nearest station: Kidbrooke (Southeastern)

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603



Thursday 26 January
Encouraging biodiversity in new housing developments 
Housing Committee Rapporteurship

How can we provide Londoners with housing while increasing wildlife habitats and boosting our green spaces?  Leonie Cooper AM will launch a report on behalf of the Housing Committee which will include a tour of the viewing platform at the One Tower Bridge development, where beehives on the roof can be observed.

Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Location: One Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge, SE1 2AA
Nearest station: London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern lines), Tower Hill (District and Circle lines)


MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603



Tuesday 24 January
Housing and Planning Committees 
Draft Affordable Housing and Viability SPG - 10:00am in Committee Room 5

The Housing and Planning Committees will put questions to a panel of experts about The Mayor's Affordable Housing and Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance and the Affordable Housing Programme Funding Guidance 2016-21. These two important documents will influence the number and type of affordable homes funded by the Mayor.

This joint meeting is one of two to discuss the Mayor’s new publications on affordable housing.

The guests are:

  • David Montague, Chief Executive, L&Q
  • Greg Tillotson, Regional Development Director, Barratt PLC
  • Professor Pete Wyatt, Professor of Real Estate Appraisal, University of Reading
  • Professor Neil Crosby, Professor of Real Estate and Planning, University of Reading
  • Mairéad Carroll, External Affairs Manager (London), National Housing Federation
  • Seb Klier, London Campaigns Manager, Generation Rent
  • Perry Singh, Strategy and Performance Improvement Manager, London Borough of Southwark
  • Phillip Waters, Planning and Policy Team Leader, London Borough of Southwark.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Wednesday 25 January
Budget Debate - 10:00am in The Chamber

The whole Assembly will put questions to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan about his draft consolidated budget.

The Assembly has the power to amend the total budget requirement for each functional body if a two-thirds majority agree to do so.

Guests will include:

  • Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
  • David Bellamy, Mayor’s Chief of Staff
  • Martin Clarke, Executive Director of Resources, GLA
  • David Gallie, Assistant Director - Group Finance, GLA 

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Thursday 26 January
The Mayor’s Draft Police and Crime Plan 
Police and Crime Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

The Police and Crime Committee will continue its scrutiny of the Mayor’s Draft Police and Crime Plan.

Part One: The Committee will hear evidence from guests about proposals in the Plan relating to criminal justice

  • Ben Summerskill OBE, Director, Criminal Justice Alliance
  • Bernadette Keane, Victims Services Director for London, Victim Support
  • Evan Jones, Head of Community Services, St Giles Trust

Part Two: Question and answer session

  • Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
  • Craig Mackey QPM, Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


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.


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