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Coming up next week at the London Assembly: week commencing 28/11/2016

25 November 2016



The Housing Committee is investigating how new housing can be provided in London without losing green spaces and damaging natural wildlife habitats.

The Committee will hold two site visits with the purpose of viewing how developers have successfully designed and built new housing whilst encouraging biodiversity.


Wednesday 30 November

Biodiversity in new housing developments 

Housing Committee site visit - 2:30pm – 4:30pm


Location: Barking Riverside

Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Meeting point: Barking Riverside Project Office

Address: Barking Riverside Project Office, Renwick Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 ODS

Nearest station: Barking station (serviced by c2c railway, Overground, District Line, Hammersmith & City Line). From Barking station it is a 15 minute taxi journey. A taxi rank is located outside the station.  Alternatively take the 387 bus towards Barking Reach from bus stop H to Kierbeck Wharf, then walk to Barking Riverside Project Office.

Assembly Members will hear from Matthew Carpen, Barking Riverside Limited Project Director, then tour the site using off-road vehicles.


Additional guests include:

  • Andy Rowland, Development Director, London & Quadrant
  • David Watkinson, Assistant Director Planning & Urban Design, Barking Riverside



MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603



Thursday 1 December

Biodiversity in new housing developments 

Housing Committee site visit - 11:00am – 13:00pm


Location: Woodberry Down and Woodberry Wetlands

Time: 11:00am – 13:00pm

Meeting point: Coal House café (located on the Wetlands)

Address: Coal House café, 218 Lordship Road, London N16 5HQ

Nearest station: Ten minutes’ walk from Manor House underground station (Piccadilly Line) and 15 minutes’ walk from Stamford Hill railway station.


Assembly Members will hold a discussion with the following guests, followed by a tour of the site:

  • Mathew Frith, Director of Conservation, London Wildlife Trust
  • Olivia Allen, Sustainability Manager, Berkeley Group
  • Rosemary Waugh, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Thames Water



MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067





Tuesday 29 November

Suicide prevention in London  

Health Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber


The Health Committee will discuss how suicide prevention work is co-ordinated across the capital, whether London should have a pan-London approach and what role the Mayor should play in suicide prevention. The guests are:

  • Amanda Coyle, Assistant Director, Health and Communities, Greater London Authority
  • Paul Plant, Deputy Director, Public Health England (London)
  • Professor David Mosse, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of London              
  • Jane Powell, Chief Executive, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
  • Joel Beckman, General Manager, CALM
  • Tamara Djuretic, Association of Directors of Public Health (London)


MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Thursday 1 December

Policing and security at the London Stadium  

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


The Police and Crime Committee will explore the policing and security arrangements at West Ham’s football ground, after a number of violent incidents this season. The guests are:

  • David Goldstone, Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation
  • Sheila Roberts, Strategic Enforcement Manager, London Borough of Newham
  • Linda Lennon, Chief Executive Officer, London Stadium 185
  • Alan Skewis, Director, E20 LLP
  • Commander BJ Harrington, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Peter Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Westfield Stratford City

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

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.