The Week Ahead

24 January 2014

Public meetings and report launches coming up next week:

SITE VISITS:

Tuesday 28 January 2014 – Pedestrian Crossing Visit

Members of the Transport Committee will be crossing the capital’s busiest streets in an effort to experience the dangers pedestrians face. They will also visit some of the collision ‘hotspot’ where pedestrians are at increased risk wearing ‘simulation spectacles’ provided by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to gain an understanding into negotiating the crossings with little or no sight.

WHEN: 9.30am – 11.45am

WHERE: Starting location Bond Street to end location Cambridge Circus

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

PUBLIC MEETINGS:

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Super Connected Cities Plan

Regeneration Committee – 10.00am in Committee Room 5

The Regeneration Committee will examine the role of super-fast broadband in supporting regeneration efforts across London and the rollout of the GLA’s Super Connected Cities Plan.

The Committee will question the following guests:

· Debbie Jackson, Assistant Director Regeneration GLA;

· Jeff Lynn, Chair of the Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), and Chief Executive Officer, Seedrs Ltd;

· Lisa McCance, Head of Economic Development, LB Croydon;

· Sue Terpilowski, London Policy Chairman Federation of Small Businesses ;

· Andrew Campling, General Manager London, BT; and

· Mike Smith, Virgin Media Business Director of Small and Medium Business propositions.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alice Andrewartha on 020 7983 4603

London’s Green and Open Spaces

Planning Committee – 3.30pm in Committee Room 5

The Planning Committee will assess how well London’s open spaces are protected by the Mayor and the boroughs’ policies and whether they are sufficient to serve a growing population.

The Committee will question the following guests:

· Cynthia Griffin, Director Culture, Community and Economic Development, London Borough of Havering;

· Michael Bell, Strategic Planning Manager, London Borough of Tower Hamlets;

· Mandy Rudd, Chief Executive, Greenspace Information for Greater London;

· Laurie Elks, Lee Valley Federation;

· John Lavery, Open Spaces Society; and

· Peter Heath, Senior Planner, London Plan Team, GLA.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kiran Dhaliwal on 0207 983 4504

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Draft Budget

Mayor’s Question Time – 10.00am in The Chamber

Assembly Members will question the Mayor Boris Johnson on his £17.3bn draft budget 2014-15 and consider any proposed amendments to the budget.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Demery on 020 7983 5769

Water Cannon Proposal

Police and Crime Committee – 12.10pm in The Chamber

The Police and Crime Committee will question the Mayor on the reasons behind his decision to make funding available to the Met to purchase the water cannon.

The Committee will question the following guests:

· Mayor Boris Johnson;

· Helen Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, MOPAC;

· Mark Rowley, Assistant Commissioner, Met; and

· Dave Martin, Commander, Met.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Demery on 020 7983 5769

Thursday 30 January 2014

Water Cannon Proposal

Police and Crime Committee – 10.00am in The Chamber

The Police and Crime Committee will continue its examination of the Mayor’s proposal to purchase a water cannon for the Met.

The Committee will question the following guests:

· Mark Rowley, Assistant Commissioner, Met; and

· Steven Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Demery on 020 7983 5769

Flood Risk

Environment Committee – 3.00pm in The Chamber

The Environment Committee will examine the work to reduce flood risk and increase flood resilience in London.

The Committee will question the following guests:

· Howard Davidson, South East Regional Director, Environment Agency;

· Alex Nickson, Manager, Climate Change Adaptation & Water Team, GLA;

· Kevin Reid, Climate Change Adaptation & Water Team GLA (TBC);

· Hamish Cameron, London Resilience Manager, GLA;

· Paul Cobbing, Chief Executive, National Flood Forum (TBC); and

· Nishma Malde, Interim Head of Transport and Environment Policy, London Councils.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

Notes for Editors:

1. London Assembly meetings are held at City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA and are open to the media and members of the public.

2. Detailed agenda papers for all the meetings are available on our website.

3. All our public meetings are webcast live and are available online for up to six months.

4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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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