Coming up next week at the London Assembly

06 March 2015



Tuesday 10 March

Economy Committee – Final demand: Personal problem debt in London

12:00-1:00pm – Southwark Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Jenny Jones AM, Chair of the London Assembly Economy Committee, will visit a local Citizens Advice Bureau to launch ‘Final demand’, a report into personal problem debt in the capital. She will be joined by the Chief Executive of Southwark CAB Chris Green, debt advisors David Adam and Toks Arambi and CAB clients – all will be available for interviews.

Location: Bermondsey Bureau, 8 Market Place, Southwark Park Road, SE16 3UQ

Closest Tube: Bermondsey (Jubilee Line)

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Thursday 12 March

Transport Committee – TfL’s Customer Services

TfL’s relationship with its customers has to change. Contactless payment, ticket offices closures, social media and new regulatory requirements are creating unique challenges for customers and operators alike. The London Assembly Transport Committee Deputy Chair, Valerie Shawcross CBE AM, has completed an investigation into the customer service offered by TfL. The investigation has highlighted a number of inconsistencies, which are noted in ‘TfL Customer Service: Next Steps’.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228




Tuesday 10 March

High Street Regeneration

Regeneration Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5

The Regeneration Committee will discuss high street regeneration, reviewing the objectives and outcomes of the Mayor’s regeneration funds and the Mayor’s work with the LEP on other funding streams to support high streets - including the New Homes Bonus and the Growth Deal. The following guests will attend:

Niraj Dattani, Senior Partnership Manager, Spacehive

Debbie Jackson, Assistant Director – Regeneration, Greater London Authority (GLA)

Chris Paddock, Director, Regeneris

Simon Pitkeathley, Chief Executive, Camden Town Unlimited

Ojay McDonald, Policy Manager, Association of Town and City Management

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Wednesday 11 March

London Legacy Development Corporation

London Assembly (Plenary) 10:00am in the Chamber

The London Assembly will examine the policies and work of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). This will involve questioning:

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, in his capacity as Chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation

David Goldstone CBE, Chief Executive, LLDC

Topics to be covered include the Olympicopolis; Sustained Legacy; the future financial performance of the LLDC, and an industrial legacy for the Olympics.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Thursday 12 March

Youth reoffending and resettlement in London

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

The Police and Crime Committee will discuss the evidence heard to date in their investigation into youth reoffending in London, which examines the extent of youth reoffending in London and support available to young offenders. The Committee will hear from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) about their role in supporting different agencies and helping to stop young people from committing further offences.

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.