A crowd in London

Coming up next week at the London Assembly - w/c 25 January

22 January 2016


Friday 29 January

Up or out? Planning for London’s growth

Planning Committee

London will be as densely packed as Bangkok, Osaka and Rio de Janeiro by 2041 – but in what direction should the new Mayor steer this growth?

The Planning Committee report ‘Up or Out?’ sets out a range of options for the short, medium and long-term as well as posing challenging questions for the candidates in the upcoming Mayoral election to answer.

It also looks at whether London should build up or out:

  • Up – are more skyscrapers and modern towers set to define our skyline?
  • Out – can we build to a higher density in outer London while preserving our green spaces?

MEDIA CONTACT: Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769.



Tuesday 26 January

Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony

11:00am-12:00pm – 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 Raphy Garson and testimonials will be given by Hannah Lewis, a survivor of the Holocaust and Jean Baptiste Kayigamba, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide.


MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Wednesday 27 January

Mayor’s draft Budget

Plenary – 10:00am in the Chamber

Mayor Boris Johnson will take questions from Assembly Members on his last Budget - which covers transport, policing, housing and other key policy areas. Assembly Members will then formally consider and debate amendments to the Budget.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228 / Ash Singleton on 020 7983 5769


Thursday 28 January

Q&A with the Met and MOPAC

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

The Police and Crime Committee will hold a Q&A session with:

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

The Committee will question guests on the following topics:

  • Firearms officers
  • Bail arrangements for terror suspects
  • Diversity in the Met
  • Provision of healthcare for those in police custody

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.