Were TfL’s Garden Bridge decisions sound?
- Recently published documents show that the Garden Bridge Trust’s final expenditure on the project, was £53.5m.
- The total public sector contribution was £42.86m, with Transport for London paying £23.92m.
- Following continued pressure from the London Assembly the minutes of the Garden Bridge Trust were published by Transport for London in May 2018.
Two of the most controversial decisions made during the Garden Bridge project process were:
- The decision by the Trust to sign a construction contract prematurely with Bouygues in February 2016
- The decision by Transport for London to release Department for Transport funding to the Trust in January 2016
On Monday, the London Assembly Garden Bridge Working Group will examine whether Transport for London’s oversight of the project was robust enough, its relationship with the Garden Bridge Trust, and whether it was right to release further public money for the project. The guest is:
- Andy Brown, Head of Corporate Services, Transport for London
Trustees from the Garden Bridge Trust were invited to attend – but they refused the invitation.
The meeting will take place on Monday, 15th April from 10.00am in The Chamber, at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).
Media and members of the public are invited to attend.
The meeting can also be viewed via .
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Notes to editors
- , Chair of the , is available for interview – see contact details below.
- As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.
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