Hurry up the help for High Streets

09 March 2015

This meeting took place on 10 March 2015. Read the transript here.

The Mayor is investing £129 million in high street regeneration, but what improvements are visible in London’s town centres? How much of the Mayor’s regeneration funding[2] has actually been spent? What impact are the funds having in terms of jobs and apprenticeships? Why are high streets continuing to struggle and what should we expect to see happen as a result of the Mayor’s investment? The London Assembly Regeneration Committee will tomorrow discuss the Mayor’s regeneration funds with the following guests: • Niraj Dattani, Senior Partnership Manager, Spacehive • Debbie Jackson, Assistant Director – Regeneration, Greater London Authority (GLA) • Ojay McDonald, Policy Manager, Association of Town and City Management • Chris Paddock, Director, Regeneris • Simon Pitkeathley, Chief Executive, Camden Town Unlimited The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 10 March at 10:00am in Committee Room 5 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 webcast. Notes for Editors:

Full agenda papers.

Funding includes the Outer London Fund (up to £50m), High Streets Fund (£9m) and the Mayor’s Regeneration Fund (£70m).

Gareth Bacon AM, Chairman of the Regeneration Committee 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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