State of TfL Property (Supplementary) [2]

Session date: 
September 17, 2003
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I think, Ken, one of the things we have experienced in the boroughs is actually you can do it faster than that by arrangement and there is a sense in which TfL could learn from the experiences of some of the better-practice boroughs. Indeed, I think there are lots of areas where there are now partnerships between boroughs and the utilities, for example, to assist with clean up.

Do you not think that TfL should try and join in local arrangements and partnership arrangements for this kind of environmental cleansing possible? Can I just say that I know this is a job the Environment Committee are taking on very dearly and trying to push forward this work? Do you not think that TfL could be learning from some of the best practice in the boroughs in this area?

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Answer for State of TfL Property (Supplementary) [2]

Answer for State of TfL Property (Supplementary) [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am certain we can and we will, it is just the fact that since Tim O'Toole took responsibility for the Underground on 15 July, at the moment we still struggling just to make sure that we can sustain the existing service level, particularly on the Central Line there have been a series of crises so far. But all these things will be got to as we work our way to a complete reconstruction of management and much clearer chain of command, which I suspect may be a lot of the problem here. So I will happy to sit down with you and discuss which boroughs have got that best practice and I am quite happy to work in local partnership so that they can bring their resources to bear.