New Year's Eve Fireworks (19)

MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What consultation are you planning with businesses on the arrangements for next year, and what consultation did you undertake with businesses this year?


Answer for New Year's Eve Fireworks (19)

Answer for New Year's Eve Fireworks (19)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We undertook an extensive consultation exercise with all business within the event area which included:

  • employing a dedicated team of people with the sole responsibility of liaising with Businesses and residents;
  • a dedicated telephone number and email address for businesses to get in touch with questions and concerns;
  • letters were sent to businesses in September with a follow up letter in December;
  • face to face meetings with key businesses and any other businesses who requested a meeting
  • We attended several key stakeholder and businesses meetings including County Hall x 2, South Bank Business Watch, The Strand Dining Rooms, Waterloo Quarter, County Hall Residents Association x 2, Mariott County Hall x 2, North Bank BID, King's College London Great Hall, Bishops Ward SNT Panel, St Thomas's Hospital x 2, Meeting Safer Neighbourhoods, Southbank Forum Meeting, Coin Street Community Centre

For this years' event we are planning on working on the same structure of liaison as the above however we will engage with businesses earlier in the year.