Garden Bridge

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Garden Bridge Trust is proposing an Illegal Trading Anti-Social Behaviour Control and General Enforcement Management Plan setting out 30 prohibited activities on the Garden Bridge.    Will all these restrictions equally apply each day that the Garden Bridge is closed to the public and being used for commercial events?


Answer for Garden Bridge

Answer for Garden Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is standard practice for there to be conditions of entry into any public place or park in order to maintain public safety. On up to a maximum of twelve occasions each year when the Bridge would be closed for private events, the Garden Bridge Trust will need to obtain a Premises Licence and/or a Temporary Event Notice which requires the approval of the two local authorities (Westminster and Lambeth) and the police. Again, this is in line with procedure in other parks and public spaces in the capital which are used occasionally for private commercial events