Garden Bridge (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3655
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What lessons have been learnt by TfL from the whole Garden Bridge debacle? Will you now publish full TfL documentation, including minutes from Garden Bridge Trust meetings which TfL either attended or were sent, fully unredacted?

Answer

Answer for Garden Bridge (3)

Answer for Garden Bridge (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London's (TfL's) lessons learnt and management actions were presented to its Board on 19 July. This was in response to Dame Margaret Hodge's report, but also covered the results of previous reviews of the project. The TfL Board paper can be found at http://content.tfl.gov.uk/board-20170719-item15-garden-bridge.pdf.

TfL publishes key information about the Garden Bridge on its website at https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/temple-footbridge, including project, procurement and planning documentation, correspondence with the GLA's Oversight Committee and correspondence contributing to Dame Margaret Hodge's review, together with the various Mayoral Directions on the project.

As an observer of the Garden Bridge Trust Board meetings, TfL did not receive electronic copies of papers and does not keep a centralised record of copies of minutes.