Thames river crossings seminar for campaigners – Nov 18th, City Hall

Thames river crossings seminar hosted by Darren Johnson, Green Party Member of the London Assembly 

The Green Party is the only party operating in Bexley that is publicly opposed to the new road crossing proposals (Beckton-Gallions Reach, Rainham-Belvedere) currently being promoted by Transport for London. This meeting is open to members of other parties and none that also wish to be involved with campaigning against them.

N.B. If you want to attend and haven’t booked yet, or have booked but can no longer make it, please contact “Rachel Carlill” <Rachel.Carlill@london.gov.uk>

Date: Tuesday 18th November 2014

Time: 9am for a 9.30am start. Event ends at 11am. Light refreshments served from 9am.Venue: Committee Room 3, Lower Ground Floor, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London,SE1 2AA

The event will be a roundtable format with the aim of identifying how Darren can best support efforts to stop new river crossings being built, and will provide an opportunity for campaigners from different areas to link up with one another.

Agenda 9.30am – 09.40am

* Opening remarks from Darren Johnson AM

* Welcome and explanation of event format

* The Green Party Assembly Members’ role in the river crossings debate since 2000

*  Tools that Assembly Members can use to influence the river crossings debate at City Hall

* The role that Green Assembly Members will play in the consultation/examination-in-public process in the coming years.

09.40am – 10am

* Introductions around the table

* Participants are invited to introduce themselves, give details of any campaign they might be involved in and identify opportunities to work with others

10am – 10.40am 

* What information is currently lacking?

* Identifying gaps in knowledge that need to be filled in to strengthen the case against the river crossings

*  Identifying gaps in knowledge that need to be filled in to strengthen the case for river crossings alternatives

10.40am – 10.55am  Next steps

10.55am – Closing remarks

11am – Event closes.

How to get to City Hall By public transport: https://www.london.gov.uk/city-hall/location-map

By bicycle: There is cycle parking provision near City Hall. Alternatively, cycle parking can be arranged in City Hall’s loading bay but please register with us by Monday 3rd November as a list of names must be provided to City Hall security staff.

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