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17 Nov

London Councils Summit 2018

This conference is open to London councillors of all political parties and senior borough officers from the 32 London boroughs and the City of London Corporation. 

It is free to attend as a benefit of your authority's membership of London Councils*.  View the speakers and topics at this year's event in the menus below.

*Individuals who are not councillors or officers employed by a London borough council or the City of London Corporation may attend but will be charged £160 +VAT. 

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Supported by the City of London Corporation and our media partner The Municipal Journal

Presentation, photos and tweets on the day

Download the final presentation of the day from:

  • Robert Gordon Clark, Executive Chairman, London Communications Agency
  • Professor Tony Travers, LSE London

Presentation 2018 London Councils Summit (PDF)

View our Twitter Moment - a round of the social media activity

Photo album from the event

Programme of the day

Timings are indicative

9.30am
Registration, refreshments and informal drop-in 'micro-surgeries' taking place in the exhibition area

Micro-surgery at stand 1 - London Councils' Taxicard and Freedom Pass team: Talk to the team about the schemes London Councils runs for your residents including the Freedom Pass, and the Taxicard for Londoners who have serious mobility impairments or severe sight impairments.

Micro-surgery at stand 6 - How to bring better broadband to your borough: Community Fibre Find out more about how to ensure all your residents have access to fast fibre broadband.

Chief Commoner's Parlour - Good practice in scrutiny and governance, Run by Centre for Public Scrutiny and London Scrutiny Network (from 12.35).

10.00 Welcome by Catherine McGuinness, Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation

10.10 Keynote speech by Rt Hon. James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

10.30 Ben Page, chief executive, Ipsos MORI reveals the latest research commissioned by London Councils into the attitudes and concerns of Londoners.

11.00 Cllr Peter John, Chair, London Councils

11.10am to 11.30am

Refreshment break

11.30 Panel discussion with leading London politicians: the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Wes Streeting MP and Lord Graham Tope CBE. Chaired by Pippa Crerar, deputy political editor, The Guardian, on the big challenges facing London and the part London borough’s will play in addressing them

12.35pm to 1.35pm

Lunch 

1.35pm to 2.35pm
Afternoon breakouts focusing on:

  • The future of adult social care - hear from boroughs who are already exploring new approaches to improve services and help Londoners remain independent for longer
  • Serious youth crime - discussion on effective responses to serious youth violence and what more can be done to collaborate at a pan London and sub-regional level 
  • Social regeneration -  hear from boroughs and their partners who are delivering real regeneration, not just property development

2.55pm to 3.35pm
Closing session featuring political pundits Prof Tony Travers, Director of LSE London and Robert Gordon Clark, chairman and partner of the London Communications Agency; reviewing the London local elections in 2018 and looking forward to the critical challenges for the parties over the next 12 months. To mark their 10th year speaking at the conference, Tony and Robert will conduct a quiz on May’s London local elections.  Correct answers from the floor will win prizes.  This will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Heather Jameson.

Afternoon breakout sessions - details

NOTE: Breakouts run concurrently - you will only be able to attend one on the day.


Breakout 1: The future of adult social care
This breakout examines the inter-dependencies between adult social care and health services and how closer working and innovation can improve the lives of our older and vulnerable residents. In view of the government’s green paper to transform adult social care we hear from boroughs who are already exploring new approaches to improve services and help Londoners remain independent for longer.

Chaired by: Cllr Brad Smith, Cabinet Member for Adults' Service, LB Bexley

Speakers: Aileen Buckton, executive director for community services, LB Lewisham; Jane Milligan, accountable officer, North East London STP; Samantha Jones, director for the New Care Models National Programme, NHS England


Breakout 2: Serious youth crime

Serious youth crime - including knife crime and gangs - is a big issue for many of our residents and this breakout will discuss the role of the council, the police and partner agencies in tackling the diverse causes of youth crime. Hear from speakers about effective responses to serious youth violence and what more can be done to collaborate at a pan London and sub-regional level 

Chaired by: Cllr Lib Peck, leader, LB Lambeth and London Councils' executive member crime and public protection

Speakers: Cllr Nickie Aiken, leader, City of Westminster; Geeta Subramaniam, head of public protection and safety, LB Lewisham, Chief Inspector Bradley, Metropolitan Police Service, Gabriel Amahwe, director of London & Thames Valley CRC

 


Breakout 3: Social regeneration

How can boroughs and their partners deliver real regeneration, not just property development?  Regeneration schemes can bring massive benefits to local neighbourhoods but can also give rise to a sense of being marginalised. We hear from boroughs and their partners who have taken a holistic approach to regeneration.

Chaired by: Cllr Clare Coghill, leader, LB Waltham Forest and London Councils' executive member for business, Europe and good growth

Speakers: Simon Bevan, director of planning, LB Southwark; Mark Baigent, interim divisional director, housing and regeneration, LB Tower Hamlets, Hakeem Osinaike, operational director of housing, LB Brent

 

Speakers and chairs

Morning (in order of appearance):
Catherine McGuinness, chairman of the policy and resources committee, City of London Corporation 
The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
Cllr Peter John, chair, London Councils and leader, LB Southwark
Ben Page, chief executive, Ipsos MORI
Pippa Crerar, deputy political editor, The Guardian
The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP
Wes Streeting MP
​Lord Graham Tope CBE

Afternoon:
Cllr Nickie Aiken
, leader, City of Westminster
Gabriel Amahwe, director of London & Thames Valley CRC
Mark Baigent, interim divisional director, housing and regeneration, LB Tower Hamlets
Chief Inspector Linda Bradley, Acting Detective Chief Inspector on the Violent Crime Taskforce, Metropolitan Police Service
Simon Bevan, director of planning, LB Southwark
Aileen Buckton, executive director for community services, LB Lewisham
Cllr Clare Coghill, leader, LB Waltham Forest and London Councils' executive member for business, Europe and good growth
Robert Gordon Clark, chairman and partner of the London Communications Agency
Heather Jameson, editor, The MJ
Samantha Jones, formerly director for the New Care Models National Programme, NHS England
Jane Milligan, accountable officer, North East London STP

Hakeem Osinaike, operational director of housing, LB Brent
Cllr Lib Peck, leader, LB Lambeth and London Councils' executive member crime and public protection
Geeta Subramaniam, head of public protection and safety, LB Lewisham
Prof Tony Travers, director of LSE London

Exhibitors and Microsurgeries

Exhibitors for 2018:

Microsurgeries

How to bring better broadband to your borough: 

Community Fibre: Come and speak to Community Fibre about making full fibre broadband easily accessible to all. Learn more about the simple steps your borough can take to secure the funding that the government and pension funds are investing in true full fibre-optic broadband. Follow the example of seven London boroughs whose social housing tenants now have access to GigafastTM Internet services. 

Freedom Pass and Taxicard services for Londoners:

London Councils' Taxicard and Freedom Pass team: Talk to the team about the schemes London Councils runs for your residents including the Freedom Pass, and the Taxicard for Londoners who have serious mobility impairments or severe sight impairments. 

Good practice in scrutiny and governance, Run by Centre for Public Scrutiny and London Scrutiny Network

Ed Hammond, Director of Research, CfPS will run this drop-in surgery on good practice in scrutiny and governance. There will be a short presentation repeated three times during the session and an opportunity to asks questions and discuss issues in an informal atmosphere. CfPS’s  work and good practice in scrutiny will be available as well as information on how to get involved in the London Scrutiny Network.