23 Nov

London Councils Summit 2019

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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. 

Speakers include:

Cressida Dick, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

Catherine McGuinness, chair of the policy and resources committee, City of London Corporation

Cllr Peter John, chair, London Councils and leader, LB Southwark

Aileen Murphie, director, MHCLG and local government value for money, National Audit Office

Jonathan Werran, chief executive, LOCALIS

Darra Singh OBE, Government & public sector lead, EY

Prof Tony Travers, director, LSE London

With more speakers featuring in our afternoon breakouts - see below

Featuring an exhibition area with a range of organisations including:

It is free for London borough councillors and officers to attend as a benefit of their authority's membership of London Councils*.  

*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 £180 +VAT. 

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

Afternoon breakout sessions - these run concurrently so you will only be able to attend one on the day.

Business in the boroughs

This breakout explores how boroughs can improve their engagement with their local business community. Speakers will reflect on London Councils’ Charter for Business which promotes inclusive growth and positive dialogue with businesses

Chair: Cllr Catherine Faulks, lead member for skills and enterprise, RB Kensington & Chelsea

Speakers: Natalie Campbell, business member of the London Economic Action Partnership; Vicky Clark, director of growth and economic development, LB Tower Hamlets; Matthew Jaffa, Senior External Affairs Manager (London), Federation of Small Businesses 

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Environmental Challenges
A breakout exploring the ways we can help combat the environmental challenges London faces including growing pollution, declining air quality and climate change.  There is a need to do more on a local level to improve London boroughs for all those who reside here now and in the future, with speakers discussing their experiences and plans.

Chair: Cllr Julian Bell, leader, LB Ealing and London Councils' executive member for environment

Speakers: Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for environment; Judy Ling Wong CBE OBE, honorary president, Black Environment Network

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Tackling homelessness

Councils are struggling to cope with rising homelessness and to find suitable accommodation for those in need. This breakout will examine how boroughs can support each other to reduce homelessness through collaboration and engaging with government to create more effective and fully funded solutions for homelessness and temporary accommodation.

Chair: Cllr Darren Rodwell, executive member for housing and planning, London Councils and leader, LB Barking & Dagenham

Speakers: Cllr Jayne McCoy, deputy leader and chair, housing, economy & business committee, LB Sutton; Jennifer Travassos, Westminster City Council, head of prevention; Mark Baigent, chair of Capital Letters

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