Nov 252012

People’s Question Time – Stratford- you need to get tickets in advance.

12 DECEMBER 2012 19:00

Start Date:
12 December 2012
End Date:
12 December, 2012 – 21:00
Stratford Old Town Hall, E15 4BQ

On Wednesday 12 December, from 19.00 – 21.00 the Mayor and London Assembly will be in Stratford to answer your questions about London and their current plans, priorities and policies for the city.

Register now to get your free tickets or call             020 7983 4762      .

Please note you will only be able to register for a maximum of two tickets.

Further details about the event are provided below.

Location and topics 

People’s Question Time will take place at Stratford Old Town Hall, E15 4BQ.View map.

Topics to be discussed include:
•    Growing London’s economy and housing
•    Olympic and Paralympic legacy
•    Transport and environment
•    Policing and community safety
•    Other topics

Assembly Member John Biggs will chair the event.

Event format

People’s Question Time is a twice yearly Q&A event where members of the public can meet and question the Mayor and London Assembly. If chosen by the chair you will have the chance to ask the panel a question, to which one or more of the panellists will respond.

We ask that those wishing to put a question forward do so during the relevant topic session and respect the chair’s direction. Please keep all questions as brief and to the point as possible.

Due to the length of the event we regret that not all questions can be asked. If you don’t get to ask your question at the event, please write it on the available feedback form and you will receive a response within 21 days.

On the night 

Please remember to print out and bring your ticket with you. Each ticket has a unique reference number that is required for entry to the venue.

Ticketholders are advised to come early to ensure entry. Admission is on a first come first served basis and a ticket does not guarantee a seat.

18:00 – Doors open
19:00 – Event begins
21:00 – Event close

From 18:45 – 19.00 doors will open to those who have not registered in advance. Entry will depend on space and priority will be given to those with tickets.


People’s Question Time will have the following access provisions. Please specify your requirements when registering.

•    BSL interpretation
•    Hearing loop
•    Speech to text on large screen (palantype)
•    Wheelchair access
•    Braille programme


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  8 Responses to “December 12th joint Christmas outing with Transport for All supporters- time to meet Boris.”

  1. Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is magnificent, let
    alone the content!

  2. Joe Kaliszczak, do you mind if I borrow your list of questions for sending to our local (Reading) Labour candidate?

  3. Just read your email Sean – that’s not good for GLA to hold an event in a venue with problematic access. Maybe its worth not only complaining but also getting a Mayor Question asked – will he commit to no event being held in an inaccessible venue – something of that sort.

  4. Green Party have asked Boris Johnson a number of ALLFIE’s proposed questions including this one below.

    Question No: 3432 / 2012
    Darren Johnson
    Will you support the call for disabled peoples’ organisations to have a real stake in assisting you to develop a London-wide inclusive education policy that the Greater London Authority can use to guide all its education and training programmes that it’s involved in or commissioner of?
    Written response from the Mayor
    ALLFIE and other organisations representing disabled people have submitted valuable responses to the Education Inquiry’s call for evidence that influenced their final report. The GLA will look to incorporate these inclusive education principles in future GLA education projects.

    So its really important that any DPACERS who are attending this event could please ask questions on the GLA and the Mayor’s plans to use their resources to support inclusive education practice across London in the new year. Please see ALLFIE’s campaigns section – our London section.

  5. On the question of the Labour Party, I have tried to ask Andy Burnham questions, via email, about Labour’s policies with regards to The 2012 Reform Act, and Health issues, but get the response that he can’t reply as I’m not one of his constituents! Is there anybody reading this who could ask him, for example, the following questions, to give us an idea what Labour’s Policies in this area might/would be?

    1. Do Labour intend to repeal any, if not all, of the Welform Reform Act? If so, which parts? If not, wht not?
    2. Will Labour place far more emphasis on the professional opinion of Consultants/doctor’s, as part of the WCA (and, when introduced, the PIP) assessment?
    3. Will Labour change the format of the WCA assessments, so they are fair, accurate, and honest, and not based on a tick-box approach?
    4. Will Labour bring to an end policies that effectively victimise, and target, people with disabilities, those who are vulnerable, sick and ill?
    5. Will Labour put to an end this ‘idea/concept’ that you only have a worth if you work, particularly as most, if not all people with disabilities, ‘strive’ more than most who work can ever know, just to get through each day?
    6. Will Labour revive Remploy?
    7. Will Labour put an end to this non-sensical policy of leaving many disabled people without an income, or with an income that leaves them with not enough to provide for themselves and their families?

    Etcetera, etcetera……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  6. While old Labour Party, working class and labour movement history ooze from the very bricks of Stratford Old Town Hall, it is not a suitable venue for disabled people, especially those of us who use manual wheelchairs.

    For my part I’ve left far too much knuckle skin on the doorstops of this ancient venue. Many of the doorways are fall well below the advised width for wheelchair access; the lifts cannot be accessed unless you are accompanied, or a contortionist; and the toilets are poorly adapted for wheelchair users.

    Entry to the building for those who can’t go in through the front doors is via a circuitous route around to the back of the venue.

    For my part this building is not suitable for me, a wheelchair user; and I fancy it’d be problematic if numbers of disabled people attempted to use the venue at one time.


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