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Following the recommendations in the London Assembly Economy Committee report, Rewrite the night: the future of London’s night time economy, in February 2018, what progress have you made in ensuring that London’s night time economy is affordable, accessible and inclusive for all Londoners?
I want London at night to be inclusive and fair for all Londoners. The Assembly’s report informed the Night Time Commission’s recommendations which I have made significant progress in delivering.
I have published ‘London at Night’, the most comprehensive research on the London between 6pm and 6am. I have announced a Night Time Enterprise Zone which will trial new ideas to boost Walthamstow High Street, support local businesses and workers, and improve access to shops and services after 6pm.
My Night Czar continues to carry out night surgeries across London and chairs the Night Time Borough Champions network to help develop night time strategies and share best practice. I have developed the most pro-night time draft London Plan and the London Borough of Culture programme is promoting accessible night time culture. Over 250 organisations including boroughs and businesses have signed up to the Women’s Night Safety Charter.