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Hammersmith Bridge engagement

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

In relation to Hammersmith Bridge, how many times have you met with local stakeholders and residents since the bridge was closed and who were they?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Following the decision to close Hammersmith bridge for urgent safety reasons in April, my immediate priority was for Transport for London (TfL) to mobilise a team to respond swiftly. Since then, TfL has worked with my Deputy Mayor for Transport to put plans in place to engage with local stakeholders, to provide assurances.

I personally met with the leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Cllr Stephen Cowan, in July 2019. We discussed the need for our two organisations to continue working closely to minimise the impact of the bridge closure on residents.

In addition to this, my Deputy Mayor for Transport has also met with Hammersmith & Fulham Council, as well as other local stakeholders including Assembly Members and elected representatives.

The TfL Commissioner and members of his Senior Leadership Team have met with a number of the affected boroughs, and TfL managers have attended meetings in the local area including six public meetings attended by hundreds of local residents.

Meetings have also taken place with neighbouring boroughs, Roehampton University, local Business Improvement Districts and other local and community stakeholders.