Agenda item

Matters Arising


The Committee received an update from the Executive Director of Environment on the following points:

a)    Members were informed that it would not be possible to relocate the loading and unloading area for the construction site at the western part of Finsbury Circus. As an interim measure it was proposed that infrequently used public seating be relocated to allow vehicle access.

b)    In relation to the Finsbury Circus Crossrail scheme, Members were informed that discussions to secure additional funding to cover the increase in cost were underway and that Members would be provided with a progress update when this information is available.

c)    Members were informed that Postman’s Park is not receiving any new additions to the memorial and that Officers were exploring alternative options. Members were also informed that Officers were developing a policy in relation to memorialisation to ensure a consistent approach.


In relation to the above, the Committee discussed the following points:

a)    That there may be greater demand for the public seating in the western part of Finsbury Circus when Finsbury Circus Park is closed for construction.

b)    A Member informed the Committee that he had been in discussions with the NHS and the Church about an NHS memorial and it was agreed that the Member should update the relevant officer on his progress.