Agenda item

Open Spaces Bill Update


The Superintendent was heard regarding the progress of the Open Spaces (City of London) Bill.


·         The Bill had undergone its Third Reading in the House of Commons in October 2017 and had been an item at the second meeting of the Unopposed Bill Committee in the House of Lords in January 2018. Issues being considered included Fixed Penalty Notices, fly-tipping, commercial lettings and the management of sports events. The Superintendent noted that, subject to no delays being encountered, the Bill could receive Royal Assent prior to Summer 2018.


·         In response to a request from the Chairman, the Town Clerk agreed to advise the Group when the Bill received Royal Assent.


·         In response to a question, the Superintendent confirmed that events such as orienteering could take place on the Commons. He added that Parkrun had approached the City regarding the potential to convene regualr Saturday morning Parkruns on the Common but had ultimately sought another venue.