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Jules Pipe - the London Councils summit 2011

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The London Councils Summit is a well-established fixture of the capital’s local government calendar. This year, as London absorbs the impact of and learns the lessons from the disorder we experienced over the summer, we are very pleased to have the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe as our keynote speaker to hear how he intends to approach policing in London.

As the engine of Britain’s economy, London has an essential role to play in helping the recovery, driving growth and creating jobs. We will therefore be joined by an expert panel, including government minister Ed Davey, to debate how councils can work with businesses to build prosperity for our communities.

The programme also features breakout discussions about the vital role of councillors as community leaders and the skills they need to fulfil it; the new responsibilities councils have under the new health reforms; and the forthcoming mayoral election and what the future holds for the relationship between the boroughs and the Greater London Authority.

With the help of the City of London, Workspace, and our media partner LGC, and with more than 300 London councillors and senior borough officers attending, the tenth annual London Councils Summit promises to be a valuable opportunity to showcase the work of councillors, to debate the challenges facing the capital and its local authorities, and to demonstrate that local councils have the tools to meet them.

Mayor Jules Pipe, chair, London Councils

Please note that the summit is free only to public sector organisations operating within the London boroughs.

Keynote speeches by Ed Davey, minister for employment relations and postal affairs at the Department for Business Skills and Innovation, and Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service

Panel: Driving prosperity through partnership

  • Ed Davey MP,
  • Heidi Alexander MP,
  • Vic Grimes, Divisional Apprenticeship Director for London and the South East, National Apprenticeship Service

Chaired by Reeta Chakrabarti, BBC News correspondent

Workspace Group lunchtime workshop:

  • How local authorities can work with entrepreneurs and SMEs to encourage small business investment and growth locally


  • What leadership means in modern London
  • Who runs London? 
  • Making health work locally  

Find out more and register at

  • LGC is the London Councils Summit media partner

Jules Pipe - the London Councils summit 2011

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