Added on: 18th January, 2018 by O1
The Mayor of London has appointed a Night Time Commission with the aim of helping to realise the Mayor’s Vision for London as a 24-Hour City. They will carry out research to understand what life in London is like between 6pm and 6am.
They want to know how to make London better for everyone at night. To that end, they are consulting with London residents, evening and night workers, councils, businesses, community groups, public sector organisations and visitors to the capital.
The Night time Commision will report back in late 2018 and recommend how London can become one of the world’s most forward-thinking night time cities.
Orpington 1st will be responding on behalf of the town centre's businesses so we would like your views. Please see the questions below - you do not have to answer all of them.
The Commission's deadline is the 20th February so please contact us with your views the w/c12th February 2018.
• Question 1. What are the strengths of London’s night time economy? In other words, what is good about London at night?
• Question 2. What are the weaknesses of London’s night time economy? In other words, what is not good about London at night? What does it lack?
• Question 3. What are the threats to London’s night time economy? In other words, are there issues or trends which we will have to address in the short, medium or long term?
• Question 4. What are the opportunities for London’s night time economy? In other words, how could London improve its night time offer? What should we be looking to develop?
• Question 5. What innovations, or ideas from other cities, would make London better at night? This might include commercial opportunities, ideas for events or marketing, initiatives to protect residents, visitors or workers, or ways to improve standards. If you have examples of good practice, we would like to know about them.
• Question 6. In July, the Mayor published his Vision for London as a 24 hour City. It contains ten principles for the development of London at night. What do you like or not like about the vision? Are the ten principles right? What would you add or exclude, and why?