Agenda and draft minutes

Alexandra Park and Palace Advisory Committee
Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: The Londesborough Room, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London N22

Contact: Glenn Barnfield, Principal Committee Co-ordinator 

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The Chair referred Members present to agenda Item 1 as shown on the agenda in respect of filming at this meeting, and Members noted the information contained therein.


Apologies for absence


Apologies received from Duncan Neill and Jason Beazley.



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No declarations of interest were made.


MINUTES pdf icon PDF 117 KB

i)          To approve the minutes of the Advisory Committee held on 25th October 2018.


ii)         To receive the draft minutes of the meeting of the Alexandra Palace and Park Board held on 6th November 2018 to be noted.


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The following minor corrections were noted:


·         Page 4, Item 15 – replace ‘North West Tower’ with ‘storage building’.

·         Page 9, Item 28 – to insert ‘North’ before ‘West Tower’.



CEO's Report pdf icon PDF 248 KB

This report provides information to the Statutory Advisory and Consultative Committees on planning and policy issues in relation to Alexandra Park and Palace. It also provides additional information on the events programme and a range of activities of the Charitable Trust.

Additional documents:


The Advisory Committee endorsed the comments and observations made at the Joint Meeting. In addition, the Committee wished to emphasise the following:


·         The consequences and implications of introducing parking charges on local residents should be carefully considered. The Trust should be mindful of how the recommendations take into account the circumstances of the various stakeholders and beneficiaries. The Committee supported the Trust’s commitment to a thorough consultation taking place. 

·         The residents’ associations should do all they can to encourage members to report instances of litter found around the Park.

·         The Committee was concerned at the potential for emergency vehicles to get caught in traffic surrounding the Palace and Park and encouraged this to be monitored to ensure it did not become an issue.

·         Regarding copies of the Patrick Baty and Donald Insall reports, the Trust had hard copies available and members would be able to borrow these.

·         The Committee praised the work the Trust had put into the Theatre and congratulated staff on its success. There had also been widespread praise for the enthusiasm shown by staff and volunteers.







To note the dates of future meetings of the Advisory Committee as follow:


25th April 2019



Noted the dates of future meetings: 25th Aril 2019.