Agenda and minutes

Alexandra Park and Palace Advisory Committee
Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Transmitter Hall, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London N22

Contact: Ajda Ovat, Principal Committee Co-ordinator 

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Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Cllr James Chiriyankandath, Cllr Scott Emery, Cllr Khaled Moyeed, and Cllr Josh Dixon. 


Apologies for lateness were received from Cllr Lucia das Neves.




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Urgent Business

The Chair will consider the admission of any late items of Urgent Business.  (Late items will be considered under the agenda item where they appear.  New items will be dealt with under item 7 below).


There was one item of urgent business – North East Office Building – urgent works report, which was not included when the agenda was published.  This report would be considered under agenda item 7.



MINUTES pdf icon PDF 166 KB

To approve the minutes of the Advisory Committee held on 3rd October 2019.





The following points were noted in discussion regarding the previous minutes of the Statutory Advisory Committee:

  • A Member suggested that in future under the item of ‘Dates of Future Meetings’ to include the times for the meetings
  • A Member queried the long gap until the next SAC meeting which would be in the end of April 2020. The Clerk clarified that the meeting dates had been set by the Council before the start of the municipal year, and there were a total of four meetings for this municipal year which were in June 2019, October 2019, December 2019 and April 2020. The CEO informed the Members that in future the sequencing of Board and SAC/CC meetings would be examined. Post meeting note: the next meeting date is 28th April as listed on the agenda.  This will give a total of four meetings this year, which is usual.  Dates are set by the Council, following discussion with Alexandra Palace.


At 20:35 Cllr Das Neves arrived at the meeting, and the meeting became quorate. The meeting became formal.


Additionally, the Chair had requested for the production of the SAC minutes on the Alexandra Palace and Park Board agenda as the SAC minutes had not been produced in the last two Board agendas. The Chair had also asked for the Board minutes to be provided to SAC members at the earliest opportunity. Post meeting: The Board clerk has been notified of the SAC members’ requests.




 To approve the minutes of the Advisory Committee held on 3rd October 2019.


CEO'S REPORT pdf icon PDF 425 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.



Regarding this item, the SAC endorsed the comments made at the Joint Meeting of the Alexandra Park and Palace Statutory Advisory Committee and the Alexandra Palace and Park Consultative Committee.


Additionally, in discussion the following comments were made:

  • Regarding the parking consultation which ends on 31st December, the CEO informed the SAC that the timings and outcome of the consultation would be dependent on the consultation feedback but a substantial amount of work would be required to compile a report. It was noted that before the Board makes any decision, the SAC would be consulted. The SAC were informed that a special meeting would be called should the proposals be developed earlier than anticipated; however, it was more likely that an update would be provided to the SAC at the meeting in April.
  • Regarding concerns raised around fireworks and fire damage to the park, the CEO informed the SAC that the scorched marks on the field from the bonfire had been there every year, and the field recovered at a different rate each year depending on the weather conditions; however, the small area of the field had already been reseeded.




To consider any items admitted at item 4 above.


Regarding this item, the SAC endorsed the comments made at the Joint Meeting of the Alexandra Park and Palace Statutory Advisory Committee and the Alexandra Palace and Park Consultative Committee.




To note the date of the future meeting of the Advisory Committee as follows:


Tuesday 28th April 2020



Noted the date of the future meeting:


Tuesday 28th April 2020 19:30