Agenda and minutes

Joint meeting of the Alexandra Park & Palace Statutory Advisory Committee and the Alexandra Palace and Park Consultative Committee
Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Panorama Room, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London N22

Contact: Glenn Barnfield, Principal Committee Co-ordinator 

No. Item


Election of Chair for the meeting


Jim Jenks agreed to Chair the meeting of the Joint SAC/CC meeting.



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The Chair of the meeting has the discretion to terminate or suspend filming or recording, if in his or her opinion continuation of the filming, recording or reporting would disrupt or prejudice the proceedings, infringe the rights of any individual, or may lead to the breach of a legal obligation by the Council.


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 received from Cllr Williams, Duncan Neill, Jason Beazley, and Hugh Macpherson.


Apologies for lateness received from Gordon Hutchinson, and Val Paley.


Declarations of interest

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:


(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.


A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.


Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct


No declarations of interest were made.


Urgent Business

The Chair will consider the admission of any late items of Urgent Business.  (Late items of Urgent Business will be considered under the agenda item where they appear.  New items of Urgent Business will be dealt with under item 10 below).


There were no items of urgent business.


MINUTES pdf icon PDF 216 KB

      i.        To approve the minutes of the informal Joint Statutory Advisory and Consultative Committees held on 25th October 2018.


    ii.        To note the minutes of the Statutory Advisory Committee held on 25th October 2018.


   iii.        To note the draft minutes of the meeting of the Alexandra Palace and Park Board held on 6th November 2018.

Additional documents:


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:


Prior to the CEO’s report being introduced, the Head of Marketing and Communications, Martin Keane, presented an update to the SAC/CC on the brand refresh.

The Committee was informed that the branding of Alexandra Palace had been carefully considered, taking into account the views of the Board. The monogram, ‘AP’, was meant to be friendly and informal with the intention that it be used in a number of ways, such as in relation to various events hosted by Alexandra Palace on their posters and tickets.

With regard to the ‘Full Name Logo’, it was intended that this would be used on more formal occasions, such as in letters of a serious nature. Careful consideration had gone into deciding what the new typeface for the ‘Full Name Logo’ should be and Granby was selected as it evoked a historical link of the same typeface being used in the past by Alexandra Palace. The design of the ‘Full Name Logo’ also reinforced the identity of the Palace as being a long-standing leisure destination whilst refining the logo with Granby maintained its professional nature with the even spacing of the lettering. The use of the new typeface, Granby, was used during the Great Fete and the response from the public was positive. 

Following discussion, it was noted:

  • There was not going to be a standalone logo for Alexandra Park. The logos represented both Alexandra Park and Palace and the design team felt it was crucial to have one unified brand.
  • Whilst the majority of events took place within the Palace, it was widely understood by clients that the Palace was uniquely set within the Park and the two complemented one another.
  • The colour palette included green, which could be used in connection with the Park.
  • An issue with the previous font used in the logo was similar to other palaces, such as Blenheim Palace. It was important that the refresh changed this to show the Palace was different to the other palaces to ensure the public did not have the same expectations. 
  • The Committee encouraged the brand refresh to incorporate the historical designs used by the Palace, such as the old coat of arms.


Following the presentation, the CEO, Louise Stewart, formally introduced the report and invited the SAC/CC to ask questions and/or make observations. The following was noted:

Consideration of charging for car parking at Alexandra Palace

  • The Committee had been assured consideration would be given to the impact on those in surrounding areas.
  • The Committee welcomed the potential charge if it were to raise income for the Palace and Park as long as it did not detract individuals from visiting.
  • It was requested the parking bays along Alexandra Palace Way also be reviewed and scrapped as it was felt they detracted from the Park.
  • The Committee suggested electric charging points should be included within the Palace’s car parks.
  • Regarding the shuttle bus that was to be introduced between Alexandra Park Station and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the CEO informed discussions had been  ...  view the full minutes text for item 114.


Non-Voting Board Members feedback


The non-voting Board members noted that at the previous Board meeting, cost pressures was a recurrent theme in the issues faced by the Trust.






New items of urgent business

To consider any items admitted at item 2 above.






25th April 2019



25th Aril 2019.