Night Time Commission chairman leaves due to lack of support from City Hall

NightTimeCommissionchairmanPhilipKolvinQChasannouncedthedeparturefromhisroleduetoalackindependenceandsupportfromLondon’sCityHall.

Kolvin,whowasappointedbyMayorSadiqKhanayearago,isalicensingspecialistwhohasbeenwidelycreditedwithsavingfabricfrompermanentclosure.

KolvinexplainsthatCityHallandtheMayor’steamhadnotgiventheNightTimeCommissiontheindependenceitneededtocarryoutplansandfailedtocontributeadequateadministrativesupport.

WithPhilipKolvin’scontractendingthisweek,hehaschosentonotcarryonhisduties.

Heelaborates:”Ihavealsoferedmyservicesforfreetotaketheprojectforward,ifonlytheseissuescanberesolved.Sadly,theyhavenot.Inthesecircumstances,Ihavenooptionbuttopermitmycontracttoexpire”.

Khanhadoriginallybroughttheexpertonboardtohelpbringhisvisiona24-hourLondontolife,aninitiativethatplanstocontinuedespiteKolvinleaving.

CityHallhasstatedthatanewchairfortheNightTimeCommissionwillbeappointed”induecourse”.

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