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A new initiative for Freight movement in central London

A new initiative will be launched tomorrow to improve reliability and movement for freight vehicles in central London. The Central London Freight Quality Partnership (CLFQP) brings together seven London local authorities (City of London Corporation, London Boroughs of Camden, Islington, Southwark and Lambeth; Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council) Transport for London (TfL), Central London Partnership (CLP) and the freight industry. It is being funded by TfL and led by CLP.

CLFQP aims to create solutions for freight and logistics services whilst improving air quality, reducing noise and retaining the quality of life for the capital's residents and visitors.

The launch will be held at the Commonwealth Club, 25 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5AP from 8.30 – 11am.

The event will be chaired by David Quarmby, Director of Tourism and Transport at Colin Buchanan and Partners.

It will include a presentation by Christophe Ripert, Freight Transport Director for Ville de Paris. Christophe will be outlining the city's experience of managing freight.

His presentation will be followed by a 'question time' with a panel of industry experts including:

* Michael Browne, Chair of the CLFQP and Exel Professor of Logistics, University of Westminster

* David Sheppard, Deputy Head of Transport, John
Lewis Partnership

* Alex Williams, Traffic Manager and Assistant Director Culture and Environment, London Borough of Camden,

* Dick Halle, Strategy Director, Transport for London

* Patricia Brown, Chief Executive, Central London
Partnership.

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