Statement from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

3 APRIL 2012

Statement from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

There are reports of alleged racist behaviour by Metropolitan Police Officers. Whilst not anticipating the outcome of any disciplinary or CPS decision, the Chief Executive of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, Catherine Crawford said:

Don’t throw away your old televisions, Londoners urged, as the capital prepares for digital switch over

3 APRIL 2012


  • Recycle for London is reminding people not to throw away perfectly useful old analogue television sets when the capital begins to switch over to digital transmission this week


Londoners are being reminded of the options available for recycling or reusing old analogue televisions when the digital switch over hits the capital tomorrow (4 April).


Board of the London Legacy Development Corporation appointed

30 MARCH 2012

The membership of the Board of the new London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has been agreed, it was announced today.

The LLDC is a mayoral development corporation, created using powers given to the Mayor of London in the Localism Act 2011, and its purpose will be to manage the ongoing regeneration and development of the Olympic Park and surrounding areas of east London.

A blooming good day out – Celebrate St George's Day at Trafalgar Square garden festival

29 MARCH 2012

Trafalgar Square will be transformed into a beautiful English garden for a free outdoor festival to celebrate St George's Day 2012. Taking place on Saturday 21st April, two days before England's saint's day, the event will feature a top line-up of live music and theatrical performances.

Mayor secures more than £100 million to boost house building, jobs and construction across London

19 MARCH 2012

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced a vital boost for the capital’s construction industry after he revealed a £103 million funding package to kick-start building projects across London's boroughs.

As part of the government’s Get Britain Building programme, the funding has the potential to create more than 2,700 homes and thousands of jobs in Barnet, Brent, Bromley, Enfield, Hackney, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Lewisham, Wandsworth, Southwark, Croydon and Haringey.

London 2012 confirms Torchbearers and the street route for London for the Olympic Flame

19 MARCH 2012

  • Hundreds of inspiring people from London confirmed as Torchbearers for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay
  • Many of the streets along which the Olympic Flame will be carried as it journeys around London are revealed
  • Torchbearer uniform unveiled
  • More details and maps

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today confirmed places for hundreds of inspiring people from London who will be carrying the Olympic Flam

News from Darren Johnson: Air pollution breaches not reported to European Commission

19 MARCH 2012

Abstract: Information from several air pollution monitoring stations around London is being withheld from the European Commission, despite showing high pollution levels

Chelsfield 'pavilion' plans win race to transform Royal Docks and create over 9,000 new jobs

18 MARCH 2012

A historic part of east London which has lain derelict for decades is set to regain its former glory and become a major economic hub thanks to a £1.2 billion transformation, creating over 9,000 jobs, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced today (March 16th)

Time for results for Mayor’s youth violence programme, says Assembly

16 MARCH 2012

A new report[1] assesses progress made to date and the future prospects for the Mayor’s programmes[2] to tackle serious youth violence.

The report by the Assembly’s Time for Action Panel found uneven progress on the delivery of the Mayor’s five core intervention programmes[3] . While some projects are operational others have been slow to get going and have yet to fully prove their worth.

Six world leading race organisers shortlisted to run London Festival of Cycling

16 MARCH 2012

The Mayor of London has announced that six of the world’s leading race organisers have been short listed to run a two day festival of cycling in London next year. It will be the first large scale event to use the Olympic Park when it reopens and is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of tourists, generate jobs and generate tens of millions of pounds for the capital.