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News from Caroline Pidgeon: One new bus for London will not cover up Boris Johnson’s real record on bus services

27 FEBRUARY 2012

Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the single new ‘routemaster’ bus that will start to operate from today on the 38 but route between Victoria Station and Hackney said:

Spring fever - Boris welcomes London Maslenitsa Festival

24 FEBRUARY 2012

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has welcomed the return of a special Maslenitsa spectacular in Trafalgar Square which will take place this Sunday.

 

Maslenitsa Festival is a traditional Russian festival to celebrate the end of the winter and the start of Lent. The London adaptation is the largest celebration of Russian culture, art, music and food anywhere outside Russia.

 

The week ahead at the London Assembly

24 FEBRUARY 2012

Public meetings and report launches coming up next week:

Tuesday 28 February 2012
London & Partners
Budget and Performance Committee – 10am in Committee Room 5
The Committee will question Gordon Innes, London & Partners Chief Executive, about how the Mayor’s promotional agency for London is spending its GLA grant funding.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Moore on 020 7983 4228

Wednesday 29 February 2012
Business Management and Administration Committee – 10am in Committee Room 5

TfL urged to improve ‘half-hearted’ approach to expanding river services

24 FEBRUARY 2012

The Mayor’s ambition to see passenger journeys on the Thames hit 12 million a year may be thwarted by the lack of a clear strategy, poor integration with other transport services and TfL’s half-hearted commitment to river services, a new report says today.

Despite some improvements[1] since the Transport Committee’s previous review of river services[2], today’s update report shows travel by river remains a poor relation to other transport modes.

The Mayor and Seb Coe urge green-fingered Londoners to 'Grow for Gold' in 2012

23 FEBRUARY 2012

  • Capital Growth launches The Big Dig weekend to help Londoners get involved in thriving food gardens in their neighbourhoods
  • Small grants available to community groups wanting to set up their own gardens

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and LOCOG Chairman, Seb Coe today showed off the benefits of urban food growing, as they launched The Big Dig volunteer gardening weekend.

Assembly report ‘lights the way’ for neighbourhood plan success

23 FEBRUARY 2012

The Mayor and local authorities must make space in London’s complex planning system for neighbourhood plans if local people are to effectively wield the power the Localism Act promises them[1], a new London Assembly report says today.

GIANT CHILD ON ROCKING HORSE UNVEILED IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE TODAY

23 FEBRUARY 2012

The new commission for the Fourth Plinth, Powerless Structures, Fig. 101, by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, was unveiled today in London’s Trafalgar Square.
 
Commissioned by the Mayor of London and supported by Arts Council England, AlixPartners and Louis Vuitton, the 4.1m high golden bronze sculpture portrays a boy astride his rocking horse.

NEWS FROM JOHN BIGGS: Mayor Johnson's record challenged by John Biggs AM

23 FEBRUARY 2012

 

Boris Johnson this week came under pressure from local Assembly member John Biggs over his record as Mayor. John said the Mayor had broken his promises on youth violence, easing the financial burden on Londoners and increasing police numbers.

NEWS FROM JOHN BIGGS; Mayor Johnson's record challenged by John Biggs AM

23 FEBRUARY 2012

Boris Johnson this week came under pressure from local Assembly member John Biggs over his record as Mayor. John said the Mayor had broken his promises on youth violence, easing the financial burden on Londoners and increasing police numbers.