Local Labour Assembly Member Joanne McCartney yesterday welcomed colleagues voting against proposals to close 12 fire station(s) outlined in the Mayor’s draft London Fire Brigade budget.
Continue reading “Buck stops with Boris “
Local Labour London Assembly Members Joanne McCartney and Andrew Dismore have today welcomed the announcement that the North London Waste Authority are to withdraw their plans for a Mechanical Biological Treatment Plant on the Pinkham Way site.
Over the past year both members have consistently supported local residents and opposed the plan for a waste treatment facility to be built in the middle of a built up residential area of North London.
In a joint statement they said:
“The decision of the NLWA to listen to local people instead of trying to force this scheme through against residents’ wishes is welcome. The campaign against the Pinkham Way site has seen an extraordinary campaign from local residents. The decision to scrap these plans are a credit to the residents who have campaigned so hard.
“This isn’t over yet, we will need to keep a close eye on future proposals, but at least we can enter 2013 with renewed optimism. We would like to wish all of our constituents a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”
1. Joanne McCartney AM is the Labour London Assembly Member for Enfield & Haringey.
2. Andrew Dismore AM is the Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet & Camden.
3. Details of the decision of the North London Waste Authority can be found at http://www.nlwa.gov.uk/news/newsdetail/2012/12/21/announcement-on-nlwa-procurement
Mayor’s Question TIme – 19th December 2012
“Will you join other PCCs across the country in their calls to the Home Secretary to rethink the government’s dangerous strategy of imposing 20% budget cuts on police forces?”
Local Assembly Member Joanne McCartney AM visited workers at Royal Mail’s Enfield delivery office last week to meet the postmen and women who are in charge of delivering parcels and cards this Christmas.
Joanne McCartney was introduced to the postmen and women who are working hard to sort and deliver through the higher quantity of cards and parcels in the Enfield and Haringey area over the festive period.
“It was great to meet the hard-working Royal Mail postmen and women at Enfield delivery office and to see first-hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year.
“Postmen and women do such an important job at this time of year, with the added workload and having to negotiate the cold, unpredictable weather. The universal postal service is an invaluable public service. I would like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the very best over the busy festive period.”
1. The recommended last posting dates for mail are:
Thursday 20 December for 1st Class items
Tuesday 18 December for 2nd Class items
Saturday 22 December for Special Delivery items
2. The last recommended posting dates for international mail are:
Wednesday 5 December for airmail to Asia, Far East, Australia and New Zealand
Friday 7 December for airmail to South & Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East
Monday 10 December for airmail to Eastern Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan
Wednesday 12 December for airmail items to Western Europe