Surge in food poverty in capital during Covid-19 pandemic must end

During Thursday’s Mayor’s Question Time (MQT) meeting, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, asked Sadiq Khan about what more can be done to address the “scandal” of food poverty in the capital amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. Ms McCartney’s question came in the wake of Trussell Trust figures revealing an 81% increase in demand for … Continue reading Surge in food poverty in capital during Covid-19 pandemic must end

1,217 new affordable homes started in Enfield & Haringey by City Hall

1,217 new affordable homes were started by City Hall in Enfield & Haringey between April 2019 and March 2020, according to new figures from the Greater London Authority (GLA). This breaks down to 798 in Haringey and 419 in Enfield. Across London, this number exceeded 17,000, marking the highest number since records began in 2002/03. … Continue reading 1,217 new affordable homes started in Enfield & Haringey by City Hall

Government-imposed TfL bailout will hit poorest Londoners the hardest

Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, has hit out against the terms of the bailout deal the Government has imposed upon Transport for London (TfL), saying that they will “hit some of the poorest in our capital the hardest”. On Thursday evening, the Government agreed a last-minute £1.6 billion bailout package with TfL, due to the … Continue reading Government-imposed TfL bailout will hit poorest Londoners the hardest

Enfield & Haringey cultural venues need more support to stay afloat

Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, is calling for more support from central Government for struggling cultural venues who have been forced to close their doors due to the Covid-19 outbreak. This comes in the wake of the launch of a new £2.3 million Culture at Risk Business Support Fund being rolled out by … Continue reading Enfield & Haringey cultural venues need more support to stay afloat

Joanne welcomes TfL’s decision to improve hospital transport links

Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, has welcomed  Transport for London’s (TfL), decision to proceed with proposals to introduce a new bus route which will improve links to North Middlesex University Hospital. Following a public consultation, the new ‘456’ bus service is intended to replace the existing W10 route and run from Crews Hill … Continue reading Joanne welcomes TfL’s decision to improve hospital transport links