Joanne McCartney AM assists local police with tackling abuses of disabled blue badges in Operation Bodmin

London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney AM recently observed a local police operation in Haringey, tackling disability parking permit fraud for the rights of disabled drivers. So far a success, Operation Bodmin has seen blue badge abusers held accountable and badges confiscated. An important issue for local residents, Ms McCartney was “glad to see action taken to help make a difference.” Continue reading “Joanne McCartney AM assists local police with tackling abuses of disabled blue badges in Operation Bodmin”

Bobbies pulled off the beat in Enfield and Haringey every month to plug gaps elsewhere

Enfield and Haringey’s police officers are being routinely ‘abstracted’ from their local beats to plug gaps in London-wide public order operations new figures have revealed. The new data found that 297 officer shifts on average are being lost from Enfield police force every month and 266 from Haringey according to Metropolitan Police statistics provided to Labour’s London Assembly policing spokesperson Joanne McCartney.                                           Continue reading “Bobbies pulled off the beat in Enfield and Haringey every month to plug gaps elsewhere”

Over 2,000 cancellations on the West Anglia Main Line since TfL’s takeover

Over 2,000 trains have been cancelled on the West Anglia Main Line since Transport for London (TfL) took control of the service last May, new data has shown. Local London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney AM received data from the Mayor of London showing that services running between Liverpool Street and Enfield Town had been subject to 2,068 cancellations since 31 May 2015. Meanwhile 1,007 services during that period were run with just four carriages instead of the eight car trains promised as part of TfL’s takeover. Joanne McCartney said the poor service was “hugely disappointing” for commuters.  Continue reading “Over 2,000 cancellations on the West Anglia Main Line since TfL’s takeover”

Mayor breaks his promise to reopen Bowes Road footbridge this March

The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed that they will not reopen the Bowes Road footbridge this month as promised. TfL had promised that the footbridge would reopen by 29th March 2016, but told London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney AM that there have been further delays to the works. The news of the delayed reopening comes almost two years after Ms McCartney first raised her concerns with TfL and almost a year after she escalated her concerns to the Mayor of London when TfL missed their original target of April 2015.
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Boris Johnson’s Special Constable pledge in tatters as numbers plummet

The Mayor of London’s promise to “double the number of Special Officers to 10,000” looks to be in tatters after the Met’s latest figures showed that there are now only 3,253 Specials in the capital, 43% fewer than in May 2012 when he made the pledge. In Enfield the number fell 35% from 156 in May 2012 to only 101 in December 2015 and in Haringey, the number fell 46% from 148 to only 80.

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