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 … Continue reading Boris Johnson’s Special Constable pledge in tatters as numbers plummet

Boris overruling the Fire Authority and axing 13 London fire engines is “irresponsible and dangerous”

Labour London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney has hit out at the Mayor of London after he said he would overrule the London Fire Authority after they voted not to scrap thirteen London fire engines. The decision not to cut the fire engines was taken on Wednesday (17th) by members of the London Fire and Emergency … Continue reading Boris overruling the Fire Authority and axing 13 London fire engines is “irresponsible and dangerous”

Comment on a new HMIC report on the Metropolitan Police which finds the force “requires improvement”

Commenting on a new HMIC report on the Metropolitan Police which finds the force “requires improvement” Labour’s London Assembly Policing spokesperson, Joanne McCartney AM said: “This is an extremely worrying report from HMIC, the judgement that the Met requires improvement is something we should all take incredibly seriously. “At the heart of the problems identified … Continue reading Comment on a new HMIC report on the Metropolitan Police which finds the force “requires improvement”

Joanne McCartney AM praises support provided at Canaan Kitchen

London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney AM visited Canaan Kitchen in Tottenham this last week to help serve healthy hot meals with volunteers and meet the vulnerable people the Canaan Kitchen supports. Run by the OK Foundation, the Canaan Kitchen provides support to up to 50 vulnerable people each week in Tottenham. The Canaan Kitchen project … Continue reading Joanne McCartney AM praises support provided at Canaan Kitchen

Ticket offices at Great Northern stations facing axe

Proposals to close ticket offices at Alexandra Palace, Enfield Chase and Palmers Green, Hornsey and Winchmore Hill stations have been announced. A public consultation will be held on the proposals which would see station staff moved from ticket offices to the station forecourt.  However, there are concerns that the proposals could ultimately result in cuts … Continue reading Ticket offices at Great Northern stations facing axe