Speeding on the A10 – response from TfL

Last month I wrote to the Transport for London Commissioner Mike Brown, once again raising my concerns with the ongoing issue of speeding along the A10 Great Cambridge Road between Carterhatch Lane and Bullsmoor Lane. I have now received a response from TfL to my letter which you can read here.

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

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

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”