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 Johnson’s failing apprenticeship programme is entrenching London’s gender divide

Gender splits in London’s apprenticeships remain firmly entrenched, new analysis has revealed. Analysis of government data by Labour London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney, showed that last year men dominated at all levels in London’s construction and engineering industries, whilst women continued to lead the field in health, education and retail. Ms McCartney accused Boris Johnson … Continue reading Boris Johnson’s failing apprenticeship programme is entrenching London’s gender divide

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”

Joanne McCartney calls on TfL to protect night buses from cuts

There have been recent reports that hundreds of night buses which mirror night tube routes may be cut back. Whilst welcoming the introduction of the night tube I have called on TfL to pledge it will protect night bus services from cut backs when the night tube service is introduced in September this year. I have concerns … Continue reading Joanne McCartney calls on TfL to protect night buses from cuts

Tottenham Hale upgrade will improve passenger service

The plans for the Tottenham Hale station upgrade were detailed in papers for yesterday’s TfL Finance and Policy committee meeting. The ambitious scheme, estimated to cost £32 million is due for completion in 2018 and will include a full-scale refurbishment of the ticket office area. Proposals have also been made for the installation of a new … Continue reading Tottenham Hale upgrade will improve passenger service