Mayor Sadiq Khan has been criticised for failing to support London’s printing trade after it emerged promotional materials produced for his flagship #Londonisopen campaign had been produced outside the capital.
In recent years both former Mayor Boris Johnson and national government slashed funding to the London Fire Brigade, decisions which critics blame for the closure of 10 fire stations and the scrapping of 14 operational fire engines.
After a bit of chasing I finally received a response from Transport for London and City Hall to my request for the “emails, briefing documents and other paperwork between TfL and City Hall” relating to Sadiq’s fares freeze.
During his successful campaign to become London’s third directly elected Mayor, Mr Khan promised to create a more equal city where social mobility was an option for all.
Starting from October 7th trains will run 24 hours at weekends, making it easier for Londoners to travel home after events at key attractions, including The O2, Wembley Stadium and Stratford, along the line.
When Sadiq announced his fares freeze he failed to publish the advice which he’d relied on and is now failing to deliver on his pledge “to lead the most transparent, engaged and accessible administration London has ever seen”.
In her new role she’ll be responsible for delivering the Mayor’s environmental polices and lead on the Energy for Londoners initiative which will help Londoners generate more low-carbon electricity boost recycling rates and cut landfill.
From this weekend, routes 34, 123, 145, 158, 296, E1 and W3 will run every 30 minutes throughout Friday and Saturday nights, while the W7 will operate every 20 minutes.
The service, originally due to start last year, is expected to provide a significant boost to the economy by making it quicker and easier for Londoners to get home after enjoying the city’s night life.