Boris launches new £3m riot recovery fund

Debris in St John's Road, Clapham Junction after looters rampaged. Photo: MayorWatch

Boris Johnson has launched a new fund to help businesses across England recover from the early August riots. The Mayor has partnered with leading firms to create the High Street Fund, a charitable body which will make grants to those businesses affected by robbery and fire damage.

UKIP ask Londoners to select Mayoral candidate

MOPAC is to move some of its staff to CIty Hall at a cost of £1.5m.  Photo: MayorWatch

Londoners are being asked to select a UKIP candidate to take on Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone and Jenny Jones in next year’s Mayor of London election. The party has shortlisted six contenders and is now inviting anyone who lives, works, owns property or visits London to take part in an online poll to select a […]

City Hall pledges £50m for communities blighted by riots

The Mayor has pledged £50m to regenerate looted areas. Photo: MayorWatch

Boris Johnson is to invest £50m in the regeneration of town centres damaged by this week’s looting and disorder. City Hall says the money is “in addition” to the Mayor’s Outer London Fund and will be spent on projects which secure “major long term improvements”.

Recall the London Assembly, it has questions to ask

AMs will vote on the Mayor's budget . Photo: MayorWatch

When Adam and I interviewed Deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes last year he made a very important point about the relevance of the London Assembly to ordinary Londoners: “I think there’s more the Assembly could do, good in-depth stuff rather than political point scoring. The objective of [the 7/7] report was to improve the […]

Wandsworth council promises financial help for looted stores

Debris in St John's Road, Clapham Junction after looters rampaged. Photo: MayorWatch

Shops in the Clapham Junction area damaged by this week’s rioters will be eligible for up to £15,000 of assistance from Wandsworth council. The council is extending its Town Centre Improvement Scheme to those shops and business which suffered criminal damage over the last few days. On Monday looters damaged shops in and around Clapham […]