Londoners will have an opportunity to hear Mayor Boris Johnson’s plans for the capital next month when he hosts the first annual State of London Debate of his term of office.
City Hall officials say youth crime will be top of the agenda and the Mayor will set out his plans to tackle this and provide opportunities for youngsters to turn away from a life of crime and violence.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “I am inviting Londoners to come to my first State of London debate because I want to hear their views on how we can, as a community, tackle the menace of gangs, guns and knife crime.”
”Tackling crime, and youth crime in particular, is my top priority and I want to build on the things I have done within my first weeks as Mayor, such as banning alcohol on Tubes and buses and putting uniformed officers at major transport hubs.“
Other confirmed speakers include the Mayor’s advisor on youth issues Ray Lewis, actor and TV presenter Ross Kemp and Munira Mirza, the Mayor’s Director of Policy, Arts, Culture and the Creative Industries.
The State of London Debate 2008 will be held Wednesday 25 June 2008 at Central Hall.
Entrance free but attendees must register in advance by calling 020 7983 4748 or online at: www.london.gov.uk/stateoflondon