Notting Hill Carnival hits the headlines every year, but sadly, the focus is often around crime. Are the police and other organisations justified in their criticisms of safety at Carnival?
The London Assembly writes...
Guest articles from the London Assembly on their work scrutinising mayor Boris Johnson and investigating matters of concern to Londoners.
The safety of buses has deteriorated in the last year. There were 4,297 injuries between April and December 2015, compared with 4,196 over the same period the year before (an increase of 2.5 per cent). However, the number of casualties being taken to hospital decreased by 4.2 per cent over the same period, suggesting that the increase was driven by a rise in minor injuries.
While our annual cycle of scrutiny actually begins in July, when the Mayor publishes his budget guidance for the GLA Group, our work really ramps up in the late autumn, when we start looking at the Mayor’s budget proposals for the next year.
The London Assembly Committees have been working flat out over the past year on a number of cross-party reports.
Demand for homes will rise even further, but we know the capital is currently delivering less than half and maybe only a quarter of the new homes it needs annually.