T-charge launch: Scheme is ‘a £23million attack on London’s small businesses and poorest drivers’

Mayor’s assessments show T-charge will have ‘negligible’ impact on air quality Expected to reduce poisonous gases by just 1-3% Charge will cost London’s poorest drivers £23million a year Small businesses and self-employed could be hammered by fees Mayor accused of ‘blowing smoke’ with T-charge effectiveness claims   The Mayor of London has ‘launched an attack on small businesses and London’s poorest drivers’ by introducing a…

Mayor has ‘torn up years of work’ with new Gallions Reach proposals

– Anger over new Mayor’s lack of consultation over DLR extension The Mayor of London has ‘torn up years of hard work’ by announcing plans to extend the DLR at Gallions Reach, according to Bexley and Bromley’s London Assembly Member. Conservative Assembly Member Gareth Bacon said TfL had spent years working on proposals for new road bridges in east London, including countless meetings and two…

Sound cannon could save lives in emergency situations

“Sound cannon” or Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) could be a safer, cheaper and more effective alternative to water cannon, without the mobility issues, according to Conservative London Assembly Member Tony Arbour. Priced from £18k – 25 times cheaper than the proposed cost of water cannon – the fixed unit looks like a satellite dish, and emits a targeted, high pitched alarm tone in short…

Rapists and paedophiles lost in London whilst on supervision

‘With 159 serious sex offenders wanted or missing in London alone¹, how many crooks have been ‘lost’ across the UK?’ 63 serious sex offenders have gone completely missing in London, whilst on supervision. Under “Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements” (MAPPA)², the national probation service, HM prison service and the Met are responsible for managing serious sexual and violent criminals, once they complete their sentence. However, the…

"Police and TfL must urgently clamp down on dangerous driving as London’s buses hit 2 people a day"

Alarming figures reveal over 15 pedestrians and cyclists are hit by London’s buses every week.* London Assembly Member Roger Evans is urging the Met Police Commissioner to see what can be done to cut down on the number of road accidents. Roger Evans said: “These figures are shockingly high. Since 2007, TfL buses have hit just under 2 pedestrians on average every day, and one…