Duty Officer Update – 19 September 2014

19 September 2014

Overview of My Week


Like many other Londoners I was woken in the night by impressively loud thunder and heavy rain. As I lay in bed I was very grateful that I was tucked up inside and my roof is no longer leaking! A Yellow Met Office warning remains in place until 10.00 tomorrow - more details later in the blog.

Keeping London's New Year's Eve Fireworks safe and fun for all

16 September 2014

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, explains why he’s introducing ticketing for this year’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks celebrations.

Hello folks. I know it’s a few months away, but I want to talk to you about New Year’s Eve - specifically, our amazing fireworks show. London’s renowned around the world for this spectacular event, held against the backdrop of our city’s glorious skyline.

A new guide to City Hall

16 September 2014

We’ve put together a new guide to City Hall. We hope it will help Londoners better understand how London’s government is run.

You may wonder why we needed the guide in the first place. Well the answer is that we want to help Londoners to be better informed about the role of the Mayor and the London Assembly and everything that goes on here at City Hall.

The guide offers a simple, at a glance overview of what we do at City Hall, including how the Mayor's budget is allocated, our areas of work and how to get involved.

London's season of creativity

15 September 2014

Okay, we’re slightly biased but we reckon the next few months will show us and the rest of the world why London’s the creative capital of the world. 

From London Fashion Week to London Design Festival, Frieze Art Fair and the BFI London Film Festival, there’s a plethora of creative events to inspire and delight. All are backed by the Mayor of London don’t you know!

Duty Officer Update - 12 Sept 2014

12 September 2014

This week there was the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the USA, and we expanded our knowledge of flood risks in London.

Why I'm excited about the Mayor's 'Crossrail for bikes'

8 September 2014

Long-time London cyclist and City Hall copywriter, Helen, explains why she’s excited about the Mayor’s 'Crossrail for bikes' plan...

Last week the Mayor unveiled plans for 18-miles of largely protected cycleways in central London. These tracks will allow people to cycle all the way north-south from Elephant & Castle to Kings Cross, and east-west from Barking to Acton almost completely separated from traffic.

Bringing Chrisp Street Market back to life

5 September 2014

Chef Richard Caley explains how he became involved in the project to rejuvenate Chrisp Street Market in Tower Hamlets.

A few years ago, I had to give up my job in financial services when my partner became ill. As she got worse, I had to take over in the kitchen and soon developed a passion for cooking.

I started cooking for Waitrose’s restaurant and doing private parties in people’s homes, but had to stop work to become a full-time carer and got involved in volunteering.


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