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Mayor's press releases

Construction site equipment to meet world-first tough new air quality standards
1 September 2015

Construction site managers throughout London will from today be required to retrofit or replace old, polluting machinery in a world-first step to help clean up the capital’s air and reduce damaging emissions from diggers, bulldozers and related vehicles.

Safer Lorry Scheme to go further as ban on unsafe HGVs starts
1 September 2015

· Mayor hails success of scheme to fit safety equipment to HGVs in London
· “Direct-vision” cab-door windows and new use of planning powers are next steps

Sign up to the Build Your Own London Home Register
26 August 2015

Londoners are today encouraged to sign up to a new register that will gauge city-wide interest in a programme which could see councils allocate plots of land for small-scale housebuilding across the city.

City Hall gives Greenwich cruise liner terminal green light
25 August 2015


A new cruise liner terminal that will bring thousands of tourists to the capital every year was given the green light by the Mayor of London’s Office today (25 August).

Mayor announces Black History Month celebration with African festival in Trafalgar Square
20 August 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed more details of the African festival he is bringing to Trafalgar Square on Saturday 10 October, as part of the capital's Black History Month celebrations.

Mayor, TfL and Royal Parks reach agreement on final section of East-West Cycle Superhighway, with a segregated track by Buckingham Palace
20 August 2015

New proposals for the last remaining central London section of the Mayor’s flagship East-West Cycle Superhighway have been published.

Mayor’s £100,000 boost for volunteering in local communities
14 August 2015

A people’s café, a ‘speed-greening’ project and a gym group that helps the elderly are among 16 inspirational projects to win Mayoral funding to increase volunteering opportunities for Londoners. Funding between £2,500 and £10,000 has been given to a range of projects across the capital through...

Mayor appoints Edi Truell to key pensions role
14 August 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has appointed Edi Truell as his Advisor on Pensions and Investments, to drive forward collaboration between public sector pension funds and invest the proceeds in infrastructure and housing in London and across the country.

Mayor urges A-Level students to consider apprenticeships
13 August 2015
As thousands of Londoners receive their A-Level results this morning the Mayor of London is reminding them that an apprenticeship could potentially be a fantastic first step in their career. 
Mayor celebrates delivery of 100 pocket parks across London
12 August 2015



A green scheme launched by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to create 100 new pocket parks in the capital has been so successful there are plans to roll it out across the country.

Mayor welcomes new support for international tourists in London, one of the safest big cities on earth
11 August 2015
· New International Victim Support Service for foreign nationals affected by crime
London businesses urged to step up to the 2015 Business Energy Challenge
7 August 2015
The Business Energy Challenge awards, now in their second year, celebrate private sector businesses who have made the biggest difference to their energy consumption by switching to cleaner, energy efficient technologies and slashed their energy bills in the process.
Barbara Windsor MBE joins the Mayor’s Team London Ambassadors to welcome visitors from around the world
5 August 2015
Team London Ambassadors are out at key locations to provide a warm welcome to the capital’s visitors this summer 
Mayor and Commissioner celebrate record numbers of young police volunteers
3 August 2015
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Sir Bernard Hogan Howe today praised the increasingly important role of young police volunteers in the capital, as the number of 10-19 year old Volunteer Police Cadets reaches a record high.