Mayor's press releases

Mayor’s plans to create 24,000 new homes and more than 55,000 jobs at Old Oak Common move a step closer
13 March 2014
Ambitious plans to transform one of the most deprived parts of London into a thriving new district with up to 24,000 new homes and more than 55,000 jobs have moved a step closer.
Mayor launches new drive to release land for hundreds more homes to rent
12 March 2014
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, has outlined plans to create more than 1,000 new high quality homes for long term private rent to help relieve pressure on the capital’s housing market, improve standards for tenants and boost the economy.
Mayor tells developers at MIPIM 'Sign new deal to sell homes to Londoners first'
11 March 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson will today tell developers at the international property forum at MIPIM in Cannes to join him in a new deal or concordat to market and sell London homes to Londoners first.
Suburbs transformed for cyclists in £100m ‘mini-Holland’ revolution
10 March 2014

All eight of the outer boroughs shortlisted for the “mini-Hollands” programme will win funding for substantial and transformative change, the Mayor Boris Johnson, announced today.

Team London Young Ambassadors programme hits 400 schools target ahead of schedule
7 March 2014

London schoolchildren head to Wembley to be part of UK's first ever We Day celebration. More than 400 schools across the capital have already signed up to the Mayor's Team London Young Ambassadors programme, which was set up last September to get more young people volunteering and involved in...

Mayor makes waves and announces mobile swimming pool scheme to visit three more boroughs
6 March 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson made waves earlier today (Thursday, March 6) when he announced that his flagship mobile swimming pool scheme is to visit another three boroughs before the end of the year.

Mayor gets Apprenticeship Week off to a ‘frying start'
3 March 2014

 Today (3 March) the Mayor of London got Apprenticeship Week cooking in the capital by revealing plans to create 7,000 new apprenticeship positions in the catering industry. The announcement takes him a step closer to achieving his target of 250,000 apprenticeships in London by 2016.

Mayor helps turn Dagenham gravel pit into hundreds of new homes at Lymington Fields
27 February 2014

A former gravel pit and landfill site in Dagenham is being transformed into a new £78.4 million scheme which will deliver hundreds of new homes on public land released by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.


Local community hub 639 Enterprise Centre becomes safe haven for young people
27 February 2014

The 639 High Road Enterprise Centre in Tottenham, which was set up with funding from the Mayor of London following the 2011 riots, is to become a CitySafe Haven, offering a place of refuge for vulnerable young people at risk. the 639 Enterprise Centre has already established itself as an...

“Sixties relics” to be ripped out as cycle transformation begins
26 February 2014

Thirty-three of London’s biggest and nastiest road junctions will be transformed in a £300 million programme to make them safer and less threatening for cyclists and pedestrians, the Mayor and TfL announced today.

Mayor’s budget delivering for London
14 February 2014
  • Sensible savings have once again delivered an affordable budget for hard working Londoners.
Mayor to use road cameras to deliver crime fighting boost for London
11 February 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today revealed proposals to boost crime fighting by giving the Met Police access to more than 1,000 automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) road cameras across the capital.

Artists Hans Haacke and David Shrigley awarded next two commissions for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square
7 February 2014

Hans Haacke and David Shrigley were announced today as the winning artists of the next two commissions for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Their designs will be unveiled in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Mayor meets young entrepreneurs inspiring others to follow in their flip-flops
6 February 2014

Today (6 February) the Mayor of London visited a pioneering south London small business on the verge of a global expansion that specialises in a product more often found on the beach than on the streets of the capital.

Award winning artist Jeremy Deller on the hunt for London's best young artists
3 February 2014

Turner Prize winner to judge this year's Fourth Plinth Schools Awards

Award-winning artist Jeremy Deller will judge this year's Fourth Plinth Schools Awards, it was announced today.