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Mayor's press releases

London cycling now the highest on record as rate of deaths and serious injuries falls to lowest ever level
4 June 2015

More people are cycling in London than at any time since records began, new TfL figures show.

2014 was also the safest year on record for London cyclists. Cycling on the TfL main roads rose by 11 per cent last year and has increased by 59 per cent since the Mayor took office in 2008.

Mayor updates guidelines on building quality homes for Londoners
3 June 2015

The Mayor of London has released updated planning guidance that aims to maximise the construction of quality homes for Londoners, a vital step in achieving the goal of building 49,000 houses a year in order to keep up with London’s booming population.

Mayor confirms plans to roll out 20,000 police body cameras across the Met
3 June 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has confirmed plans are underway to equip all neighbourhood and response officers across the Metropolitan police with Body Worn Video cameras, to help them fight crime and boost public confidence. The move will make the new technology available to more...

Mayor launches new multi-million pound Low Emission Neighbourhoods scheme
29 May 2015

London boroughs are invited to put together ambitious plans to tackle air quality hotspots, under a ground-breaking new Low Emission Neighbourhood scheme. Up to two £1 million Low Emission Neighbourhoods will be funded as part of the Mayor’s £20 million Air Quality Fund.

Mayor plants final ‘Paralympic inspired tree’ in new Olympic Park orchard to mark London Tree Week
26 May 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today planted the final tree in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s brand new orchard, made up of 55 new fruit trees including one for each of the gold medal winners at the London 2012 Paralympic games.

City Hall hosts cyber security masterclasses to help London Businesses get ‘online savvy’
26 May 2015
The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime and Federation of Small Businesses are running a series of free masterclasses to help the capital’s small and medium sized businesses buff up on cyber security.
Young Londoners take part in silent march to City Hall
22 May 2015

200 pupils from the Jo Richardson Community School in Dagenham will head to City Hall tomorrow today, when they take part in a silent march, aimed at raising awareness of a variety of contemporary issues, ranging from bullying to racism to child labour and self-harm to homophobia to terrorism....

Mayor expands Met’s use of number plate cameras to boost crime fighting
22 May 2015

he Mayor, Boris Johnson, has more than doubled the number of high-tech cameras used by the Police (MPS) to help identify criminals and bring them to justice. Around 2,300 Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras are now in use for policing purposes in London after the MPS were granted...

Mayor lines up Albert Island as the latest development opportunity in the Royal Docks
21 May 2015

The Mayor of London is planning to redevelop Albert Island, a slab of land owned by the Greater London Authority in London’s Royal Docks, where there is the potential to create hundreds of new jobs and build vital new marine facilities.

Mayor publishes guidance for planners on meeting social needs of Londoners
21 May 2015
With London now home to more people than ever before, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has issued detailed planning guidance to ensure the capital has the schools, hospitals, open spaces and places of worship it needs to flourish. 
London Tree Week: Tree Route phone app, National Gallery talks & tours and historic tree walks
20 May 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has confirmed details for this year's London Tree Week, which returns on Saturday 23 May and runs until Sunday 31 May.

Early release tickets out in June for London's New Year's Eve celebrations
20 May 2015

For the second year running, people wanting to watch the Mayor of London's New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations will need a ticket, following a successful trial in 2014. To help those coming from far away, or needing to plan ahead, a limited number of tickets are being released on 19 June. The...

Last chance for young London musicians to sign up for one of the country's biggest music events
19 May 2015

With just two weeks to go for entries, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson is urging young London musicians and singers bidding for stardom to enter this year's Gigs busking competition.

Mayor seeks new powers over private hire trade and unsafe pedicabs‎ ‎
15 May 2015
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today pledged to push for new powers to enable him to cap the number of Private Hire Vehicles in the capital.
Mayor's new funding for 'social supermarkets' reducing food poverty and waste
14 May 2015

London boroughs can bid for a share of £300,000 to help create ‘social supermarkets’ that make otherwise unwanted food available cheaply to those on very low incomes