Mayor's press releases

Volunteering legacy continues two years on from the London 2012 Games
25 July 2014

• More Team London Ambassadors to provide warm welcome to capital's visitors this summer
• Team London volunteers give one million hours since 2011
• Spirit of 2012 Trust invests £450,000 to expand Team London Young Ambassadors programme

Mayor of London announces £1m investment in FreeSport programme
24 July 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today announced (July 24) a new partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain to give tens of thousands of Londoners the chance to try new sports and activities.


Mayor announces developer to build Royal Docks ‘floating village’
23 July 2014
Plans to build Britain’s first ‘floating village’ at London’s Royal Docks moved a step closer today after the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, revealed that Carillion Igloo Genesis had won the competition to design and build it.
Mayor welcomes home in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for 9/11 artwork
23 July 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has tonight welcomed a decision by London Legacy Development Corporation planning decisions committee to approve a location for 'After 9/11’, a public artwork made from World Trade Centre steel recovered from Ground Zero and comm...

Mayor announces London’s first strategy to tackle business crime
23 July 2014

• England's first Business Crime Resilience Centre to protect SMEs from fraud
• Mayor of London to convene an annual Business Crime Summit  

Blueprint for rejuvenated Southall published
22 July 2014

A blueprint for a rejuvenated Southall that maximises the enormous potential of Crossrail has been published by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Ealing Council.

Mayor allocates funds to build thousands more low cost homes for Londoners
22 July 2014

London boroughs and housing associations were today given a huge boost as the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, allocated almost half a billion pounds to over 50 housing providers to build thousands of new affordable homes in the capital.

Mayor secures extra £2.4 million to improve support for crime victims in London
21 July 2014

• Comes as major review into the treatment of crime victims and witnesses, led by the Victims’ Commissioner Baroness Newlove, is published

Mayor announces major new plans for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park & Stratford to
21 July 2014

• International design team sought to design 'Olympicopolis' - a world-class new cultural and educational quarter at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
• Victoria and Albert Museum, University College London and Sadler’s Wells will be part of the project

Young musicians from across London hit the streets in bid to be crowned busker of the year
18 July 2014

• As Mayor's #BackBusking campaign continues, 200 acts battle it out in UK's biggest street music competition
• Catch them live over next three weeks on the Tube, at Network Rail stations, St Paul's Cathedral, Somerset House, Regent Street, Westfield and other prime locations

Mayor announces ambitious new pilots to tackle child obesity through schools and communities
18 July 2014

• Lambeth and Croydon each win c£600k to pioneer school-based & community projects to improve health and attainment
• Five-year pilot – Lighter London - aims to tackle child obesity and diet related health issues
• Major retailers Morrisons, Sainsbury’s & Tesco sign up to...

Mayor welcomes London’s big crime drop – outpacing the rest of the country
17 July 2014

Official annual crime figures released today demonstrate the clear progress being made by the Metropolitan Police Service in cutting crime in the capital compared to the rest of England and Wales. London saw a total of 698,729 offences in 2013/14 – down by over 70,000 offences in a single year...

Mayor puts high streets at the heart of plans for new jobs and growth
17 July 2014
Another 155,000 new homes and hundreds of thousands of new jobs could be delivered in and around the capital’s town centres, according to a major new action plan to boost London’s high streets released by the Mayor today (17 July). 
Architects showcase striking designs for Heathrow City
16 July 2014

Three leading firms of architects have released designs for the redevelopment of Heathrow Airport into a new town that could potentially support 90,000 new jobs, provide homes for up to 190,000 people and add £7.5 billion to the UK economy.

Mayor moves to secure future of Fulham Boys School as September 2014 opening is confirmed
16 July 2014

- Mayor's intervention will allow the Fulham Boys School to open as planned on its temporary site this September
- Mayor guarantees a permanent site in Fulham will be found, allowing the Education Funding Agency to release funds immediately
- City Hall secures agreement on a longer...