Mayor's press releases

Mayor invites comments on plans to create 24,000 new homes and more than 55,000 jobs at Old Oak Common
18 June 2014

A consultation launches today (Wednesday 18 June) to hear views on plans for the Mayor of London to be given overall responsibility for the future regeneration of Old Oak Common and Park Royal.


London housing zones to create 50,000 new homes
13 June 2014
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, and Mayor of London, Boris Johnson have announced today (Friday June 13) that 50,000 new homes, across twenty new housing zones, will be created in London, while visiting a prospective new zone in Enfield,...
Jazzie B named London Legend at first London Music Awards
11 June 2014

Jazzie B, founder of chart topping dance music pioneers Soul II Soul, will receive the London Legend accolade at the inaugural London Music Awards, a glittering event hosted by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson at the Roundhouse. Also being recognised are Sir Antonio Pappano and Lord Lloyd...

More than 1,000 London schools sign-up to Mayor’s health drive
9 June 2014

Over a 1,000 schools in London - 40 per cent - have signed up to the Mayor’s Healthy Schools London (HSL) programme to improve pupils’ health and wellbeing, it was announced today at an awards ceremony in City Hall.

Mayor welcomes Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay to London
6 June 2014
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson was joined by Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champion Christine Ohuruogu MBE and local schoolchildren today, when he welcomed the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay to the capital, part of the England leg of a journ...
The Mayor, Zac Goldsmith & Richard Reed give £15,000 prize to student Eco-Entrepreneur
5 June 2014

An initiative allowing the public to group together by ‘crowd sourcing’ to buy and supply energy has won a £15,000 prize from the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson at the 2014 Low Carbon Entrepreneur Award Ceremony.

Mayor urges local charities to bid for volunteering cash
4 June 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is calling on small charities across the capital to apply for new funding as part of his drive to boost volunteering.  

Mayor launches drive to help young people’s job prospects through volunteering
3 June 2014

Young Londoners are being offered the opportunity to gain valuable experience and increase their future employability as a result of two new volunteering schemes being launched by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to coincide with National Volunteers’ Week (1st – 7th

Mayor kick starts London’s spring clean with £50,000 for hundreds of local events
2 June 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today launched hundreds of local clean-up events to help spruce up the capital for the summer, with £50,000 worth of grants and clean-up kits from City Hall.
Mayor hosts international summit as London turns a corner on gang crime
2 June 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has set out how he plans to build on the positive progress being made to tackle gang crime in London. Addressing a major summit at City Hall, bringing together some of the top experts from across the globe working on gangs, the Mayor said that whilst targeted...

Mayor’s food scheme saving restaurants, pubs & hotels 70 stone ‘food mountains’
30 May 2014
Restaurants, pubs & hotels  are being invited to save thousands of pounds and massively cut the amount of food they waste, under a scheme supported by the Mayor Boris Johnson.
Mayor approves Westfield expansion
30 May 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has approved plans to extend the Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush and build more than 1,300 homes.

Mayor launches first London Rental Standard
28 May 2014
  • A city-wide badge of accreditation for London’s landlords
  • Enabling Londoners to rent with confidence
Mayor backs police road safety operation as serious cyclist injuries fall by 28 per cent
27 May 2014

The annual figures measuring death and serious injury to cyclists in London reveal a significant drop in the numbers killed or seriously injured in 2013 compared to the previous year.


Mayor welcomes plans to build pioneering biomedical engineering centre at Imperial
27 May 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday, May 27) welcomed news that Imperial College London is to build a pioneering biomedical engineering centre and believes that it will cement London and the South East’s reputation as “one of the leading regions in the world for gam