Mayor's press releases

Don't miss out on 2012 Games Mayor tells London businesses
9 March 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today urged London’s businesses to exploit all the opportunities that are coming to London as it prepares to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

His call comes as a major London Development Agency campaign begins to help London's businesses...

Deputy Mayor and Acting MPS Deputy Commissioner visit new initiative to stop re-offending and cut crime
5 March 2009

Deputy Mayor for Policing, Kit Malthouse, and MPS Acting Deputy Commissioner, Tim Godwin, today visited the London Diamond Initiative based in Deptford police station to see first-hand how this innovative scheme, which builds on the success of the Safer Neighbourhoods Programme, is working to...

Mayor announces first public debate for women in London
5 March 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced his first public debate aimed specifically at women in London.

Speaking tonight ahead of International Women’s Day at his second People’s Question Time in Tower Hamlets, he also praised the awesome contribution of women to the ongoing...

Come to London, says Mayor
5 March 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson called on international businesses wanting to trade in the global market to make London their base as the capital is rated the top global financial centre in a new survey published today by the City of London.

The Global Financial Services Index of...

London's cultural powerhouse explored in 2009 EAST festival
5 March 2009

The EAST Festival returns for its third year championing the vibrant and unique cultural life of East London over six days from Thursday 5 to Tuesday 10 March 2009.

With over 300 events, many of them free, presented by over 100 organisations EAST will put the spotlight on the unique...

Mayor of London reveals winners of £6 million parks bonanza
4 March 2009

110,000 Londoners vote for ten favourite winning parks

The Mayor today (Wednesday 4 March) revealed the top-ten winning parks, which thousands of Londoners have voted to each receive a £400,000 makeover. The Mayor also announced which major London park is set to get a £2million cash...

Millions to help first time buyers
3 March 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), today unveiled a multi-million pound initiative which will help thousands of Londoners to get onto the property ladder as well as providing millions of pounds to kick start affordable housing developments that have...

Mayor of London Boris Johnson welcomes St David's Day
1 March 2009

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has sent greetings for St David's Day

The Mayor said:

"Happy St David's day to all of you. It's with great pleasure that I can tell you that the Red Dragon will be hoisted over city hall this Sunday and fly for two days as a tribute to your patron...

Channel rail link wins Mayor's planning award for excellence
24 February 2009

The London section of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, High Speed One, has received the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson's Award for Planning Excellence at the London Planning Awards today.

The rail link stretching from London to the north of the Thames, before heading out into Kent,...

Statement from the Mayor
24 February 2009

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said,

“I welcome the report of Jonathan Goolden. He concludes that I did not fail to comply with the Code of Conduct of the MPA and GLA and that I did not disclose confidential information, improperly confer and advantage or disadvantage or bring my office...

Mayor on course to deliver thousands of new apprenticeships in capital
23 February 2009

As national Apprenticeship Week begins, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that the GLA group is well on its way to providing more than 3,000 apprenticeships over the next three years. A raft of different training opportunities, including work placements will be on offer,...

London's food 'carbon footprint' revealed in report
20 February 2009

Londoners eat a staggering eight billion meals a year and produce nearly 19 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, a report reveals.

Capital Growth welcomes British Waterways on board to grow food on London's canals
19 February 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Rosie Boycott, chair of London Food, have today welcomed British Waterways as a major new sign-up to the Capital Growth project to find 2,012 new food growing spaces in London by 2012.

British Waterways is working with Capital Growth experts to...

Pulling together in face of economic downturn - Mayor
19 February 2009

Boris Johnson today outlined his commitment to work with London’s boroughs to tackle the financial downturn and confirmed his support for a series of innovative measures that councils across the capital are taking to support businesses and jobseekers.

The Mayor’s Economic Recovery Action...

Waste Board sets up "dating agency" to help manage London's rubbish and boost recycling
18 February 2009

A waste 'dating agency' is being set up by the London Waste and Recycling Board to deal with the 21 million tonnes of rubbish produced in London each year.

The new brokerage service will link up waste producers with site owners, London boroughs and energy users and aims to provide new...