Mayor's press releases

Mayor signs up London's large fleet owners to 'go electric' and calls on others to do the same
8 June 2009

Addressing a major conference on low carbon transport, the Mayor announced that some of London's major fleet owners - who are already using electric vehicles on London's streets - have signed up to work together with City Hall to share their experiences and to help other organisations across...

2012 legacy rising steadily from the ground as new homes for Londoners take shape
8 June 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson revealed today that London’s 2012 legacy plans are firmly on track, with construction of the Olympic Village well advanced since the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) began building work a year ago. The Village, which lies adjacent to the Olympic Park site in...

Plans released to keep London moving
8 June 2009

The Mayor and Transport for London have unveiled a raft of extra services as part of a major effort to help Londoners and commuters get around the capital during the tube strike this week.

Plans include extra buses, access to all Greater London National Rail services with Oyster pay as...

Statement on appointment of new Home Secretary
5 June 2009

Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Vice Chair of the MPA, said:

‘I would like to congratulate the Rt. Hon. Alan Johnson MP on his appointment as the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Adult volunteers desperately needed to stop kids missing out says James Cleverly
5 June 2009

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London's Cycle Superhighways - First two routes unveiled
5 June 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today unveiled proposed routes for the first two of London’s twelve Cycle Superhighways - the corridors for cyclists that are a key part of his policy to stimulate a cycling revolution in the capital.

The two pilot routes, which will be up and running...

Mayor acts to protect views of capital's cherished landmarks
5 June 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has today delivered on another campaign pledge to strengthen the protection given to the historic views of London’s landmarks and World Heritage Sites. He has published new draft guidance that will help ensure they are not obscured or spoilt by development...

London is winning through recession says Mayor
4 June 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today welcomed the news that London, for the seventh year in a row, has retained its position as Europe’s most attractive city to invest in.

Mayor rolls up sleeves to 'clean and green' London and urges others to do the same
4 June 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, rolled up his sleeves today (Thursday 4 June) to help clear up a London river as part of a new drive to celebrate and encourage volunteering in the capital.

At the river Pool in Lewisham, the Mayor helped to remove litter and Himalayan Balsam - an...

History matters - why you should discover more tales of our dynamic city
3 June 2009

Get out and explore the capital. That's the message from London Mayor Boris Johnson, who today officially launched the month-long Story of London festival at the Tower of London.

Mayor paves way for multi-million pound renewal of Kidbrooke estate
3 June 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today approved plans to radically redevelop one of the largest and most deprived housing estates in London and improve the quality of life for thousands of local people.

Dated, crumbling housing on the Ferrier estate in Kidbrooke will be replaced by...

Boris Johnson says Fourth Plinth project will continue but backs memorial to Sir Keith Park
3 June 2009

Mayor of London Boris Johnson today met with Munira Mirza, Director of Arts, Culture and the Creative Industries Policy, and Ekow Eshun, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, who has recently been appointed Chair of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group.

It was the Mayor's...

Mayor calls on London's businesses to think global
1 June 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today unveiled his plans to help more London businesses to market their goods and services around the world and take advantage of the weak pound. A strong and growing export market is vital to helping London through the recession, ensure its...

Mayor announces £1.4 million for rape crisis centres
29 May 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has announced £1.4 million to improve the provision of rape crisis centres in London.

This funding over three years has been found through efficiency savings achieved since the Mayor took office and is an important step in delivering the manifesto...

Trafalgar Square fountains upgrade turns them 'green' and many other colours
29 May 2009

The latest stage in the transformation of Trafalgar Square is formally unveiled this week, following the refurbishment and contemporary makeover of the Grade II* listed fountains.