Mayor's press releases

EAST festival kicks off
4 March 2010

EAST is brought together by the Mayor of London and a range of organisations to showcase and celebrate the range of fantastic cultural activity that makes East London one of the most dynamic and creative parts of the capital.


Bus-related crime in London falls to a six year low after introduction of area Hub Teams
3 March 2010

Bus-related crime across the capital fell by 18 per cent in the first year of Boris Johnson’s administration, and has fallen by a further 10.5 per cent in a ten month period taking the figures to a six year low.

Dedicated to patrolling transport hubs in specified areas, the Mayor...

Mayor launches new fund to increase music education in the capital
2 March 2010

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today published 'Making Music Matter: Music Education Strategy for London 2010-2012' and unveiled plans for a new fund aimed at increasing...

1,700 of London’s empty homes brought back to life
27 February 2010

Over 1,700 of the capital’s abandoned, derelict and unused buildings have been brought back to life - providing urgently needed homes for hundreds of families across the city and revitalising communities, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson announced today.

Mayor unveils new bigger, brighter, greener Windrush Square in Brixton
26 February 2010

New public space in Lambeth creates focal point for residents

Improved square includes new water feature, better lighting and more open spaces

Following a nine month makeover and a GLA Group investment of £9.7m, a new-look Windrush Square was...

Mayor calls road management summit and strengthens capital's code
25 February 2010

Representatives of London’s major utilities met the Mayor at City Hall today (25 February) to sign up to a stronger version of the Mayor's Code of Conduct for roadworks in the capital. The Mayor has also invited the major utility companies and London’s boroughs to attend a road management...

London secures £17 million funding for UK’s largest electric vehicle charge point network
25 February 2010

Winning consortium led by TfL includes Sainsbury's, Tesco, Siemens, Nissan and Hertz to deliver 7500 charge points by 2013

The Mayor, Boris Johnson's, ambitious plans to make London the electric vehicle capital of Europe took a major step forward today with the confirmation of up to £17...

Fifty per cent capacity boost as DLR rolls out three-carriage trains
23 February 2010

Passengers on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) are set for a significant expansion in service as the first of a fleet of new three-carriage trains went into public service today.

An extra carriage is being added to trains on the railway's busiest route, Bank -...

Mayor of London signs European charter on migrant integration
22 February 2010

Mayors from some of Europe's biggest cities are gathering in London today for a major conference in City Hall hosted by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson and the European Commission, at which they will sign a charter setting out their vision for migrant integration policies.


New York follows London's lead as investment in new fashion talent pays off
19 February 2010

With London Fashion Week underway, schemes backed by the Mayor of London through the London Development Agency are playing a significant role in helping young designers develop their businesses, such as Louise Goldin, who is showing on Sunday.


Ending rough sleeping in London - one year on
15 February 2010

Outreach teams tackling rough sleeping on London's buses and a new street doctor service are just two of a raft of new measures helping to end rough sleeping on the capital's streets.

Over three-quarters of London’s most entrenched rough sleepers have been helped off the streets since...

Mayor and train companies get down to business
12 February 2010

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and senior representatives of the train companies serving Greater London have pledged to continue to work together to improve services for the capital’s rail passengers.

At a summit meeting in City Hall today (12 February) the parties followed up the...

Mayor welcomes start of Winter Games with Vancouver in the Square
12 February 2010
  • Giant screen in Trafalgar Square showing highlights of Vancouver opening ceremony
  • Olympics ice sculpture
  • Opportunity to try 'virtual' winter sports, including skiing, snowboarding and bobsleighing to mark start of Vancouver Games right here in the capital
Mayor opens London’s first new fire station in a decade
11 February 2010

The first new fire station to be built in the capital in over a decade, complete with state of the art facilities and top-notch green technology, was opened today by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

The new station, at Harold Hill, Havering, is the greenest ever to be built in London....

London Film Day brings simultaneous premieres of Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang to 15 cinemas across capital
11 February 2010

The Mayor of London has unveiled plans for LONDON FILM DAY, on Sunday 21 March, a major event for 2010 which will promote the cinema-going experience to people across the city and celebrate the film-making achievements of one of the world’s most cinematic capitals.