Mayor's press releases

Enfield band Stella Star crowned Gigs Champion 2013
9 September 2013

Stella Star, a young band from Enfield, have been crowned Gigs Champion 2013.

Mayor funds scheme to tackle adult reoffending in the capital
9 September 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is providing almost £2million in funding for an innovative scheme to tackle adult reoffending across the London boroughs of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham.

London's hottest new music talent to be crowned Gigs Champion 2013
6 September 2013

Eighteen of London's most talented young musical acts are set to battle this weekend for the top honours in the grand final of Gigs Big Busk, the biggest music competition of its kind in the UK.
 

Mayor backs new drive to bring arts and culture to more Londoners across the capital
6 September 2013
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has welcomed an ambitious new initiative, which will see leading arts venues around the capital bringing newly commissioned outdoor theatrical work to local high streets. 
 
Mayor calls on sports clubs to apply for funding to improve facilities and buildings
5 September 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is calling on sports clubs around the capital to apply for funding from his Sports Facilities Fund, part of his Sports Legacy Programme, which aims to boost opportunities for Londoners to participate in sporting activity....

New report reveals London’s booming green economy – ‘driving our economic recovery’
5 September 2013
New figures show London's thriving green economy has bucked national trends and continued to grow over the last five years with over 9,200 green businesses employing over 163,500 people. 
 
Mayor pledges new Safer Lorry Charge to protect cyclists in London
4 September 2013
  • Daily charge proposed to exclude most dangerous lorries from capital

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced new proposals to remove the most unsafe lorries from the capital.

Mayor shortlists eight boroughs to 'go Dutch' in £100m mini-Holland transformation
2 September 2013

Radical plans to scrap gyratories, remodel the suburbs for bikes and reconnect neighbourhoods torn apart by racetrack main roads are among the ideas shortlisted today for the Mayor’s £100 million "mini-Holland" funding.

 

Mayor appoints Wesley Kerr to Royal Parks Board
30 August 2013

The Mayor of London has announced the appointment of broadcaster, writer and commentator Wesley Kerr to The Royal Parks Board.

Mayor calls on London organisations to sign up to ‘gold standard’ of disability sport
29 August 2013

•Down’s Syndrome Association becomes 100th agency to sign up to ‘Inclusive and Active 2’

•25,000 disabled Londoners helped to become more active since 2010

Mayor announces £600,000 for Enfield council’s market garden project
28 August 2013

The Mayor has announced £600,000 has been awarded to Enfield Council to support the development of an ambitious project to resurrect the borough's food growing heritage with the potential to support an estimated 1200 jobs.

Mayor’s new grants to tackle London’s litter - Capital Clean-Up
27 August 2013
  • McDonald’s sign four year partnership with Mayor’s Capital Clean-up
  • Supporting community clean up events with cash grants and tool kits
Eid Festival in Trafalgar Square this weekend
13 August 2013

Event:             Eid Festival

Location:        Trafalgar Square

Mayor welcomes green light for Greenwich Peninsula creating jobs and homes
13 August 2013

The Mayor Boris Johnson today announced significant progress in one of London’s largest residential schemes, creating thousands of new homes and jobs for south east London.
 

London Mayor Boris Johnson Joins International “Secure Our Smartphones” Initiative
7 August 2013
  • Global coalition of elected officials and law enforcement agencies press phone industry to protect the safety of consumers
  • Smartphones theft is a global  problem that demands a global solution

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