Mayor's press releases

London Games legacy must transform access in the capital
16 September 2008

The London 2012 Games must act as a catalyst to transform access for disabled people around the city, Mayor of London Boris Johnson said today.

Speaking in Beijing ahead of the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games, Boris Johnson praised the achievements of Team GB’s Paralympic...

Mayor heads to Beijing to accept Paralympic flag
15 September 2008

Mayor of London Boris Johnson headed to Beijing today to represent London and formally accept the Paralympic flag at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Paralympic Games.

 

As well as his official responsibilities, the Mayor will meet leading figures from the Paralympic movement...

Boris Johnson says fashion industry part of London's creative success
12 September 2008

 

With London Fashion Week set to begin on Sunday, Mayor of London Boris Johnson has restated his commitment to the fashion industry and the need to maintain a high profile platform that reinforces the capital's international reputation for cutting edge fashion....

New dawn for capital's waste as London Waste and Recycling Board meets for the first time
11 September 2008

 Board commits £1.5m funding for recycling projects in London -

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (Thursday, 11 September) began his role of Chair of the London Waste and Recycling Board at its inaugural meeting in City Hall, marking a new dawn for waste management in the...

The search is on for timeless designs
11 September 2008

The Mayor, Boris Johnson today (11 September) launched the London Planning Awards and is calling for planners, developers and architects to enter projects that display industry excellence and will positively impact the capital for decades to come.

Mayor reveals future shape of the Greater London Authority
10 September 2008

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has revealed proposals for the future shape of the Greater London Authority and the changes needed to deliver a more efficient, effective organisation.

Rosie Boycott 'digs in' with pupils on local allotment
10 September 2008

Rosie Boycott, recently appointed by the Mayor of London as Chair of London Food, today met with pupils from Rosendale Primary School where she helped them harvest pumpkins for use in this weekend’s Feast on the Bridge’ festival on Southwark Bridge.
The pupils gave Rosie a tour of their...

Mayor backs decision to temporarily relieve Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur of his responsibilities
9 September 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has backed the Met Police Commissioner's decision to temporarily relieve Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur of his responsibilities in the Met’s Central Operations Directorate, saying it is in the best interests of policing in London.

The Mayor...

Mayor calls on Government to honour its commitment to London
9 September 2008

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today wrote to Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, to demand that the Government honour its commitment to London, made when it imposed the Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Tube renewal upon the capital. In a strongly worded letter he described Tube...

Mayor and theatre industry launch Green Theatre action plan
9 September 2008

The Mayor of London’s ‘Green Theatre: Taking Action on Climate Change’ plan was launched today (Tuesday, 9th September) in partnership with industry leaders at the Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) annual conference.

Latest designs for the London 2012 Velopark unveiled
8 September 2008

The VeloPark, to be based in the north of the Olympic Park, will include a 6,000 seat Velodrome to host the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic indoor track cycling events as well as a BMX circuit for Olympic events. After the Games, a road cycle circuit and mountain bike course will be added to...

Mayor establishes International Business Advisory Council for London
5 September 2008

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is delighted to announce today that forty seven distinguished business leaders representing well known multinational companies from around the world have agreed to advise him on securing the capital’s position as a top global city.

The International Business...

Thousands of older and disabled Londoners to gain as Mayor introduces new Dial-a-Ride vehicles
5 September 2008

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today announced 61 new, custom-built Dial-a-Ride minibuses will be introduced across London this year, improving door to door transport services for tens of thousands of older or disabled Londoners who cannot easily use public transport.

Open Rehearsal: Get the inside track on London's vibrant arts and cultural scene
4 September 2008

Over 300 events in all 33 boroughs across 3 days will help kick off the Cultural Olympiad.

If you ever wanted to find out what goes into creating a stage production, a musical performance or an exhibition, Open Rehearsal is returning at the end of September, giving Londoners and visitors...

Mayor announces fair and affordable fares package to sustain massive investment in London's transport
4 September 2008
  • Elderly to benefit from 24hrs Freedom Pass
  • New Income Support Scheme and off-peak fares benefits lower incomes
  • But ‘tough choices’ necessary to tackle ‘the unfunded legacy of Livingstone’s largesse’

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced an...

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