Mayor's press releases

Mayor announces 'Time For Action' on youth crime
3 November 2008

'Mayor Boris Johnson today called for a radical new approach to the rehabilitation of first time young offenders and teenagers on remand at the launch of his youth action plan consultation paper.

The Mayor launched ‘Time For Action’ in Edmonton, alongside Deputy Commissioner of...

Minister for London and Mayor launch high level group to tackle challenges to London's economy
31 October 2008

Minister for London Tony McNulty and Mayor of London Boris Johnson have today announced the establishment of a high-powered group to focus on the economic difficulties facing the capital. The group will bring together senior leaders from politics, business and the public sector to help guide...

Mayor announces next phase of 10,000 street trees programme
30 October 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has published the first 20 locations across London which will benefit from his election pledge to fund 10,000 street trees. Organisations who want to bid for funding in the first year of the programme are now encouraged to do so.

Celebrate Christmas with carol singing and tree on Trafalgar Square
29 October 2008

Londoners and visitors to the capital are invited to attend the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Thursday 4 December in Trafalgar Square, which signifies for many the start of the festive period. 

Mayor fulfils pledge to let motorcycles in bus lanes
27 October 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has delivered another key pledge of his election manifesto by announcing that motorcycles will be allowed to use the majority of bus lanes on the capital’s red routes from 5 January next year.

Motorcyclists will be able to share red route bus lanes...

Mayor developing recovery plan for capital's economy
27 October 2008

Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced today that he and his team are developing an Economic Recovery Action Plan designed to support Londoners and businesses through the predicted economic hardship ahead.

World famous cellist Julian Lloyd Webber joins City Hall drive to improve young Londoners' music education
24 October 2008

Mayor of London Boris Johnson today (24 October) announced plans to increase music participation and improve music education for young people in London.

At a breakfast meeting attended by opinion formers from the music education world, musicians, music practitioners and the Mayor’s...

Mayor moves to reform delivery of affordable housing
23 October 2008

Mayor of London Boris Johnson today took the first steps towards removing the 50 per cent London wide affordable housing target, a key manifesto pledge, as he opened negotiations with London boroughs to agree a programme to deliver 50,000 affordable homes across the city over the next three...

Mayor of London pledges his support for film in the capital
22 October 2008

Boris Johnson meets with key players from London’s production industry, and announces plans to harness the film industry, to boost London’s economy and maintain city's position as the cultural capital of the world 

Mayor of London Boris Johnson today held his first meeting with...

TfL trial live CCTV on the buses
20 October 2008

The Mayor has delivered another key manifesto commitment to make London's buses safer by announcing that Transport for London have begun a six-month trial of live CCTV on a north London bus route. Twenty one double-decker buses have been fitted with technology that will allow pictures to be...

Olympic and Paralympic athletes come together for capital celebration of Beijing sporting triumph
16 October 2008

Large crowds are lining the streets of London today (Thursday 16 October), as several hundred Olympic and Paralympic athletes travel on twelve floats from the City to Trafalgar Square, in a major public celebration of their sporting triumph this summer in Beijing.

With all athletes that...

'Time for smart solutions to gang violence' says Mayor
16 October 2008

Mayor Boris Johnson today called for smarter solutions to gang violence and urged key anti crime organisations to help him tackle gang related youth crime in London. The Mayor spoke at the Gangs Guns and Weapons Practitioners Forum annual seminar, where he met with a range of representatives...

Mayor refreshes London Skills and Employment Board to focus on delivery
14 October 2008

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (Tuesday, 14 October) announced the appointment of nine new members to the London Skills and Employment Board (LSEB).

He also announced the re-appointment of 12 existing Board members.

Chaired by the Mayor, the Board provides leadership to...

Mayor welcomes Deputy Mayor of Beijing to City Hall and discusses London's Olympic legacy
13 October 2008

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (Monday, 13 October) welcomed the Deputy Mayor of Beijing, Mr Chen Gang, to City Hall where they discussed how Beijing can contribute to the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and broaden partnership and collaboration between the two...

30 police transport teams to be rolled out following initial success
8 October 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today joined Metropolitan Police Commander Rod Jarman and Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy to announce the 30 locations across London that will benefit from new transport policing teams. This follows the success of three pilot teams launched by the Mayor in...