Mayor's press releases

Mayor unveils new Council to promote and rebrand London
11 June 2009

Plans for the future promotion and rebranding of the capital were discussed at the first meeting of the Promote London Council at City Hall today. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, met with key representatives of London’s promotional agencies and business groups, and outlined how he wants the...

Mayor offers financial relief for capital's small businesses
11 June 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today launched a £3 million loan fund, which will help support small and medium businesses that are struggling to secure finance during the recession. 

The fund, part of the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Action Plan, is designed to bridge the funding...

Knife crime will not be tolerated - Kit Malthouse
11 June 2009

Deputy Mayor for Policing, Kit Malthouse, today congratulated the Metropolitan Police for the success of Operation Hawk, a major new anti-knife crime operation launched this morning.

More than 140 people were arrested after hundreds of police officers raided addresses across London of...

Mayor awards London's top carbon-busting organisations
11 June 2009

Flagship energy efficiency programme saves nearly 120,000 tonnes of carbon

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has heralded the capital's top organisations for saving nearly 120,000 tonnes of carbon, slashing tens of thousands off their energy bills.

Mayor unveils plans to turn London's food waste into eco-fuel
10 June 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today launched a major initiative to convert London’s food waste into eco-fuel to cut landfill rates and carbon emissions (Wednesday 10 June).

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...

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...

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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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...

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.

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...