Mayor's press releases

Western extension: Londoners have spoken and the Mayor has listened
27 November 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced that the results of a public consultation on the western extension mean he will begin the legal processes required to remove the Western Extension of the Congestion Charging zone. Over two thirds of Londoners and businesses responding to the...

Mayor launches survey to make London more accessible ahead of 2012 Games
26 November 2008

Mayor Boris Johnson has commissioned a major survey to discover how London can be made more accessible and inclusive in the run up to the 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. The Mayor wants to hear from everybody who finds it difficult to get around London and in particular disabled and deaf...

Mayor approves hundreds of new homes for East London
26 November 2008

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has given the go-ahead for a new development in Tower Hamlets on the site of St Andrew’s Hospital, which includes significant new provision of housing and affordable housing. 

The new development includes 964 new homes plus food and drink retail...

Providing a spark for the electrification of London
26 November 2008

The Mayor of London’s drive to promote the development and use of electric vehicles in the capital took a major step forward today (26 November). At the first meeting of the London Electric Vehicle Partnership, representatives of the motor and energy industries and the capital’s Boroughs signed...

Trafalgar Square Menorah to mark Chanukah
26 November 2008

Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights will be celebrated on Trafalgar Square on Monday 22 December with a Menorah lighting ceremony. Londoners and visitors to the capital are invited to come along and watch the giant eight stemmed candelabrum being lit.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson...

"Time to end violence against women in London" says Mayor
25 November 2008

Mayor of London Boris Johnson, today, announced the development of a new strategy to end violence against women in London.

The new “Violence Against Women” Strategy will look at ways to end all forms of violence against women in the capital including domestic violence, rape, forced...

Mayor Boris Johnson calls on Londoners to vote to 'Help a London Park'
25 November 2008

The Mayor of London is today (Tuesday 25th November) launching a scheme to makeover ten of London’s parks and Londoners are being given the chance to vote to decide which ones will get a £400,000 cash boost.

Mayor outlines massive opportunities to create 'green economy' for London
25 November 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (Tuesday 25 November) outlined his vision to create a thriving green economy, become more energy efficient to help cash-strapped households cut energy bills and make London a more pleasant place to live.

In the Mayor’s first major speech on the...

Access and excellence - Boris Johnson outlines key priorities for culture to 2012
24 November 2008

The Mayor of London has outlined his plans to enhance Londoners' experience of arts and culture in the capital, including better provision in the outer boroughs, measures to improve music and art education and a drive to reduce red tape and to support creative and grassroots talent.

Mayor and boxer David Haye praise London's young amateur boxers at tournament
22 November 2008

Mayor Boris Johnson praised the discipline and skill of young London boxers at an amateur boxing tournament last night. The Mayor was joined by British boxing heavyweight David Haye  at the ‘Mayor’s Cup’ amateur boxing tournament at Porchester Hall, Bayswater. The event featured...

Greater south east England unites against expansion of Heathrow airport
21 November 2008

Representatives of the London, South-East and East of England regional planning bodies today (21 November) released a joint statement that expresses their unified position on aviation and opposes further expansion of Heathrow airport.

At the Advisory Forum on Regional Planning, the Mayor...

Mayor's housing strategy will ease housing crisis and boost development
20 November 2008

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today (Thursday, 20th November) announced a £5 billion investment plan to support the capital's housing market over the next three years.

The Housing Strategy aims to boost the construction sector in London during the economic downturn, support the...

Wheels are turning for cycle hire
18 November 2008

Ambitious plans to provide a cycle hire scheme in London by May 2010 are achievable according to a feasibility study released today (18 November). Transport for London has now invited companies interested in running the scheme to get in touch with them.

From May 2010 people will be able...

Mayor secures government assurance on rate relief to help London's economy
17 November 2008

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today presented the Government with a list of measures that will help London weather the economic downturn. He received an immediate response that the Government would look seriously at the issue of bringing back empty property rate relief to provide much...

Richard Rogers to sit on Mayor's design panel
17 November 2008

Four of the UK's most respected names in architecture, planning and property development are to advise the Mayor of London Boris Johnson on delivering design excellence across the capital.

Architects Richard Rogers and current RIBA President Sunand Prasad, Chair of the English Heritage...