Mayor's press releases

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.

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...

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...

Local crime figures a click away - Mayor and Met Police launch crime mapping
3 September 2008

A new website which will enable Londoners to get crime figures for their neighbourhood was launched today by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Paul Stephenson.

The new ‘crime mapping’ website means for the first time Londoners will be...

Lunts leaves City Hall to lead HCA in capital
2 September 2008

GLA Executive Director of Policy & Partnerships, David Lunts confirmed today that he will be taking up the new position of London Director of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). For the past three and a half years, among his many responsibilities he has advised the former Mayor in all...

Mayor welcomes environment advisor to 'clean and green' London
2 September 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is delighted that Isabel Dedring has agreed to take charge of the crucial environment brief at City Hall.

Isabel is currently Director of the Policy Unit for Transport for London, overseeing over the last four years the development and delivery of a...

Boris gives backing to biggest Polish music festival staged in London
2 September 2008

This Sunday (7 September) London is hosting the largest festival of Polish pop and rock music ever seen outside Poland, when PKO BP London Live – Polish Music Festival is staged at Wembley Arena. The event is free and takes and takes place from midday until 8pm.

Olympic flag on display in City Hall
1 September 2008

The historic and iconic Olympic flag with its unique interlocking rings representing the five continents of the world is now on display in City Hall.

The Olympic flag will be raised together with the Paralympic flag when the Mayor returns from the closing ceremony of the Beijing...

Public consultation on western extension starts today
1 September 2008

A five-week public consultation on the future of the Western Extension of the Congestion Charging zone begins today (1 September). Anyone with an opinion on the Western Extension is invited to take part. The consultation was an election pledge made by the Mayor and he is particularly keen for...

Countdown to Liberty Festival - Edinburgh stars and acclaimed street theatre, plus much more
26 August 2008

Event:  Liberty
Date:  Saturday 30 August 2008
Time:  1pm-6pm
Location: Trafalgar Square

Mayor lands with Olympic flag
26 August 2008

Mayor of London Boris Johnson today brought the Olympic flag from Beijing to London, where it will remain for the next four years until after the closing ceremony of the 2012 Games.

To mark London's commitment to stage the most unified Games in 2012 the Olympic flag will be raised...

Olympics Closing Ceremony launches the Road to London
25 August 2008

The extinguishing of the Beijing Olympic flame was the signal for the start of a major initiative by Think London, the foreign direct investment agency for London, which will encourage Chinese businesses to invest in London before the next Olympics starts.