Blogs

Show and tells for the new London.gov.uk website

1 July 2015

Imogen Levy, Digital Delivery Manager, explains what show and tells are and why they're important in web development projects

Much like a child eagerly shows his prize possession at school during show­ and ­tell, every three weeks the Web team present their best bits of the new London.gov.uk website project.

Mayor confirms plans to roll out 20,000 police body cameras across the Met

3 June 2015
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has confirmed plans are underway to equip all neighbourhood and response officers across the Metropolitan police with Body Worn Video cameras, to help them fight crime and boost public confidence.
 
The move will make the new technology available to more officers in a single city than anywhere else in the world to date, with around 20,000 cameras arriving for the majority of uniformed officers in London by the end of March 2016. 

Duty Officer Update - 19 June 2015

19 June 2015

Each week we post a "Duty Officer Update" blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend!

Duty Officer Update - 12 June 2015

12 June 2015

This week our duty officer blog brings you news on some updated plans, demonstrations of emergency services equipment and information on an important blood donation campaign.

Content is king

10 June 2015

The content team is responsible for migrating content from this version of our website to the new one. The current site has about 48,000 pieces of content, much of it no longer relevant or widely viewed, which isn't great for our users. Content editor Graeme Claridge gives us some insight into how he assesses the value of content, and improves the content that we do decide to migrate.

Champions of content

'Content is king'; it's a phrase familiar to most of us who've ever worked in the digital or media sector.

The Garden of Discovery Pocket Park

10 June 2015

Nicola Murphy-Evans of City Hall’s environment team is interviewing the project managers of some of her favourite Pocket Parks.

The Garden of Discovery Pocket Park

The Garden of Discovery was planned by a team of people at Mitcham Lane Baptist Church in Wandsworth. Phil Barnard, the Minster led the team and project managed the creation of the Pocket Park. It’s part of our ‘community strand’ of parks created entirely by local groups volunteering their time and expertise.

Building the homes Londoners need in housing zones

9 June 2015

Jamie Ratcliff, Assistant Director of Programme, Policy and Services for Housing and Land at City Hall, tells us about a new way to help address London’s housing shortage.

Housing is the biggest challenge facing London today. For at least 30 years, under many different governments, London’s housing supply hasn’t kept pace with its booming population. That means we now need to build at least 42,000 homes every year until at least 2036 – getting on for double the current rate.

Duty Officer Update

29 May 2015

We're working with partners to assess the risks of emergencies and preparing for our London Resilience Forum meeting.

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