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Roger Evans on ANPR Camera's in London

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Feb
28

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Roger Evans: "As I have discussed in the past I think Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology has great promise and yesterdays Metropolitan Police action was more proof of that"

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River Transport passenger numbers to double by 2020

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Feb
25

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Richard Tracey AM, London Assembly Member for Merton and Wandsworth, has praised TfL plans to double river transport passengers by 2020.

Richard Tracey said: “I have long argued that the Thames is a desperately underused resource and have pushed the Mayor and Transport for London to invest time, money and effort in expanding capacity. I am delighted therefore that the Mayor has announced a £10 million investment to boost river transport on the Thames.

"This is a major advance for river transport for which I have been campaigning with my colleagues on both sides of the river for 5 years. We are now clearly opening up the western reaches in our area also with the support for the new pier at Plantation Wharf and the prospect at Battersea Power Station which developers and residents also greatly support"

Gareth Bacon welcomes Boris Johnson's commitment for funding to help homeless veterans in London

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Feb
25

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Londonwide Assembly Member, Gareth Bacon, has today welcomed the Mayor of London’s announcement that £300,000 of City Hall’s rough sleeping budget will be committed to helping homeless individuals in London with a UK armed forces background. This follows the issue being raised by Gareth Bacon in his proposed alternative budget earlier this month.

Mr Bacon said, “I am thrilled that the Mayor has taken on board this important issue and that action will be taken in the coming year to help some of the most vulnerable people in London. The fact that any individuals who have served for our country end up sleeping rough is an injustice and I hope that City Hall programmes can work towards righting this wrong.”

Our additions to the GLA Budget

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Feb
8

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GLA Conservatives GLA Budget Amendments – Proposal to end free travel perks for second nominees at TfL & bringing the GLA Precept below £300 for band D properties for the first time since 2006:

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Gareth Bacon: "It's time for the London Underground to join the rest of the world and get Tube mobile coverage"

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Feb
6

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Gareth Bacon, London Assembly Member, is today launching a report “Calling All Stations” to ask Transport for London (TfL) to implement Tube mobile coverage.

“TfL has been dragging their feet for too long and London is far behind in terms of mobile connectivity because of this. Paris and Berlin have had this technology since the late 1990’s and now cities such as Moscow, Rome, Seoul, and Beijing are able to make phone calls, text, and surf the web underground when we can’t.

“Every excuse to why London does not have mobile connectivity on the Tube is weak. The technology exists and TfL needs to make the kind of progress driven deals other world cities have made. This may mean TfL will gain a smaller percentage of the large profits this technology will reap, but at this point London needs to catch up.

“Mobile connectivity is no longer a simple convenience it is a requirement for a growth driven and competitive modern city.

Link to report on Tube Mobile Coverage

Mobile Phones on the London Underground

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Feb
6

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