Peer Courts can slash youth reoffending and revolutionise the way we handle teen offenders

James Cleverly, London Assembly Member, is calling for dramatic change in the way we handle teenage criminals. He will ask the Met Police Commissioner to introduce ‘Peer Courts’ – a programme outside the formal criminal justice system where teenagers, including ex-offenders, sentence their peers for minor offences. Sitting just beneath the justice system arm, they offer first time offenders an alternative to the criminal justice…

Andrew Boff: Scrap West Ham stadium deal immediately and save our taxpayers extra £25M

Copyright: Ghetty Images Andrew Boff, London Assembly Member, Olympic Spokesman and Hackney resident says: “The decision to give West Ham the Olympic stadium means Londoners and the nation’s taxpayers have been landed with a poor deal. It is a disgrace that another £25 million from the public purse will now be used to prop up this agreement. I argued from the start that the commitment…

Richard Tracey secures Boris Johnson support for Crossrail 2 to Wimbledon and beyond

Crossrail 2 could slash journey times by half Richard Tracey AM, London Assembly Member for Merton and Wandsworth, has welcomed Boris Johnson’s support for the Crossrail 2 project and urged him to do all he can to persuade the Government to start building in 2018. Commenting Richard Tracey said: “There are two potential routes for Crossrail 2 and although both routes would travel via Wimbledon,…

Redbridge could become "mini Holland" of cycling

Roger Evans, London Assembly Member for Havering and Redbridge, is calling for Redbridge to be awarded ‘outer London’ funding to transform the borough for cycling. Roger Evans said: “The Mayor’s recent Transport Vision promised that between one and three outer London boroughs would be given the funding to become ‘mini-Hollands’ of cycling. The aim is that by concentrating spending in relatively few boroughs they can…

West Ham stadium deal: "Londoners deserve to know how much they'll have to cough up"

Andrew Boff, London Assembly Member, Olympic Spokesman and Hackney resident reacts to the announcement that West Ham will become tenants at the Olympic Stadium: “Now that the deal seems to have been finalised, Londoners deserve to know how West Ham are going to make the stadium work for football. West Ham and the LLDC must therefore urgently release the details of how they will use…

Stricter planning criteria and saturation zones to protect London’s pubs as "community hubs"

Steve O’Connell, London Assembly Member, is today launching a report ‘Keeping Local: How to save London’s pubs as community resources’. In it, he calls for London’s borough councils to adopt stringent criteria when considering the redevelopment or demolition of pubs, and a limit to the number of high street shops selling alcohol. London has seen over 400 former pubs demolished between 2003-2012 – the South…

Commuter rebates for home workers could save a zone 6 traveller £350 a year

Roger Evans, London Assembly Member, welcomes the Mayor’s decision to consider flexible ticketing but insists this should be combined with commuter rebates in order to help London’s commuters make significant savings. “The Mayor’s decision to seriously consider introducing flexible Travelcards is a big step in the right direction. It will mean millions of Londoners have the option of, for example, buying a three-day per week…