Home grabbing: London Council pricing community out of existence

East London residents offered significantly less than market value to make way for redevelopment Resident offered less than what he bought for, wiping out savings 70 year old who has lived in home for 38 years is left £100k out of pocket   Leaseholders in Hackney’s Colville Estate will see their homes demolished under plans to redevelop the area by the local council. Under the…

Tony Arbour questions the Mayor on why London’s sanction detection rate is so much lower than national figure

Average sanction rate for London over last year was 14% compared to 27% nationally   At today’s Mayor’s Question Time, Tony Arbour, London Assembly Member for Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow, will question Boris Johnson on why the sanction detention rates for the Metropolitan Police is significantly lower than the national average of 27%. In addition, figures show that the MPS has the lowest victim satisfaction…

29K criminals escape with a caution including robbers, rapists and drug traffickers- And that’s just in London

28,998 cautions were handed to criminals in private by the Met (the UK’s biggest police force) in 2012/13 – a quarter* of all solved crimes in London. Almost 500 robbers, rapists and drug traffickers escaped justice. According to Met figures exclusively obtained by London Assembly Member Tony Arbour; · 5,843 criminals have been let off by the police for violent attacks with injury · 180…

Richard Tracey: Integrate Oyster and extend rush hour service to capitalise on 6K river journey success

Richard Tracey, London Assembly Member for Merton and Wandsworth, has welcomed the initial success of the new Thames Clipper river service running between Putney and Blackfriars, but urges TfL and Thames Clipper to capitalise on its growing popularity. Over 6,000 journeys have been made during rush hour in the first month of operation, with a steady increase week on week. Richard Tracey said: "It is…