CCTV not recovered in over 100K crimes including murders, rapes and stabbings

‘Digital map of existing private surveillance cameras¹ could help police solve crimes overnight’ Police are not looking at available CCTV footage for the majority of their investigations in London. New FOI figures² reveal that police are recovering existing footage in just a fifth of crimes in the Capital.Officers retrieved CCTV for just 23,278 crimes, compared to 118,287 crimes where footage was not obtained. Roger Evans,…

“Since when has a £46K starting salary and 43 days of holiday a year not been enough for tube drivers?”

In response to today’s announcement of Boxing Day strikes being avoided as tube bosses agree to a £350 bonus for tube drivers, Conservative London Assembly Member Richard Tracey said: “TfL should not be in a position where they feel they have no choice but to pay a bung of £280K of fare payer and taxpayer money in order to stop union bosses holding London to…

Call for Mayor to bring Piccadilly Line to Turnham Green Station

New report calls for TfL to institute change by January 2014 to satisfy 6 million footfall A new report “All Aboard at Turnham Green” has called on the Mayor and Transport for London to include Turnham Green as a stop on the Piccadilly Line from January 2014. Turnham Green has an annual footfall of 6 million, which is greater than both Hyde Park and Mansion…

Richard Tracey: Slash over-generous perks and pensions to cut fares further for years to come

A real terms public transport fares freeze in January is very welcome news; lower tube and bus fares not only benefit passengers but the growth of the city overall. However by further addressing waste and improving efficiency across the organisation, TfL could continue to freeze fares at inflation in future years. TfL is a behemoth of an organisation with an annual turnover just shy of…