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200 homeless veterans helped into housing and employment

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Feb
25

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200 of the Capital’s homeless veterans have been helped off the streets in the past year, thanks to funding from the Mayor of London.

The 300k cash was agreed following costed proposals by GLA Conservatives Budget spokesman Gareth Bacon.

So far in 2013/14, an estimated £236k has been spent on helping homeless veterans into temporary hostels, long term supported accommodation as well as employment and training.

Gareth Bacon:

“Sadly, there are people returning home from military service who are suffering from a range of social problems including homelessness, and we owe it to them to help them get back on their feet, lead an independent life and integrate in society. I’m pleased to say, that after consistent campaigning, I managed to secure £300k from the Mayor to help homeless veterans. This cash is already making a difference in their lives, indeed in the past year 200 veterans have been helped with treatment, temporary hostel accommodation and long term supported accommodation, as well as training and employment opportunities. But our work cannot stop here. Charity Veterans Aid has seen 447 homeless veterans approach their drop-in service between April and December 2013. I will now be working closely with the Mayor to make sure this funding continues in future years and to bolster the training and employment opportunities available for homeless veterans to help prevent homelessness in the future.”

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London businesses under attack: 80 hit by thieves and robbers every day

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Feb
24

29k reported crimes against businesses in 2013: DNA sprays for shops and traders would deter criminals

A new report on tackling small business crime, High Street Blues, reveals 28,889 reported robberies and thefts against London’s businesses in 2013. 80 businesses are hit by thieves and robbers every day in London.

The top 3 boroughs with incidents are: Westminster (3,044), Croydon (1,247) and Hammersmith & Fulham (1,236).

The report recommends preventative measures such as handing out DNA sprays to small businesses, as part of crime prevention kits, and establishing a digital crime mapping database, which identifies crime trends and hotspots, ultimately helping police gather evidence and target their resources more effectively.

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High Street Blues

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in CampaignsshareShare
Feb
24

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A new report on tackling small business crime, High Street Blues, reveals 28,889 reported robberies and thefts against London’s businesses in 2013. 80 businesses are hit by thieves and robbers every day in London.

The report recommends preventative measures such as handing out DNA sprays to small businesses, as part of crime prevention kits, and establishing a digital crime mapping database, which identifies crime trends and hotspots, ultimately helping police gather evidence and target their resources more effectively.

4 London bus drivers attacked every day

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Feb
17

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5k incidents of physical assault, threats with a weapon and verbal abuse in 3 years – targeted sting operations would act as deterrent

Four bus drivers are attacked every day in London.

Figures uncovered by GLA Conservatives crime spokesman, Roger Evans, show 4,967 incidents were reported between 2010 and 2013.

Four in ten (38%) incidents involve bus drivers being either physically assaulted or threatened with a weapon.

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Congestion Charge should be scrapped if Ultra Low Emission Zone proceeds

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Feb
6

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Andrew Boff, Conservative London Assembly Member, will today call for the Congestion Charge to be scrapped if the Mayor’s proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone goes ahead.

The proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) would be designed to reduce pollution by ensuring that vehicles driving within central London are zero or low emissions. It is likely to cover the same area as the Congestion Charge zone. This raises questions for the future of the Congestion Charge, with the prospect of drivers being charged twice for driving in the same area.

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Sick of strikes?

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Feb
5

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The system is broken and it's time the Government replace public transport strikes with an independent mediation process.

Sign our Government E-Petition: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/58230

Read more about our plan in our Struck Out report http://glaconservatives.co.uk/so

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