200 homeless veterans helped into housing and employment

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…

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

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…

4 London bus drivers attacked every day

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…

Congestion Charge should be scrapped if Ultra Low Emission Zone proceeds

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.…