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Parking Up

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in CampaignsshareShare
Mar
27

Scrap outer London parking limits as investigation shows lack of spaces

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Mar
27

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Three in ten new homes approved in Outer London since 2011 don’t have a parking space, according to new figures.¹

An investigation by GLA Conservative Steve O’Connell reveals that new suburban developments in the Capital have just 0.7 off-street parking spaces per home on average – Sutton has as little as 0.37 while Bromley has the most with 1.26 per home.¹

Scrapping parking limits from the Mayor’s planning document for London², and giving boroughs the power to decide their own levels, would help outer London areas meet local parking demands where needed.

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Compulsory foreign languages for 5 year olds could create 65k jobs

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Mar
25

Tony Arbour
Poor language skills costing London economy £6.9bn

Modern languages should become compulsory for school kids aged 5 to 18 according to GLA Conservative Tony Arbour.

This comes as new figures show that London forgoes £6.9bn a year in profits and 65,000 jobs due to the poor language skills of its workforce.

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'Crime Museum Uncovered' will finally show Met's hidden history

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in OpinionshareShare
Mar
19

Roger-opinion

This taxpayer funded collection has been locked up for too long. Putting it on display is a great step towards having it cover its costs, but also for the promotion of the Metropolitan Police. These artefacts show off decades of great policing, with the Met solving some of the world’s most notorious crimes. An exhibition will increase public engagement, which could help with recruitment and even increase public confidence

For more on the 'Crime Museum Uncovered' exhibition see the Museum of London's website.

To see my 2013 report asking for a Crime Museum exhibition see History's Life Sentence.

Reporting rape on cash machines could detect up to 28k sex crimes in London

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Mar
17


More than 38 rape incidents are going unreported every day in London¹, according to a new report.

FOI data from the Met police shows 6,976 recorded rape incidents in the last two years (2012 and 2013) – 570 victims were male while 6,406 were female¹.

However, victims did not report a further estimated 27,904 serious sex crimes (80 per cent) to police in the same two year period².

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Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in CampaignsshareShare
Mar
17

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