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Tri-service

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in CampaignsshareShare
Jan
29

Give PCSOs fire and medical training to combine community safety

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Jan
29

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London’s 1,667 PCSOs could provide preventative fire safety and first-response medical care

PCSOs should be given fire safety and first-response medical training to become Tri-Service Safety Officers, suggests a new report by Conservative London Assembly member Tony Arbour.

The report, Tri-Service: Broadening the role of London’s PCSOs, suggests officers could provide initial support before the arrival of paramedics, as well as offering preventative fire safety advice in their communities.

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London Labour are full of empty rhetoric and devoid of any solutions

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in OpinionshareShare
Jan
27

Gareth-opinion

It is shameful that after 8 years of sniping and criticising Boris Johnson and the Conservative administration, the Labour Group have absolutely no alternative policies to put forward. This shows that London Labour are full of empty rhetoric and completely devoid of any solution to make Londoners lives better. Both Labour assembly members and the Mayoral candidate Sadiq Kahn lack the courage to come clean with the public. With the election imminent, could it be that they don't want to admit to putting up tax, are in a muddle on fares policy and are clueless on police? If they cannot get their act together at this crucial time, they are not capable of running London

Use City Hall savings to fund card payment machines for London’s Black Cabs

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Jan
27

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£1.6m could be freed from the Mayor’s Budget to pay for new taxi tech

Changes to the upcoming Mayoral budget should be used to bring card payment machines to over 11,000 cabs without this technology, according to Gareth Bacon, GLA Conservatives budget spokesman.

New card payment machines could be funded by City Hall back office efficiencies but also by scrapping the over generous TfL “nominee pass”, which allows free travel for flatmates and lodgers of staff.

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Kickstarting London's self building revolution

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Jan
20


GLA Conservatives Londonwide Assembly Member Andrew Boff discusses opening up the newly available public land, such as Old Oak Common, to self builders and other small developers.

Response to TfL private hire consultation

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in OpinionshareShare
Jan
20

Richard-opinion

It’s positive that the most impractical suggestions from the initial consultation have been ruled out. However I still have significant concerns about some of the proposals that TfL now wish to take forward. For example I am unconvinced that TfL should be able to control advertising on private hire vehicles and I would not like to see the advance of ridesharing undermined. There will be a fresh consultation on removing the exemption from private hire vehicles on driving into the Congestion Charge Zone and I am not in favour of a proposal that will increase fares and reduce choice for Londoners.

Better reporting needed to eradicate FGM in London

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Jan
18

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Mayor challenged to act after ‘appalling’ number of cases in capital

Social workers, medical professionals and teachers need to help identify young girls at risk of FGM after an ‘appalling’ number of the crimes were reported in London.

Assembly Member Andrew Boff will be challenging Boris Johnson to take decisive action after it was reported that London accounted for more than half the number of FGM cases nationwide.

Between July and September last year, 758 new incidents were reported to the Metropolitan Police, compared to 1,385 nationwide.

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Mayor must act as domestic violence incidents surge by 9,000

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Jan
15

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Staggering 15% increase in 2015 requires swift action by police

Domestic violence incidents in London surged by over 9,000 in one year, show figures highlighted by Kemi Badenoch AM.

During the 12 months to November 2015, there were 70,682 reports of domestic abuse reported to the Metropolitan Police Service, an increase from 61,471 the previous year.

Kemi will be raising the issue with Boris Johnson at Mayor’s Question Time on Wednesday.

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Challenging the Mayor on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in London

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in OpinionshareShare
Jan
14

Andrew-opinion

Recent data showed that London accounts for more than half the number of FGM cases nationwide, with 758 new incidents last summer alone. FGM is a practice that would seem out of place in the dark ages, and yet it is being inflicted on young people living in our city today. We should be ashamed. Teachers, social workers and medical professionals all have a role to play in being alert to the signs so they can help identify young girls at risk before it is too late.

The Mayor of London also needs to work with the Metropolitan Police and come up a swift and effective solution that will enable more prosecutions and move towards eradicating this inhumane practice. I will be challenging Boris Johnson on this subject at the upcoming Mayor’s Question Time. A joined-up approach could mean more young girls are saved from suffering abuse. We owe it to them to come up with results.”

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