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Fixed affordable housing targets will stifle house building in london

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in OpinionshareShare
Jul
29

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The Mayor has been forced to row back on his 50 per cent affordable homes target after realising what I have warned for some time – that it is totally unfeasible to ask developers to effectively give away half of their new homes.

By continuing to insist on a 35 per cent target, the Mayor is doing nothing to incentivise developers to get building in London.

A one-size-fits-all affordable housing target risks stifling new housing development in the capital. We need a more business-minded approach that nurtures the housing market and ensures a better future for Londoners.

567 pet dogs stolen in London over past three years

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Jul
27

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Met Police records 769 domestic pet thefts since 2013

A total of 567 pet dogs and 90 cats have been stolen in London since July 2013, figures obtained by London Assembly member Steve O’Connell show.

Dog thefts, which made up the large majority of domestic pet thefts across London, increased 16 per cent from 186 in 2014 to 217 last year.

In total the Met recorded 769 incidents of domestic pet theft over the past three years, including rabbits, hamsters, snakes, ferrets and several tortoises.

Cat thefts were down last year, with 26 incidents compared to the 38 recorded in 2014.

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Pokémon Go: Met could offer anti-crime tips at ‘Pokestops’

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Jul
27

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Force could replicate Leicestershire police and take advantage of gaming craze

Neighbourhood policing teams in London could take advantage of the Pokémon Go craze and hand out anti-crime tips at popular game locations.

Players of the game are drawn to specific places such as parks or buildings where they can catch Pokémon or other items at designated ‘Pokestops’.

Community officers in South Leicester recently attended a Pokestop in a local park to offer free Smart Water phone tagging, which can help recover lost or stolen devices.

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VIDEO: New report says put defibrillators in phone boxes

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Jul
22

Mayor urged to take a stand against Anti-Semitic and terrorist flags in London

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Jul
20

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Flags of Anti-Semitic groups were flown at recent protests despite powers to remove them

The Mayor and Metropolitan police should use their powers to arrest individuals flying terrorist flags at protests, marches, and rallies in London, says London Assembly member Kemi Badenoch.

At the July 3rd annual ‘al-Quds Day’ rally through central London, Hezbollah flags were repeatedly seen. Hezbollah is listed in the UK as an illegal terrorist organisation that promotes Anti-Semitic beliefs.

In 2013, using powers granted by Section 13 of the Terrorism Act 2000, two men were arrested for displaying Hezbollah flags. Kemi Badenoch would like the Metropolitan Police to exercise these arrest powers whenever these flags are seen.

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Defibrillators in phone boxes could save Londoners’ lives

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Jul
20

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– Just 73 of 10,000 cardiac arrest victims were treated with public access defibrillators in 2014/15, report shows.

London’s phone boxes should house life-saving defibrillators to dramatically increase cardiac arrest survival rates on the capital’s streets, a new report backed by heart charities suggests.

Data from the London Ambulance Service showed 10,211 people suffered a cardiac arrest in London in 2014/15.

Statistics show defibrillators give a 76 per cent chance of restoring a patient’s heartbeat and double their chances of survival from 27 to 58 per cent.

In compiling his report, ‘Never Miss a Beat – Improving London’s Response to Cardiac Arrests’, Shaun Bailey AM found that of the 10,211 people who suffered a cardiac arrest last year, just 73 were treated with a public access defibrillator.

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Never Miss a Beat

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in CampaignsshareShare
Jul
20

Routemaster conductor cuts ‘just the beginning’

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Jul
11

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Mayor’s failed £640m fares freeze hits popular service

Conservative London Assembly member Keith Prince has criticised Sadiq Khan’s plans to remove conductors from Routemaster bus services and eliminate the hop-on, hop-off feature of the service.

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Southern rail chaos

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in OpinionshareShare
Jul
11

Keith

The dire situation facing Southern Rail passengers emphasises the need for Transport for London to take control of the franchise as soon as possible. It’s completely unacceptable that a major rail network is effectively brought to its knees by completely unnecessary industrial action. Transport unions should not be allowed to block sensible changes by striking in this way. The only people who lose out are the paying commuters.

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