Home > Articles tagged with Roger Evans

Calls for Boris to set up ‘Mayor’s Standard’ to tackle cybercrime

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Mar
15

false-calls
Cyber-security badge would encourage higher standards and better inform consumers

Boris Johnson should establish a ‘Mayor’s Standard’ of cyber security for businesses to help combat online fraud in the capital, says Conservative London Assembly member Roger Evans.

Companies that sign up to the Mayor’s Standard hallmark would have their company name published on the GLA website and could use Mayoral branding to promote their security credentials.

Assembly Member Evans says the Mayor should also back calls to make it compulsory for companies to declare when they have suffered a cyberattack.

A minimum standard would better inform consumers about which companies in London are taking cyber security seriously.

read more

Crime museum profits could pay for 35k front line police hours

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Oct
9


Scotland Yard’s crime museum finally opens to the public today

After his successful campaign, GLA Conservative Roger Evans is urging the Met to turn it into a profitable attraction and reinvest the cash into frontline policing.

Just a fifth of the turnover from 300,000 visitors¹ in the first three months could pay for 35,629 front line policing hours².

read more

Gunfire detectors in ‘soft targets’ could slash armed response times and save lives

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Jan
20

gunfire-detectors
National pilot of kit in 50 undisclosed, high-footfall national sites would cost less than 1pc of annual anti-terror budget

‘Soft’ terror targets such as hospitals, museums, train stations and shopping malls should be kitted out with gunfire alarms, according to GLA Conservative Roger Evans.

Currently trialled in the US, the smoke alarm sized detectors use heat and sound to detect gunfire, automatically alert police, and enable armed officers to track and follow gunmen within a building.¹

Estimated to cost between £13k and £65k², depending on building size and layout, the kit could cut response times and save lives in a shooting incident.

Currently, the Met police expects armed officers to respond to incidents in about 12 minutes, whilst armed response took 14 minutes to arrive during the 2013 Woolwich terrorist attack.³

read more

Risky Business

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in CampaignsshareShare
Sep
15

66k frontline workers punched, kicked, spat on, and even murdered

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Sep
15

Risky-Business-cover

  • Over 400 attacks every week on doctors, nurses, cabbies and receptionists
  • Wearable GPS ‘panic button’ technology would protect essential workers and slash the multi-million pound workplace violence bill

 
65,970 workers in the UK have been attacked whilst on duty in the last three years, working out at over 400 incidents every week.1

A new report “Risky Business: Protecting frontline workers from attack whilst on duty” has collected FOI data from hospital trusts, emergency services, the transport sector and Government departments.
read more

Flexible ticketing consultation: 3-day Travelcard, annual refunds, & travel loans

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Aug
20

Flexible_Ticketing_cover
· 90-day consultation with 418 responses handed to TfL
· 78% in favour of a 3-day travel card
· 67% want refunds for season ticket holders for walking or cycling to the office

London: A recent 90-day consultation on the future of commuting in London has shown overwhelming support for new ticketing systems to encourage walking, cycling or working from home for part of the week.

  • 78% of respondents are in favour of a 3-day Travelcard
  • 67% want annual rebates for season ticket holders who underuse their Travelcard by cycling or walking to work, or working from home, for part of the week

 
read more

Ambulance crews under attack daily

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare
Mar
31

ambulance-cover2
· 4 frontline ambulance workers attacked, threatened, and spat on every day
· Physical assaults on crews up by 23% in the Capital
· Body-worn cameras would help cut thousands of cases of abuse across NHS – London Ambulance should lead trials
· Cameras would protect paramedics and responders – London pilot would cost less than one year’s annual £125k sick bill caused by violence

Four frontline ambulance workers are attacked every day in London, according to a new report Paramedics in Peril. FOI figures, uncovered for the report, reveal a total of 4,017 violent incidents between 2011 and 2013 – common occurrences include assaults, verbal threats and spitting. Three in ten incidents (1,232) are physical attacks, which are on the increase. 2013 alone saw 582 assaults – a 23% rise on the year before.

read more

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.

read more

High Street Blues

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in CampaignsshareShare
Feb
24

High-Street-Blues-Cover

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.

Latest Tweets