Over 340k inner Londoners without high-speed internet

London one of the worst capitals in Europe for broadband speeds – behind Paris, Bucharest and Kiev 341,592 residents* in inner London¹ are without modern high-speed internet access², according to an investigation by GLA Conservative Victoria Borwick. These boroughs suffer from old poor quality lines leading to slow connections that in many cases are lower than half the London average.³

Survey states: 85% of disabled encounter some form of verbal, physical or financial abuse

· Over half of survey respondents unsatisfied with way police handled case · Six in ten don’t even report incidents to police A new report “Hidden Hate” has uncovered widespread dissatisfaction with how the criminal justice system deals with hate crime against people with disabilities. New specialist research of 131 disabled people in London carried out for the report showed that 85% of respondents encountered…

Victoria Borwick calls for greater community involvement in local policing

At today's Police and Crime Plenary, Deputy Mayor Victoria Borwick will ask the Mayor to introduce a Met Smartphone app for the ‘Met Police Beat’ which allows you to follow and communicate with your Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT). Commenting Victoria Borwick said, “The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police says we need to improve technology to engage with Londoners. This app could prove to be a…

Victoria tells the Commissioner; “Let the public control police through an App!”

Today at the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee, Deputy Mayor Victoria Borwick asked the Commissioner to introduce a Smartphone app ‘Met Police Beat’ which allows you to follow, contact and rate your Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT). Commenting Victoria Borwick said, “This app could prove to be a ground-breaking way to re-connect communities with their local police.

Tony Arbour discusses London's choice with Heathrow Third Runway Referendums

Tony Arbour AM, the London Assembly Member for South West London, has called on Mayor Boris Johnson to support Heathrow Third Runway Referendums. AM Arbour was given Mayor Boris Johnsons support at the September 19th 2012 Mayors Question Time of referendums in every London borough on whether a 3rd runway should be built at Heathrow. Richmond Council has already announced their intention to hold a…

June 2012 MQT Summary

Today the GLA Conservative Assembly Members Questioned the Mayor on a range of questions from Suburban Rail to Heathrow Expansion. The Mayor agreed with our Members on a great deal of issues, but also this gave our Members a chance to expand London's and their own knowledge of these topics. This is a MQT Summary in progress as it takes a couple of days for…