09 January 2012
With 200 days to go before the 2012 London Olympics Games, Boris Johnson continues to fight for a successful Olympics and strong legacy for all Londoners.
The Olympics are creating the biggest economic boost and legacy to London since the Second World War. 15,000 new jobs will be created, and 11,000 new homes will be built in the Olympic Park after the Games.
08 November 2011
Tower Bridge, one of the London’s most instantly recognisable landmarks, is set to receive an eco-makeover.
Approval has been granted for work to begin on replacing the bridge’s 25-year-old lights with a new, energy efficient eco-friendly system. The state-of-the-art LED lighting and cabling system will be installed in time for next year's 2012 celebrations and exemplifies the Mayor’s efforts to make London more ‘green’.
25 July 2011
The Mayor's new London Plan, his blueprint for continuing to make London an even greater place to live, work and raise a family, was published last week.
More user-friendly and clear than its predecessor, the Plan focuses on key areas for the capital's development and growth over the next two decades: economic development, tackling climate change and other environmental issues, housing and transport.
Housing, jobs and infrastructure are main priorities in the new Plan and planning for and delivering these are at its heart.
12 July 2011
The Mayor's quest to find 8,000 London Ambassadors ahead of next summer's Olympics is almost at an end. Having whittled down the applicants from 34,000 initial sign-ups, there are 16,000 people currently going through the interview process.
With an estimated five million visitors due to visit London during the 2012 Games, Ambassadors will have a vital role to play. Warmly welcoming visitors to the capital, they will also help them get to competition venues, the outdoor screens broadcasting events, as well as museums, theatres, restaurants and shopping districts.
During a visit today to the Ealing Volunteer Centre, Boris spoke to potential Ambassadors taking part in the selection process and confirmed he's on track to appoint the first Ambassadors by this autumn. Two thirds of the 16,000 have already completed the interview stages with the rest soon to do so in the capital's 10 volunteer centres.
10 May 2011
The Docklands Light Railway upgrade has been delivered "bang on time" and on budget, Boris Johnson said today.
With 500,000 people per day expected to travel on the DLR during the busiest days of next summer's Games, the 50% increase in capacity is key to keeping the capital moving smoothly and providing a lasting transport legacy for the area.
18 April 2011
City Hall will be rebranded London House during next year's London Olympic and Paralympic Games to showcase the capital's business and cultural opportunities. The moves by Mayor of London Boris Johnson follows the success of London House in Beijing during the 2008 Games when a similar scheme generated business leads worth over £10million for the capital.
06 April 2011
South London got another Olympic boost after Team Brazil choose Crystal Palace as their base before and during the London 2012 Games. Around 200 athletes and support staff will use Crystal Palace from the end of this year with the possibility of the Brazil Swim team using it after the Olympics for European Events and completion.
24 March 2011
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has safeguarded the skills and employment legacy of the Olympic Games after negotiating £14million from central Government to provide Londoners with funding for jobs and training before, during and after the 2012 Games. The money will go into three different projects over the next three years - the ‘Host Boroughs’, ‘Construction Employer Accord’ and the ‘2012 Employment Legacy’ - helping unemployed Londoners get into work and start earning again.
23 February 2011
The London 2012 Velodrome is the first Olympic Park venue to be completed and has been delivered on time and to budget. Finished 18 months before the Games begin, it had its first official outing yesterday as British cyclists including Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and Jason Kenny took to the track at its unveiling.
The 6,000 seat Velodrome will host the Olympic and Paralympic Track Cycling events in 2012. After the Games, the legacy Velodrome will be used by elite athletes and the local community and will include a café, bike hire and cycle workshop facilities.
27 January 2011
An update from Boris Johnson on his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos. Click through to read his message.