28 March 2012

Investing in London's high streets

Boris Johnson was in Harrow, Hillingdon and Ealing today, speaking to local residents about his 9 point plan for a Greater London.

At the Harrow Skills Centre - a partnership between Harrow College and the Local Education Authority that provides vocation training for 14-19 year olds - Boris spoke about point 6 of his 9 point plan: pledging to invest £221 million to transform local high streets and support small businesses.

Growing London's economy through supporting businesses across the capital has been a priority for Boris and he is on track to meet his ambitious goal of delivering 100,000 apprenticeships by the end of this year.

Boris Johnson said: “As Mayor, I have worked hard to deliver for the people of Harrow, Hillingdon and Ealing including significant funding for town centres, millions of pounds worth of transport funding and thousands of additional police patrols over the last two years.

“I feel like a man who has built half a bridge. I can see the other side. I can see what needs to be done and that is why I have been out today discussing my 9 point plan for a Greater London. That plan involves cutting waste at City Hall to free up £3.5 billion in services, which will enable me to create 200,000 jobs over the next four years, deliver £221 million investment in local high streets and businesses and make our streets and homes safer with 1,000 more police on the beat.”

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