14 June 2011

Weekend campaigning near you

The Back Boris youth campaign is ramping things up this weekend with five events across the capital.

There will be a mix of street stalls and campaigning events from Richmond to the City, from Enfield to Croydon and right in the centre with one in Trafalgar Square, where the annual West End Live show is taking place.

It's sure to be a fantastic day, so if you haven't already put your name down for one, why not sign up now?

To get involved in one of our events or to hold your own, get in touch with Nabil Najjar on [email protected].

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Categories: crime, Get Involved | Tags: Backboris, Get involved, Youth campaign

13 June 2011

Driving economic recovery in outer London

Plans to help boost economic recovery and job opportunities in outer London boroughs were unveiled by Boris Johnson today.

The plans are part of the Mayor's £50m Outer London Fund which aims to transform town centres and local communities in outer London, especially those which benefit less directly from the economic boom of the 2012 Olympic Games and Crossrail.

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Categories: jobs and skills, London | Tags: London, Outer boroughs, Outer london fund, Regeneration, Town centres

11 June 2011

Boris chief of staff knighted

Congratulations to Boris Johnson's Chief of Staff, Edward Lister, who was today conferred a knighthood (Knights Bachelor) for services to local government in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Ed Lister led Wandsworth Council from 1992 until last month when he succeeded Sir Simon Milton, who sadly died in April, as chief of staff in City Hall.

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Categories: London | Tags: Chief of staff, City hall, Ed lister

10 June 2011

Slam dunk for London 2012

Basketball's Olympic home has become the fifth venue - and fourth venue in the Park - to be finished ahead of next summer's Games.

The 12,000-seat Arena was finished in just 15 months - one of the quickest builds - and can be completely dismantled and reconstructed elsewhere, after the Games.

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Categories: London, Olympics | Tags: Basketball arena, London 2012, Olympic park

10 June 2011

Boris joins Met on robbery crackdown raid

More than 1,500 police officers took part in a massive crackdown on robbery and buglary earlier this week.

Officers burst into dozens of houses across London at the start of a six-month long campaign, targeting 20 specific areas.

Boris Johnson accompanied officers on some of the raids, taking at least one suspect by surprise.

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Categories: crime, London | Tags: Crime, Police

08 June 2011

Richmond gears up for Olympics

Boris Johnson was in Richmond last night meeting residents and promoting the borough's efforts to boost cycling ahead of next year's Olympics.

Richmond is playing host to the Olympic Games Road Cycling competition next year and to boost cycling in the borough and encourage more people to jump on their bikes the borough is putting on a Strictly Cycling programme.

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Categories: London, Olympics | Tags: Cycling, London, Olympics, Richmond

08 June 2011

London Overground a hit with commuters

The London Overground - the old East London Line - which is being completely transformed into the city's first orbital railway, is a hit
with commuters, according to reports.

Having already hit the top of the country's league tables for punctuality, new figures released by TfL show that it is carrying almost three times as many people as the old line - up to 85,000 passengers a day, up from 30,000.

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Categories: London, transport | Tags: London, Overground, Transport

08 June 2011

Campaigning in Harrow

What a great morning campaigning at Harrow-on-the-Hill Station where Boris Backers spread the message of Boris Johnson's successes to hundreds of commuters in North West London.

Handing out the ever-popular Oyster card holders, we drew lots of interest from commuters. People were impressed, not just by the striking design, but also by Boris's achievements - some of which are listed on the back - including securing Tube upgrades, cutting crime and freezing Council Tax.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London | Tags: Backboris, Harrow-on-the-hill, London, Oyster card holders

07 June 2011

Youth campaign picks up pace

With a hugely enjoyable and successful Campaign Day in Hammersmith under its belt, the Back Boris Youth Campaign is stepping up the pace.

On the 19th of June we will be holding five campaigning sessions in five different areas of London.

This combination of street stalls and leafleting we will see Boris Backers from across London speaking to residents about the Mayor's record in office and their concerns, while also handing out copies of the Record newspaper.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London | Tags: Boris backers, Campaign day, Enfield, Hammersmith, London, Richmond, Tower hamlets, Youth campaign

06 June 2011

Camden Record

I’ve just received my copy of the Camden Record and I have to say, I didn’t realise that crime had fallen so much under Boris. And knowing there are more police on the streets has made me feel safer in my neighbourhood. It was also good to have the transport upgrades explained, telling me what is happening in my borough and on the services I use.

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Tags: Boris record, Camden, Campaign, London

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