09 December 2011

Progress in Hillingdon

It’s easy to forget that Hillingdon is just one of London’s 32 boroughs, especially when you live out in Zone 6 and the centre seems so distant. However, Boris has helped the outer London boroughs in a way that his predecessor never did, bringing us closer to the centre so we can share in the jobs and opportunities it has to offer.

London is one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in the world and increasingly we can enjoy the benefits of the centre (theatre, clubs, universities, shopping) whilst also enjoying the advantages of being close to the countryside (Hillingdon has more green spaces than any other London Borough!)

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, environment, jobs and skills, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Crossrail, Hayes, Heathrow, Hillingdon, Outer london, West drayton, Zone 6

08 December 2011

Delivering for Redbridge

I’ve lived in Redbridge all of my life and have witnessed the vast improvement in our borough which has come about since Boris was elected Mayor in 2008.

In the eight years Ken was in charge, the only effect he managed to have on Redbridge was to raise City Hall’s share of council tax by a staggering 153%, squeezing every household.

Residents in the area, including myself, felt these rises were not only unjustified - we didn’t benefit from the extra tax we were paying. Ken only focused on the inner boroughs, neglecting the outer areas such as Redbridge.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, London, transport | Tags: Council tax freeze, Crossrail, Outer london, Redbridge

03 August 2011

Investing in Outer London

Boris today announced the 30 projects across the capital that will be the first to benefit from the Mayor's Outer London Fund.  The projects, across 20 boroughs, will have immediate access to the funds so they can revitalise their town centres and give the local economies a boost throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

First round projects receiving funds include new temporary public art outside Waterman’s Arts Centre in Brentford High Street; refurbishing shop fronts and utilising vacant shops in Enfield; new green space at John the Baptist Church in Chipping Barnet, expanding the Green Lanes Food Festival in Haringey; creating the Bromley Town Centre Heritage Trail; and upgrading pavements in Barnes town centre, as well as enhancement of Christmas lights.

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Categories: London | Tags: Outer london, Outer london fund, Town centres