Greater London Assembly

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Name: Greater London Assembly
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Sparks fly at planning committee meeting as South Norwood garage saga turns political

ONE of the longest running planning battles in Croydon Council history came to a head at last week's planning committee.The 12-year fight between the owner of South Norwood's Autoclutch car repair garage, Richard Hough, and the developer wanting to build ... [Published Croydon Advertiser - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Council tenants to protest outside Mayor's office

Council house tenants will stage a protest.Haringey Defend Council Housing will join groups from across London outside City Hall tomorrow to protest against what it says is the widespread demolition of council housing.Eileen Short, Chairman of Defend ... [Published This is Local London - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Council houses to be built in Sutton for first time since 1980s

Council houses are to be built in Sutton for the first time since 1989 after the council agreed a pioneering new strategy.In a bid to create more affordable housing for families, promote economic growth and investment in the borough, Sutton Council is ... [Published Your Local Guardian - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

Pressure grows on Boris to bring tram to Sutton and Crossrail to Worcester Park

Boris Johnson is coming under pressure to make sure Sutton benefits from both trams and the planned Crossrail 2 railway.Sutton's Greater London Assembly member Steve O'Connell has again pressed London mayor Mr Johnson to make sure Crossrail 2 stops at ... [Published Your Local Guardian - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

East London bridge designs revealed

Plans have been unveiled for a new £600m cycle-friendly bridge to span the river Thames in east London.The designs were commissioned by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in its campaign to improve connections in the area.The LCCI said ... [Published BBC - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Cashless buses 'could leave people stranded'

Concerns have been raised that thousands of people could be left stranded when London's buses go cashless on July 6th.Transport for London (TfL) figures reveal that on average 2,115 Oyster cards were lost, stolen or stopped working every day last year ... [Published CILT UK - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Thousands could be left stranded every day by cashless bus plans

Concerns have been raised over the safety of vulnerable passengers, particularly at night (Photo by Alan Chapman/)2013New fears have been raised over Transport for London’s plans to stop accepting cash on buses , as figures reveal over 2,000 people would ... [Published London 24 - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Binge Drinking Costing London £60 Million A Year

Tuesday 24th June 2014Binge drinking is costing emergency services in London more than £60m every year.At least £45 million a year is spent on binge drinkers needing emergency hospital admission and London Ambulance Service is spending £16 million a year ... [Published LBC 97.3 - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Campaigners hail Worcester Park bus victory

Campaigners have hailed a victory after successfully reinstating a popular bus service in Worcester Park.The S3 hail and ride service will once again stop at Green Lane after campaigners led by Sutton and Croydon Greater London Assembly member Steve O'Connell ... [Published Your Local Guardian - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

New powers for Mayor of London to drive through 50,000 new homes

With the need for housing particularly acute in and around London, ministers have outlined plans to give the Mayor greater powers to deliver new homes.Of the £400 million government funding available, £200 million will be allocated to and matched by the ... [Published Property Wire - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

Mayor of Barnet accused of “acting illegally” towards tenants

Tuesday 17th June 2014The Mayor of Barnet has been accused of 'acting illegally' towards his tenants and has been named and shamed in both a local paper  and a widely-read legal blog.Councillor Hugh Rayner became the Tory Mayor of Barnet on 2 June. He ... [Published Landlord Today - Jun 17 2014]
First reported Feb 28 2014 - Updated Feb 28 2014 - 1 reports

Row breaks out over driverless tube trains plan

Row breaks out over Transport for London driverless tube trains plan12:47pm Friday 28th February 2014 in News By Waithera JunghaeDriverless trains have been running on the DLR since 1987.A leading politician has criticised unions for vowing to “go to ... [Published Wandsworth Guardian - Feb 28 2014]

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Councillor Humayun Kabir, vice-chairman of the committee, said: "This needs to come to an end. This site will look good [in the future]. It is an eyesore."
Councillor Ruth Dombey, leader of Sutton Council, said: "This is one of the most exciting reports to come before this committee in a long time."
Mr O'Connell said: "I asked the mayor about it at mayor's question time this week because I wanted to find out his thoughts and ambitions about opening it early and whether we can get a stop at Worcester Park."
Val Shawcross, London Assembly member and transport spokesperson for Labour, backed the scheme, saying it would "boost road capacity, public transport connections and cycling and pedestrian routes"

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Sparks fly at planning committee meeting as Sou... [Published Croydon Advertiser - Jul 19 2014]
Council tenants to protest outside Mayor's office [Published This is Local London - Jul 09 2014]
Council houses to be built in Sutton for first ... [Published Your Local Guardian - Jul 08 2014]
Pressure grows on Boris to bring tram to Sutton... [Published Your Local Guardian - Jul 04 2014]
East London bridge designs revealed [Published BBC - Jun 30 2014]
Cashless buses 'could leave people stranded' [Published CILT UK - Jun 25 2014]
Thousands could be left stranded every day by c... [Published London 24 - Jun 24 2014]
Binge Drinking Costing London £60 Million A Year [Published LBC 97.3 - Jun 24 2014]
Campaigners hail Worcester Park bus victory [Published Your Local Guardian - Jun 19 2014]
New powers for Mayor of London to drive through... [Published Property Wire - Jun 18 2014]
Mayor of Barnet accused of “acting illegally” t... [Published Landlord Today - Jun 17 2014]
Row breaks out over driverless tube trains plan [Published Wandsworth Guardian - Feb 28 2014]
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