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Green light for a green light

Local Liberal Democrats in Southwark have called for a review of traffic lights across the borough. On many crossings, lights for pedestrians stay on red even while the traffic are on red also. This adds up to a lot of wasted time, frustrating not just pedestrians but also drivers, as they wait expectantly for a pedestrian red light to lead to a green light for them.

Fighting knife crime must include more youth workers in A&E

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the announcement that that the Mayor is allocating an extra £15 million next year to boost resources in tackling knife crime, said:

“This is a welcome decision.

“The steep rise in knife crime over the last few years must be reversed.

“We should never forget that it is estimated that for every young person that is murdered another 20 are admitted to hospital with knife crimes.

On the beat with East Dulwich police

As part of the "Walk The Met" initiative, Caroline spent time with East Dulwich police officers Simon and Tricia learning about life in frontline policing, especially the stretch on the police over the Christmas period.

Improving bus services in Rotherhithe

Caroline and local Lib Dem councillor Daniel Whitehead met TfL at Canada Water to discuss how bus services in Rotherhithe can be improved.

Specifically, TfL are planning:

  • Increased frequency on the C10 and 381 from April 2018
  • The C10 route to use electric buses from 2019, reducing air pollution
  • Investigating increased bus capacity around the Rotherhithe peninsula at peak times

Meeting Highgate community groups

Caroline had a productive meeting with the Highgate Society and other local community groups, along with the Mayor's cycling commissioner Will Norman, to discuss cycling routes and liveable neighbourhoods in Highgate and Archway.

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