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New Year fireworks ought to be free, safe and accessible

On the day that tickets for London’s New Year’s Eve firework display go on sale Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, said:

“It was only last week that it was suddenly announced that the Mayor planned to scale down the New Year's Eve firework display to just 100,000 people who could afford to pay £10 for tickets, including children.

Catford danger junction finally has a safe crossing

The Tiger's Head junction in Catford will finally see a pedestrian crossing and other road safety measures - after several years of campaigning by local residents and Lib Dems. Caroline Pidgeon has been asking questions and pushing for action for several years on this issue.

Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Lewisham East Julia Fletcher commented:

"I'm delighted that the pedestrian safety improvements at the Tiger's Head junction will finally go ahead after years of questions and prompting from Caroline Pidgeon, previous Lib Dem assembly members and Lewisham councillors.

"Just last week I put in a public question on this issue to chase progress. It doesn't reflect at all well on successive mayors of London that it has taken so long to sort out this dangerous junction."

Southwark Lib Dems listen to Old Kent Road businesses on Bakerloo extension

Simon Hughes MP has taken to the streets to hear what local businesses have to say about extending the Bakerloo line down Old Kent Road.

The Bermondsey MP was joined by London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon and Lib Dem council group leader Cllr Anood Al-Samerai on Tuesday for a ‘walkabout’ along the road to discuss proposals for new tube stations in the area.

The trio stopped off at a number of small businesses to chat about the plans, which they say were “100% supported” by shopkeepers and residents they spoke to along the way.

Public transport investment must be top priority for East London

A Transport for London consultation on new river crossings in east London, which closes this week, is far too centred around motorists and completely overlooks the need for significant improvements in public transport in south east London, is the key message made by Caroline Pidgeon AM, in the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group’s consultation response.

After years of excuses the Mayor must now take action to tackle violent crime

The Mayor of London has promised to write to all hospitals across London to ensure that anonymous data about violent incidents is shared with the police to ensure there is effective action to tackle knife and other violent crime hot spots, following questioning by Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group.

The Mayor has also agreed, if it is necessary, to call a summit at City Hall to ensure that the full adoption of the crime prevention model.

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