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Out and about in Ealing

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Ealing Liberal Democrats out and about talking to local residents in the Pitshangar Lane area.

The team knocked on doors and chatted to local residents about the proposal to cut PCSOs from neighbourhood policing teams, and about Europe.

"It was great to be out with so many members and supporters, including some new members," commented Caroline.

Archway Gyratory changes

Caroline Pidgeon AM visited Archway on Tuesday 20th October to see first hand the proposed changes to the area being developed by TfL with Islington Council. Caroline met with residents and TfL engineers to discuss the plans and hear concerns.

One of the major issues is the location of 12 bus stands on the main road - as a result of Islington Council selling off a piece of land where the buses currently wait between journeys.

Social benefits from Christmas Day buses would be immense

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on Transport for London’s initial plans for a limited Christmas Day bus service, which will for the first time be considered by TfL’s Surface Transport Panel, said:

“For many years TfL has peddled the claim that there is little demand for bus services on Christmas Day so it is welcome that they finally recognise the potential demand of as many as 1.3 million passengers for a full Sunday service operated on Christmas Day.

At the eleventh hour the Mayor may be waking up to the huge potential to build more homes

Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on today’s announcement by Transport for London (TfL) that it is set to release more than 300 acres of TfL land to help create more than 10,000 new homes across London, said:

“It seems that at the eleventh hour in his time at City Hall the Mayor is finally waking up to the huge potential to build more homes on land owned by the public sector across London.

Bus company penalty system must prioritise safety

As Transport for London released figures showing that London bus accidents cause a death every three weeks, Caroline Pidgeon said:

“There is something seriously wrong when the penalties facing bus companies are stacked towards tackling lateness when safety should be the very first priority.

“Bus companies must face stiff penalties if they take any risks with passenger safety.”


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