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Ending smoking at bus shelters should be the London's top child health priority

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the recommendation today by the London Health Commission that Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square and 25,000 acres of parks in the capital should go smoke free, said:

“Huge changes have taken place in public attitudes towards smoking and it is important that this continues. It is now hard to even imagine that 30 years ago smoking was not only permitted on London Underground trains but was also routine in most offices.

Caroline Pidgeon welcomes announcement of step free access for all London Crossrail stations

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group and transport spokesperson, commenting on the announcement that funding has been confirmed to install step free access at Seven Kings, Maryland, Manor Park and Hanwell stations ahead of Crossrail fully opening in 2019 – meaning all Crossrail stations within London will be step free – said:

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.

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