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Richmond Station bus stops - commuters suffer through a long running saga

Richmond Liberal Democrat councillors are pressing Transport for London to sort out the shambolic bus stop situation outside Richmond Station.

“The situation is ridiculous”, said Jerry Elloy, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Transport.

“We have pressed the Council Officers to find out why the second bus stop has not been reinstated, and they blame Transport for London, citing internal disagreements between their London Buses Section, and the Public Carriageway Section which deals with taxis.

The HGV Taskforce at work

Caroline joined the London HGV Taskforce on Wednesday 16th April to see first hand the work they do in making our streets safer for all road users including cyclists and pedestrians.

The team carry out detailed checks on lorries on London's Streets and pick up many issues from the security of the goods being carried in the lorry to threadbare tyres, drivers not taking their breaks and overloaded vehicles.

Campaigning in Redbridge

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined local Lib Dem Councillors Ian Bond, Gwyneth Deakins, Shoaib Patel and many local Lib Dem candidates and campaigners including Farrukh Islam, Paul Wicks and Geoff Seef out and about door knocking on Sunday 27th April.

The team knocked on doors in a number of wards campaigning for cleaner streets and action to sort out local rat runs.

"We had a fantastic reception on the doorstep and real recognition of how hard the local Lib Dem Focus Teams work" commented Caroline.

Campaigning in Lewisham

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined local Lib Dem campaigners including Mayoral candidate Duwayne Brooks and local Lib Dem councillor Julia Fletcher out and about talking to local residents on Saturday 12th April.

The team knocked on doors talking to local residents in Downham ward, hearing their concerns with the Labour run borough including about the cost of parking and street cleaning issues.

Action for pedestrians at Richmond Circus

Liberal Democrat campaigners in Richmond have been successful in changing the pedestrian crossing timings at the Richmond Circus junction.

Local residents contacted the Lib Dems about a crossing at the A316 (where it becomes Kew Road) which left some pedestrians stranded in the middle island for unacceptable lengths of time. The temptation to avoid the wait and cross against the flow of traffic had become a concern.

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