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Campaigning in Ealing

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Ealing councillor Jon Ball and local members and council candidates, door knocking in Ealing Common ward on Saturday 26th April.

The team spoke to lots of residents and picked up huge concerns regarding the plans for Ealing Broadway station.

"It was great to meet so many local people and to get such good feedback about Cllr Jon Ball and his local team including Jennifer Hollis and Craig O'Donnell, who work so hard for Ealing Common" commented Caroline.

Virgin Media shows blatant disregard for road users

The MayorWatch site reports Transport for London has begun prosecution proceedings against Virgin Media (one of its own major sponsors) for carrying out roadworks unsafely in Sutton last October.

Virgin Media has already received a £14,300 fine this year for "endangering the lives of residents and motorists" when work was carried out in breach of safety rules in Richmond.

Caroline Pidgeon said:

13 Redbridge children went missing from care in 2013

The Ilford Recorder has an article on the findings of the London Assembly Liberal Democrats' report on incidents of children in care going missing - showing that 13 children went missing when placed by Redbridge Council in care outside the Borough.

Tom Rahilly, the NSPCC’s head of strategy and development, said:

“Going missing from care can present a significant risk to children.

“It’s often an important warning sign they are suffering serious harm or at imminent risk of doing so.

Brent has the worst record in London on missing children in care

The Kilburn Times highlights the findings of a report commissioned by the London Assembly Liberal Democrats, showing that Brent has had more incidents of children in care going missing than any other borough in the last five years.

Caroline told the newspaper:

“A local authority looked after child who goes missing for 24 hours or more is at serious risk, including at risk of physical abuse.

“The widespread failure to keep some of the most vulnerable children in our society safe while they are in the legal care of a local authority is nothing short of a disgrace.”

Action needed now for a safer Kilburn High Road

Caroline Pidgeon, Lib Dem Leader on the London Assembly, has joined Kilburn and West Hampstead Lib Dems in their campaign for a safer Kilburn High Road for pedestrians and cyclists.

Kilburn High Road is one of the most dangerous streets in Camden. Shocking new statistics report there were 144 collisions on the High Road in the last three years. 45% (65) of these incidents involved pedestrians and cyclists, with 19 people killed or seriously injured.

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