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Save Southwark Woods

Caroline Pidgeon has joined Liberal Democrat councillors in Southwark in campaigning against the council's plans to destroy the woods in Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries.

The Save Southwark Woods campaign has presented a petition to the council calling for the 100 acres of woods to be designated a Memorial Park Nature Reserve, with respect for the dead and woodlands for the living.

Mayor must now come clean over the not so clean New Routemaster

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on reports that 200 New Routemasters will have failing batteries replaced under warranty, and that on occasions the buses are running entirely on the diesel engine said:

“The Mayor has repeatedly boasted about the New Routemaster, yet this is further evidence that the claims made by the Mayor and TfL are just rhetoric and do not match the reality on the ground.

Mayor should apologise for his foolish decision to purchase water cannon

Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the Home Secretary’s decision to not grant permission for the use of water cannon in mainland Britain, said:

“After carefully examining the evidence the Home Secretary has made a wise decision.

“Water cannon run the risk of innocent people being injured and would certainly undermine policing by public consent.

Garden Bridge project - murkier than the River Thames

Writing for the Folly For London website on the Garden Bridge project, Caroline Pidgeon takes on the Mayor over the lack of transparency around many aspects of the process:

Yet when it comes to the Garden Bridge this spirit of openness suddenly disappears. Obtaining information about the funding and procurement of the proposed bridge has been a lengthy and torturous process and even now many questions remain unanswered.

Third Heathrow runway proposal - a long delayed report with outdated arguments

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the support for a third Heathrow runway by the Davies airport commission, said:

“This much delayed report simply repeats many outdated arguments in opting for a third Heathrow runway.

“However many conditions are set ultimately a third Heathrow runway will have devastating consequences for a large section of London in terms of noise and increased air pollution.


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