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Looking at Transport issues in Richmond Park consituency

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined local parliamentary campaigner Robin Meltzer on Friday 13th February to look at a number of transport issues that had come out of a detailed survey conducted by Robin and the local Liberal Democrats.

Caroline's first stop was to meet Emma Robinson, the Barnes Town Centre Manager, and local residents, to discuss their wish for the cycle hire scheme to come to Barnes over Hammersmith Bridge.

Victory for Twickenham residents as footbridge is saved

Caroline Pidgeon has congratulated Twickenham MP’s Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat ward councillors and local residents for ensuring that Transport for London have abandoned their plans to remove a footbridge over the A316 Chertsey Road.

When TfL’s plans were first announced last June they met with huge outrage.

However, after an extensive local campaign and a massive response from local residents to the TfL consultation, it has been decided to keep the bridge for at least two years.

Out and about in Twickenham

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Vince Cable MP, Cllr Stephen Knight AM, Baroness Dee Doocey, Lord Monroe Palmer and many other Lib Dem Councillors and activists out and about in Twickenham on Saturday 6th December.

Caroline joined Vince knocking on doors, talking to local residents about key issues that are affecting them. Transport, Housing and jobs were the key issues that were raised and discussed.

Campaigning in Hornsey and Wood Green

Caroline joined Lib Dems from Haringey and across London campaigning with Lynne Featherstone MP for Dawn Barnes in the forthcoming by-election in Woodside Ward on 2nd October.

"It was great to be out and about talking to local residents and hearing about the various problems with Haringey Council, in particular fly tipping, as well as to pick up problems with transport and bus services" commented Caroline.

Replace the Highbury Grange bus shelter

Caroline Pidgeon AM has been working with Terry Stacy, Lib Dem Parliamentary Campaigner in Islington South and other local campaigners to replace the bus shelter at Highbury Grange without delay.

It was removed after a serious road traffic accident.

Caroline formally presented the petition on Wednesday 16th July.

Campaigning against St Margaret's footbridge closure

The Mayor of London has now received a petition with over 600 signatories urging Transport for London to drop its plans to remove an existing footbridge over the busy A316 in Twickenham.

Save Highbury's local shops

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Highbury East Team members Terry Stacy and Julie Horton to congratulate them on the success of their petition to save local shops, which attracted over 2,500 signatures. As a result of this petition the developers of the former Highbury Vale Police Station have submitted plans to the council for four small commercial units on the ground floor of the building instead of one large one for a supermarket chain.

Thanks to the Lib Dems this real threat of driving the local shops out of business has been stopped.

Crossrail 2 station needed at Essex Road

Plans for a possible new underground line through Islington have been welcomed by local Liberal Democrats, but questions are being asked about a promised station that appears to have vanished off the map.

The Crossrail 2 project would create a new line between north-east and south-west London with faster journey times and improved transport connections and relieve overcrowded existing lines. The scheme will also
create jobs and regenerate areas.

Campaigning in Haringey

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined our fantastic Team in Harringay ward in Haringey on Tuesday 20th May to talk to local residents in the Turnpike Lane area about local issues.

Caroline spent the afternoon with the fantastic local team Cllr Karen Alexander, Cllr David Schmitz and Focus Team member Asha Kaur and received a superb response from local residents who are impressed by the hard work of the local Lib Dem Team.

Out and about in St Mary Cray and Orpington

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined local Lib Dems in Cray Valley East Ward on Thursday 15th May to support their campaign for more police officers on the beat in the village.

Caroline joined the team - Grace Goodlad, Martin Curry and Sam Webber - meeting local residents and talking about issues such as crime and anti-social behaviour.

"We received a great response on the doorstep and people are very concerned about the reduction in dedicated police officers for this area and the increase in problems such as graffiti and fly-tipping", commented Caroline.


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