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Action on Policing in Brent

Caroline visited Brent on Friday 26th April to meet local Lib Dem Sarah Teather MP and local councillors to look at a range of issues in the Borough.

After looking at the dangerous A5 near Staples Corner and the need for a pedestrian Crossing, Caroline visited the Dollis Hill Safer Neighbourhood Base which is set to become one of the Mayor’s new Contact Points for the police. This office will be open for 3 hours a week and be a place where local residents can report crime, rather than at the local police station which is being closed by the Mayor.

Action in Camden

Caroline visited Camden Borough on Friday 12th April to see first hand local issues that are of concern to local communities and local Lib Dem Councillors.

Caroline started her visit looking at the potential impact of HS2 near Camden Town and the very busy and potentially dangerous main roads for cyclists and pedestrians with Councillors Chris Naylor, Paul Braithwaite and Keith Moffit. (Read more here in the Camden New Journal. Caroline is working with a cross party group of members of the House of Lords looking at a potential alternative for the London end of HS2 which would not have such a damaging impact in Camden around Euston and on the London Overground service.

Caroline then went to visit Belsize Fire Station, one of the 12 under threat of closure by Conservative Mayor Boris Johnson. Caroline spoke with local councillor Tom Simon and local residents about their safety concerns

Mayor must do more to tackle Air Pollution

Earlier this week Caroline met with Cllr Graham Neale and local residents off Old Kent Road to discuss the impact which motor traffic is having on local air quality.

Despite a growing body of evidence suggesting that spending long periods of time in close proximity to busy roads can cause or exacerbate childhood asthma and lead to permanently reduced lung function, the Mayor has been reluctant to publish smog alerts during recent air pollution episodes.

Caroline supports campaign to save Downham fire station

Caroline recently visited Downham fire station to give her support to the local campaign by local residents and Liberal Democrats to save the fire station.

The fire station is situated in the south of Lewisham and serves people living in Bromley as well as Lewisham.

The campaign to save the fire station has already generated a petition signed by more than 4500 people.

Campaigning in Eastleigh

Caroline Pidgeon AM went to her home town of Eastleigh to help the local Lib Dems with the Parliamentary by-election.

Caroline was joined by lots of London Lib Dems including Chair Mike Tuffrey for a day of campaigning.

Out and about in Berrylands, Kingston

Caroline Pidgeon AM was delighted to join many local Councillors and other local members out door knocking on Saturday 9th February. The team were joined by Council by-election candidate Sushila Abraham who is standing to represent Berrylands Ward following the sad death before Christmas of the wonderful Cllr Frances Moseley. Sushila has lived in Surbiton for 20 years and is a local solicitor specialising in family law.

Out and about in Kingston

Caroline kick-started the new year out and about campaigning with Kingston Liberal Democrats. Caroline joined Sarah Ludford MEP, local campaigner Robin Meltzer and other European candidates knocking on doors and talking to local residents about issues of concern.

“We had a great reception from local people in Kingston and it didn’t rain either!” commented Caroline.

Campaigning in Croydon North

Caroline joined our candidate Marisha Ray campaigning in Croydon North in the parliamentary by-election on 29th November.

Caroline and the team knocked on doors talking to local residents about concerns such as policing, transport and the environment.

Campaigning in the East Walworth by-election

Caroline Pidgeon AM has been out in Walworth campaigning with local resident Dr Ben Johnson and the team against Labour's terrible housing plans.

The plans will see only 8 social rented homes in the first phase of the Elephant and Castle regeneration scheme.

Campaigning with Janet Hurst in Lewisham

Caroline joined London campaigners Robin Meltzer, Chris Smith and Lewisham Leader Cllr Chris Maines campaigning with Janet Hurst, the Lib Dems' fantastic candidate for the Whitefoot by-election on Thursday 11th October.


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