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Supporting Upper Norwood Library

Brian Paddick and Caroline Pidgeon put their support behind the Upper Norwood Library at a mini rally on 1st May.

The team looked around the library and talked to the strong campaign group who are campaigning to save the library as Conservative run Croydon Council is looking to pull out its funding.

The library is just where 5 boroughs meet and is used by huge numbers of local people in the Crystal Palace/Upper Norwood area.

Out and about in Bromley town centre

Caroline joined Brian Paddick and local Assembly Candidate Sam Webber for a walkabout in Bromley Town Centre on 1st May.

The team also spent time talking to local police officers about some of the policing challenges and issues in the Borough.

Big Lib Dem team meets Bromley residents

Caroline joined Bromley Council Group Leader Cllr Tom Papworth, Assembly Candidate Sam Webber and a huge team of local Liberal Democrats, along with Sarah Ludford MEP out and about in Bromley on Sunday.

Whilst it rained non stop, the team met lots of local residents and had a super response on the doorstep!

Key concerns in Hanwell

Caroline joined local Lib Dem Cllr Nigel Bakhai to look at problems with Hanwell Station next to his ward in Ealing.

The station has no services on Sundays, has no step free access like so many and it is not clear what improvements will be made when Crossrail comes along. Furthermore, the entrance to the station from Station Approach is closed off making it inconvenient for residents in Cllr Bakhai’s ward to access the station.

Caroline also looked at the dangerous junction with Church Road, which she has already raised with TfL and will do again. Pedestrians have no safe crossing point at this junction.

Campaigning at Ealing Broadway

Caroline joined local Cllr Harvey Rose and a huge team of Lib Dem activists including Tony Miller on a walkabout in Ealing Broadway on Monday.

The team had a wonderful reception from local residents and passengers.

Meeting voters in Uxbridge

Caroline joined local activists out and about in Hillingdon today, giving out leaflets in Uxbridge.

“It was great to talk to so many residents and hear any issues Uxbridge residents have with transport and policing” commented Caroline.

Addressing North Richmond speeding traffic concerns

Caroline joined local by-election candidate Jane Dodds, London Assembly candidate Munira Wilson, Robin Meltzer and other local Lib Dems in North Richmond meeting residents and traders concerned about speeding traffic on Lower Mortlake Road.

"There are some serious issues here and just a few small changes could make this road much safer for pedestrians, as well as other road users", commented Caroline.

Caroline supports campaign for Dutch-style cycling revolution

Caroline joined an estimated 10,000 cyclists in the Big Ride in central London in support of the 'Going Dutch' campaign organised by the London Cycling Campaign.

The massive crowd, representing every age and background, braved at-times atrocious weather to be part of the UK’s largest-ever bike ride supporting safer streets for cycling. Liberal Democrat Mayoral candidate Brian Paddick and Simon Hughes MP, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats also took part, reinforcing the strong support of the Liberal Democrats to safer streets for Londoners.

Caroline was one of the first politicians to formally endorse the campaign and over the last four years has repeatedly raised issues relating to cycle safety in her work on the London Assembly.

You can read more about the London Cycling Campaign Go Dutch campaign, and sign the petition, at the LCC's website.

Out and about in Islington

Caroline joined Assembly Candidate Bridget Fox and local Lib Dem Councillors Terry Stacy, Tracy Ismail, David Wilson and other Lib Dem campaigners out and about in Islington.

“We had a fantastic reception on the doors, even though we got soaked through” commented Caroline

Out and about in Camden

Caroline joined Assembly Candidate Chris Richards, Camden Lib Dem Councillors and activists, and Brian Paddick in Camden for some campaigning on Saturday.

The team were joined by a large group of Dutch colleagues over to help!

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