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Caroline backs campaign against Feltham station parking rip-off

Caroline Pidgeon, the leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, has recently presented a petition to the Mayor of London calling for him to work with Hounslow Council to ensure that a rarely used bus stand at Feltham train station is turned into a short term drop off/pick off point for rail passengers.

The demands of the petition are backed up by powerful evidence that a huge number of local residents are being hit by penalty charges following the introduction of cameras by Hounslow Council. A recent freedom of information request and further inquiries have confirmed that there have been a total to date total of 7,119 penalty charge notices at this location. The total income received has been £337,724.48; with an additional £68,856.52 currently outstanding from 549 PCNs.

Out and about in Hornsey and Wood Green

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Lynne Featherstone MP and Brian Paddick, Lib Dem London Mayoral Candidate out and about in Hornsey and Wood Green on Friday 14th October.

As well as meeting many local residents, Lynne Featherstone MP officially opened a green composting toilet at the wonderful Alexandra Palace allotments, alongside Allotments Chair and Lib Dem Councillor Bob Hare. (Read more about this project on Lynne's website.)

This was followed by wonderful home made cakes and tea.

“It was fantastic to talk to green fingered local residents who have these wonderful allotments. Their flowers, fruit and vegetables were amazing, as well as the chickens and bees kept on site. This amazing green oasis on a sunny day was simply beautiful” commented Caroline Pidgeon AM.

Out and about in Streatham

Caroline Pidgeon AM and Brian Paddick, Lib Dem London Mayoral Candidate joined Streatham Lib Dem Councillors on Wednesday 19th October on an extensive walkabout on Streatham High Road.

The team met local residents and traders who had been affected by the riots, and met campaigners outside Streatham Police Station who are fighting to keep the front counter open to the public. They also saw the half completed upgrade to the central reservation which has gone on and on for years.

The team collected signatures outside Streatham Station campaigning for Thameslink trains to continue to go beyond Blackfriars once the new Thameslink timetable comes into operation.

Caroline joins Brian Paddick and Nick Clegg at Lambeth crime reduction charity

Caroline Pidgeon, leader of the Liberal Democrats on the London assembly, joined Lib Dem candidate for London Mayor, Brian Paddick, for his first official campaign visit with Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, in which he called for a more robust approach to payback sentencing.

Campaigning in the Highgate by-election

Caroline joined Lib Dems Robin Meltzer and Chris Richards and many other Camden Lib Dem members out and about campaigning in the Highgate by-election.

The team knocked on doors and chatted to local residents about many issues of concern including transport and policing.

Campaigning in Surbiton Hill

Caroline has been campaigning in Surbiton Hill over recent weeks with John Ayles, the Liberal Democrat local candidate in the forthcoming by-election on 15th September.

Caroline Joined John and the local Lib Dem Team with Mike Tuffrey AM on Sunday 4th September, along with Lambeth councillors Ashley Lumsden and Roger Giess.

Campaigning in the Bush Hill Park by-election

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined local Liberal Democrats out campaigning in the Bush Hill Park by-election on 28th July.

Caroline joined Paul Smith the local Lib Dem candidate and other local Liberal Democrats working in the area, delivering leaflets and talking to local residents.

Out and about in Islington

Caroline Pidgeon AM has joined David Sant and Islington Liberal Democrats out and about in the St Peter’s ward by-election.

Caroline has been out campaigning with David Sant and London Assembly candidate Bridget Fox talking to local residents to hear the issues that they are concerned about in their area.

“It is quite clear that local residents want a strong local champion to represent them at the town hall. David Sant is a governor at North Community School and is the only candidate to live in the ward. He is just the person St Peter’s ward needs” commented Caroline.

Campaigning in Peckham

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Assembly colleague Mike Tuffrey AM campaigning in Peckham for Jennifer Blake, alongside other Southwark Liberal Democrats and Councillors.

Campaigning for Lisa Smart in Putney

Caroline Pidgeon AM was out in Putney on Saturday 18th June with by-election candidate Lisa Smart.

The local Lib Dem Team are campaigning hard against the Conservative Councils plans to charge children to use a play area in Battersea Park and want to ensure this does not get rolled out to all other parks in the Borough.

“It was really great to spend the day knocking on doors and talking to local people about the issues that matter to them” said Caroline Pidgeon. “Lisa has lived in Putney for 10 years and is a local school governor. She will be a strong champion for Putney on Wandsworth Council.”

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