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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.

Campaigning in Streatham

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Streatham Liberal Democrats out and about on Thursday 8th May, talking to local residents about their housing service and other local concerns.

Caroline joined Cllr Alex Davies, Cllr Judy Best and Cllr Daphne Marchant meeting local people and talking about the team's record of action and promise of more for the local area.

Campigning in Kingston

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined local councillors and campaigners on the doors in Kingston on Tuesday 6th May to hear about local issues and to support the Lib Dem teams in the forthcoming local council elections.

Caroline spent some of the day in Chessington South, and Chessington North and Hook, supporting local Cllr Tricia Bamford, Cllr Rachel Reid, Cllr Shiraz Mirza, Cllr Margaret Thompson, Clive Chase and Emma-Louise Wykes. The team had a fantastic day in the sunshine hearing about the good housing service and major works that had been carried out in the area and picking up issues around transport.

Campaigning in Bayswater

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined the Lib Dem Team in Bayswater on Saturday 3rd May to talk to residents on their street stall and to knock on doors.

The Bayswater team have worked tirelessly for the local community, raising issues of concern ranging from protecting local independent shops to the impact of planning applications on the area and repairs in local housing association homes. The team are very concerned about massive underground housing applications which can destabilise streets and cause months, if not years, of nuisance to local residents, as well as other over-developments, which cause problems whilst being built and often allow in chain stores onto the local high street.

Campaigning in Ealing

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Ealing councillor Jon Ball and local members and council candidates, door knocking in Ealing Common ward on Saturday 26th April.

The team spoke to lots of residents and picked up huge concerns regarding the plans for Ealing Broadway station.

"It was great to meet so many local people and to get such good feedback about Cllr Jon Ball and his local team including Jennifer Hollis and Craig O'Donnell, who work so hard for Ealing Common" commented Caroline.

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