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The Met Police must not ignore the shoplifiting epidemic

The Met attended only 38% of calls about shoplifting during the last year, according to data obtained by the Liberal Democrats.

While the data from the first few months of this year shows a slight improvement, the force is still attending to less than half of calls. The data comes on the back of numerous businesses struggling to cope with a rising tide of shoplifting across London and the whole of the UK.

Superloop buses should run at night

Caroline Pidgeon has pressed the Mayor to make the Superloop express bus service run through the night, stressing the benefits for the night-time economy, for women's safety, and for shift workers.

Caroline said:

"Having decent transport options at night is important for nightlife, and the night-time economy as a whole, and shift workers. It also has a direct impact on women's safety and their confidence to go out late at night.

"Lost" Oyster balances should be reinvested into improving transport

Caroline Pidgeon has called on Transport for London to change rules its rules so that unused and unclaimed balances on Oyster cards can be reinvested into London’s public transport network.

Information requested by Caroline shows that £180 million currently sits on Oyster cards that were last used five or more years ago. £57 million of this is on cards last used more than 10 years ago.


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