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Reporting back – Autumn 2021

Caroline Pidgeon and Hina Bokhari have published their Autumn report. Read about the issues they have focused on recently, including:

  • The building safety crisis
  • Diversity and inclusion in politics and wider society
  • London's flooding risk and the need for a joined-up plan
  • Air quality and the disastrous impact of the Silvertown Tunnel
  • Standing up for EU citizens
  • Misconduct and vetting in the Met

Yet again, Crossrail delays show a lack of transparency

After an inspection report showed that the central section of Crossrail will not be able to open until May 2022, Caroline Pidgeon said:

“Crossrail has been plagued with exaggerated claims about its progress and in the last three years opening dates have repeatedly turned out to be wildly over optimistic.

“Even at the beginning of the year it was being claimed that the central section would be open by this Christmas.

Trade missions and the Assembly's questions for Jennifer Arcuri

Caroline spoke to ITV London's Simon Harris about the GLA Oversight Committee session questioning entrepreneurs about trade missions, including questions to Jennifer Arcuri on her close involvement with London and Partners.

Protect Warren Farm Nature Reserve

Caroline outside City Hall receiving Warren Farm Nature Reserve's petitionCaroline was pleased to receive a petition from Warren Farm Nature Reserve in Ealing, calling for the Mayor to support designating the reserve and the surrounding meadows with Statutory Local Nature Reserve status.

The petition has over 10,000 signatures and was delivered by the lovely owl in the picture!

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