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Dangerous junction at Tavistock Place and Marchmont Street

Caroline recently visited the junction of Tavistock Place and Marchmont Street with local campaigner Lee Baker and Local Residents’ Association Chair Ricci de Freitas, to look at how dangerous the road layout had become.

The junction had been redesigned by Transport for London, resulting in a very strange cycle lane, with arrows going in all directions at one point, and pedestrian crossings not where people actually cross the road.

New Academy coming to East Dulwich

On Thursday 11 June Caroline Pidgeon joined Lord Harris of Peckham and other staff and project managers at the official start of the building of the new East Dulwich Boys' Academy on Peckham Rye.

Caroline worked hard with local councillors, MPs, residents and the Harris Federation to ensure the school got through every hurdle to be built.

"I was delighted to be invited along to celebrate the start of the building work on the new boys' school. A high quality education is so important for our young people. East Dulwich really needed a local boys' secondary school and I am thrilled that from this September there will be 150 boys starting their education at the school - though starting their first year in temporary accommodation in Dulwich" said Caroline Pidgeon AM.

Concern over prison plans for Dagenham

On Wednesday 10 June, Caroline spoke on behalf of the Liberal Democrat Group on a motion about the proposed super-prison in Dagenham.

The proposal came out of the blue for local residents who were led to believe that the London Riverside regeneration area would lead to new housing and local community facilities.

"It was unbelievable that the Government announced this site for a super prison, even though it had not even featured on a list of possible sites obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The local community needs to be properly consulted on this and to decide if a prison should feature at all in the plans to regenerate this site owned by the London Development Agency," commented Caroline Pidgeon AM.


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