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Make Upminster station accessible for everyone

Caroline Pidgeon has given her strong support to local campaigners calling for full disabled access at Upminster station.

Caroline said:

“The London Overground is a vital part of London’s transport network and it is vital that no one is denied access to it.

“Providing step free access to platform six at Upminster station would not just benefit disabled people but many other people as well, including parents with prams.

Campaigning in Haringey

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined local councillors and Assembly Candidate Dawn Barnes in Haringey on Friday 22nd January looking at a number of issues in the Borough.

From campaigning to save local pubs, libraries and post offices to supporting Caroline's campaign for half price fares by 7.30am, the team went out and about talking to local residents.

Lib Dems arrange a tube demo to persuade TFL to upgrade the Piccadilly Line

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat Mayoral candidate, held a demo outside Turnham Green tube station with local councillors and residents to get TFL to upgrade the Piccadilly Line signal sooner. This would mean that tubes could stop there throughout the day (usually only the District line stops there).

Caroline said:

Campaigning in Kew

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Assembly candidates Merlene Emerson and Rosina Robson and local members at a street stall in Kew on 6th February. The team talked to local residents about concerns from Heathrow expansion to transport and affordable housing.

Out and about in Hammersmith and Fulham

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined local Liberal Democrats in Hammersmith and Fulham at a street stall on 13th February.

Caroline joined local members talking to local residents about the housing crisis and also about her plans for half price fares by half seven.

Out and about in Walworth

Caroline Pidgeon has been out and about in Walworth over recent weeks supporting candidate Lauren Pemberton-Nelson in the Faraday by-election due on 21st January.

Lauren lived on the Aylesbury Estate for most of her life so knows first-hand the issues that need to be addressed. No one should have to live in accommodation with rats, litter, lifts that go unrepaired and heating that won't turn on in the depths of winter. Lauren's campaign is a personal one - she believes Faraday residents, her Nan included, deserve better.

Campaigning to save our neighbourhood police in Sutton

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Tom Brake MP and local Liberal Democrat Councillors and campaigners on Wallington High Street at their regular street stall on 12th December. It may have been cold out but the reception was fantastic and people were queuing to sign our petition to save London’s community police PCSOs and PCs in our local neighbourhoods.

Caroline then went out with Tom and Leader of the Council Cllr Ruth Dombey talking to businesses in Sutton High Street including Pearsons, the oldest bike shop in the world.

Out and about in Newham

Caroline Pidgeon joined Liberal Democrats from across London and local London Assembly candidate Elaine Bagshaw out campaigning for Sheree Miller in the Boleyn Ward by-election which took place on 3rd December.

Caroline and the team knocked on hundreds of doors and spoke to local people in and around West Ham’s Upton Park stadium, and heard first hand their serious concerns about the Labour Council and in particular around the need for more affordable housing.

Campaigning at the Charlie Brown Roundabout in Redbridge

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined local Liberal Democrats including Cllr Gwyneth Deakins to highlight the serious safety issues at the Charlie Brown roundabout in Redbridge.

Several years ago Transport for London developed plans to make the busy transport roundabout safer for road users including pedestrian crossings for local people. However this was cancelled and now TfL is once again carrying out feasibility studies for safety measures including looking at signals for the junction.

“I have spoken to many people in the area and they are frustrated and bewildered at TfL's failure to provide safe crossing facilities at the Roundabout. Many local people take their cars for relatively short journeys, rather than walk or cycle, because they dare not attempt to cross the roads there. This adds to the congestion!” commented Caroline.


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