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New data shows ‘significant’ 999 calls are not being responded to within one hour

The Met police are regularly not responding to 999 calls that are categorised as ‘significant’ in more than two thirds of London boroughs, new figures reveal.

The most recent figures that the Mayor was forced to publish, following questioning by the Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon, reveal that in 21 of the 32 London boroughs the police failed to respond to 999 calls categorised as ‘significant’ within the one hour time limit.

The Mayor's record on childcare delivery is painful

Caroline Pidgeon has criticised Sadiq Khan for the very slow rollout of interest-free childcare loans to the Greater London Authority's own employees, with just 35 having received the benefit in two and a half years.

Caroline told the Evening Standard:

“His actual record of delivery has been pitiful. There is a huge gulf between his words and actions.

“Over a period of more than 20 months he has provided childcare help for just 35 employees.

Mayor has broken his clear pledge on community policing

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, has revealed that the Mayor of London’s pledge to restore community policing is being broken in numerous wards across the London boroughs.

Back in December 2017 Sadiq Khan boasted that he has successfully delivered on his promise to deliver at least two dedicated Police Constables and one dedicate Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) in every ward in London.

Mayor of London’s decision to scrap RV1 will not be forgotten

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the decision confirmed by the Mayor to totally scrap the RV1 bus service from 15th June 2019, said:

“In the same week as the start of the Ultra Low Emission Zone the Mayor has made the decision to cut one of the few zero-emission bus routes in London, serving an area with some of the worst air pollution in the capital. The total lack of joined up thinking is staggering.

It's now even harder to believe the Mayor didn't know of Crossrail delays in advance

After a Freedom of Information Request revealed that Crossrail and TfL were drafting press releases about the delay to Crossrail 12 days before the Mayor announced it last August, Caroline Pidgeon said:

“The Mayor’s repeated claims that he only knew about the delayed opening date of the central section of Crossrail just two days before the public announcement are now even harder to believe.

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