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An independent enquiry is needed into the Croydon tram tragedy

Caroline Pidgeon is continuing to press Transport for London to hold an independent enquiry into the 2016 tram crash in Croydon which killed 7 people and injured 62.

After the Deputy Mayor refused an enquiry, Caroline said:

“We still have a lot of questions for TfL to answer on its past record on safety issues and especially why it failed to share vital information while the investigations into the Sandilands tram crash were being undertaken.

Use the Silvertown Tunnel delay as an opportunity to rethink

As a legal wrangle between a contracting firm and Transport for London has delayed the start of the Silvertown Tunnel project, Caroline Pidgeon has called on the Mayor to use the delay as an opportunity to rethink this misguided scheme.

Caroline said:

"Both the mayor and TfL are now in the position where they have been blocked from awarding a major contract for the Silvertown road tunnel.

Broken promises on outer London bus services

Caroline Pidgeon shared the frustration of outer London residents that Transport for London's promised review of their bus services will now take five years to complete.

Caroline said:

“The Mayor and TfL have always defended cutting bus services in central London on the grounds that buses will be redeployed to outer London.

“It now seems that only part of that deal is being honoured – that of cutting bus services in central London.

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.

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