At a virtual London Assembly session, Caroline encouraged the mayor to consider creative proposals to use the transport network as efficiently as possible, especially at a time when social distancing is vital:
Caroline has written to the mayor to advocate for Sistah SPACE Against Domestic Abuse, a Hackney-based domestic violence charity focussed on supporting and helping women and girls of African heritage across London. They have been evicted from their offices, and Hackney Council has asked them to move to a wholly unsuitable premises.
Caroline has stressed to the mayor that it's essential for Sistah Space to remain in the premises they are in, or find alternative, appropriate accommodation so that they can carry on their essential work.
Caroline Pidgeon has urged the Mayor again to show the Thameslink route on the Tube map, to remind passengers of how useful it can be, as well as its excellent accessibility. Particularly important now is that the wide layout of the trains is suited to social distancing.
The last three months have been like no other period any of us can remember.
Caroline has continued to work hard as a London Assembly Member during this time. Here is an overview of some of the issues she has been raising since March.
Caroline has written to the Mayor of London asking him to support London's charity shops through the challenges they face as the lockdown is eased - an expected deluge of donations, and how to clean and "quarantine" them before they go on sale.
Caroline asked the Mayor:
- What thought has been given to how you, as Mayor, can support and help charity shops in London as we move out of this crisis?
Caroline Pidgeon is urging the Metropolitan Police Service to drop its controversial use of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) technology, until a whole range of serious concerns about its use are fully addressed.
Caroline has written to the Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience, who is co-ordinating much of City Hall's COVID-19 response, asking several key questions on the support and protections being given to our brave healthcare workers in London at this time.
Clapping each week is a nice way for us to show our gratitude, but it is a token gesture. Practical and essential steps must be taken to protect our healthcare workers and indeed all of our key workers.
Specifically, Caroline asked:
Caroline has written to the Mayor of London about his support for small and medium-sized businesses in London. SMEs in London need support as a crucial part of our economy, not just now, but also as lockdown is eased and they face the next set of challenges. They have real worries about facing a cliff-edge when the furlough scheme ends, with businesses having to close and workers losing their jobs.