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PCSO numbers across London are too stretched

At January 2019's Mayor's Question Time, Caroline raised her concerns with over the number of deployable Police Community Support Officers in London. With vacancies and officers on long-term sick leave, places like Streatham can end up with one PCSO left to cover four wards. This is not sustainable.

Boroughs need clarity on the Met's extra police scheme

At the London Assembly Budget and Performance Committee, Caroline questioned the Mayor on the Met's Patrol Plus Scheme which allows boroughs to fund extra police officers to tackle local priority issues. The scheme is currently under review, and it's vital that boroughs get clarity on its future as soon as possible.

"Zero emission buses" are still using diesel for heating!

In December, Caroline questioned the Mayor on electric buses and how to get to a zero-emission bus fleet. He acknowledged that his "zero emission buses" are actually "zero tailpipe emissions", as they still have diesel engines for heating systems. Much more action is needed to clean up the bus fleet.

Met need to do more to improve 999 response times

Caroline was disappointed with the Met Police Commissioner's answers in the London Assembly around the Met's response times to 999 calls. It's clear from the figures that the police aren't meeting their targets, and this is a real concern.

Launching the West Ham Players' Project

Caroline visited West Ham at the Olympic Stadium to learn about the newly launched Players' Project, where the men's and women's first team players are sponsoring worthwhile projects in the community. Watch the video to hear more...

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