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Cuts to London’s youth services – just when they’re needed most

Councils are having to make further cuts to vital youth services budgets, according to a report by Sian Berry, the Green Mayoral candidate for London. Youth clubs and community centres have had to shut their doors during the coronavirus crisis, and more than ever, London’s young people need mentoring and moral support.  But Sian’s data shows […]

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Cycling revolution falls short says Green Assembly Member

Green Assembly Member Caroline Russell has said that the government’s promised £2 billion to boost cycling and walking is not enough to meet the UK’s needs – and that it leaves London starkly underfunded. Caroline compared London’s £25 million share of the funding to the £70 million requested by London boroughs, according to the Mayor’s […]

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Black Lives Matter – London Green Party urge action

The Green Party has been at the forefront of demanding action in support of the Black Lives Matters (BLM) campaign.   In Kingston, councillor Sharon Sumner affirmed her support for BLM (against opposition from local Conservative councillors) with a powerful speech that spoke of “the reality of police brutality which happens on a regular basis here […]

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Mayor’s ‘fares freeze’ claim melts away

Fares on London transport have risen by up to more than £300 since current Mayor Sadiq Khan came to power pledging a freeze. New fare increases today mean passengers are paying up to £317 more a year compared with 2016. Despite Mr Khan’s election pledge that “Londoners won’t pay a penny more for their travel” […]

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Southall Residents ‘Poisoned’ by Ex-Gasworks

Residents in Southall are preparing a legal challenge after becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of an ex-gasworks redevelopment.  Managed by Berkeley Group, the site is known to contain dangerous compounds including asbestos, cyanide, naphthalene and benzene, a known carcinogenic.    Constant petrol-like smells, respiratory ailments, headaches and eye irritation have been reported since work began, […]

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Siân Berry Speaks Out On Controversial Policing Techniques

16 September 2019 September has seen the Met police confirm they will roll out use of controversial spit hoods on London’s streets despite concerns from Green Assembly Member, Siân Berry and various human rights groups. This follows ‘a review’ but no details of any public consultation have been given. Siân Berry criticised the initial three-month […]

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