Category Archives: London 2012 Olympics

Assembly puts the boot into football clubs for policing costs

During the 2015/16 football season, the number of police officers deployed to football clubs cost London taxpayers over £5 million net – that’s the equivalent of 93 constables. More recent evidence suggests the figure could be as high as almost £8 million net. The London Assembly agreed a motion today that asks Mayor Sadiq Khan to lobby the Government for […]

Read more

Barnet Council ‘solely responsible for diving fiasco’

Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden Andrew Dismore has said Barnet Council Leader Cllr Richard Cornelius is “desperately deflecting blame” in his efforts to ask the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to pay for the diving facilities at Copthall that the Council scrapped.   In a response to a written question from Mr Dismore, Khan responded that:   […]

Read more

Letter for publication: diving facilities at Copthall

I was rather surprised to see the Conservatives’  amendment at last week’s Council meeting, arguing  the Mayor should fund diving facilities at Copthall; and  seeking my involvement to promote  this, without first notifying me, or indeed the Mayor,  before doing so.  This smacks more of a crude Party Political attempt to divert attention from the Conservatives’ failure to respond to […]

Read more

My report from City Hall, December 2016

No.38:   5th November 2016 to 6th December 2016 Introduction May I firstly wish everyone  a Happy Christmas? My card design this year was by Sanah Sahnoun, aged 9, of Coppetts Wood Primary School, who wins the traditional book token.   Also a Happy Chanukah to my Jewish readers! I attended a number of Remembrance Day events including at City Hall, […]

Read more

West Ham escapes £43,000 in policing costs under Boris Johnson’s “sweetheart” Olympic Stadium deal

West Ham have managed to escape over £43,000 in policing costs for their recent home game against Stoke, new figures show. The information was provided by Sadiq Khan in response to a Mayor’s Question from Labour London Assembly Member Andrew Dismore AM.  Mr Dismore blasted former mayor, Boris Johnson, for the deal done between West Ham and the London Legacy […]

Read more
1 2 3 5