Category Archives: Pensioners

Government bailout deal is unacceptable

In response to reports that the Government’s TfL emergency funding package will increase fares, expand the congestion charge zone, and reduce concessions, local London Assembly Member, Andrew Dismore AM, said: “If these reports are accurate and the Government moves ahead with this deal, it falls far short of what our transport services need and what Londoners deserve. “The refusal of […]

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Letter to editors on latest TfL support package

Dear editor, The reported offer being made to Transport for London (TfL) for a bailout package by the Government is tantamount to blackmail. The Conservative Government want to scrap free travel for children and over 60’s as well as inflation busting fare rises for hard-pressed Londoners. The extension of the Congestion Charge to the North and South Circular will destroy […]

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Long-awaited Stirling Corner pedestrian and cycle works nearing completion

Work to install new pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities at Stirling Corner are due to be completed at the end of February, according to a written answer from the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden Andrew Dismore. Work began to upgrade crossing facilities in November 2019, after decades-long campaigning by local residents […]

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Fire safety standards found to be lacking at 24 Barnet care homes

24 care homes in Barnet were found to be failing to meet fire safety standards through London Fire Brigade (LFB) audits carried out following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Responding to the figures, obtained from a written answer by the Mayor of London, local London Assembly Member, Andrew Dismore AM, urged care homes to “co-operate fully with the LFB to get […]

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Barnet Council finally admit high risks of Brexit

Barnet Council has finally admitted to Brexit-related risks affecting the Council. On 20th February, Barnet’s Policy and Resources Committee met to discuss the issue, the committee report stating that Brexit would result in three highly likely, high impact risks. These included the likelihood that more EU nationals would leave the country or fewer arrive, resulting in loss of skilled staff […]

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