Author Archives: AndrewDismore

Dismore raises impact of HS2 on Fire Brigade attendance times

  Andrew Dismore, London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden and member of LFEPA, the Fire Authority for London, questioned London’s Fire Commissioner about the impact of HS2 on the ability of the Fire Brigade to respond to emergency calls in Camden at the Fire Authority meeting yesterday (1/10/15). Having previously raised the issue by written question (answer below) Mr […]

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Stay of execution for PCSOs after opposition forces Met to push back decision on cuts

 Labour London Assembly Member Andrew Dismore has welcomed the Met’s decision to push back a decision on the fate of all London’s PCSOs after fierce opposition forced the Met to abandon plans to take a decision on their future this week. Despite a discussion being scheduled for the Met’s Management Board meeting on Tuesday 29th September Mr Dismore understands the […]

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Chaotic 11th hour decision to scrap Tour de France is a “huge missed opportunity”

 Labour London Assembly Member Andrew Dismore has criticised Boris Johnson’s decision to pull out of London hosting the first leg of the 2017 Tour de France as a “huge missed opportunity” for the capital. The criticism comes after it was reported that the Mayor had ordered TfL to withdraw from negotiations only a day before the contract was due to […]

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Cutting local PCSOs would make policing in Barnet less representative

  The Metropolitan Police plans to axe all local PCSOs would disproportionately hit BME representation in Barnet, Andrew Dismore  AM said. New figures from the PCS Union have revealed that 34% of neighbourhood PCSOs in London come from BME backgrounds compared with only around 12% of police officers. With 27% of PCSOs in Barnet coming from BME background, Andrew Dismore […]

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