GREEN DEVOLUTION IN LONDON

The Mayor’s recent proposal for devolution has one theme going through it, green devolution in London, though l do not think it was intended. It has some interesting proposals for green devolution in London governance, as he undoubtedly comes to realise the limitations of making an impact in this arena via the powers vested in […]

HEATHROW AIRPORT, NEW LINES DRAWN

After recently attending the AGM of EANAG (Ealing Noise Action Group), l proposed the following motion to the London Assembly in response to residents’ concerns in West London that there might well be other ways of increasing flights at Heathrow other than building a third runway: “This Assembly welcomes the government’s decision to refuse a […]

LONDON WOT STOPPED CAMEROON GET MAJORITY

The early firing of the starting pistol in the race to become Labour’s candidate for London Mayor is welcome. It will provide an opportunity, sooner rather than later, to galvanise progressive opposition to the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Government intent on huge public sector cuts. And, as the mayoral contest will be over before Labour’s national leadership […]

UK RECEIVES FINAL WARNING OVER AIR POLLUTION

Since Boris Johnson became the Mayor in 2008, the urgency of the matter of poor air quality on Londoners’ health has been highlighted in two reports. The first by the London Assembly’s Environment Committee called ” Every breath you take ” and the second released by the Parliamentary Environment Audit Committee just before the General […]

CIRCLE LINE & SIGNAL BOX @ EDGWARE RD

Last week l went to one of my local tube stations, Edgware Rd on the Circle /District/ City & Hammersmith lines  to see the arm-pit of the sub-surface lines that go through the station, with its pre-war signal box dating back to 1928 ( see above photo ) ! Now that it’s all going to be brought in-house, […]