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Update from the Mayor of London

March 10, 2010

Mayor to quadruple Rape Crisis Centres

At an event to mark International Women’s Day, the Mayor announced that three new Rape Crisis Centres will open in London this year, following his pledge to quadruple rape crisis provision in the capital. At the event, the Mayor also launched the final version of The Way Forward, his strategy to end violence against women.

Mayor announces £900,000 boost for London’s homeless

The Mayor has announced a £900,000 funding boost to help hundreds of the capital’s homeless gain essential skills and get back to work. The Homeless to Work programme, funded by the Mayor through the London Development Agency (LDA), will see outreach teams working directly with homeless in London offering the opportunities to gain skills and training.

Bus-related crime in London falls to a six year low

Bus-related crime across the capital fell by 18% in the first year of Boris Johnson’s administration, and has fallen by a further 10.5% in a ten month period taking the figures to a six year low. Dedicated to patrolling transport hubs in specified areas, the Mayor introduced 32 transport Hub Teams last year, to increase visibility of policing on the transport network.

Mayor launches new fund to increase music education in the capital

As part of the Mayor’s ‘Making Music Matter: Music Education Strategy for London 2010-2012′, the Mayor has unveiled plans for a new fund aimed at increasing music education across the capital.

Other news
Mayor delivers on unprecedented second freeze in City Hall’s share of council tax

1,700 of London’s empty homes brought back to life

London secures £17 million funding for UK’s largest electric vehicle charge point network

Mayor unveils new bigger, brighter, greener Windrush Square in Brixton

Mayor calls road management summit and strengthens capital’s code

Mayor opens London’s first new fire station in a decade

Events
Open Jewish Culture Festival
Date: 1-29 March
Location: Various across London
Summary: The Open Jewish festival aims to showcase the best of Jewish culture in London.

St Patrick’s Day
Date: 14 March
Location: Central London
Summary: London’s annual parade and festival to celebrate St Patrick’s Day will involve people from across London from community groups, marching bands, schools, sports groups and others.

London Film Day
Date: 21 March
Location: Various across London
Summary: London Film Day is a new initiative from the Mayor of London in association with Film London and the BFI London Film Festival to celebrate all things cinematic across London.

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