Other London News- October 2017

Barry Quirk, Lewisham Council Chief Executive, to resign- London Borough of Lewisham, September 2017

The Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock, has thanked Barry Quirk for his service as Lewisham Council’s Chief Executive since 1994. Barry Quirk wrote to the Mayor indicating his intention to resign in order to take up the position of Chief Executive of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

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Revealed: Every Londoner is exposed to dangerous toxic air particles- London Loves Business, September 2017

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today released shocking new research which reveals that every Londoner in the capital lives in an area exceeding World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the most dangerous toxic particles known as PM2.5.

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London Councils' Survey of Boroughs on Third Sector Infrastructure (GTS18/7)- London Councils, September 2017

London Councils convenes a group of grants officers representing each borough.  The survey was sent to them to complete, and copied to Grants Committee members.

To date 24 boroughs have responded.  This report contains the findings of the survey.

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Mayor unveils plans for London’s first Early Years Hubs- Mayor of London, September 2017

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, unveiled new plans to help tackle inequality in education and help ensure children from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their full potential.

Sadiq pledged to help improve access to good quality, affordable early-years education for the most disadvantaged families, through the creation of new Early Years Hubs. Bringing together schools, childminders and nurseries, the Hubs will help ensure more children are ready to thrive at school from the age of five by boosting the take-up of early-years education and childcare support entitlements, and enable more parents to seek work.

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Mayor’s new plan to tackle London’s housing crisis- Mayor of London, September 2017

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan has just published his plans to help solve London’s housing crisis, and wants to know what Londoners think.

The housing crisis is the biggest challenge London faces. Years of not building enough affordable housing, mean many young Londoners are now being priced out of the city they grew up in.

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