Joanne McCartney: How are you supporting recent Afghanistan refugees to access skills and employment support?
Joanne McCartney: How are you supporting recent Afghanistan refugees to access ESOL support?
Joanne McCartney: Many child refugees come to the UK still suffering the effects of traumatic experiences in their country of origin. Are you satisfied with the support children in London receive to deal with trauma, and if not, what do you think can and should be done?
Joanne McCartney: What action are you taking to increase and improve the debt advice offered to Londoners who find themselves in debt?
Joanne McCartney: You recently expanded your Culture at Risk team to become the Culture and Community at risk programme, however at present it does not have engagement with the Government’s Community Ownership Fund. Do you agree that linking both up would benefit Londoners seeking to protect heritage buildings, given the much higher cost of procuring heritage assets in London?
Joanne McCartney: What preventative work can be done to prevent Turnpike Lane London Underground station from flooding? It has closed due to excessive rainfall on two recent occasions.
Joanne McCartney: We have seen in recent weeks food shortages in supermarkets and restaurants. What is the plan for London in terms of preventing and dealing with any food shortages in the autumn?
Joanne McCartney: The Gospel Oak-Barking Line of the London Overground has been closed for a number of weekends over the past couple of months. Is it possible for you to explain these closures? The line has already been upgraded with new rolling stock so the reason for these closures isn’t obvious.
Joanne McCartney: Further to MQ 2015/0970, it has now been six years since I last raised this issue but local residents still have concerns about the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. Is it possible for you to update me on what improvements are being made?
Joanne McCartney: Are you able to provide a more specific opening date for the new ticket hall at Tottenham Hale? Currently TfL’s website site says “late 2021”.
Joanne McCartney: Can you update me on the progress of the Tottenham My Ends Programme?
Joanne McCartney: Is it possible for TfL to install another pedestrian crossing on the Archway Road between Hornsey Lane and Shepherd’s Hill?
Joanne McCartney: The shortage of HGV drivers in the country is adversely affecting London local councils’ refuse services – waste collection drivers require a HGV licence. Could you look at co-ordinating a London wide HGV recruitment/training and retention scheme?
Joanne McCartney: With the delays to Crossrail 2, is it possible for you to explore the possibility of 4-tracking the West Anglia Route to improve transport accessibility and create opportunities in my constituency?
Joanne McCartney: What impact do you expect the loss of the £20 Universal Credit uplift on Londoners to be?
Joanne McCartney: How will your Recovery Mission to deliver better ‘High Streets for All’ encourage a more community focussed economy? How will this Mission support local communities to stand up to unwanted activity on their High Streets, such as more gambling premises, especially where there are such venues already existing?
Joanne McCartney: Thank you, Mr Mayor. I recently attended a protest in Palmers Green high street against an application from an adult gaming centre in a stretch of road which already has five gambling premises. Residents were adamant that another such venue would not make for a welcoming environment and would detract from the area. Will your recovery mission examine what type of activity and shops can create...
Joanne McCartney: Local authorities are often hampered by the requirement in respect to gambling premises. There is a presumption to grant the licence, which often hampers their ability to reject applications and rejuvenate high streets as they would wish. The House of Lords has recently looked at this and says that a decision to reverse that would be justified and the DCMS has recently consulted on this. Will...
Joanne McCartney: Thank you, that is really helpful. Thank you, Chair.
Joanne McCartney: What actions are you or planning to take to encourage London’s waste authorities to remove recyclables from the waste stream? What pressure will you put on the North London Waste Authority to do this so that fewer waste materials are sent for incineration?