As St Mary’s, we’re concerned about the impact our polluting housing, transport and economic systems are having on us and on our neighbours – from childhood asthma to insecure work and poorly-insulated housing, we need London to become a greener city, and we need to make sure that the changes benefit low-income communities, who often live in our most polluted areas.
It’s why we’re calling on the next Mayor of London to work with our ‘Just Transition’ alliance to create 60,000 good green jobs/ apprenticeships and to retrofit 100,000 fuel-poor homes, which are expensive to heat and a major source of carbon emissions.
We’ll get a chance to put these asks to the candidates themselves at our online Citizens UK London Mayoral Assembly, which will be held this Wednesday 28th April at 6pm. We’re encouraging everyone from St Mary’s, or anyone who lives in our Parish (which includes much of E17!), to register for this free online event, which we believe could have a transformative impact on our city.
The Mayoral Assembly will also put asks from our wider London Citizens/ Citizens UK alliance to the candidates around Living Wage, Youth Safety, Migrant Welcome and Housing and Homelessness. You can read our full London Citizens manifesto here.
Your attendance at this event will let the candidates for Mayor of London know that we have the power and grassroots support to make these changes a reality, so please take a moment to register now by clicking this link. Register for the London Mayoral Assembly here.
And you can also learn more about our Just Transition campaign here.