Happy 5th Birthday Talk London
Five years ago, we launched Talk London as a space for all Londoners to have their say on the capitals’ big issues. We started off small but now have a growing online community of over 38,000 members.
Together, you all help shape the future of London by responding to our surveys, and starting or joining in with discussions.
Whether you’ve been with us from the start or joined in more recently, thank you for all of your contributions! Let’s have a look at how we’ve made a difference.
Things you’ve helped to shape
The Ultra Low Emission Zone
The majority of you were broadly supportive of the proposals to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and to introduce a charge on the most polluting vehicles entering central London in order to clean up London’s air.
Things have progressed in each of these areas, with further consultation on the ULEZ and an announcement of introduction of the Toxic Charge (or ‘T-charge’/’Emissions Surcharge’).
Some of the consultation results were even acted on immediately – with the Mayor implementing a programme of air quality alerts to the public on high pollution days, after 4-in-5 Londoners said they’d like to receive them.
The Police and Crime Plan
This helped us to understand the issues that are important to you - including how to:
- improve neighbourhood policing
- tackle violence against women and girls
- keep children and young people safe
Your feedback helped shape the Mayor’s recently launched Police and Crime Plan.
The London Safety Plan
Nearly 2,000 of you took the time to respond and helped the London Fire Brigade shape their London Safety Plan for 2017.
Add your contributions to hundreds of discussions and thousands of comments and look out for our regular surveys via email.
Over 1,000 of you respond to most surveys and all responses are anonymised, analysed and shared with policy teams at City Hall to help inform their decisions.
To see how you make a difference, check out the Impact section on the Talk London homepage.
Thanks again for all your input. We hope that you'll be keen to stay involved and help us spread the word as we continue to grow.
Talk London achievements