Londoners should be involved in how their city is run, and there are a few key ways to have a say.
Talk London Team's blog posts
- 15th Jun 2015
- 26th May 2015
We recently ran our third Talking Points survey and yet again had a great response with over 500 of you taking part, sharing your experiences and views of your energy supply and broadband connection. A big thank you to all those who took part - read on to find out more about what you told us.
Energy supply and demand
- 22nd Apr 2015
A big thank you to all Talk Londoners who took part in our survey on the artworks displayed on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth. Read on to find out what we heard overall.
Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle is your favourite
- 21st Apr 2015
Throughout the year the Mayor delivers a number of festivals and cultural events such as Eid, St Patrick’s Day, Vaisakhi and Diwali, to celebrate London’s cultural diversity and give Londoners the opportunity to get involved in various arts and cultural activities.
- 13th Apr 2015
The London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee has published its report into the scale and impact of cyber-crime in London, Tightening the Net. This makes recommendations to the Met Police and Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) on tackling crimes committed online, and includes contributions from Talk London members, who were contacted following the bi-monthly Talking Points survey in January.
- 25th Mar 2015
In the autumn we asked your views on living or working near a football stadium. This was part of an investigation by the London Assembly into stadium-led regeneration of areas in London. A big thank you to those of you who took part.
- 25th Mar 2015
We recently ran our second Talking Points survey and had a great response, with over 500 of you taking part to help us shape our new MyLondon housing app, and help us understand your feelings around growth in London and involvement in exercise.
A big thank you to all those who took part - read on to find out more about what you told us overall, and how we’re using the information.
- 3rd Mar 2015
- 25th Feb 2015
Thank you to the 600 Talk Londoners who completed our survey on the Mayor of London’s 2014 New Year’s Eve Fireworks. Nearly 5,000 people shared their views – a mixture of attendees and non-attendees.
- 25th Feb 2015
Between us all in London we create between 32 and 45 million tonnes of waste oils and fats each year in our kitchens. That’s a lot. We can use this to power buses, lorries, even your car. So it has a value, both to the environment and our wallets.
We did a bit of research recently, with Talk London members here, and with other Londoners too, to try to find out a bit more about what people are doing with this fat and why. We also wanted to find out what you might be willing to do to help us stop it going to waste.
- 25th Feb 2015
- 19th Jan 2015
We’d like to thank the 200 Talk Londoners who responded to our first Talking Points survey over the New Year. Every couple of months, Talking Points will feature a few topics teams in City Hall want to hear more on from Londoners, to help them in their work.
This time we covered the London Living Wage for the economy team, recycling cooking fats for the environment team and cybercrime for the London Assembly.
London Living Wage
- 5th Nov 2014
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the London Survey recently. More than three and a half thousand Londoners took part and told us what you think of the city and your neighbourhood – a fantastic response for which we are very grateful.
- 21st Oct 2014
The Breathe Better Together programme aims to help Londoners understand how pollution can affect them, and the actions they can take to help reduce this. The thinking so far has been focussed on increasing walking and cycling short journeys and the benefits that can bring.
- 28th Aug 2014
Talk London was created by City Hall as a place for Londoners to discuss the big issues facing London. We want to hear your views on everything from transport, safety and policing, to health and housing – to help us respond to the big policy decisions of the future.
- 11th Apr 2014
In his 2014 Budget speech the Chancellor, George Osborne, said the economy was, "continuing to recover and recovering faster than forecast". Indeed evidence indicates that London as well as the whole of the UK has experienced an encouraging economic start to the New Year.
- 8th Apr 2014
Some Talk Londoners recently took part in our environmental priorities survey. This mainly explored concerns related to pollution, waste, noise and availability of green space. We wanted to feedback on views gathered overall.
- 12th Sep 2013
New York, London and Paris were the clear winners when people around the globe were asked their views on the world’s best cities.
A new global survey
Ipsos Mori recently surveyed 18,147 adults in 24 countries presenting them with a list of major cities across the world and asking them: ‘Based on what you have seen yourself, or heard from others, which three cities in the world do you think are best to do business in, to live in and to visit?’
- 12th Aug 2013
An independent study into food poverty and child hunger in the capital has been published today by the London Food Board and Ipsos Mori.
The study, which saw in-depth interviews taking place with more than 500 parents and 500 children at all income levels and across London, highlights the key challenges the city faces in tackling food poverty, especially for families and children.
- 9th Aug 2013
London Ambassadors are out and about in London again this Summer helping visitors and welcoming them to the city. From the research we did last Summer we know that visitors and Londoners thought the Ambassadors were friendly, helpful a great way to showcase the city.
But what do the Ambassadors themselves think of their welcoming role? Many Talk London members volunteered as Ambassadors and told us about their experiences here on Talk last year. We also did a survey with 2,619 Ambassadors and here are some of our key findings:
Why did they volunteer?
- 29th Jul 2013
London’s Heathrow Airport is operating at full capacity, but provides fewer destinations and flights than international economic rivals such as Paris and Amsterdam. The demand for international business and tourist travel will continue to grow and a global city such as London must adapt to emerging markets around the world.
- 18th Jul 2013
London’s population is set to balloon to 10 million by about 2030. This is a great opportunity, but a challenge too as we work to make sure everyone is able to access the jobs and opportunities that keep London at the pinnacle of the world.
London’s roads and streets are a vital part of making that happen.
- 28th May 2013
What do you think about when you’re looking for somewhere to live? Safety and good transport links are naturally really important, but a recent survey we did showed that 84% of Londoners think that air quality is important too. So you’ll be pleased to know that much is being done to tackle this issue.
- 22nd Mar 2013
In our March 2013 Telephone poll, conducted by ICM Research, we asked 1000 Londoners about their views on volunteering. This explored if they already volunteered, what volunteering they would be interested in doing in the future and whether seeing and hearing about the volunteers that helped to deliver the 2012 Games had encouraged them to volunteer.
Importance of volunteering
- 22nd Mar 2013
Last week (11th-15th March) was National Apprenticeships Week, shining a spotlight on the benefits of apprenticeships to both employers and workers.