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Good news on access to PrEP

Carline Pidgeon welcomed the Government's announcement of the PrEP grant for 2020-21, meaning councils will soon be able to provide uncapped access to PrEP - the drug that prevents people from getting HIV.

Caroline said:

I was proud to work with the Terrence Higgins Trust to propose a London Assembly motion on this issue last year.

Thameslink should be on the tube map!

Caroline Pidgeon welcomed the prospect of the Thameslink route appearing on the tube map, to remind central London travellers that it's a convenient and less crowded option.

Caroline told the London SE1 website:

"I very much welcome what looks like the Mayor and TfL backing down on this issue.

"There are short and long term arguments for putting Thameslink back on the tube map.

The move to a cashless tube has not been thought through

Caroline Pidgeon has criticised Transport for London's move to end cash payments across all Tube stations, without a genuine consultation process.

Caroline told the Evening Standard:

“I remain concerned that TfL is still planning to end cash payments across all of its Tube stations.

“The potential of increased fare evasion appears to have not been considered or the difficulties of people being forced to quickly top up their Oyster cards while on the move.

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