Many visitors to this website will have no doubt have read or heard about an excellent London wide campaign being run my two of my ward constituents, Tom Wright and Valeria Martinelli (pictured above), to get Transport for London, which runs London’s bus and tube network, to ban music being played out loud on the buses.
Tom has asked me to publicise the campaign on this site and ask you for your support!
Tom and Valeria’s ‘music on buses’ campaign started when they asked some passengers who were travelling on the same bus to turn down the volume on loud music they were playing. Instead of an apology all they received was a load of abuse.
Rather than sit and back and complain to themselves about the situation, Tom and Valeria did what many people these days wouldn’t, they started a campaign to get ‘the powers that be’ to ban loud music – where people are not using headphones – on public transport.
And what a campaign it is!
Since Tom and Valeria launched their online petition more than 3000 people have signed up!
London Assembly Members and MPs of all parties have been falling over themselves to help the campaign and now, as you will see from this recent BBC report, even the Mayor of London has agreed that he may have to look at imposing some tough sanctions for people who persist in deliberately disturbing fellow passengers.
Very well done to both Tom and Valeria for their superb campaign!
To find out more and to sign Tom and Valeria’s online petition please go to: www.hovis21.com