After exactly the statutory 28 days, the "Culture Team" has responded as follows, again relying on the independence of the trust:
Dear Mr Press
Thank you for your response.
I appreciate your comments below and the petition you have raised. I will ensure this has been forwarded to the Mayor's Office.
However, I would like to reiterate the points made by Lieran Stubbings in her previous email to yourself. Notably, that while the Mayor supports the Thames Festival, it is independently organised by the Thames Festival Trust, who hold the artistic purview and organisation of the festival.
The Mayor advocates for health inducing participatory events for Londoners, and sees dance as a great opportunity to do so. That is why the Mayor supports dance activity through Big Dance, the biannual festival of dance events that take place across the whole of London, and the UK. For more information please go to http://www.bigdance2012.com/
The Culture Team