Archive for Month: October 2013

  • Free school is looking oversubscribed but there’s still time to get your application in!

    Applications for next September’s 120 places at Marylebone Boys’ School have passed the 200 mark! But parents of Year 6 boys shouldn’t hold back – if you don’t apply, you definitely won’t get a place – and if you do apply, when National Offer Day arrives next March, you could have a place for your…

  • Enforcement against illegal short lets upheld

    I have pointed out before on this blog that illegal short-letting of property to tourists turns residential buildings into badly managed hotels, inflicting noise, traffic and inconsiderate behaviour on other residents and keeping long-term occupiers out. ¬†Occasional cases may do little harm but in blocks where the practice is long-established, occupants really suffer from the…

  • Coniston Court rough sleepers

    I completely sympathise with everyone’s frustration with the problem of East European rough sleepers and aggressive beggars. Like everyone else locally I see them, or the mess they leave, at least every couple of days. I reminded a lengthy senior officers’ meeting at Westminster City Hall this morning of just that. As I emailed HPEA…

  • Easier recycling for small electrical items

    A St George’s Fields resident who is a keen recycler suggested a new bin for small electrical items, which cannot go to landfill, alongside the other bins at the Multiple Recycling Centre at the corner of Sussex Gardens. I’ve now got the site on the list for a trial bin later this year. This should…

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