Archive for February, 2015

Local concerns about the Deregulation Bill

Department of Communities and Local Government officials were good enough to appear before representatives of the British Property Federation and agents for the Church Commissioners and Portman Estate yesterday to discuss the latest amendments. I expressed residents’ grave concern about the impact of the short-letting provisions, as I had with a cross-party group of Lords and, briefly, with the Housing Minister earlier in the week. WCC is continuing to try to get the message across about the amenity impact of short letting in central London.

Great news for Radnor Mews residents

The long awaited gates at Alleyn Court have now gone up, according to Church Commissioners’ estate manager Mark McKeown. I’ve been urging them to do this as soon as they got legal possession, and I am sure residents will be delighted.

Phone canvassing for Hampstead and Kilburn

Labour won this seat by only 42 votes in 2010. There’s a well-organised phone operation going on from the office in Heath Hurst Road to bring in activists who have previously promised to help – I enjoyed joining in the other day. We need to turn H and K blue!

Budget and Performance Task Group goes to work

We were looking at the budget for 2015-6. Times are hard, as everywhere in local government, but there’s lots of fresh thinking from officers about how to cope. Encouraging in difficult circumstances.

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