Archive for April, 2015

General election arrives in Hyde Park ward

resizedfield-001Great to see Conservative candidate Mark Field on Kendal Street with Cllr Acton and some of our helpers on Tuesday.  Mark, Heather and Bella the labrador met shop staff along Connaught Street and it was a great chance to talk through some election issues with Matthew, Stephen, Darius and many other residents who came to chat.

Keeping up the pressure on vice and ASB

I took the opportunity this week to remind Chief Superintendent Peter Ayling of our difficulties in Sussex Gardens and the importance of keeping police resources there. Looking forward to meeting Southwick Mews residents tomorrow to hear their concerns.

Farewell Jack

Thank you to Jack Gordon who has been chairing the Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel for the last five years and will be moving on, though not until a successor has been found.
APS Brian Morley showed some encouraging downward trends in crime at the ward panel meeting last night. Operation Wagram on vice has now reached 48 cautions, 21 arrests and five of the new Community Protection Notices under the 2014 ASB, Crime and Policing Act. These require people behaving in a way causing or likely to cause a detrimental effect on the area to leave, typically within two hours, and not to loiter in the City of Westminster at night for up to 6 months on pain of a £2,500 fine.

Proposed extra electric vehicle charging point on Connaught Street

The Bombay Brasserie doesn’t want to lose parking space for its customers and I understand the point of view of this long established local business. However, more use of EVs will get noise and emissions down. The consultation is going to look at putting the extra bay somewhere away from the taxi rat run along Connaught Street.

Helping out in Ealing and Acton

compressedealing2015What a beautiful day for it. West London is looking lovely in the sun, even the bits with Labour councils!

Antonia Cox

Westminster City Hall,
64 Victoria Street
London SW1E 6QP

0207 641 3411

acox@westminster.gov.uk

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