Archive for Month: February 2016

  • More campaigning for the GLA

    Tomorrow I’ll be out with GLA West Central candidate Tony Devenish and Zac in Westminster North. Here’s a pic of the kind of numbers we saw in Hampstead earlier this month.

  • Royal Parks to become a charity

    This has been planned for a while by the government. The model is that of the Canals and Rivers Trust, created out of British Waterways to manage – well, Britain’s public waterways. The potential is to attract more charitable giving than is the case at present, with the Parks run by a government agency, alongside a…

  • Dealing with fly tipping, street furniture damage and all the rest

    Our City Inspector John Whelan does such a good job tackling black bin overflow, fly tipping hot spots, rough sleepers’ waste and the rest that I’d like to broadcast his report this month. Here it is: Norfolk Crescent- I have been monitoring the bin chambers on a regular basis checking to see if still being…

  • Police report progress to ward panel

    Joint working with Home Office enforcement officers and the council is the right approach to the vice problem in streets near Paddington station, the Safer Neighbourhood team reported to residents today. The majority of the prostitutes currently being cautioned are East European, with evidence that many are under duress. Because they are not exercising their treaty…

  • Paddington Pole axed

    You spoke – we listened! It was very clear that while we want improvements around Paddington station, a 72 storey tower was no way to achieve that. After very clear signals from WCC Conservative councillors, Sellar Properties withdrew their plans for 72 stories at Paddington Place. Irvine Sellar is now promising something “meaningfully” smaller on the…

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