Archive for May, 2016

Vice arrests and immigration removals

We have now had 20 criminal arrests and 12 immigration removals as part of Operation Unite 16. It’s noticeable that things have improved – fewer disturbances, less detritus and female residents can feel safer.

Paddington Place community planning weekend

Why not have a competition to produce a better design for the site of the now withdrawn Paddington Pole? The respected thinktank Create Streets has launched just that. Civic Voice, the charity representing amenity societies, and architects JTP teamed up to devise an entry using a “Community Planning Weekend.” They organised a site walkabout and a workshop at St John’s Church to get views from local residents. Next step is to come up with a plan. While it is an ambitious project, including the Mercure Hotel site and part of the hospital sit, neither of whose owners have any obligation to get involved, I think it will promote thought about just how much better a place Paddington could be.

Antonia Cox

Westminster City Hall,
64 Victoria Street
London SW1E 6QP

0207 641 3411

acox@westminster.gov.uk

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