News

Nine Elms Bridge update

Wandsworth Council has come up with proposals to land the Nine Elms-Pimlico bridge on Grosvenor Road, near Churchill Gardens estate. Westminster City Council opposes this plan, especially given widespread concerns and objections raised by local people.

The Prince of Wales formally opens Cleveland Place

The public realm scheme at the junction of St James’s Street, Pall Mall and Cleveland Place was opened by Prince Charles on 4th March 2019. The public realm changes saw a new roundabout introduced and also extensive pavement and junction upgrades.

Dolphin Square: Special Update

It is now fairly certain that the Dolphin Square planning application will be put before the Planning Committee by the end of April.

Sussex Gardens and Burwood Place made safer

Sussex Gardens is now safer for pedestrians and cyclists following the quietway and crossing works. We appreciate that there was some traffic disruption, not helped by Thames Water, but there has been a real improvement in safety as a result.

Update on tackling short lets around Hyde Park

Conservative led Westminster City Council is calling on the Government to introduce mandatory information sharing between councils and operators such as AirBNB, so that it can enforce the legal limit of 90 days a year for short lets.

Councils given powers to block new phone boxes

Westminster already has about 1,000 phone boxes and last year conducted a survey into those around Oxford Street and Marble Arch, finding many neglected, out of service and/or disused.

Baker Street two way goes live

The Baker Street Two Way Scheme went live on Sunday 24th February. Councillors with past and present members of the Marylebone Association and St Marylebone Society gathered to watch traffic flow northwards along Baker Street for the first time in many decades. 

#MyWestminster Fund Update

We have just learnt that the third round of the #MyWestminster Fund is now open. Local groups can apply for up to £10,000 for community projects promoting the environment, neighbourhoods, young people and community cohesion in Westminster.

Major drugs raid in Pimlico

We are increasingly receiving complaints from our residents about the open drug taking and dealing on our Pimlico streets.