Local News

Better broadband for Soho

Westminster City Council and Community Fibre have announced the roll out of new “ultrafast” broadband across Soho. The faster, cheaper services will be available to residents and businesses. West End Councillor Jonathan Glanz is WCC’s lead for Broadband. He has pushed hard for new services.

Lillington and Longmore update

Conservative-run Westminster has taken the decision to bring CityWest Homes (our housing provider) back in-house. We all know the service provided by CWH over the past couple of years had fallen short of the high standard we expect.

Rough sleepers and beggars in Tachbrook

Many residents have been in touch with us concerned about the number of rough sleepers and beggars in the neighbourhood and Pimlico tube subway in particular.

Nine Elms Bridge update

When more than 10,000 Pimlico residents were surveyed about the proposed Nine Elms Bridge, 97% of respondents said ‘No’ as it would bring 18,000 commuters through our quiet Pimlico streets everyday. 

Update on the Holocaust memorial and learning centre

As many residents will be aware, the UK Government have plans to install a national Holocaust memorial and learning centre in Victoria Tower Gardens adjacent to the Palace of Westminster. The plans can be seen online here and there was also a public exhibition in September.

Warwick Councillor gets graffiti removed

Cllr Nickie Aiken noticed graffiti painted next door to the Sainsbury Delivery Garage in Gillingham Street. She contacted the Neighbourhood City Inspector who arranged with the store manager at Sainsbury’s to have the graffiti removed.

Council implements leafing clearing plan

You may have noticed that our trees have started to shed their leaves. From 5th November, Westminster City County began implementing its ‘Leafing Plan’.

Switching on of festive lights: Friday 30th November 2018

Your Warwick Ward Councillors, Nickie Aiken, Christabel Flight and Jacqui Wilkinson invite you to join us at Tachbrook Market for the switching on of the Festive Lights in Warwick Way and Wilton Road on Friday 30th November.

Walkabout in Westminster with Met Commissioner Cressida Dick

Our residents are very concerned about the lack of police presence across Pimlico, resulting in an increase in begging and rough sleeping. Westminster’s latest analysis shows that crime is up 9% in Westminster, while neighbourhood police numbers have fallen by 52%.