A number of local people have been sending in pictures of beggars along Melcombe Street and Melcombe Place between Marylebone and Baker Street Stations which your Councillors have been passing onto our Council problem solvers and the dedicated Ward Police officers.
We all acknowledge that the major gas replacement works currently being carried out across Pimlico are necessary. That doesn’t mean we can’t be frustrated by the on-going road closures and disruptions.
Parking enforcement on Council estates is to be transferred to the Council’s parking enforcement teams under a ‘Traffic Management Order’ (TMO), starting with Churchill Gardens in April. Existing permit holders will be guaranteed a replacement permit at no extra charge.
Sadly we continue to see an increase in the number of rough sleepers on our streets. Westminster attracts more than the next four boroughs combined. Being the “capital of the capital” has always meant more people bedding down on our streets.
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 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.
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