Local News

Rough sleeping and policing

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.

Update on Gas works in Pimlico

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.

Westminster Matters: Leader's Update March 2019

Westminster Matters: An update from Cllr Nickie Aiken, Leader of Westminster City Council

It has been an incredibly busy time since I last updated you on the work of Conservative-run Westminster City Council.

Parking on Estates and new Traffic Orders

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.

A supporting hand for those sleeping on the streets

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.

Success on tackling drug dealing

The biggest concern raised by our residents over recent months is the increase in drug dealing, open drug taking and begging. 

Ebury Bridge Estate: More homes and Community spaces

Westminster Council is accelerating its home-building programme in Churchill Ward with Phase 1 of Ebury Bridge estate renewal set to deliver 216 flats, including 130 replacement social rent homes.

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.