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Leader's Update October 2018

Dear resident

Four months ago, the people of Westminster had their say in the hardest fought local election for many years. I am delighted and humbled that they overwhelmingly chose to put their trust once again in the local Conservatives to run their council.

Update on Seymour Leisure Centre

A consultation with residents over the Seymour Leisure Centre and the Library yielded some excellent and thoughtful suggestions.

Silver Sunday: 7th October 2018

Silver Sunday was the brainchild of Warwick Ward Councillor Christabel Flight. It started with a tea dance and within a few short years has turned into a national campaign to tackle the blight of loneliness that affects so many older people.

Planning war on new phone boxes

As Westminster’s Head of Planning, Councillor Richard Beddoe is leading a campaign to for greater powers over the installation of phone boxes on our streets. In the last two years, the Council has rejected 170 applications for new telephone kiosks, on the grounds that their real purpose is to obt

Residents report. BDS Councillors respond

We have supported residents in tackling rough sleeping within the Ward through local walkabouts with the Police, and through highlighting the correct procedure to ensure that safeguarding responsibilities are observed. The first step in dealing with rough sleeping problems is to report your conce

Cllr Mark Shearer shares his experience as a new Councillor

Firstly, thank you to everyone who voted for us and also volunteered with us for the election. I had the most fantastic time meeting people across St James’s ward and knocking on thousands of doors with Tim and Louise.

Warwick Councillor visits tube site

Tube noise continues to be a challenging problem for some residents. Cllr Jacqui Wilkinson was pleased to have the opportunity to see works being carried out by Transport for London aimed at decreasing the impact of tube noise.