News

New Controls on Busking and Street Entertainers

Busking and street entertainment can bring a high degree of entertainment and pleasure to our streets. But they can also create excessive noise and be a nuisance, causing blockages on pavements so imposing themselves on those around them.

Seymour Leisure Centre pricing

Since the New Year, some people have noticed price changes at Seymour Leisure Centre.

It is expected that these changes will be further reviewed by Westminster Council Officers, Councillors and EveryoneActive. Decisions are scheduled to be published in late February or March.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinatown is a vibrant part of St. James's ward which brings a fantastic mix of eastern culture to the heart of London’s West End.  January 25th saw the arrival of the Chinese New Year celebrations, which centred on Trafalgar Square.

Community events in Bryanston & Dorset Square

Our first Community Christmas tree, funded by a non-political donation from a generous benefactor, was inaugurated in Wyndham Place on 3rd December, with H.E. The Ambassador of Sweden turning on the lights, and the Children’s Choir from St.

30 more pedicabs removed from streets

In joint action involving the Council’s City Inspectors, the Home Office and the police, a coordinated operation was carried out just prior to Christmas at four locations - Oxford Street, Bond Street, Regent Street and Covent Garden. 

Dockless Bikes - New byelaw

Whilst  your Councillors are very supportive of cycling, we have received numerous complaints of Lime Bikes, Mobikes etc "abandoned" on the highway, very often on a narrow pavement causing an obstruction making it difficult for pedestrians to pass; particularly those in a wheelchair or children i

Food-waste recycling trial

Westminster City Council is introducing a food waste recycling trial at Churchill Gardens in autumn 2019. The estate is part of city-wide trial with around 7,500 households taking part across Westminster. It may expand further in the future.