News

Update on tackling short lets around Hyde Park

Conservative led Westminster City Council is calling on the Government to introduce mandatory information sharing between councils and operators such as AirBNB, so that it can enforce the legal limit of 90 days a year for short lets.

Councils given powers to block new phone boxes

Westminster already has about 1,000 phone boxes and last year conducted a survey into those around Oxford Street and Marble Arch, finding many neglected, out of service and/or disused.

Baker Street two way goes live

The Baker Street Two Way Scheme went live on Sunday 24th February. Councillors with past and present members of the Marylebone Association and St Marylebone Society gathered to watch traffic flow northwards along Baker Street for the first time in many decades. 

#MyWestminster Fund Update

We have just learnt that the third round of the #MyWestminster Fund is now open. Local groups can apply for up to £10,000 for community projects promoting the environment, neighbourhoods, young people and community cohesion in Westminster.

Major drugs raid in Pimlico

We are increasingly receiving complaints from our residents about the open drug taking and dealing on our Pimlico streets.

Opinion: London deserves a Mayor who will listen

Our London Assembly Member Tony Devenish AM West Central writes 

In May I will have been a London Assembly Member for three years. In that time, I have grilled the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on dozens of occasions, so I have a pretty good measure of the man.

Seminar held for EU Citizens

We believe that the contribution to our City made by the thousands of EU nationals who live in Westminster deserves our recognition and support. The City Council has launched a number of measures to help EU citizens feel certain that Westminster can remain their long-term home after Brexit.

Bessborough Family Hub

Cllr Jacqui Wilkinson, Deputy Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Education and Skills, has visited the new Bessborough Family Hub in Lupus Street, which is providing a wide range of support both for families and children up to the age of 19.