Christabel Flight

Christabel Flight was elected to represent Warwick Ward in May 2006 she has held the following roles: acting as Westminster's Older Peoples Champion, editor of Westminster Plus for Westminster's 25,000 freedom pass holders, and prior to her election as Lord Mayor, serving as Deputy Cabinet Member of Adults and Public Heath in addition to sitting on the Planning Applications Committee.

Christabel created the annual Christmas Tea Dance (held at the Grosvenor Hotel in Park Lane) which is now in its tenth year, it is a free event for 1000 Westminster residents aged 65+ and provides the opportunity for people to forge new friendships.

Christabel also initiated the Sir Simon Milton Foundation three years ago in memory of her mentor and has been instrumental in helping to raise funds for the Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College (UTC) which will provide an academic education for 550 students aged 14-18 in adition to specialist training in Engineering. The newly, purpose built, UTC is due to open in September 2017 in Pimlico.

Christabel served as Lord Mayor of Westminster between 2015 - 2016.

Telephone: 020 7730 8181

Email: warwick@westminsterconservatives.com

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News

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.

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. 

#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.

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.

Major works in Glastonbury House

Cllrs Flight and Wilkinson joined residents of Glastonbury House in a meeting with CityWest Homes and United Living to hear about major works being carried out in Glastonbury House to improve safety in case of fire. These include:

ISEU: Integrated Street Engagement Unit

Early in 2018, Westminster City Council launched the Integrated Street Engagement Team (ISEU) to help support our daytime population off the streets off the streets and into accommodation.