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

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.

New taskforce to tackle problems caused by short term lettings

We are getting an increasing number of complaints about short lettings in Pimlico – commonly referred to as ‘Air BnB’. Landlords are not allowed to let properties for over 90 nights without planning permission and this government legal limit applies across all websites.

Christmas Lunch at Glastonbury House

Cllr Aiken, Flight and Wilkinson were thrilled to host and secure funding for the Christmas Lunch for residents at Glastonbury House. Around 50 residents came to the lunch with food being delivered to those who were unable to attend.

Switching on festive lights in Warwick Way

Another successful Christmas lights switch on for Warwick Ward in Tachbrook Market. The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Cllr Lindsey Hall, joined Councillors Christabel Flight, Nickie Aiken and Jacqui Wilkinson.