Vincent Square

About our ward

Vincent Square Ward covers an area of central London that is bordered by the River Thames to the south, the Palace of Westminster and St. James's to the east, Victoria Station to the north and Pimlico to the west. The ward includes Westminster Cathedral, the Victorian mansion blocks of Ashley Gardens and Edwin Lutyen's social housing around Page Street. Vincent Square itself is one of London's largest squares and at 13 acres, is the largest privately owned square in the city (it provides playing fields for nearby Westminster School) and is also home to the Royal Horticultural Society. The ward is socially very diverse and, amongst many other groups, has a vibrant Bangladeshi community.

Vincent Square currently has three Conservative Councillors: Danny Chalkley, David Harvey and Steve Summers. We are an active ward, campaigning in Westminster City Council, London Mayoral, European and General Elections and try to keep local people in touch with the activities of our councillors through regular deliveries of leaflets.

We hold regular social events in and around the ward, usually inviting well known political figures as guests. 

We aim to be a friendly and welcoming ward and have members of all ages who take an active role in our activities. If you are interested in coming to one of our events, helping us with campaigning or delivering leaflets or would like further information, we would be very happy to hear from you.

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Our local team

Chairman: Carl Powell

Hon Secretary: Selina Short

Councillors: Danny Chalkley, David Harvey and Selina Short

Campaigns

No to Nine Elms Bridge

First, a very BIG thanks to all residents who went to the Nine Elms Bridge promoters’ exhibition at St Saviour’s Church Hall and Pimlico Academy in July to tell the promoters what the people of Pimlico think about a bridge landing on one of our few riverside spaces.  We hope that the promoters ha

People

Danny Chalkley

Danny Chalkley has represented Vincent Square Ward since 2002. He has worked persistently to address many local problems and improve the quality of life for those living and working in the area. He has served as a Cabinet Member for many years and sat on numerous committees. 

David Harvey

David lives in Vincent Square Ward. Elected in 2010, he works to make life better for local residents and businesses and to preserve our area’s distinct character. He always pushes for Council services to be high quality, value for money and helpful.

Selina Short

Selina has lived in Vincent Square ward for 17 years.  She works in Parliament, supporting MPs in dealing with issues raised by their constituents. Selina is keen to make a difference locally by working on solutions to local issues from rough sleeping and housing to traffic management.

News

Westminster City Council launch information page for Coronavirus

Westminster City Council has launched an advice and information page for Coronavirus. The page, which will be updated to reflect events, includes updates to Council Services, links to healthcare advice and information about how people can help. You can reach the page here .

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

Greening Victoria

Local people may have attended recent meetings about the future of the Victoria area.

Protecting our neighbourhood – planning applications

Planning applications are in to enlarge 22 Chapter Street, with a two-storey extension. Your Conservative councillors would like to know what you think: you can contact us directly, email us and you can also enter your thoughts directly on the council website.

Big black bins – magnets for anti-social behaviour? Take them away

In some parts of our Vincent Square neighbourhood, such as the Cathedral Piazza and Carey Place, big black bins have become magnets for antisocial behaviour and drug dealing. Our excellent local police team have been working on these problems too, with arrests.

Tackling abuse of short-term letting

We know that most homeowners who let on a nightly basis do so within the law and maintain excellent standards. However, we also know short-term letting can cause problems for local people.

20mph speed limit: have your say!

Westminster has begun a consultation on extending the 20mph zone that had been successfully trialled around schools in the Little Venice area and other parts of Westminster.