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Hot Chocolate Thursday with the Pimlico Foundation

I recently had the opportunity to attend one of The Pimlico Foundation’s afterschool events in Churchill Gardens and see for myself the positive impact the charity has on the lives of children and young people across the area.

Data Sharing on Short Lets

The problems presented by short-term lets in Westminster is something I have been highlighting for several years.

Cundy Street Redevelopment

Grosvenor Group have recently announced proposals to redevelop Cundy Street Flats and the adjacent, Council-leased block, Walden House. Proposals are still at an early stage and work is not expected to begin before mid-2021.

Dolphin Square Redevelopment Decision

For over 18 months, I have been in regular correspondence with residents of Pimlico’s iconic Dolphin Square regarding their serious reservations about the landlord’s plans to refurbish and redevelop the much-loved estate.

Short Lets Update

My office, together with officers at Westminster City Council, was able to secure a meeting last month with officials from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in which the prevalence of short lets in Westminster was discussed, together with what more can be done to protect o

Tackling Criminality on Westminster Bridge

Anyone travelling on foot over Westminster Bridge in recent months will have sadly noticed that it has been playing host to a large organised criminal element.

The Frontline Challenges of Addressing Rough Sleeping

Our city has more rough sleepers on its streets than the next four highest London boroughs combined and is where you will find some of the most complex cases of entrenched rough sleeping you can imagine.

Tree Planting in Marylebone

I was out in Marylebone this afternoon along with Cllr Barbara Arzymanow to add a bit more greenery to Westminster’s pavements by helping to plant a tree as part of Wild West End, a partnership between Portman, Crown, Howard de Walden, Grosvenor and Shaftsbury to encourage biodiversity in the Wes