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Westminster Labour pledge to clean up the planning system by ending hospitality from developers

Labour believes that under Conservative control Westminster Council has put the needs of property developers first for far too long. For decades they have let developers get away with building far fewer ‘affordable’ homes than required under Westminster’s planning policy, … Continue reading

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Westminster Council’s own lettings agency shamed over dodgy business practices and sky high letting fees

Westminster Council Trading Standards have fined the Council’s own lettings and estate agent £15,000 for three breaches of the Consumer Rights Act. CityWest Residential was fined for failing to publish details of agent’s tenant fees, for failing to publish details … Continue reading

Posted in City West Homes, Housing, Private rented housing, Private rents | 1 Comment

Conservative threat to close the Bayswater Children’s Centre after cruel cuts to children’s early help services

Westminster Labour are deeply concerned that the Conservative Council is considering closing the Bayswater Children’s Centre. Westminster Conservatives have taken huge amounts of money out ‘early help’ services for young people and families in Westminster- £7.42 million pounds in early … Continue reading

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The Conservative Case for Disruption: Tory Cabinet Minister confirms Government opposition to regulating Airbnb

Conservative Cabinet Minister Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has used a major speech at the think tank Policy Exchange to attack a bill put forward by Westminster North Labour MP Karen Buck that seeks … Continue reading

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Labour oppose Aiken’s attempt to bounce planning committee into approving Thatcher Statue

Westminster Labour Group Leader Adam Hug has written in support of the recommendation by Westminster Council planning officers to reject plans for a large statue of Margaret Thatcher in Parliament Square, after Council Leader Nickie Aiken went to the right-wing … Continue reading

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Labour pledge to end Westminster Council’s outsourcing culture

From the national scandal over Carillion to local resident frustration with the new CityWest repairs contractor Morgan Sindall it is clear that change is long overdue to the culture of outsourcing in the public sector. For years Labour in Westminster … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour calls on the Council to stop dragging its feet on cycle hangers

Labour have hit out at Tory delays to plans to roll-out secure cycle hangars across Westminster. Secure bike storage is an essential part of supporting cyclists in an area where living space is at a premium and Westminster lags far … Continue reading

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