Author Archives: adamhug

The Labour alternative to divisive Tory budget cuts

Westminster Tories have called an extraordinary Budget Council meeting to approve their plans for the 2018/19 budget. This comes despite many of their proposals not being ready for public scrutiny and with no clarity about upcoming Government funding decisions or … Continue reading

Posted in Council Budget, Council cuts, Council finances, London Living Wage, Low Emission Neighbourhood, Parking charges, Pollution, Public Services | 1 Comment

Resident anger at Woodfield Road 2 Way scheme

Residents of Woodfield Road and the surrounding streets have been understandably aggravated by the introduction of the new 2-way scheme on the road. During the initial consultation local Labour ward councillors raised the concerns of a number of residents worried … Continue reading

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Westminster Tories sound the last post for resident consultation on planning permissions

For years one of the major sources of local resident complaint to local councillors has been when a controversial development has been given planning permission and they had not been informed it was happening. Too often the reason was because … Continue reading

Posted in Planning Committee, Planning permission, Public consultation | 2 Comments

Shameful Sharma blocks Government support for Westminster fire safety

Westminster Labour have reacted with anger at the news that Westminster Council’s request for Government support over fire safety measures has been rejected by the Conservative-DUP Government’s Housing Minister Alok Sharma. The full cost of implementing fire safety measures such … Continue reading

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Backlash after Westminster Tories bizarre attempt to pass the buck to Barnier on protecting EU citizens

In a bizarre attempt to shift the blame away from their failing colleagues in the UK Government, Westminster’s Conservative Leader Nickie Aiken and Tory colleagues from Kensington and Chelsea and Wandsworth  have written to EU negotiator Michel Barnier calling on the … Continue reading

Posted in EU Nationals, EU Referendum, Local Democracy | 2 Comments

Westminster Council’s failure on homelessness and drugs means public conveniences in Church Street will not be re-opened

Westminster Council has responded to a petition calling on them to re-open the public toilets in Church Street by claiming that homelessness and drug-dealing means they will remain shuttered. The written response, approved by the Cabinet member for Finance, Property … Continue reading

Posted in Church Street, Church Street Market, Toilets | 2 Comments

Westminster Labour calls on the Council to adopt Sadiq Khan’s new housing viability test

Westminster Labour are calling for the council to urgently adopt the recommendations of the Mayor of London’s new Homes for Londoners: Affordable Housing and Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) 2017. The Mayor’s approach requires that new housing developments which fail … Continue reading

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