Author Archives: adamhug

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

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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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Westminster Council neglects scores of street signs across the city

Westminster Labour Councillors are deeply disappointed by long delays from the Council and its contractors in replacing street signs across Westminster. Working with local residents Westminster Labour identified 153 places in February 2017 where street signs were either missing, damaged, … Continue reading

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Labour hit out at Harrow Road planning delays

Labour have reacted angrily to Westminster Council’s announcement that they are shelving already long delayed plans for public engagement around the Harrow Road Area Planning Framework until 2019, after completion of the new City Plan for all of Westminster. After … Continue reading

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Still time to protect ambulance access to St Mary’s Hospital

Westminster Labour have long called for Westminster Council’s planners and the developers of the Paddington Cube to think again about the impact the Cube will have on the nearby hospital as a new access road could have an impact on … Continue reading

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Westminster and CityWest Homes put residents on hold

Westminster City Council and its housing organisation CityWest Homes have left residents hanging on the telephone since implementing their plans to close estate offices and replace them with a new centralised call centre. Labour campaigned against shutting estate offices and … Continue reading

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Labour calls for further answers on fire safety

Westminster Labour Councillors, particularly Shadow Cabinet Member for Housing Tim Roca and Westbourne ward Councillors Adam Hug (Labour Group Leader), David Boothroyd and Papya Qureshi have been working with Karen Buck MP to continue to try to get answers to … Continue reading

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