Category Archives: Covent Garden

Labour Action Team battles to save Covent Garden supermarkets

The St James’s Ward Labour Action Team is battling hard against the recently-announced closure of M&S in Long Acre and now potentially the Tesco store in King Street. Colin Appleby, one of the St James’s Ward Labour Action Team, is … Continue reading

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Why I am standing for Labour in Cities of London & Westminster – Ibrahim Dogus

My name is Ibrahim Dogus and I’m standing as the Labour candidate in Cities of London and Westminster at the general election. After coming to London at the age of 14 with my family as political refugees from Turkey, I … Continue reading

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Still time to save the Soho and Covent Garden Housing Office from closure

The consultation period on the planned closure of the Soho and Covent Garden Housing Office has been extended until 19th October. We have received the following update from City West Homes: “Thank you for writing to us with a petition … Continue reading

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Westminster Council and City West Homes are planning to close the Soho and Covent Garden Housing office

Westminster Council and City West Homes are planning to close the Soho and Covent Garden Housing office in Broadwick Street and relocate the staff and services to Lisson Green. The Office manages CWH property art Dufours Place, Irving House, 47 … Continue reading

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Ex-council flat in Covent Garden sells for £1.2m – 10 times its original price

An ex-council house has been sold for £1.2m – nearly 10 times the original price when it was purchased under right-to-buy rules, according to a report. The three-bedroom flat near Covent Garden in central London was bought from Westminster Council … Continue reading

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Should Westminster council tenants move so that bankers can have nice homes?

The ‘Guardian’ reports; “Londoner Kevin Mullins and his wife need a bigger home in prime Covent Garden, where he grew up. But council rules say they should go to the ‘affordable’ fringes Sam and Kevin Mullins and their three children … Continue reading

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