Category Archives: Westbourne

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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Labour anger as Tory cuts gut the historic Stowe Youth Club

Westminster Labour Group and Westbourne Ward Councillors are furious that as a result of Conservative Council cuts the Stowe Youth Club on Harrow Road is being forced to close almost all its services for local young people and lay off … Continue reading

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14 storey tower foisted on residents as Westminster Council ignores local opposition

Westminster City Council Planning Committee returned to its usually poor form last night, defying the wishes of local people and ignoring its own policies. Despite listening to substantial representations against the proposal from local Councillor Adam Hug, the Committee went straight ahead and … Continue reading

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Westbourne Labour Councillors and Karen Buck speak out over Hathaway House development plans

Westbourne’s Labour Councillors and Karen Buck MP have spoken out about controversial plans for a 16 storey tower on the Hathaway House site on Woodfield Road. Building on long standing concerns that they have raised with the developers and the … Continue reading

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Parent rebellion as Karen Buck MP warns plans to axe children’s centres ‘would come back to haunt us’

The ‘West End Extra’ reports; “A PARENT rebellion is building over plans to axe “crucial” children’s centres across the borough. The council has launched a consultation on a “new model” that would leave just four fully functioning council-run children’s centres … Continue reading

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Parents left waiting as Westminster Council forgets its pledges to keep St Peter’s Primary school children safe

Almost two years ago Labour councillors for Westbourne and Harrow Road wards and Karen Buck MP convened two meetings for concerned parents from St Peter’s School and local residents with Westminster Council’s transport team calling for action on dangerous driving … Continue reading

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Where the money went (3) – How the Labour Government initiated Local Area Renewal Partnerships in Westminster

From 2003, the Labour Government supported and financed the creation of Local Area Renewal Partnerships (LARPs) to improve the quality of life of people who live and work in Westminster’s most disadvantaged areas: • Church Street • Queen’s Park • … Continue reading

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