Category Archives: Westminster City Council

Westminster Council investigating City West Homes for ex-council buy-back practices

According to ‘Inside Housing’: “Westminster Council’s trading standards team is investigating its own ALMO (City West Homes) for the second time in six months, it has emerged. The authority previously fined City West Homes £15,000 and listed it on the Greater … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour’s 2018 Council Election Manifesto

After decades of the Conservatives taking Westminster for granted, residents have a real chance to change the future of this city. Years of Conservative cuts have taken their toll on local services, particularly for the most vulnerable. The Conservatives have … Continue reading

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Labour launch further report on ’25 More Nightmare stories from City West Homes’

In January 2018, Westminster Labour Group unveiled a dossier of ’20 Nightmare Stories from City West Homes’. The reaction to this from tenants and leaseholders has been overwhelming, with many more ‘nightmare stories’ coming to light from all over Westminster. … Continue reading

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Gay ‘cure’ film showing scrapped

A screening of a documentary purporting to show 15 people who are “emerging out of homosexual lifestyle” due to therapy or religion, at a cinema in Westminster, has been scrapped. The film is ‘Voices of the Silenced: Experts, Evidences and … Continue reading

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Churchill Councillors call for Ebury Bridge referendum following Mayor of London’s guidelines on estate regeneration

Churchill Ward Labour Councillors Shamim Talukder and Jason Williams have written to Councillor Rachael Robathan, Westminster Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, to demand a full ballot of all residents on any final scheme agreed for Ebury Bridge Estate. This follows the … Continue reading

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Karen Buck MP calls for Airbnb short term lets registration scheme

Research by the Residential Landlords Association published in December 2017 found the number of Airbnb rentals in London has increased by 187% since 2015. Karen Buck MP said the number of properties advertised on Airbnb in Westminster North has more … Continue reading

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West End Labour call for new operators for the Windmill Theatre following licence loss

Patrick Lilley of the West End Labour Action Team says: “It would be tragic if this this hugely historic venue closed for good and was replaced by a bland and faceless chain store or restaurant. It’s a really special place, … Continue reading

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