Category Archives: Westminster Council waste

Westminster residents to pay £1,387,000 bill for failed Luxborough Street library project

Westminster Council Tax payers have had to foot a £1,387,000 bill for Westminster Conservatives’ failed attempts to build an underground library in Luxborough Street as a replacement for the long-delayed Marylebone Library. The £1,387,000 bill comes at the same time … Continue reading

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Westminster Council splashes out on £90,000 Rolls-Royce for bigwigs as it cuts childcare

The ‘Evening Standard’ reports: “Westminster Council came under fire for spending tens of thousands of pounds on chauffeur-driven cars as it prepares to slash funded childcare for primary pupils. The council was criticised as figures revealed the “unjustifiable” spend on … Continue reading

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Labour calls for end to £160,000 private health care payments to Westminster Council staff

Labour Councillors have written to Westminster Council’s Chief Executive Charlie Parker to urge him to stop the current practice of paying £160,000 a year for Private Health Care for senior staff. In his letter, Councillor Adam Hug, Leader of the … Continue reading

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Westminster Council spends £90m buying back the SAME council flats it sold off for a fraction of the price under Right to Buy

The ‘Mirror’ reports; “Conservative Westminster Council has spent more than £90m buying back the SAME council flats it sold off in the 1980s and 1990s, under the party’s controversial Right to Buy policy. Westminster City Council was notorious for a … Continue reading

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Westminster Conservatives leave Council flats empty and boarded up

Westminster Conservatives are leaving Council homes vacant while there are hundreds of local families living in overcrowded conditions and in expensive temporary hotel accommodation, according to Labour Councillors who say they have seen boarded up flats on the Hallfield Estate … Continue reading

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Westminster City Council spends over £20 million buying up and refurbishing 45 former Council flats it sold for a fraction of that amount under the Right to Buy

Westminster City Council is spending over £20 million buying up and refurbishing 45 former Council flats that it sold for a fraction of that amount under the Right to Buy. The average cost of the 45 former Council flats bought … Continue reading

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Westminster Conservatives ditch 5 year ‘Better City, Better Lives’ plan – and replace it with 3 year ‘City for All’ plan

Westminster Conservatives have abandoned their 5 year ‘Better City, Better Lives’ plan launched with great fanfare in March 2013 by Council Leader Philippa Roe, and replaced it with a new 3 year plan, ‘City for All’, launched by the same … Continue reading

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