Tag Archives: children

Child Poverty in Westminster

In January 2018, the End Child Poverty coalition published figures which reveal that: Westminster is 6th in the top 25 local authorities with highest levels of child poverty across the UK with 41.29% of children in poverty in 2017 (after … Continue reading

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Petition to stop school cuts in Vincent Square Ward

We have started a petition calling on Westminster City Council to urge the Government to scrap the school funding proposals which will mean that five schools serving families in Vincent Square Ward will lose out, including, Millbank Academy (lose £72,000); Burdett Coutts … Continue reading

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Success for Labour’s Rita Begum at Paddington Rec

Labour Councillor Rita Begum’s campaign to get baby changing and wheel chair facilities located in the Pavilion toilets at Paddington Recreation Ground has been successful. Labour’s Councillor for Maida Vale has received the good news from Sean Stewart at the … Continue reading

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Do you want to help unaccompanied child refugees in Europe?

We have received the following message from a local resident: “I’m a Queen’s Park resident and I run a refugee aid and advocacy group called Calais Action. I’m setting up a working group in the North Westminster area to help … Continue reading

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Pimlico Toy Library issues plea for donations

Pimlico Toy library has made a plea for financial donations as funding continues to dwindle. The charity, which last year celebrated its 30th birthday, says its public funding from the council and government has halved since 2013. Pimlico Toy Library … 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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Almost 50 set to lose playworker jobs as a result of Westminster budget cuts

The ‘Wood & Vale’ reports: “Nearly 50 play workers and support staff face uncertainty after being told their jobs may be axed as part of plans to cut all council funded childcare for primary pupils in Westminster. Forty six part-time … Continue reading

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