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Pancho Lewis – Soho’s Labour Councillor – writes about the challenge of over-development in Soho and the future of social housing in Westminster

This is Pancho’s article for the next edition of  the ‘Soho Clarion’ When Jane asked me to write a piece for the Clarion, I decided write about what I think some of the key challenges and opportunities facing Soho are, … Continue reading

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Labour calls on Council to encourage ‘plastic bottle’ payment initiative in Westminster Car Parks

Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Council to encourage a ‘plastic bottle’ payment initiative in the city’s 18 off-street Car Parks and have written to car park operator Q-Park to ask that the initiative be considered. The pioneering green scheme, currently … Continue reading

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The City West Homes Nightmare Continues – 25 more ‘nightmare’ stories

Westminster City Council’s decision to scrap City West Homes and bring it in-house has been welcomed across the city by tenants and leaseholders. The Labour Group’s year-long campaign on behalf of Westminster’s 22,000 tenants and leaseholders has been totally vindicated. … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour proposes big changes to Planning system to improve public confidence and to give the public a bigger say in planning decisions

Westminster’s Labour Councillors have called on the Council to make major changes to the way in which the planning system works in Westminster to improve public confidence and to give the public a bigger say in planning decisions. Labour’s proposed … Continue reading

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Churchill Gardens Parking – We push for compensation for residents

Churchill Ward Councillors Shamim Talukder and Andrea Mann met with representatives of Churchill Gardens Resident Association, CityWest Homes and Westminster Council to discuss issues with parking on Churchill Gardens estate. Since CityWest Homes took over parking enforcement on Churchill Gardens … Continue reading

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Maida Vale Labour Councillor Geoff Barraclough helps to win refund for Genesis tenants overcharged £85k in ‘admin error’

Thanks to Labour Councillor Geoff Barraclough, 100 Genesis housing association tenants in Maida Vale will at last get an £85,000 refund after they were accidentally charged five times their cleaning bill. He said: “Depressingly, it was only after I demanded to … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour makes the case for a Tourist Tax to improve local services for visitors, residents and business

Westminster Labour Councillors say introducing a small Tourist Tax on hotel bedroom occupancy could raise over £25 million a year and help to pay for the costs of keeping the city attractive and providing the everyday public service which visitors … Continue reading

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