International Women's Day event at The Fitzrovia Chapel

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As part of International Women's Day, The Fitzrovia Chapel is holding an event entitled 'Women of Fitzrovia' to celebrate famous women associated with the area.

The event will be held on March 8th and for more information you can click here.

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Do you support a ban on single-use plastic?

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I have long campaigned for action to be taken to reduce single-use plastics, particularly bottles and straws which can cause pollution and environmental damage for decades to come.

I have been a vocal champion for increasing the number of drinking fountains in the West End, where members of the public can fill up reusable bottles for free and we now have drinking fountains in Ham Yard and Rathbone Square.

It’s fantastic that the government and the Water industry are starting to take action to curb usage of single use-plastics.
 
Their target to eliminate the use of all single-use plastic within the next 25 years is crucial in protecting our environment. Westminster Conservatives back the government’s plans and want to work to make them a reality.

To find out more about our campaign and to sign our petition to ban single-use plastic please click here.

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February Update for 90-104 Berwick Street

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Interserve Construction, the company carrying out the work at 90-104 Berwick Street, have released their February newsletter outlining their progress.

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Apply for up to £10,000 to spend on community projects

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Local groups are invited to apply for up to £10,000 to spend on community projects across Westminster as part of the #MyWestminster Fund announced by the City Council recently.

The fund is open to all voluntary organisations, resident, faith and community groups within Westminster, which includes schools and other establishments which care for Westminster residents (such as residential care homes). 

The closing date for the current round of applications is Friday 23rd February, with funds being awarded in March.

To find out more please click here.

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Westminster Open Forum Meeting on 29th January

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Residents are invited to attend the next Westminster Open Forum Meeting, which will be held on 29th January.

It will be held at Westminster Academy, 255 Harrow Road, London W2 5EZ.

The meeting will give residents an opportunity to raise their issues and concerns through a question and answer session.

Doors will open at 6.00pm for a prompt start at 6.30pm and the meeting will close at 8pm.

You can also submit your questions online in advance of the meeting. 

For more information you can visit the Westminster Council website here.

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Lumiere London Light Festival Returns to the West End

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The Lumiere London Light Festival is back and will run from 18th-21st January in the West End.

There are due to be over 50 installations across London, including in Fitzrovia and Mayfair.

To find out more, please click here.

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Nordic DeLights Light Festival: 13th-28th January

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From 13-28 January, a number of installations from thirteen contemporary light artists will be exhibited in six venues across Soho, as part of the Nordic DeLights Light Festival.

The exhibits are due to be open 7 days a week from 10am-6pm, but some exhibits may vary.

To find out more about the festival please click here.

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January Update for 90-104 Berwick Street

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Interserve Construction, the company carrying out the work at 90-104 Berwick Street, have released their January newsletter outlining their progress.

You can view the newsletter here.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.



Improving Access To Broadband

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I have been working with officers and local stakeholders to improve access to broadband across the West End and Westminster as a whole.

As part of the recent work we have undertaken, Soho residents in the CityWest Homes blocks of Dufours Place, Ingestre Court and Kemp House are receiving an offer from Community Fibre to install ultrafast broadband in their blocks over the next few months.

Companies including Community Fibre, G Networks and Hyperoptic are working with the Council and landowners to provide a range of different options to residents and businesses in the West End.

In my role as the Lead Member for Broadband on Westminster City Council I have been working with industry stakeholders to make ultrafast and high-speed internet, including fibre-based connections, available more widely across the city and to prepare for 5G mobile connectivity.

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Recycling your old Christmas tree

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If you would like to recycle your Christmas tree, Westminster City Council has 22 recycling points that will be open until Monday 15th January 2018.

Please remove all decorations, stands and netting from the tree before taking it to one of the recycling points. 

To find out more information, including your nearest recycling point and opening times, please visit the council's website here.

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Additional December Update for 90-104 Berwick Street

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Interserve Construction, the company carrying out the work at 90-104 Berwick Street, have released an additional December newsletter outlining their progress.

You can view the newsletter here.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2018.



There will be no surgery in December, but please feel free to contact me as usual.

My surgery will resume in January.


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Local action on rough sleeping is working

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I have been working alongside Conservative colleagues on Westminster City Council to deal with rough sleeping across the West End.

Action by Westminster Conservatives to tackle rough sleeping across the West End and the city means that 75% of those contacted do not spend a second night out on the street.

The Council spends over £6m a year to help rough sleepers find sustainable accommodation and to tackle mental and physical problems.

Despite the work already being done to reduce the issue I continue to raise concerns with officers when I see tents or other rough sleeping-related incidents.

If you come across any related issues please do not hesitate to contact me.

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December Update for 90-104 Berwick Street

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Interserve Construction, the company carrying out the work at 90-104 Berwick Street, have released their December newsletter outlining their progress.

You can view the newsletter here.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.