Archive for 2017

Public Exhibition for proposals for 50-57 Newman Street

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A public exhibition will be held to outline a proposal being made to redevelop 50-57 Newman Street, Fitzrovia.

The exhibition will take place on site, at 50-57 Newman Street, on the following dates and times:
  • Wednesday 22nd November between 3pm and 7pm
  • Thursday 23rd November between 3pm and 7pm.

Members of the project team will be present to answer any questions.

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Take part in the latest Oxford Street consultation

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Following their previous consultation, Transport for London have launched the second phase of their consultation process.

The deadline to have your say is 17th December and you can take part by
visiting their website here.

There will also be a number of 'roadshow' events across the area where TfL and Westminster City Council staff will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

The details for these meetings are below:

Regent Hall, Salvation Army, Church and Community Centre, 275 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2DJ

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 12:00 – 19:00
Saturday 25 November 2017, 12:00 – 17:30
Grosvenor Chapel, Garden Room, 24 S Audley Street, London, W1K 2PA
Monday 27 November 2017, 12:00 – 19:00
Saturday 11 November 2017, 12:00 – 17:30
Wigmore Hall, Bechstein Room, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP
Friday 8 December 2017, 12:00 –  17:30
Saturday 9 December 2017, 12:00 – 17:30
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Liaison Meeting & the Latest Update for Morley House

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The team at Kier Construction, who have recently been appointed by The Crown Estate to demolish and redevelop Morley House at 314-322 Regent Street, are due to hold a community liaison meeting on Monday 13th November.

The meeting, which is being held at the Langham Hotel, 1C Portland Place W1B 1JA at 3pm, will outline the demolition and construction plans in more detail.

In addition to the meeting, Kier Construction have released a newsletter with information for the local community too.

You can view the newsletter here.

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November 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 November newsletter, outlining their progress.

You can view the newsletter here.

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Mayfair Neighbourhood Forum: Extended Consultation Questionnaire

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The Mayfair Neighbourhood Forum is seeking the views of residents in an extended consultation questionnaire, linked to their consultation this summer.

This questionnaire focusses on one key issue, which the Forum received a number of comments about- events in green spaces.

The deadline for responding to the questionnaire is midnight on Wednesday 15th November.

You can find out more information, and fill in the questionnaire, by clicking here.

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Bond Street Western Ticket Hall Update

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Crossrail’s contractor for the Bond Street project has released an update on the work at the western ticket hall site. Works will take place on 10th and 11th November.

Construction continues and an update can be viewed online here.

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Christmas Lights across the West End

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As we near the festive season, Christmas Lights across the West End are being switched on over the coming weeks. 

The Christmas Lights on Oxford Street are due to be switched on on Tuesday 7th November. The event will begin at 5pm and singer Rita Ora will switch the lights on.

The Christmas Lights switch-on for Bond Street is due to take place on Thursday 9th November from 5pm.

The switch-on event for Regent Street will be held on Thursday 16th November and will start at 6pm.

The switch-on event for St James’s Market will be held on Thursday 16th November from 5.15pm.

The Christmas Tree switch-on event at Trafalgar Square will happen on Thursday 7th December from 4.30pm.

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Working to ensure plans for Oxford Street do not adversely affect residents

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I am working with colleagues and officers to ensure any proposed changes to Oxford Street and the surrounding areas do not adversely affect residents.

The plans outlined previously by the Labour Mayor of London will have a significant negative impact on local residents and my colleagues and I are determined to find a workable solution to avoid this. 

While the results of the Transport for London consultation published recently show significant support for the wider transformation plans, residents are concerned about the impact of any changes on them and it is important their views are listened to and acted upon. 

A second consultation is expected to begin in early November 2017. I urge as many local residents as possible to take part in the next consultation. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.


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Public Exhibition for proposals for 127‐143 Oxford Street, 201‐205 Wardour Street and 53‐55 Berwick Street

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A public exhibition will be held to outline a proposal being made to redevelop 127‐143 Oxford Street, 201‐205 Wardour Street and 53‐55 Berwick Street.

The exhibition will take place at St Anne's Church, 55 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 6AF and will be open at the following dates and times:

  • Monday 6th November between 3pm and 7pm in the Allen Room
  • Tuesday 7th November between 2pm and 6pm in the Church Hall

Members of the project team will be present to answer any questions.


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Tottenham Court Road Western Ticket Hall Update for October

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Crossrail’s contractor for the Tottenham Court Road project has released an update on the work at the western ticket hall site.

Construction continues and a full update can be viewed online here.

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Walker's Court October Update

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Blenheim House Construction, the company carrying out the improvements at Walker's Court, have released their October newsletter, outlining their progress.


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Bond Street Crossrail Deliveries Update for October

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The Crossrail team at Bond Street Station have released an update relating to the delivery and installation of equipment.

For more information please click here

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Bond Street Eastern Ticket Hall Update

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Crossrail’s contractor for the Bond Street project has released an update on the work at the eastern ticket hall site.

Construction continues and a full update can be viewed online here.

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October 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 October newsletter, outlining their progress.

You can view the newsletter here.

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Westminster Open Forum Meeting on 18th October

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Residents are invited to attend the next Westminster Open Forum Meeting, which will be held on 18th October.

It will be held at Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Ave, London SW1P 1QW.

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

Doors will open at 6.30pm for a prompt start at 7pm 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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Public exhibition on the redevelopment of 54 & 55-57 Great Marlborough Street

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A public exhibition looking at the proposals for the redevelopment of 54 and 55-57 Great Marlborough Street is taking place on Thursday 19th October.

The event will run from 4pm to 8pm and will be held at St Anne's Church Hall, Dean Street. 

For more information about the event you can view the flyer here.

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Apply for a ticket for the Westminster Tea Dance by 20th October

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Applications for the Westminster Tea Dance are now open.

The event, which will be held on 10th December, will take place in the Great Room at Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.

There will be live music, a full afternoon tea courtesy of Grosvenor House and performances from local performers. 

It will start at 2pm and end at 4.30pm.

There are 1,000 tickets available and if there are more applications than available spaces there will be a draw to determine who is allocated a ticket.

If you know someone who lives in Westminster and you think would appreciate an afternoon at the Tea Dance, please share this with them. You can accompany them if they need assistance to come along.

The deadline for applications is Friday 20th October, and for more information you can visit the website here.

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Working to improve access to ultrafast broadband

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As Westminster City Council’s Lead Member for Broadband I have been working with council officers, residents, businesses and other stakeholders to improve connectivity in the West End and across Westminster. BT Openreach are slowly upgrading some of their cabinets but new suppliers are filling the gap.

In West End Ward G-Networks have now installed fibre in Brook St, Savile Row, Harley St, Berwick St, and Bond St and are rolling out 4 streets a week. Community Fibre will be providing service to all the City West Homes blocks and the Grosvenor Estate have ambitious plans to fibre up their entire estate. Other initiative are being encouraged.

To help this process for small businesses the Council launched the Connect Westminster Scheme, which will provide businesses across the city with the opportunity to receive up to £2,000 worth of vouchers to put towards an ultrafast connection.

The initial stage of the scheme has been a great success and we hope to see further progress as businesses and local residents start to benefit. We are committed to increasing the provision of cost-effective ultrafast broadband by working with broadband providers to improve connectivity, as part of our ‘City for All’ priority.

Over recent months I have also raised the issue of broadband and connectivity with the Greater London Authority, appearing before the London Assembly’s Regeneration Committee on March 1st.


In a recent “Broad-bad” report our area came 635th out of 650 constituencies nationally, and I have made it clear to the current providers that this is not good enough and that residents and businesses deserve better. Our work to bring other suppliers into the market is already producing improvements and we hope this continues.

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Providing an update on how to report local anti social behaviour

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My colleagues and I have been engaging with local residents, officers and the police to deal with the issue of anti social behaviour across the West End.

Previously the local police, alongside council officers, had been holding monthly anti social behaviour surgeries, but after assessing their success a different approach has been agreed upon.

By changing the approach it is hoped that more residents will be able to benefit from the service and that the anti social behaviour being reported can be dealt with in a more effective way.”

Instead of the surgeries residents will be seen in person by a member of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team or can email in their issues to the relevant officers.

To find out who your local team are visit https://www.met.police.uk/your-area/ and enter your postcode.

Additionally, the Neighbourhood Problem Solving Co-ordinator for Soho, the West End and Chinatown, Klaudija Green, can be emailed on kgreen1@westminster.gov.uk.

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September's Community Newsletter for 1-3 Grosvenor Square

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McGee, the company behind the work at 1-3 Grosvenor Square, have released their September newsletter.

You can view the newsletter here.

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Bond Street Community Liaison Panel: 12th October

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Residents and businesses affected by the Crossrail works at Bond Street Station are invited to come to the next Bond Street Community Liaison Panel meeting, being held on 12th October.

The meeting starts at 6.30pm, and for more information please email me on jglanz@westminster.gov.uk

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Walker's Court September Update

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Blenheim House Construction, the company carrying out the improvements at Walker's Court, have released their September newsletter, outlining their progress.

You can view the newsletter here.

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