Environment and Cleaner Streets

Labour will create a cleaner, greener city with action on air quality, tree planting, support for cycling and a focus on fly-tipping.

Three of the most polluted streets in London are in Westminster. Data from King’s College London put the Strand, Marylebone Road and Oxford Street in the top 10 for N02 air pollution, a toxic gas which is estimated to kill thousands each year and air quality is an important health...
It has been an ongoing struggle for local residents to get Westminster Council to listen to their demands for safer streets, with Westminster Conservatives rejecting pleas for the introduction of 20mph zones on residential streets for many years, while our neighbouring boroughs all took this important step. 
After decades of the Conservatives taking Westminster for granted, residents have a real chance to change the future of this city. Years of Conservative cuts have taken their toll on local services, particularly for the most vulnerable. The Conservatives have put the needs of developers above the needs of the...
Following the announcement of the latest consultation returns on the Oxford Street project, Labour’s Business and Public Realm spokesperson, Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg said: “The consultation results show that TfL and Westminster City Council still have a big job to do to demonstrate that the proposals will have local benefits. Around...
Mattresses and other household objects dumped on our street corners have become an all too common a sight in too many parts of Westminster. A combination of changes in the local housing market with an increase in private rented flats and HMOs with regularly changing residents, cuts to council services...
For such a vibrant city as Westminster ensuring waste is swiftly removed is a vital part of protecting our quality of life.
Conservative Cabinet Minister Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has used a major speech at the think tank Policy Exchange to attack a bill put forward by Westminster North Labour MP Karen Buck that seeks to restrict the spread of homes in Westminster being used...
Labour have hit out at Tory delays to plans to roll-out secure cycle hangars across Westminster. Secure bike storage is an essential part of supporting cyclists in an area where living space is at a premium and Westminster lags far behind many neighbouring boroughs who have installed hundreds of secure...