St John's Wood Labour Action Report - May 2018

COUNCIL ELECTION SPECIAL – Thursday 3rd May, 7am – 10pm

News from Hussain Ahmed, Janet Seale and Liam Taggart, your Regent’s Park Ward Labour Candidates

And Sam Gardner, Phillida Inman and Connor Jones, your Abbey Road Ward Labour Candidates

Grove End Road

We have asked the Road Safety Team to look in to this issue:

“Residents in Scott Ellis Gardens have raised the problem of there not being a pedestrian crossing across Grove End Road at or near the St John’s Wood Road Lord’s Cricket Ground bus stop (stop H). Lots of people, including commuters in a rush and elderly people looking to use the bus, cross Grove End Road at this point (rather than at the junction with St John’s Wood Road) and at present it’s very dangerous.”

Lorne Close 

We have asked the Council to investigate these issues:

“Residents living on the estate on Lorne Close have complained about the maintenance of the road before the entrance gates to the estate. Rubbish dumped on the side of the street is not removed quickly and the cobbled area in front of Park Lorne is often full of rubbish. Also, the Lorne Close sign was vandalised with graffiti some weeks ago and this has still not been removed.”

Acacia/Ordnance Roads

We have asked the Street Cleaning Team to investigate this issue:

“I live near the corner of Acacia and Ordnance.  We are in desperate need of more bins in this area.  There are too many people who use Acacia Road as a thoroughfare because of the tube station and many dog walkers in the area. There is nowhere to put waste on that street and it ends up under trees and on fences, front walls, etc.”

Bronwen Court

We have asked City West Homers to investigate this long-standing issue:

“We still have issues from the disastrous and costly major works carried out in 2014-15.At the time, we had several burglaries from the insecure scaffolding, and the repairs were of seriously low quality, even though the extortionate bills were never reduced, and forced some families, some who had lived there since pre-War, to sell to pay them off.Just this week contractors have contacted me, again, to inspect snagging, for at least the 4th time.”

Maida Vale

We have contacted A2 Dominion Housing Association about a missing drain cover and some broken tiles outside the entrance to a flat on Maida Vale.

Lodge Road/Oak Tree Road area

We have asked the Parking Team to investigate these issues:

“I write to you with an on-going issue we face as residents. Can we have better controls like on Match days so that residents like myself who pay for resident permit can actually park our cars in resident bays. Currently it’s free to park on resident bays after 18.30 weekdays and all day on weekends. Can we have that extended to midnight on festive days and match days, allowing residents to have priority on the parking available?” 

St John’s Wood Road

We have asked the Highways Team to investigate this issue

“The drainage grid is in St John’s Wood Road is blocked/defective and causes a huge pool of water that spreads way out into the road. Cars splash people on the pavement.   The large puddle also blocks the pedestrian crossing. This is also a hazard when cricket is staged at Lord’s as thousands of fans move through this junction and could be inconvenienced when raining. This has been reported many times, but real action has not been taken. I hope you people can pressure the right people at Westminster Council to take action. “

Labour’s Manifesto for the 2018 Council Elections

After decades of the Conservatives taking Westminster for granted, residents have a real chance to change the future of this city. Years of 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 vast majority of local residents. For generations they have failed to build the Council (social rent) and lower (intermediate) rent homes that Westminster needs to give the City a viable future.

Labour has a credible alternative plan that can be delivered today despite the damage being done by the current government. Our communities are calling out for change, and in this manifesto Labour sets out a vision for how things could be run differently, how we will deliver a Westminster for the many not the few if we are elected to run the council on May 3rd 2018.

What you say

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Hussain Ahmed, Janet Seale and Liam Taggart,

Your Regent’s Park Ward Labour Candidates


Sam Gardner, Phillida Inman and Connor Jones

Your Abbey Road Ward Labour Candidates

Promoted by Andrew Whitley on behalf of Hussain Ahmed, Janet Seale and Liam Taggart, and Sam Gardner, Phillida Inman and Connor Jones, all at 4G Shirland Mews, London W9 3DY